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Venue says: "Hootananny has just won a Time Out Love London Award for best pub in Brixton. Come celebrate in our new cocktail bar."

This Brixton live music venue and bar boasts a bit of a reputation for the diversity of its programme, with everything from roots and reggae to hip hop, underground Latin, European gypsy folk and ska. There are comedy nights, too. 

In addition to the music and live events, the street food coming from the kitchen does pretty brisk business. Three outfits - El Chingo Mexican Grill, Alchino Pizzeria and Tony's - showcase their wares, so expect tacos, burritos and quesedillas; wood-fired pizzas; jerk chicken, ackee and saltfish and plenty of plantain from Tony's. 

Hootananny shows many of the big football matches, as well as some other sports. 

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Hootananny says
Hootananny Brixton brings the festival vibes to London in an enormous, Victorian, award-winning pub-cum-music venue showcasing the best bands.

The atmosphere is great for dancing, with a packed area below the stage. Reviewers say time and again it is inclusive and friendly, with a gigantic beer garden (tented and warm in the winter), with three pool tables, pop up food (mouth-watering tacos, jerk chicken and oven fired pizza) and a new cocktail bar. Renowned for live hip hop, dubstep, folk, roots, reggae (a speciality), blues, ska, jazz-funk, battle rap, gypsy swing, African high-life and flamenco rock, party-goers come in their droves.

We also have live comedy on Fridays, with burlesque dancers and three live bands and DJs kicking off the weekend in style. Three bands of dancehall, electro rock and pop, with fat hooks and bumping sound systems, and DJs continuing the weekend on Saturday night, followed by our our global roots world music on Sunday evening.

With live music five nights a week, this pub is an award winning music pub, winning The Great British Pub Awards for Best Live Music Pub UK and The London Life Style Awards for Best Music Venue in London.
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Venue name: Hootananny
Address: 95 Effra Road
Transport: Tube: Brixton

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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Sali C

I 've visited Hootananny three times and had three brilliant nights. Okay, they have quite a diversity of music on here, with everything from reggae to hip hop but if you choose the right night with the right music you won't do better in this part of London. 4.5 stars


One of the best live music venues i have been to! Friendly staff and wicked vibes everytime