Cocktail Bars in Brixton
Cocktails are the drinks of royalty. Whether you fancy a whiskey-heavy Old Fashioned to see you through or a Porn Star Martini kind of person, there are loads of cocktail bars in Brixton to cater to your needs. Just make sure you're going to the right kind of places by having a look at our guide of where to drink cocktails in Brixton and treat yourself to a special drink.
Last updated on 11th January 2018
While lots of cocktail bars in Brixton – and across the capital – are truly fancy affairs, Market House chooses the more relaxed approach. Decked out with laidback sofas and comfortable vintage furnishings, it’s the ideal place to sink into some furniture and sip on one of their fantastic mixed drinks. Couple that with daily happy hours and you’ve got yourself a good time.
With an extensive drinks menu serving everything from a classic Cosmo to a Basil Mojito, this Brixton cocktail bar also hosts a weekly cocktail brunch with delicious drinks and as much pizza as the body has room for.
Hidden off the high street is a fun cocktail bar in Brixton waiting for you to enjoy. Find a door, climb the staircase and you’ll be welcomed by an independent bar with a quirky interior made of bone and gold, perfect for hiding away and drinking fabulously mixed drinks. Head over on a Sunday too and you might just be treated to the best Sunday roast in London…
Less is more when it comes to The Devil's Darling, a quirky an intimate bar in Shoreditch. Featuring a daily special of three cocktails, the bar puts the emphasis back on classic concoctions; head to the East London spot to find a painted mural, vinyl music and more.
If you dream of drinking frozen cocktails on the streets of Brazil but are unfortunately trapped in our capital, then there is a solution. Cabana Brixton is home to the Rio spirit, with an interior of super-colourful up-cycled designs and a kitchen serving up delicious Brazilian street food, there’s already enough reason to go. But with a bar serving up everything from flavoured, frozen caipirinhas and blended batidas, and a party atmosphere when the DJ takes over downstairs, you know you’re in for one of the most fun places to drink cocktails in Brixton.
How can you talk about fun Brixton cocktail bars without giving a mention to Barrio? Taking the energy and colour from Latin America, they’ve got a food menu serving up Peruvian treats and a drinks menu delivering loads of signature blends made of mescal, pisco, rum and tequila. DJs bring the music until 2am on weekends too, meaning you can party on as you sip on their wonderful mixed drinks.
Having turned a plot of disused land into a space for independent businesses, Pop Brixton is now one of the most fun places to get cocktails in Brixton. Not only is there oodles of street food around every corner, there’s a rich diversity of mixology kings to shake you up something great. And with it being just a stone’s throw from Brixton station, you can stumble home at your pleasure.
Blues Kitchen might just be one of the coolest cocktail bars in Brixton, featuring an amazing line up of live acts pretty much every night and an enviable cocktail list. Taking their vibes from the Deep South, they’ve got a food menu packed with BBQ delights and their mixed drinks are wonderfully bourbon-heavy. So get one of their mixologists to rattle you up something good, sit back and listen to the sounds of blues and jazz music on the stage.
Phonox attracts the more discerning drink clientele in South London. The bar is all exposed brickwork and moody lighting, creating a cool evening of cocktail drinking and fun-time dancing. Just beware Instagram hounds: there’s a 'no photo taking' policy on the dancefloor, so you’ll just have to enjoy the cocktails without your phones.