Originally opened as a Mad Max theme bar in 1979 after the popular Mel Gibson action movie. The Thunderdome as it was known swiftly found a new fan base in the local Irish people of Cricklewood. Set in a not-too-distant dystopian future, when man’s most precious resource — Guinness — has been depleted and the world plunged into chaos, one bar shall exist to help all – The Lucky 7.
This is a great aul spot to have a few pints in. No nonsense service will make you wonder why you’d ever want to drink in a hipster bar. Savage pints of Guinness and a great selection of Irish spirits make this a firm favourite in the county of Cricklewood.
It’s a middling to steep climb to the toilets which is good to keep the blood flowing on long sessions. The toilets are commonly referred to as ‘Las Vegas’ as it’s like going up the hills of Donegal.
There’s no real beer garden here either but there are two good sized smoking areas; sadly one is next to the rubbish while the other is out the back.
Handy enough as it is located on Cricklewood lane just two minutes from the train station. Willesden Green on the Jubilee line is about 15 minutes walk away and you can jump into a few more Irish bars on the way. 15 minutes generally turns into 15 hours on this trail.
Unique Crab McGrath quality:
Look, it’s not your new age fancy Dan style of pub but by god it’s some craic. Great for watching the GAA and bringing people together. The Lucky 7 regularly has live bands for all Irish musical tastes except for U2, no fecking U2 allowed, by order of the jober sudge!
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Get on down to Cricklewood town!