Bartok is an intimate, funky, music bar that is situated opposite the Camden Roundhouse. It’s red, velvety drapes and retro tones create the perfect atmosphere for a chilled evening’s entertainment. They also have a decadent cocktail menu, tasty bar snacks, plush sofas, and warm, friendly staff.
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“Bartok opened in August 1998 and continues to blush under the fire of compliments from customers and reviewers alike. The idea to open a classical music bar was conceived by Vince Power, Chairman of MFMG, who wanted simply to create a relaxing place where people could hold a conversation without shouting over the banging techno. In essence, Bartok, named after the Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, is an expansion of the chill out room idea, placed in Regency styled surroundings. “Visitors can sprawl on the deep tapestry covered couches and the mood is of stimulation, conversation, and relaxation” (Cath Rapley, Frank Magazine).
Bartok has played host to some truly inspirational artists including Michael Nyman, FourPlay, Tina B, Zohar, Brilliant Strings, Wilby, Celloman, Bebeto, David Kitt, Roland Chadwick, Berlioz Hidasi, Mike Lindup, La Strada, Terpsichoria, Mediva, Estelle Kotok, Dave Loew and Vox ‘n’ Roll.”