Enfield Town reinvented itself in 2006, with many major developments and buildings. It lost the dull image it had previously: a bad reputation for style and nightlife – a more rough and tough “Little Essex” reputation. It has two stations: Enfield Town and Enfield Chace, and you can stray slightly further afield to Enfield Lock as well. While Enfield Town lacks the style of its neighbour Islington, it does have some reasonable offerings for entertainment and nightlife.
Located in Silver Street, Taps Irish Bar prides itself on an all-around feel with a warm Irish welcome. It offers live music on Fridays and Saturdays and Karaoke on Thursdays. Sky Sports is available, as well as gaming machines, internet and even live bands.
Open Thursday to Sunday, Bar Form is a wine bar that has a really big following in the community. Bar Form is located in Genotin Road opposite Enfield Town train station, very handy. With live music every night, you can expect a range of different genres, a dance floor, and reasonably priced drinks. Bar Form seems to go down well with some people and not so well with others. But a change of management around three years ago ushered in a different vibe and a different crowd.
Located in the middle of the town, George is a real traditional London boozer. Offering all things to all people, The George has music upstairs on Fridays, and an old fashioned pub vibe downstairs every day of the week. It’s all about the food, and it is the type of pub where different people mix happily together. A large pub, the George seems to be able to accommodate all of this quite easily, a real local.
After Bar Ten closed in 2013, an American diner called Grizzlies replaced it. Located in Silver Street, this restaurant and grill is handily located near the train station. Only open for a year, confusingly their Facebook page states that Grizzlies closed on October 26th 2014. There are some reports it opens on Saturdays so it’s best to check on social media and see if someone knows the score before turning up.
Enfield Town struggled with its identity for a long time and some rather negative press. But is now emerging into its own distinct location, rather than being the poor relation to trendy Islington up the road, or the leafy green suburbs of the Lee Valley area ranging into Hertfordshire. The main three venues in Enfield Town all offer their own unique identities, providing a choice of entertainment for locals and visitors alike.