Fox Bar

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Brixton
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fox bar

A New York-style bar in Brixton from the Soho House group.

Please note, Fox Bar is now closed. Time Out London Editors.

Fox Bar – a cool cocktail spot attached to the new Brixton branch of Chicken Shop – is somewhat elusive. I was surprised to find it in what appeared to be an apartment complex, its entrance well hidden from the street. Descending one floor, we entered to find the noise of merry punters in a narrow, darkened room; not, thank god, someone’s private house party.

This is a new venture from the Soho House group, but the crowd were young, cool Brixtonites rather than jaded media types. A couple of large groups drifted in and out for foosball tournaments (there’s a table by the entrance), but the room was mostly made up of couples and post-dinner drinkers, appreciating the low lighting and New York apartment aesthetic.

Drinks-wise, theirs is a curated cocktail menu to get excited about, with just eight options, mostly using dark spirits, all priced at £8. My friend’s southside collins was an enjoyable gin-based drink, lifted with mint, lime and cucumber. I was jealous – I’d tried an on-tap Boulevardier, which was a little off-balance. Either way, this is a neat little concept from a foxy little bar – and a destination in its own right if you factor in some chicken wings from the menu next door.

By: Laura Richards


Venue name: Fox Bar
Address: Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace
Transport: Tube: Brixton
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A Soho House establishment, Fox bar is tucked away from the main hustle and bustle of Brixton village, market and the main street and attached to The Chicken Shop. It’s a small bar with taxidermy and moody lighting and rustic leather seating.The atmosphere can be a little chaotic as the noise bleeds in from the attached canteen style Chicken Shop and people getting competitive on the foosball table. Our cocktails (espresso martini, penicillin, red hook) were good and it’s nice to see more small bars pop up in Brixton so you can always find somewhere to have a tipple or two.

Tip: They do get pretty busy and seem to have a ‘rush hour’ when people have finished their dinner and want a few more drinks, so make sure you get your timing right when you visit (if you’re just there for Fox Bar) so that it’s not so crowded and you can sit comfortably.

Good For: date night, intimate drinks, catch up with friends, small groups.

I had a little venture down to check out the place - it's kind of weird in that it has chicken shop/dirty burger next to the cocktail bar which takes a little away from what is otherwise great ambience. However the cocktails were reasonably priced (£8) and unlike in some cocktail bars all of the options looked tempting which made a decision hard. An aussie chap came over sharpish and was really friendly and helpful and made me a custom brooklyn cocktail based on what i said i liked, which tasted fantastic, as did my girlfriends cocktail. Definitely heading back, albeit it not when the sun is out (save it for a cold and/or rainy day as it's underground)!

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