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.
Best Bars in Brixton
A no-brainer for great nights out in London, Brixton is home to a wealth of incredible watering holes. Whatever occasion you've got on the cards, SW2 is sure to have something that will fit the bill, whether it's cosy pints in a local pub or creative 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 bars in Brixton.
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 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.
Bringing Italian coffee culture to Ferndale Road, this gorgeous Brixton cocktail bar offers more than just a good macchiato. Boasting an array of decadent drinks and some delicious small plates, Cattivo also boasts live jazz and cabaret nights.
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.
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.
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 cool and cosy spot with customised cocktails and a regularly rotating menu of street food.
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.
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.
Looking for a Brixton bar that delivers on drinks and atmosphere? The Rum Kitchen might just be the place, with its feel-good soundtrack, bodacious food offering and delicious cocktails that champion bold flavour and, you guessed it, plenty of rum.
One of the best bars on Coldharbour Lane, BrewDog is the place to go for craft beers and comfort grub. Fronting 22 taps of premium pints, the neon-lit watering hole offers ample opportunity to explore their extensive selection and chomp away on classic burgers, wings and more.
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.
Not satisfied being one of the best rooftop bars in Brixton, Prince of Wales is also a hotspot for socially-distant clubbing. Head up to their two-tiered terrace and get your groove on with help from incredible DJs and zesty cocktails.
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.