Barrio Brixton

Bars and pubs , Cocktail bars Brixton
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Cocktail bar with a quirky Latin twist.

The latest in Barrio’s series of colourful cocktail bars is full of the unexpected. There’s a caravan parked on a plinth that’s been turned into a seating area, and lights made out of washing machine drums dangle precariously overhead. It’s all a bit quirky – often unnecessarily so – but it does make the place feel fun.

Equally unexpected is the stuff that comes out of the kitchen. The ceviche was delicate and delicious, spiked with pomegranate and coriander; the pork belly sliders were sensational, each bite beginning with a slick of sweet potato jam before giving way to rich, smoky meat. I could have had another ten of them.

It’s a shame the same can’t be said about the cocktails. The four Ol’ Dirty Bastards we ordered were completely inconsistent in size and taste, and failed to pack the punch you’d expect from a drink containing bourbon, rum and not a lot else. Maybe unexpected isn’t such a good thing after all.

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Barrio Brixton says
The fourth member of the Barrio familia of cocktail bars. Minutes from Brixton Tube station, this brother in another borough ups its game in the food department, an extensive range in the tequila and mezcal department and packs in a fun loving crowd at the weekend in the party-starting department. All your favourite bits from all the other Barrios are here, from our custom caravan for trailer-park comfort, to our sunkissed patio for Brixton people-watching. Killer cocktails are joined by brewery-fresh tank beer together with local and Latin craft brews.
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Venue name: Barrio Brixton
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Address: 30 Acre Lane
Brixton
London
SW2 5SG
Transport: Rail/Tube: Brixton
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Sarah G
Tastemaker

Popped in here for a quick bite pre cinema. The decor and ambience are great and were pretty lively even on a fairly quiet, cold Monday night. 


I think our waiter was brand new because he seemed very nervous and unknowledgeable - I felt he should have been given better training or support as everything felt a bit jerky and unreliable in the service.


We ordered a few dishes and they were nicely presented and tasty. But given it is a sharing concept, I found it bizarre they don't provide (automatically) side plates. 


I can easily see myself returning to Barrio as it is well placed for The Ritzy but if there was competition on a Monday night I'd give that a go.

Fred P

Food is incredible, atmosphere is good and staff are amazing. Very impressed with the manager at this Venue! Elena x

Livvi AT
Tastemaker

It was only a matter of time before the Latin vibes from hit chain, Barrio, made its way down South. And a very welcome addition it is to Brixton's nightlife; volia, Barrio South! With great music, yummy cocktails and fantastic small tapas plates, this is brilliant spot for a Friday night.


As it is a little way from central, this bar does take a while to get buzzing. It wasn't till about eleven that we were joined by some other partygoers. But before then, we enjoyed sitting in the novel caravan booth, sipping on amazing cocktails and taking in the fun, vibrant decor.


This southern bar is a replica of its other branches (central and Shoreditch), so if you have frequented one its sister venues, don't expect anything new. But the amazing Latin music (you can't help but get up and groove with this infectious beats), tasty authentic food and fresh cocktails all served with flare make this the perfect bar/club hybrid. 


Jorge A.
Staff Writer

Colorful decoration and good looking venue. However, the staff was not as polite and professional as it should be, and also I have to say that I don't like being served a 2/3 of paint beer when I ask for a full paint. They should warn the customers that they will pay a full paint price but they only 2/3 of it will be delivered in a smaller glass.

Ruth J
Tastemaker

Finally a Barrio in South London!


Fab small plates of authentic latin food at reasonable prices, great cocktails and definitely a good spot to start the night on a busy weekend. Great vibes and a nice open area opening on acre lane.