Who better to ask about a pub than the people propping up the bar?

So here is our roundup of the best-rated boozers in Camden Town, as rated by drinkers.

From rock-themed venues to cosy local pubs, classic boozers where you stand with a pint or gastro-centric venues where you sit for food, Camden has all the best drinking spots.

The only criteria we made was that it should be a pub or bar, currently open, and rated 4.5 stars or above in Google.

So grab your pint and join us on this pub crawl of high-quality hospitality.

The Hawley Arms - 3,165 reviews

Ham & High: The Hawley Arms has a great vibe according to regularsThe Hawley Arms has a great vibe according to regulars (Image: Hamish Hallett)

The Hawley Arms is not just a pub, it’s a rock star hall of fame with autographed pictures, an upstairs bar, and a charming walled garden.

Jordan J said: "We wanted a Sunday roast, and that is what we got!

"Amazing pub, great vibe, superb food."

Another local praised the pub's classic fish and chips and its "great" atmosphere.

Bucks Head - 2,547 reviews

Ham & High: This pub has the best IPA ever - according to one guy's wifeThis pub has the best IPA ever - according to one guy's wife (Image: Google Maps)

Casual and sunny, the Bucks Head offers British pub eats and a range of beverages.

Mo F recommended their India Pale Ale, calling it the "best IPA ever - according to my wife!"

Elitsa Ilieva said: "Cannot recommend this pub enough, amazing atmosphere, great drinks."

The Dublin Castle - 2,121 reviews

Ham & High: The Dublin Castle is a rare gem with indie tunesThe Dublin Castle is a rare gem with indie tunes (Image: Andre Langlois)

A "stalwart of the indie music scene" according to Google, The Dublin Castle is decorated with band posters and provides live music in its back room.

Ian Oag noticed the "good selection of beers and great music".

Dai Tree praised the "lovely attentive staff", calling it a "rare gem indeed".

BrewDog Camden - 2,696 reviews

Ham & High: One of the friendliest BrewDogsOne of the friendliest BrewDogs (Image: Google Maps)

BrewDog Camden is a no-nonsense chain specialising in the Scottish brewery's craft beers.

According to Paul Walker, it is one of the "smallest but friendliest BrewDog bars".

He added: "The team at Camden did really well in looking out for me and my group."

The Sheephaven Bay - 945 reviews

Ham & High: An Irish bar with electric atmosphereAn Irish bar with electric atmosphere (Image: Google Maps)

The Sheephaven Bay is an Irish bar with a conservatory, beer garden, and seven plasma screens for showing sports.

Arina Maslakova praised its "electric" atmosphere and "outstanding" staff.

They added: "Service and staff were outstanding. Great selection of draught beer too."

Old Eagle Pub - 664 reviews

Ham & High: The Old Eagle has great vibes. Enough said.The Old Eagle has great vibes. Enough said. (Image: Google Maps)

Serving up "great vibes", The Old Eagle Pub comes highly recommended.

Ellesworth Bobbins loved the cosy atmosphere and the Thai food.

He said: "The bar team are just lovely - apart from the cat... he can be a bit rude."

The Devonshire Arms - 1,716 reviews

Ham & High: A pub with goth and metal bands... what more can you wantA pub with goth and metal bands... what more can you want (Image: André Langlois)

Music lovers with heavier tastes can enjoy live goth and metal bands at The Devonshire Arms.

Jon Ellisdon said: "This is one of the best rock /metal pubs I've ever been to.

"I've only just discovered this place but will 100% be coming back."

The Black Heart - 2,334 reviews 

Ham & High: Drinkers travelled far to come to The Black HeartDrinkers travelled far to come to The Black Heart (Image: Google Maps)

For rock, punk, and indie music, hit The Black Heart.

Matthew Harwood describes it as an "incredible pub hidden away in Camden."

Sophie added: "Amazing roast and amazing service with a brilliant soundtrack.

"Travelled from South East London and 1000% worth it."

Simmons Bar - 1,875 reviews

Ham & High: Get your booze from a teapot at Simmons!Get your booze from a teapot at Simmons! (Image: Google Maps)

Known for booze-filled teapots, Simmons Bar provides a casual space for partying.

A customer named Gizi said: "Had a great time here and River the bar man made it extra special.

"He understood the assignment and got along with our private 50th party celebration."

Tapping The Admiral - 1,085 reviews

Ham & High: Get your pie intake from Tapping the AdmiralGet your pie intake from Tapping the Admiral (Image: Google Maps)

This low-key real ale pub offers a menu of pies and a classic Victorian interior.

Matthew Garcia described it as one of the "most unique pub experiences" in London.

He added: "A truly local, neighbourhood feel and vibe with some special characters."

Lion & Unicorn - 1,294 reviews

Ham & High: The standout décor caught the eye of visitors at this pubThe standout décor caught the eye of visitors at this pub (Image: Google Maps)

Mismatched tables, brightly upholstered armchairs, terrace and garden, Lion & Unicorn has it all.

Festus Ifiti jr, praised the "lovely and attentive" staff and excellent food.

Chris S said: "We love the Lion and Unicorn pub - it's become our favourite local pub since discovering it last summer."

All About Eve - 182 reviews

A "magnificent" cocktail bar, All About Eve features a range of cocktails, liquors and a choice of beers on tap.

Louis Dickinson said: "Perfect end to our weekend in London.

"Nicest pub we visited in Camden.

"Staff were amazing, welcoming and friendly."