Brixton has a well deserved reputation as being a great area to really let your hair down and relax. The best bars in Brixton are an eclectic mix of gastro pubs, upmarket bars and low maintenance boozers.
Our pick of the best bars in Brixton will help you find your ideal night out in the area.
75-89 Upper Walkway, Camden Lock Place, Camden, London, NW1 8AF
(020) 7284 0007
Lockside is situated in Camden Town and overlooks the lock and the west yard food market. There is a varied food menu at Lockside that makes good use of locally sourced produce. They offer a great range of cocktails from classics to signature choices and a strong selection of English craft beers.
Lockside hosts regular events including cabaret and DJ nights, live music and major sporting events such as the World Cup and Wimbledon.
- Large outside balcony drinking and dining area
- Mouthwatering variety of Mexican and American dishes
- Live music/DJ events both day and night
- Vast drink menu including classic cocktails and spirits
- Broad range of English craft beers
More Brixton Bars
Boqueria restaurant and bar is located on Acre Lane and serves tapas alongside traditional Spanish cuisine. A selection of drinks are available including a range of freshly made cocktails.
192 Acre Lane, Brixton, London, SW2 5UL
Next to the restaurant is Boqueria Cafe. Here you will find a variety of hot and cold drinks, home-made cakes, sandwiches and a deli counter. Takeaway is also available at Boqueria Cafe.
(020) 7733 4408
Beer enthusiasts will be hard pushed to find a better bar in Brixton for all their craft beer and ale needs.
11-13 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8PD
(020) 7095 9129
Twinned with Stoke Newington's The Jolly Butchers, you can expect the same high standard of craft beers and ciders lined up at the bar.
246 Brixton Road, Stockwell, London, SW9 6AQ
(020) 7737 7915
The three floors of Dogstar in Brixton are usually heaving on weekend nights but if you just fancy a pint, maybe sample something from their popular Mexican menu, this is well worth a visit. Just go along a tad earlier than the dancefloor junkies.
389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LQ
(020) 7733 7515
Electric Brixton is a club and live music venue open on the former site of The Fridge. Guest DJs at Electric Brixton include Felix Da Housecat, Kissy Sell Out, Beardyman, Gilles Peterson, Glitch Mob and bands such as Shaam 69, Hard-Fi and New Model Army.
1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton, London, SW2 1RJ
(020) 7274 2290
Hootananny is a fantastic bar with lots to offer. The lively atmosphere and live music turn any old night into something special. There is also a delicious food menu if your feeling peckish made from fresh and tasty ingredients.
95 Effra Road, Brixton, London, SW2 1DF
(020) 7737 7273
Exceptionally friendly staff, a chic interior and a reasonably priced menu can be found here on Acre Lane.
123 Acre Lane, Brixton, London, SW2 5UA
(020) 7274 8794
From indie and rock to acid house and electro, Jamm on Brixton Road caters for all with a brilliant weekly programme of DJs and live music.
261 Brixton Road, Stockwell, London, SW9 6LH
(020) 7274 5537
Mango Landin' is an urban oasis of delight, just off the beaten track but a stone's throw from the heart of Brixton. It is a place where you will find an eclectic posse of people enjoying a mix of great food, fabulous cocktails, music, mischief, conversation and so much more.
40 St Matthews Road, London, SW2 1NL
(020) 7737 3044
Market House is one of the few pubs in the area whose opening hours aren't dictated by market times, making it a popular destination for pub grub, cocktails and dancing in the downstairs bar throughout the week.
443 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LN
(020) 7095 9443
A firm favourite with the locals, this warm and inviting pub is an assured option on Brixton Road. For those of you seeking something a little more exclusive, there's the Dex Member's Club incorporated into the venue.
467-469 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8HH
(020) 7095 1978
Not the most glamourous option but there's something quite attractive and vibrant about this venue, plus their cocktail menu is superb.
447-455 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LP
(020) 7326 5001
Sample your favourite tipple in the sunshine on Brixton Hill.
94 Brixton Hill, Brixton, London, SW2 1QN
(020) 8678 6666
Looking for the best live music and heavy metal Brixton has to offer? The Windmill Brixton has maintained a rocking reputation over the years.
22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, London, SW2 5BZ
(020) 8671 0700