To sip on a scotch bonnet margarita in swish surrounds, look no further than getting yourself over to Wood & Water. Whipping up a variety of signature cocktails, this gorgeous restaurant also pairs them with a range of Jamaican and British small plates.
Best Bars in Brixton
A no-brainer for great nights out, Brixton is home to a top bar on every (and we mean every) corner. Whatever occasion, SW2 is sure to have something that will fit the bill, whether it's cosy pints in a local pub or cocktails at the neighbourhood's coolest hideaways. To help you zone in on the right venue you for you, we've rounded up our personal picks for the best Brixton bars.
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Beetle Juice is one of our top bars in Brixton Village for a reason. Come rain or shine, this fabulous venue is boasting an awesome range of bevvies that can be enjoyed in its outside space or indoor area. Fancy a boogie? You'll also be able to listen to live DJ sets every other Saturday.
This bar-meets-restaurant-meets-co-working space is certainly one of the swishest spots in Brixton. Mixing simple, rustic decor with innovative menus and even their own house gin, Canova Hall regularly hosts live bands and DJs, as well as serving some of the best pizza in the area.
Mixing traditional boozer vibes with contemporary touches, Crown & Anchor is a Brixton pub that's become a much-loved local. Alongside the beaut interiors, you'll find a bar stocked to the brim with craft beers, wines and spirits - which go perfectly with the tasty tacos and Sunday roasts.
This quirky Brixton beach bar is the place to go if you're looking for top DJs and an epic atmosphere. A cool and casual suntrap by day, it's a top location for chilled pints with pals. However, when the sun goes down you'll find the music blasting and the cocktails flowing.
One of the best cocktail bars in Brixton, Shrub and Shutter isn't the location to hit if you're looking for something plain and simple. Their unique roster of botanical drinks and ingredients includes pine-infused gin, prickly pear soda and cornflake milk, so you can expect something a little more adventurous.
When it comes to hidden gems, this Brixton Irish whiskey bar just so happens to be one of them. When you're not lapping up a cocktail in their small but charming beer garden come the summer, head inside for a dimly-lit, romantic spot where there are over 70 types of whiskey to choose from.
A relatively new addition to South London's nightlife scene, Lost In Brixton is the gorgeous rooftop space dealing in Latin-inspired cocktails, funky botanical interiors and live music aplenty. Fully covered and heated from midday 'til late, it's the ultimate hangout whatever the weather.
Nestled on the ever-famous Coldharbour Lane, there's no doubt that Market House is one of the best bars in town. While downstairs is a cool, open-plan restaurant with Wingmans and excellent cocktails at the helm, upstairs is a vibrant party palace with DJs and a rollicking dancefloor.
A favourite of late-night bars in Brixton, Kricket is where to head if you want to pair Indian snacks with signature cocktails and other drinks. Think spiced gin and cardamom concoctions, margs and potent pomegranate numbers, alongside a choice of wine or draught beer.
Home to one of the coolest gardens in Brixton, Trinity Arms is a gorgeous pub just off Acre Lane. The bustling spot fronts a great selection of craft beers, fine wines and delicious food, and the aforementioned outdoor space even comes with a cosy firepit.
Bringing tacos, wings and margaritas to Ferndale Road, Pacifica Burger & Cocktail Bar is a gorgeous Brixton cocktail bar. Boasting an array of decadent drinks on boozy trolleys and some delicious small plates, this is an ideal spot for date nights or catch-ups alike.
If you're looking for a little more cabaret and cocktails with your dim sum, then The Courtesan has just the thing. One of the most unique bars in Brixton, this gorgeous restaurant on Atlantic Road fronts creative drinks, delicious food and sultry live performances every weekend.
A quirky bar in the heart of Brixton, Barrio is bringing a taste of Latin America to Acre Lane. The local artwork, hand-painted tiles and vintage caravan make this a great place to enjoy some cocktails and dancing, and you can expect a menu that brims with tequilas, mescals, piscos and Peruvian food.
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 this Brixton bar. Prep yourself for plenty of dancing with their menu of soulful food and drink, followed by live bands and DJs 'til late.
One for the late night revellers, this Brixton spot is serving up tasty tapas dishes and cracking cocktails only minutes from the station. Head down into the crypt that is Gremio de Brixton and see if the DJs and drinks can't keep you there until dawn.