12 Sep 2017

Nightlife in Brixton

Guide to the top night spots in Brixton

12 Sep 2017

Brixton has everything that you could wish for from a great night out – welcoming pubs, great live music venues and dance clubs, where you can party all night long.

It is one of the most well known areas south of the river in London, and is famous for its clubs’ culturally diverse vibes. Many of the venues here are intimate, laid back and low key, but you can also find larger clubs offering a much bigger party scene.

Brixton also has the advantage that you can stay out partying later than almost everywhere else in London. Most of the bars stay open until 2am (even on Sunday, for those who don’t want the fun to end). Here are some suggestions of where to visit on a night out in Brixton:

Electric Brixton

This club and live music venue is open on the former site of The Fridge and often offers excellent Guest DJs including Felix da Housecat, Gilles Peterson, Beardyman, Glitch Mob and Kissy Sell Out. It also hosts bands such as Hard-Fi and New Model Army. The club is always packed at weekends and tickets can be purchased in advance or on the door.

The Dogstar

This is one of the classic bars of Brixton – a long-time favourite with locals. It offers a large dance floor with a diverse range of music, including reggae, ska and house, dance music and much more. The place is crowded every night and the staff work hard to make sure that everyone feels welcome. There are fun nights here that showcase some of the best Hip Hop music in South London.


This cosy underground venue in the crypt of St. Matthew’s church plays a mix of funk, hip-hop and jazz. It’s very popular with students and is the perfect place to hang out in the summer, as there is outside seating. Make sure that you get a stamp so that you can get back in!

Bar With No Name

If you are looking for somewhere stylish and upscale, check out this upmarket cocktail bar on Atlantic Road. It boasts an extensive and innovative cocktail menu and is set within minimalistic yet luxurious décor surroundings. Sit back on the silk cushions and try one of the fancy cocktails shaken by the talented team of mixologists.

Ritzy Café

Retreat into this funky little bar on Brixton Oval for live jazz music almost every night, within a cosy setting of small tables and plenty of candles. The musical programme brings artists from all over the world. The food menu includes scrumptious treats like toasties, crepes and pizza is available daily. As you enjoy the music and the food gaze out of the large bay windows and take in the views of the central Brixton streets.

The Prince Albert

This Brixton pub is legendary for its good music, cheap drink deals and friendly vibe. There is a great selection of affordable pub food here . On Fridays The Prince Albert hosts the “Offline Club”, a hugely popular free event that goes on well past 2am. It features an eclectic mix of DJs, films, live bands and comedy.


If you are passionate about beers, this will be one of your favourite bars in Brixton. They brew their own, as well as offering a range of great craft beers. Tasting notes on the pumps help you select your beverage. Why not pair your beer with some of the tasty dishes available on the menu, including white bean chilli and slow roast lamb.

These are just a few of the great spots in Brixton to visit on a night out, It’s a vibrant and exciting area of London and a night out here is sure to be a night to remember!

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