Raven Records: A unique haven for Metal Enthusiasts in Camden Town

Where the love for music and the sense of community come together in a unique and alcohol-free environment
28 December 2023

In the vibrant heart of Camden Town, London, Raven Records has emerged as a groundbreaking establishment—an enticing fusion of record shop, coffeehouse, and the world’s first heavy metal alcohol-free bar. This innovative space, conceived by owners Ben and Chloe, stands as a testament to their vision of providing an alternative socializing environment not centered around alcohol consumption.

Driven by a passion for music and a commitment to sobriety, Ben, with 16 years of recovery from alcoholism, runs a secular twelve-step program for those on a similar journey. Chloe, a seasoned DJ from the 2000s, complements the duo’s shared dedication to the music scene. Raven Records extends beyond a commercial space, serving as a community hub for both the metal and alternative communities and providing a welcoming space for recovery meetings.

Raven Records addresses the evolving landscape of socializing by offering an extensive range of 0.0% ABV drinks, heavy metal-inspired coffee, and an extensive vinyl collection spanning diverse heavy metal genres. The alcohol-free bar specifically targets non-drinking fans and those seeking a novel experience, acknowledging the growing trend of individuals opting for reduced or abstinent alcohol consumption.

Distinguishing itself as London’s only alternative bar with a complete alcohol-free policy, Raven Records exclusively stocks 0.0% ABV products, with some items being halal certified. The bar boasts a remarkable selection, including seven types of alcohol-free whiskey, as well as alcohol-free gin, vodka, tequila, and an array of botanical and mood-enhancing spirits. Crafted offerings from independent brewer Brulo, along with renowned brands Guinness, Stella, and Heineken, are available in 0.0% variants. Additionally, the bar features Liquid Death products, CBD-infused beverages, and mood-enhancing drinks from brands such as Trip, Goodrays, and Peak.

Whether you’re exploring Dry January or seeking an alcohol-free start to a night out, Raven Records provides a unique haven. Situated just 100 meters from Camden Town station at 24 Camden Road, London NW1 9DP, this establishment extends a warm welcome to patrons every Thursday through Monday, from 12 pm to 8 pm.

Raven Records’ vast collection of vinyl can be explored by vinyl enthusiasts, and they can easily buy it online through their website: www.ravenrecordshop.com. Immerse yourself in the world of Raven Records, where the love for music and the sense of community come together in a unique and alcohol-free environment.