Posted on 31/08/2014
Generally started off as a good place to party. Shame about the bar girl on the first floor who made a point of only serving men and refusing to serve any women. Couple that with some extremely aggressive young women in the toilets abusing other women and you have yourself a very female unfriendly, misogynistic, weird vibe. What's going on with young women these days that makes them so hateful?! Pity, because the men were ok. I'm afraid I'll never visit this place again though.
By Saz P.
Posted on 29/09/2012
I had an amazing night with my mates at the Dogstar. Good music and great vibes! 5 star venue
And bang on!! Chilled staff, toons 'till as late as you like, pizzas to die for, excellent range of reasonably priced drinks - what more is there?
Audio Sushie + Choise cuts on weekend, best night out in Brixton on the weekend!!
great pub, very friendly staff and good value drinks and pizza.
I usually go on a fri or sat night, always have a good time!
I luv dogstar best place eva!!!!!!
mi pub favorito en londres. besos desde sevilla.
Posted on 02/10/2008
Dead.... no food??? These guys had some of the best Mexican food in London. When I asked what happened they were rude and unhelpful. The place was dying... left for the next bar around the corner to spend my money. On the way back a couple of hours later... guess what??? Still dead!!! Good Luck
I live in Brixton and Dogstar is my local boozer. Its just started doing live music upstairs on Friday nights which is awesome. The staff are always friendly and Hot too!!!!!!!They have dj's every night and great roast dinners and Jazz on Sunday. So if you have not been there in awhile I would highly recommend it. Rock on at the Dog
We are local chicks and love Dogstar. Bar staff are wicked, music is good usually, lately too much techno shit but people are great and it just feels like Camden, Angel and Brixton all together! Just for a dj - play more chilled music coz is goin down, that's why 4 not 5 stars.
Posted on 23/02/2007
I went to Dogstar recently and had a fantastic time. The music was amazing and the bar staff friendly and attentive which was no mean feat as it was rammed. I would definitely recommend Dogstar for anyone who fancies a lively and spirited night out.
Posted on 23/02/2007
I went to one of the best nights I've been to recently at Dogstar. Massive Attack's Daddy G, Hard-Fi, Vicarious Bliss, all in a wicked soundclash of electro, dub reggae, hiphop and indie. Dogstar is open on three floors and the top room rocked. And there were live bands on as well.
Thank god this has landed in Brixton. The people behind this night aren't what you'd expect from South London and is more Shoreditch five years ago than anything else. It is cutting edge, quirky with no sound of cheese or 70s and 80s that the other bars still play down this way.
With Jamm and Plan B, you can finally stay South all night and still feel credible! I hope Dogstar can keep it up. One criticism - the lines to get in were a little outrageous. Sort that out, please.
Posted on 04/11/2006
I've just come back from the Dogstar where my boyfriend and I have had one of the best nights in a London club. It has changed almost beyond recognition and the DJs are all international and play the widest range of music in London, and they happily play requests.
Dogstar was packed like it usually is, so perhaps you were at the wrong place? The Dogstar is one of the best little bar and clubs in London and is really trying hard to please. Come and see for yourself!
Posted on 09/10/2006
I went to the Dogstar not long ago and it seems to have really gone downhill in a very big way. My boyfriend and I were there from 9 til about half twelve on a Friday, as we hoped it would get better as the night went on.
We have vouched never to go back to Dogstar again. The music was wrong which meant that place was practically empty the whole time and the dancefloor lifeless. Sort it out, Dogstar.
Posted on 01/12/2003
The finest South London haunt, bar none. Stupidly late nights, endearingly haphazard clientele, crazed DJs and an overall feeling of it being a giant party any night of the week make this the must-visit venue. Pure genius.
Brixton’s Dogstar is more than just a bog standard pub, securing its spot as one of south London’s top late-night venues.
With the main bar and a 200-capacity ballroom there is no shortage of space at Dogstar, as well as the VIP room, which is ideal for private hire. Not surprisingly, the space is used for gigs, cabaret and regular club nights. It’s decked out in the shabby chic look you’d expect from Antic pubs, with a mismatch of furniture and styles.
It can be a little slow early on, but with a late licence - open until 2am on a Thursday and 4am on both Fridays and Saturdays - things don’t always get going until later. On Saturdays Audio Sushi is free entry before 10pm (£5 afterward), playing everything from dubstep and jungle to indie and rock anthems. It’s not all about the weekend partying though, with football shown too, and a laid-back atmosphere at all other times.
Food is basic but good for a quick and cheap bite, with the pizza being the particular draw for many people. But with being so close to Brixton Village and the massive choice of pop-up style restaurants, food won’t be an issue in these parts.
Dogstar offers up what you’d expect, with a decent selection of beers on draught, spirits and bottled wines by the glass. The drink offering is certainly a cut above a lot of other pubs that also double as venues in terms of both choice and price.
The Last Word
For a late-night party atmosphere south of the River, Dogstar is definitely the place to be. But for those wanting a quieter weekend it’s best to look elsewhere.