#SingleGuy - Date 2
40, Acre Lane, Brixton, London, SW2 5SP
Why it's great for a date:
If you're looking for a trendy date in South London, you can't go too far wrong with Electric Social. It has a huge bar area, with split level seating, large tables and even intimate sofa spaces. It also has the added bonus of a great 'club' space upstairs. It really caters for all types of date from a bottle of wine and a get to know you conversation, to jagerbombs and the chance to throw some shapes! At weekends the bar really comes alive in the evening.
How the date went:
We arrived early at about 7pm on a rainy Saturday, settled into one of the tables in the sunken area, booked through DesignMyNight, and opened our first bottle of wine; this is a girl I'd met 3 or 4 times before so conversation flowed along with another bottle of wine. By 9:30pm the bar had filled with a mixed crowd of groups of males and females on nights out and a few other couples just grabbing a few drinks. We carried on drinking very reasonably priced spirit/mixers in the bar area until about 11pm, when we headed upstairs to dance the night away.
Electric Social is kitted out like an old Stately Home, with large painted portraits of obese royalty on the walls, and a sunken library-esque area in the middle of the bar: it's a great place to lose yourselves for an evening. The drinks list is uncomplicated and reasonably priced, but unlikely to impress the fussier of partners! At weekends the bar attracts a great crowd, you won't find intimidating groups of 'LADS' or screaming hen parties; just young professionals out for a good time.
"A great choice for a date if you fancy a quiet drink or a good dance. You'll want to save some money for a taxi home though, hanging around in Brixton isn't the best way to end your date!"