Honking legendary venues like Hootenannys, Effra Social, Electric and the O2, Brixton is the boy when it comes to eclectic nightlife. SW2 has climbed the post code ranks as a cornucopia of unique traders, independent foodie havens and late reveling spots. All hail the Village and Market Row! With new restaurants, clubs and bars coming a cropper in Brixton every week, the London borough has truly become a place for diversity to thrive.
Tabloids aside, at the core of Brixton is big character, culture and Caribbean drums that will have you jivin' on your exit from the tube. Here's to a big love for Brixton and a low-down on the SW2 scenes rise to fame.
Taking the shell of East London's Boxpark and smashing it out of the ... park, this community and foodie driven locale of shipping containers has rocked up in Brixton. Showcasing the best of local start-ups and a space for creativity, Pop Brixton has set the stage for independent bars, booze and live events to flourish. With traders like Mama's Jerk, Zoe's Ghana Kitchen and Baba G's on the menu, delight in mighty mouthfuls of street food and more.
After killing it at their Winter pop-up plot, Beehive Place became Brixton’s most sought after dining experience thanks to a simple philosophy nurtured in the honest art of foraged ingredients and locally sourced foods. Described as “British, unique and delicious” by the brains behind the hive himself, you can expect botanical blends, herbal infusions and ethical cooking all from a rugged Victorian hay loft.
Brixton may be bare of berets on a regular basis but this petite parlour is a beacon for the greatest love affair of all - bubbles and cheese. Causing controversy toting Champagne flutes and Camembert bakes in Brixton's face, these guys have certainly pounced on a move in the market which has caught on across London with a spread of sites in Greenwich and Covent Garden. Despite the somewhat sour reception to this collective, there's nothing off about this dose of French fancy, except maybe the cheese?
The birth place of this bistro nestled in the heart of Brixton Village
Churning out Deep Southern dining, BBQ’d meats and a live music policy that’s strictly of the Blues and Soul persuasion, Blues Kitchen are a totem for gluttonous scoffing and debauchery. With joints in Camden and Shoreditch, news that the Blues meaty mantra is coming to Brixton this Autumn is another nightlife nugget to add to the SW2 plate. Movers, shakers and Texan takers unite; there's Motown, Afrobeat, Stevie Wonder and Dino Rib specials. Brixton + Blues? It just fits. Also from the Columbo Group will be spanking new clubbing spec taking over retired Plan B - news coming soon on this development!
Continuing the trend of sticky-licky openings, Rum Kitchen brings its Caribbean spirit southbound with a crowd pleasing line up of reggae and revelry, spiced with a little jerk action, for the SW2 locale. Hot chillies, rum laced cocktails and a calypso of cool beats are what this kitchen is all about. Making an addition to the Coldharbour Lane crew, Rum Kitchen has found its kindred soul in Brixton; what's not to love? Sweet potato fries come at us.