A smart, punny cocktail bar in Tooting.
Brick & Liquor, a swish addition to Tooting’s ever-expanding portfolio of nice neighbourhood venues, takes cocktail making very seriously. The menu is navigated via a graph, its axes based on how adventurous you’re feeling and how tipsy you fancy getting.
All cocktails are classics with a twist (and a pun). A Pisco Sour becomes a Pisco Fever with the addition of basil; a Manhattan embellished with crème de bananes is a Banhattan. Purists might balk, but they were really good – a little too good in fact (the former was particularly light and zesty). There’s also a good little wine selection.
But while the liquor’s in order, this place falls at the food. It was out of a third of the menu, so what we did order was more out of desperation than desire. Lamb skewers were chewy, the marinade undetectable; cauliflower couscous was mushy and depressing, the kind of thing you’d eat out of Tupperware at your desk. ‘Maybe they ran out of all of the good things,’ we wondered. Entirely possible, but if they can whip the food up to the same standard as the drinks, this would be a brilliantly well-rounded local.
|Venue name:||Brick & Liquor Tooting|
82 Mitcham Road
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Average User Rating
4.5 / 5
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I am completely in love with this bar and so pleased that it is right on my door step. The atmosphere is incredible and its great to throw on some heels on a Friday and Saturday night in tooting. The cocktails are imaginative and taste great and the skinny Prosecco is awesome. Brick & Liquor does everything to a great standard. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, the venue is perfect for date night or girls night and the food is yummy (I have had pretty much everything on the menu). I have recommended this place to all my friends and looking forward to my next chilli and chill already.
Although Brick & Liquor is not a huge venue, this adds to the brilliant atmosphere there.
The staff were extremely friendly & helpful, and they were very knowledgeable about all the dishes on their menu, and also their unique list of cocktails.
This can be very useful especially if you are undecided what to order.
We ordered a selection of dishes to share, and they were all delicious .
My wife's intention is now to work her way through their cocktail menu, especially as Brick & Liquor's cocktails are different from the normal cocktails you tend to find at all other venues.
We definitely recommend this great place, go and try it yourself you won't be disappointed..
I love Brick and Liquor!
It is, by far, my favourite local bar and I have visited with friends regularly since they opened. The food, cocktails and ambiance have always been on point. The carnivore platter was perfect for sharing with the girls over some cocktails, other personal favourites are the lamb, chorizo arancini balls sharing plates and the focaccia bread which is EPIC!
The cocktails are a must have, my firm favourite is chilli and chill but always enjoy tasting others from the menu, including even making some of my own in their first cocktail masterclass!
The staff are a delight and the venue itself, it's true that the best things come in small packages. New Year's Eve at B&L was a particular highlight, the best way to ring in the new year!
Great selection of original cocktails, relaxed speakeasy vibe and sophisticated crowd. A good place to go for a nightcap or nightout!
It's a shame the official TimeOut reviewers didn't get to experience the same level of quality I've always experienced at this place. Been to Brick & Liquor for the first time based on a recommendation from a friend and only had drinks that time: their version of espresso martini (The Daily Grind) was really delicious and strong. The Caramel Salted Old Fashioned was also excellent.
My second and third time there, I've also had food: the lamb skewers were juicy and tender, arancini hot and delicious, the padron peppers grilled to perfection. It could do with a bit more salt perhaps, but that's a personal preference.
The music also never disappoints, especially the last time I went there, the bar was almost full when the lights came on (at 2am or 3am - can't remember exactly) and they had to ask us to leave. Everyone in there would have stayed for at least another hour or two had they not asked us to leave - such was the quality of the atmosphere!
All in all this place does have delicious food, good drinks and even better tunes - feel free to check it out if you don't believe me - you won't be disappointed!
We stumbled upon this bar about a month ago when out for girly drinks, when walking past we noticed that it looked busy so were intrigued. We were instantly greeted by one of the staff who showed us to our table, we ended up ordering a bottle of wine (as default), when chatting to the waitress later in the night she recommended the cocktails, I ended up with a chilli and chill – wow! Since we’ve been back for food, focaccia and dips, ribs and pork belly bites are personal favourites! We’ve also been back on a Saturday for the DJ and skinny Prosecco! It’s always got a great atmosphere and the staff are always happy to see you! Huge fan!
Brick & Liquor is a fantastic venue, with great staff, delicious food and brilliant cocktails. The atmosphere is first class, and is definitely a hidden gem.
We ordered a selection of dishes to share and they were all delicious, without exception.
We would definitely recommend this bar, but be warned.... after your first visit, you will want to go back again and again !! Enjoy 🍸
Brick & Liquor is such a pleasant surprise for Tooting. Nestled between a cake shop and a discount clothing store, I never expected to find a little bit of Manhattan style on Mitcham Road
All the other reviews I've read have touched on the cocktails (tasty classic twists) and the food (fun little sharing plates) but for me what sets this place apart is the atmosphere. It's as if the cosy neighborhood pub got all dressed up in its best finery for a classy night out. It's elegant, it's chic BUT it's warm and inviting at the same time. It's like the local boozer of the 21st century - replacing darts and pints with daiquiris and pisco sours. I can see this place being very popular with first daters, girlfriends catching up and weekend birthday celebrations!
My only complaint? I wish it was twice the size!
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