In the 80s and 90s, it gained notoriety as a haven for heavy metal bands and the likes of Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian.
It was taken over a couple of years ago and underwent extensive renovations, turning the building into a more relaxed boozer. They still love getting loud and having a knees-up, but it’s a more chilled vibe under the new management.
There’s an on-site microbrewery too, creating and serving their own vegan ales in-house, alongside a range of rotating ales and craft beers, plus premium spirits, classic cocktails, and organic wines.
Recently sampled (via Untappd)
Camden Ink Stout
Camden Town Brewery - Stout - Other, 4.4%star star star star_half star_border
Drank on Friday 17 August 2018 at 17:46
Hell 'Das Blaue'
ABK (Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren) - Lager - Helles, 5%star star star star_border star_border
Drank on Wednesday 15 August 2018 at 21:02
Yippee Aye Ay
The Angel Microbrewery - IPA - American, 5.4%star star star_border star_border star_border
Drank on Sunday 12 August 2018 at 18:37
The Angel Microbrewery - Blonde Ale, 4.2%star star star star_border star_border
Drank on Tuesday 07 August 2018 at 20:30
Font Craftworks - Pale Ale - English, 4.5%star star star star star_border
Drank on Sunday 05 August 2018 at 21:58
Steam Spirit - The Cuckoo Collaborative
Navigation Brewery - Red Ale - American Amber / Red, 4.5%star star star star_border star_border
Drank on Saturday 04 August 2018 at 19:38
Beer list (via Untappd)
The Angel Microbrewery - Blonde Ale, 4.2%star star star star_half star_border
Yippee Aye Ay
The Angel Microbrewery - IPA - American, 5.4%star star star star_half star_border
Hung, Drawn And Portered
The Angel Microbrewery - Porter - English, 5.2%star star star star_half star_border
The Angel Microbrewery - English Bitter, 4.2%star star star star_half star_border
The Angel Microbrewery - Pale Ale - English, 4.2%star star star star_border star_border
Hop, Spring And A Jump
The Angel Microbrewery - Pale Ale - American, 5%star star star star_half star_border
The Angel Microbrewery - IPA - American, 5.2%star star star star_border star_border
The Angel Microbrewery - Pale Ale - American, 4.5%star_border star_border star_border star_border star_border
The Angel Microbrewery7 Stoney Street
Skyylab Presents: M-Zone & DJ Fergus at The Angel Microbrewery
Friday 31 August 2018 - Saturday 01 September 2018 21:00 - 03:00
Forget about Cream or Milk n 2 Sugars ;)
Skyylab Presents - U.H.T. Underground Hard Trance!
A full fat evening of...
Hardtrance, Tekno, German and Tech Trance moosic, for just 100 lucky ravers.
Nothing will be skimmed!
M-ZONE - Hardtrance pioneer, second to none! (Brand New Material)
DJ FERGUS - Pleasuredome, Vibealite and everywhere (Classic 90s set)
MALCOLM SKYYLAB - Skyycasts Live (German Trance/Tekno/Freeform)
RICH ARMITAGE - Nottingham University Radio (Tech Trance)
BRENT WEIGHTMAN - Rompastomp/Skyylab (Hard Trance/German Trance)
ORKIST - Nu Energy (Tekno/Tech Trance)
Earlybirds SOLD OUT
Standard tickets £6.00 + b/f
On the Door £8.00
This 100 capacity only event will sell out, you don't often get this close to your moosical heroes!Full details
Buenos Treehouse at The Angel Microbrewery
Saturday 08 September 2018 16:00 - 18:00
After the huge success of last year’s harmony-laden indie pop debut – ‘Capsized’… (“Another great track from them” – Dean Jackson – BBC Introducing East Midlands) Buenos Treehouse are back with their brand new single, ‘Low’. To celebrate its release they’ll be launching a brand new music video for the track and playing 5 full hometown gigs… all on the same day! They’ve hand-picked some of their favourite Nottingham venues for 5 incredible free entry shows where you’ll be able to hear old songs, brand new songs and of course their new single!
Opening up every one of these intimate shows will be Nottingham’s very own George Gadd who’ll be performing a series of special acoustic sets, ending the day on a full band show at Rough Trade. Self-described as 'folk punk for punk folk', George has recently performed at 2000 Trees, Y Not and Splendour Festival with new single 'Shake A Ghost' receiving praise from Frank Turner, Dean Jackson and Ben Marwood.Full details
Desert Mountain Tribe, 93MillionMilesFromTheSun, Family Portrait at The Angel Microbrewery
Friday 21 September 2018 19:45 - 23:30
DESERT MOUNTAIN TRIBE
Desert Mountain Tribe are Jonty Balls (guitars and vox), Frank van der Ploeg (drums and vox) and Philipp Jahn (bass guitar) .
Formed in 2012, they released their debut album ' Either That Or The Moon' in the spring of 2016 to a host of
positive reviews from the likes of Shindig, Classic Rock, Louder Than War, Drowned In Sound and The Arts Desk.
Since then, they've spent much of their time on the road, including extensive tours of North America and mainland Europe. Combining this with a spate of writing and recording which resulted in last summer's ' If You Don't Know Can You Don't Know Köln' and ' Live At St. Pancras Old Church' EPs.
Having embarked on another UK and American tour earlier this year, the band's second album 'Om Parvat Mystery' was released on 1st June.
So it's an honour to bring them back to Nottingham once more having headlined The Lofthouse 2 years ago and opened for Eyre Llew at their sold out album launch last November.
Doncaster isn't the first place you'd associate with music in South Yorkshire which is just as well because 93MillionMilesFromTheSun sound as if they've landed from another world altogether.
Essentially the brainchild of guitarist, singer and songwriter in chief Nick Noble (aka Nick Mainline), they've been responsible for some of the most ethereal sounds to emanate from these shores since forming almost a decade ago.
Despite making various line-up changes along the way that's seen Noble as the only constant, their output across the band's dozen albums and EPs has been nigh on flawless. Inviting comparisons with Ride, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine and A Place To Bury Strangers along the way.
Their last show in Nottingham with Spotlight Kid two years ago almost led to a power surge on the market square. Expect similar levels of sonic annihilation here.
THE FAMILY PORTRAIT
Having only formed at the start of this year, Nottingham based trio The Family Portrait are already making a name for themselves thanks to their expressive and occasionally brutal noise rock which brings to mind 'Psychocandy' era Mary Chain and Meat Whiplash among others.
Get down early to see what all the fuss is about!
Advance tickets are £7 from Gigantic.Get tickets
The Longcut, Purple Heart Parade + The Holy Orders at The Angel Microbrewery
Saturday 13 October 2018 20:00 - 23:45
Having formed back in 2002, this Manchester based three-piece were one of the most hotly tipped bands to emerge from these shores in the early part of the 21st century. Debut single 'Transition' and its follow-up 'A Quiet Life' paved the way for bands like Foals to take dance infused, math structured rock into the mainstream. Eventually signing to a major label which saw them play prominent slots at the likes of Glastonbury and SXSW along with several major tour supports including The Charlatans and Nine Black Alps, The Longcut could easily have progressed into the mainstream themselves were it not for their "no compromise" stance. Their first two albums (2006's 'A Call And Response' and its follow up three years later 'Open Hearts') received a wealth of critical acclaim from numerous publications and having been on hiatus for a number of years, the band returned this year with their third (and some would argue finest to date) long player 'Arrows'.
Having been trying to bring this band to Nottingham for a number of years it's fair to say we're incredibly excited about this one, as should you be too!
PURPLE HEART PARADE
Also hailing from Manchester and led by the inimitable figure of Peter Cowap, Purple Heart Parade play widescreen, psychedelic shoegaze that aims for the stars and reaches far beyond.
Recently signed to esteemed independent Club AC30, they've been compared to early Verve (i.e. before "The" was added and egos created) and release their first EP for the label entitled 'Lonestar' in September.
Again, they're a band we've been doing our utmost to lure to this city for a while so to get them on this bill makes us very happy bunnies indeed.
THE HOLY ORDERS
If you know anything about the Hull music scene you'll almost certainly be aware of Matt Edible. The list of bands past and present to feature this incredibly talented singer/songwriter is endless, and already this year he's been instrumental in two critically acclaimed albums in the shape of Fonda 500's 'I (Heart) Fonda 500' and Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels' 'Stairgazing'.
Prior to that, last year saw the release of 'Dedicated Follower Of Fashioning Misery', The Holy Orders first single in two years. Indeed their output has been pretty sporadic since debut album 'For The Ears Of Dogs To Come' announced their arrival in 2013. Nevertheless, The Holy Orders ethos is about quality not quantity, and as the saying goes, good things come to those that wait.
Musically they've been compared to Editors, Interpol, Mogwai and Hope Of The States so it goes without saying, Nottingham, you're in for a treat.
Advance tickets are £7 (+ booking fee) from Gigantic and doors are 8pm.Get tickets
Bloody Knives, Bone Cult + Future Shinjuku at The Angel Microbrewery
Friday 19 October 2018 19:30 - 23:30
Bloody Knives are influenced by murder, horror, betrayal, trickery, violence, blood, sex, lust, greed, lies, deception, machine sounds, noises in the city, the obituary page, the things people hide from each other, the things people hide from themselves, violence humming at the surface and describe themselves as broken nihilistic abandon, passionate desperation, dense filth, electric disquiet, pummelling moments of intense beauty, atmospheric, icy and buzzing..
To me they're one of the most intense, vitriolic, brutal and arguably loudest trios I've ever witnessed. Think A Place To Bury Strangers, Nine Inch Nails, Cabaret Voltaire, Nothing, Einsturzende Neubaten, basically all your favourite punk bands rolled into one.
This is only their second ever tour of the UK so we urge you not to pass up on the opportunity to catch one of the most unforgettable live bands on the planet right now.
This Nottingham based duo fuse elements of industrial noise, techno, black metal and theatre into one visceral mix that's not for the faint hearted. Someone compared them to Slayer and Aphex Twin in one sentence which only tells half the story. Miss them at your peril!
Nottingham experimentalists who've been gradually honing their sound over the past couple of years towards the gargantuan beast standing before us today. Bands like Oceansize and Hawkwind spring to mind when asked to describe Future Shinjuku's sound. Loud, confrontational in places, and always left of centre. Which is just how we like it.
Advance tickets £6 from Gigantic.Get tickets