Best Bars in Brixton
Brixton is a London Borough that has raised the stakes in becoming an epicentre of all things music, food, culture and night life. Laying claim to many a craft beer joint, warehouse style digs, rustic haunts and even stylish cocktail dens, this place has built a name for itself as one hell of a place for a cheeky night out. Always busy, buzzing and full of bright night life, SW2 never looked so good. Explore our guide to the best bars in Brixton right here.
Bringing that trademark trio of Texan BBQ, bourbon cocktails and big blues tunes to the neighbourhood, it's always buzzing when you're partying at Blues. Prep yourself for plenty of dancing with their menu of soulful food and drink, followed by live bands and DJs 'till late.
Venture to The Courtesan for a taste of China right in the heart of Brixton. There's traditional dim sum dishes but the real magic is in the cocktail craft, take up a seat at the gilded bar to sip innovative tea cocktails and other luxury liquors in a lair of oriental charm and elegance.
Barrio is a fun and vibrant hangout which brings a taste of Latin America to Acre Lane. The local artwork, hand-painted tiles and vintage caravan make this a quirky place to enjoy some cocktails and dancing. Expect a menu that brims with tequilas, mescals, piscos and Peruvian food.
This bar-meets-restaurant meets-co-working-space is a local gem. Mixing simple, rustic decor with innovative menus and even their own house gin, the venue regularly hosts live bands and DJs, as well as serving some of the best pizza in Lambeth.
Bringing Italian coffee culture to the streets of Brixton, this gorgeous bar offers more than just a good macchiato. Boasting an array of decadent cocktails, and some delicious Italian small plates, Cattivo also offers live jazz and cabaret nights.
Phonox seamlessly transitions from cool lounge bar to pulsing dancing spot, with residents and local SW9 DJs behind the decks. The Funktion One system offers unrivalled sound, and the venue is within moments of the station for those needing to catch the last tube.
Crashing down on Coldharbour Lane, the latest venue from the BrewDog family is bringing 22 taps of premium beer to the streets of Brixton. Head over to the bar and restaurant to explore their international selection and chomp away on classic burgers, wings and more is a cool setting.
A playground for Brixton's movers and shakers, this comfy boozer boasts two floors of bars, DJs and dancing to an eclectic mix of music. Decked out in dark finishes and bursting with frat party vibes, Market House quite literally feels like one big house party.
Looking for a bar that delivers on drinks and atmosphere? The Rum Kitchen is your place, with it's non-stop feel-good soundtrack, bodacious food offerings and delicious cocktails the champion bold flavour and, you guessed it, plenty of rum.
One of the true hidden gems on the Brixton scene, the Beast is tucked away somewhere on Acre Lane. Make your way inside, follow the staircase up to the first floor and you'll find a real favourite, where customised cocktails and a regularly rotating menu of street food.
A relatively new addition to South London's nightlife scene, Lost In Brixton is the gorgeous rooftop space that's home to Latin American-inspired cocktails, funky botanical interiors and live music aplenty. Open from midday 'til late it's the ultimate hangout.
Innovative, unique and one of the best cocktail bars in Brixton, Shrub & Shutter isn't the location for measly mojitos thanks to their unique roster of botanical drinks and ingredients. Head on down for the booze, but stay for the chilled atmosphere and fresh interiors.
The craft beer conquest has taken to South London with all its hop-toting madness and by-gum, we lav it. A top Brixton bar that boasts a 2 floor corner plot, it's humble in size but always thriving with guzzlers of the golden stuff who are looking to try the latest and greatest offerings on tap.
The Prince of Wales is a one-stop-shop for live music and delicious drinks. The Brixton bar also boasts a gorgeous two-tiered rooftop area, providing the perfect spot to hang out with friends outside of your bubble - provided you stay socially distanced of course.
Three Eight Four is an intimate space of industrial style with exposed plaster and brickwork cladding. This cool little bar focuses on knocking up some crafty cocktails with tasty small plates (should you fancy a nibble) making it a perfect hangout for date night or chilling with mates.