Promoter and venue operator DHP Family has launched The Grace, an intimate new late night music pub in Islington.
Opening today (September 13), the two-floor venue is located directly opposite Highbury and Islington tube station and features a pub on the ground floor, with a 150-capacity live music space upstairs to host emerging artists.
The space previously opened as Upstairs At The Garage and hosted the likes of Jeff Buckley, The Killers, Sheryl Crow, Mogwai and Grimes in its former life.
DHP Family owner George Akins said: “London is well known for its live music pubs which are institutions in their own right. Here at The Grace, we had the perfect opportunity to combine our bar and live music space to create an atmospheric space that can function equally well for after work drinks or post gig partying.”
Opening at 5pm each day til 2am Monday to Thursday and 4am Friday and Saturday, The Grace will also feature a full programme of comedy, quizzes and talks, along with bar snacks, while Friday nights will welcome DJs from Soho’s Sister Ray Records.
DHP also runs The Garage and Oslo in London, Thekla in Bristol and Rock City in Nottingham, among others. Its Soho venue The Borderline closed last month.