OMG! Legendary pub the Good Mixer is back

It’s set to have a free-to-play jukebox, resident pianist and ‘proper’ pints in a refreshed 1950s interior

Woop! Another boozer has escaped the luxury flats curse – despite what certain doomsayers were predicting earlier this year, when it closed in January.

And we couldn’t be happier than for the legendary Inverness Street haunt to be back pulling pints. As it always should have been.

Most Londoners know the Good Mixer, even if they haven’t popped by for a while. It was the two-roomed haunt of musicians and supermodels throughout the 90s; where band Elastica signed with Deceptive Records; and where Menswear (remember them?) are said to have formed.

It was also the location of the disagreement that allegedly started the infamous Blur vs Oasis feud. When Oasis met guitarist Graham Coxon for the first time, one of the Gallaghers apparently jibed: “Nice music, shit clothes”, and the rest, as we all know, is history.

And yet for most of us, it was just a damn good place for a cheapish pint and a chat.

Fast forward to 2018 and the pub’s firmly looking to the future, as it’s been snapped up by the talented bunch behind Magic Roundabout (Old Street)­ and Near & Far (Peckham Levels).

But don’t fear: the idea is apparently to keep its traditional roots, so expect quality beers, pub grub, live music and live sports. And – obvs – a vintage jukebox will be crammed with classics of the Britpop era.

And in a nice development it will also feature regular live piano sessions from local residents as Camden Piano Rescue are providing a tuned upright for your listening pleasure. (You may know that in the 19th century, piano manufacture was Camden Town’s main industry).

See you down Inverness Street.

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The Good Mixer relaunches on Friday 13th April at 30 Inverness St NW1

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