Enfield Town reinvented itself in 2006 with major development and building and perhaps has lost that rather dull image it had before and a not great reputation for style and nightlife, more rough and tough or alternatively “Little Essex”, neither cachet very favourable. Enfield Town has two stations, Enfield Town and Enfield Chace and you can stray slightly further afield to Enfield Lock as well. Enfield Town perhaps lack the style of its neighbour Islington and cannot compete with the Only Way is Essex glamour further east but it does have some reasonable offerings for entertainment and nightlife.
Taps Irish Bar
Located in Silver Street, Taps Irish Bar prides itself on an all round feel with a warm Irish welcome, it offers live music on Fridays and Saturdays and Karaoke on Thursdays. Sky sports available, gaming machines, internet and newspapers so really more of a pub with some live bands than a traditional night club.
Only open Thursday through to Sunday, Bar Form describes itself as a wine bar but seems to have a really hot following in the Community. Bar Form is located in Genotin Road opposite Enfield Town train station, very handy. Live music every night, different night different genre, dance floor and reasonably priced drinks. Bar Form can be a bit marmite and seems to go down very well with some people and not at all well with others, a change of management around three years ago ushered in a different vibe and a different crowd.
The George Pub
Located right in the middle of the town, the George is a real trad London boozer offering all things to all people. The George has music in the upstairs bar on Fridays and an old fashioned pub vibe downstairs every day of the week. The George is all about the food and it is the type of pub where different punters mix happily together all looking for a different but complimentary experience. The George is a large pub and seems to be able to accommodate all of this quite easily, a real local.
An American diner theme for this venue replaces Bar Ten which closed in 2013. 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 although there are some reports that it is open on Saturdays so perhaps best to check on social media and see if someone knows the score before turning up.
Enfield Town struggled for a long time with its identity and some rather negative press over the years but is now emerging into its own distinct location rather than being the poor relation to the ever so 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 are all sufficiently different to offer their own unique identities and very much providing a choice of entertainment for locals and visitors alike.