I worked here undercover a while back and I find this place horrible place in London to visit the bar staff is very rude to each other and are rude to customers also the staff don't care about the customers and only care about profit made each night. I find a lot of problems while working here I find the door staff are nice most of the time but on one night I was there a fight kick off at the back of the pub and a women got pushed out of the way violently to my shock and Horror. The drinks were over price and is not to everyone taste the music they hire a young dj like most of the staff there if you like cheesy pop music then you would like it but the sound System is very loud we're you are shouting to speak or understand what the person next to you is saying. Last two point health and safety rules are broken and is a risky if there is a fire as the firer exits are blocked full of rubbish last also the manger sets up fake jobs ads on the net to hook in free labor so be warned jobseekers there is not jobs going at this place but free labor....
Tooting Tram & Social
© Alex Marco
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Time Out says
Posted: Wed Sep 28 2011
Hard to spot but impressive once you find it, this converted tram shed incorporates a cavernous, chandelier-lit main bar and a smaller mezzanine, filled with decorative quirks and televisions for football viewing.
Don’t expect a too laddish crowd, though: the offbeat tone is set by a pair of winkle-pickers displayed under glass as you walk in, while Lionel Ritchie beams a Lionel Ritchie smile from an album cover mounted on the back bar.
It’s a laid-back bunch that mingles here, either parked on turquoise-topped bar stools or lounging on the banquettes and antique armchairs. Drinks may include draught Purity Mad Goose, Doom Bar and Grolsch, with 10 wines by the glass among the 20-strong selection.
Tooting Tram & Social 46-48 Mitcham Road
What's on at Tooting Tram & Social
Pop and rock
- Critics' choice
Eddie Argos's angular, awkwardly artful and admirably sharp-tongued indie troupe are still the closest we've come to a second Pulp. They've just released a best-of compilation called 'Top of the Pops', so tonight you can expect all the, er, hits.
Average User Rating
1.8 / 5
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horrible bouncers with the wrong attitude, watch out Friend of mine tried to get in but bouncers rejected him because it was just him??? not in a group or sth?? Apart from that the place is cool, it is the only spot worth to visit between clapham and wimbledon
The black homophobic bouncer at the entrance pretty much ruined any and all positive attributes this place has, continuously insulted me for no reason on four separate occasions throughout the night.
I went for a drink on a Saturday and was hugely disappointed, it was loud house music playing all night. Definitely not my cup of tea and no one was dancing. The venue is perfect and has potential to be amazing, they just need to sack the dj.
Terrible bar staff, incredibly slow and not very friendly. The cloak room was a joke. Full of idiots! never going back!
Utterly woeful music. The likes of Drop it like it's hot by Snoop and Gangsters Paradise by Coolio although great tunes in their own right are neither current or relevant in 2012. There was literally no current music played. It was all RnB bullshit from way back. Seriously wtf?!
I like the general vibe of the place, like the drinks quality and decor, etc - but am considering going there on weekend nights for convenience, and it's just not worth the 10-minute walk! The MUSIC is utter toss at least half the time I go there, otherwise it can be good breakbeat-based party tunes, fun mashups and similar (or indie bands on occasion) the other times. I don't particularly like indie, but at least they get a sound engineer in, so that the treble on their iffy sound-system doesn't brutalise your ears. It was really bad on the DJ nights, irrespective of music, unpleasant. It's even harder to socialise when the sound's bad and at too high a volume to compensate (or whatever). Let alone with earplugs in. Of course, most people may be drunk and not care, but as a tinnitus sufferer, I know it's doing them no good either. It could really do with getting in less cheesy DJs on the weekends, people will definitely still come, it's not like there's a choice of late places in Tooting. There is a massive choice elsewhere of places that play cheese and really simple, boring house, though, so Antic / The Tram and Social ought to stay that good bit more distinguished, as is their remit elsewhere.
Fantastic setting, but service is so slow that it took at least 15mins each time to get served. Has the potential to be SO much better.
Homophobic. Group of friends refused entry supposedly due to being underaged whilst we are all over 25. Why could that be? Repugnant staff.
I went to Tram and Social a few weeks ago. Really different from how I remember it but I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. It was really busy on a Saturday night, well after midnight there was a big crowd still going strong. The music was good, atmosphere was pretty fun and got served almost immediately at the long bar. We headed upstairs to the quieter balcony as there were no seats, but we didn't stay up there long as they closed upstairs soon after and we ended up outside in the beer garden/yard at the front. I cant quite work out if my good night was through the company and free flowing drinks, or the brilliant atmosphere, but it's definitely worth trying again and seeing if i have as good a time, maybe try and get there a bit earlier.