Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Clapham
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Venue says Gigalum presents Mark Knight The second highest-selling Beatport artist of all time (with no less than eight No.1’s) Sun 4pm-11pm 29th April

This Clapham DJ bar is also a restaurant, with a fairly simple menu combining Middle Eastern, American and Mediterranean influences.  There is an extensive selection of burgers priced from £5 to £12. The wine list starts at £16 and cocktails cost £8-£9. Gigalum has a Happy Hour till 8pm Monday through Friday and till 5pm Saturday and Sunday. The bar extends to the outside drinking and eating area.

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Gigalum says
Gigalum is not only famous for its DJs – it has even more to offer.

Free party bookings, and if you book on a Friday we'll throw in free Champagne and canapés.

Bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm.

A mouthwatering menu in our restaurant designed by our excellent head chef.

A beautiful sun terrace overlooking Clapham Common.

Free flat-share parties every Wednesday. If you're looking for a room or have a spare room to rent out then this is the party to be at, with over 150 people taking part every week!

Packed Sunday parties every week with DJs starting from 4pm. The atmosphere has to be seen to be believed.

DJs from 8pm every Friday and Saturday, expect the dancefloor to go off!

Funktion One soundsystem.

Or if you simply prefer to chill out in our bar, sink into a comfy sofa by the fireplace on a lazy weeknight.
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Venue name: Gigalum
Address: 7-8 Cavendish Parade, Clapham South
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 12-11pm; Fri 12pm-12 am Sat 11-midnight; Sun 11am-11pm
Transport: Tube: Clapham South
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I booked my birthday party at Gigalum and just wanted to say a massive thank you to the staff there. Can't believe they suprised me me a personalise birthday cake!! And then looked after us all night.

I was a bit worried it'd be too loud for some of my friends but it was a nice relaxing atmosphere when we arrived, a kinda house party feel. Then the DJs got the place jumping later on, the staff were even dancing on the bar at one point!


Gigalum is a bit of a mixed bag. I've been here for low-key dinner and drinks on a weekday evening and have had a great time but it does tend to get very loud and rowdy on the weekends. Definitely not the place to go if you're hoping to have an actual conversation with someone! I'm not sure if they still do this but they used to run open mic nights which had a nice vibe and a good mix of genres covered - on the weekend they bring in the DJ so it really depends on what kind of a night you're after. It might just be me having outgrown my Clapham phase but I find Gigalum a bit too full-on for me these days, not somewhere I'd go out of my way to visit.


So I'm a bit on the fence with Gigalum.  It is a nice enough venue with cheapish alcohol and nice interiors but there's always something that makes me not want to hang out here for very long.  I was here recently for a bottomless brunch which was good value prosecco wise, although they would only fill up the bottle once it was finished not individual glasses which was a bit annoying.  I wouldn't rate the brunch menu which was either a massive burger or eggs...I opted for the maple pancakes with bacon and it looked like I could have made it myself with limited presentation. 

However, the more tipsy you get in this place the better time you have...I wish they would sort out the front seating area as it's always a bit mis-matched with picnic tables beside leather sofas.  I'm not sure if it's because younger me used to frequent this place (even going running and end up here before happy hour ended as a reward!), but it just doesn't appeal any more and I'd rather spend my time and money in nicer surroundings.  I still smile when I walk past and see the hoards of drunkards on a Sunday getting smashed though :)

Loving the bottomless brunch guys!! And thanks so much for a great day on Sunday.

Wasn't planning to stay so long, but your DJs kick ass!

Can't believe I hadn't been here before, as only live round the corner.

What a summer it's gonna be :-) woohoooo!!


I'm torn about how I feel about Gigalum. At the heart of it all, it's a pretty good venue. There is plenty of seats under umbrellas outside to chat and drink, with heaters to get you through the winter evenings. Drinks aren't too expensive, it's always busy so there's always a good atmosphere... but there's something about this place which is just a bit terrible. I can't put my finger on it... but it always feels like a bad idea! Maybe the fact that it is always rammed on a Sunday evening makes me sceptical to it... are these students who don't have to be at work for 9am the next day, or just people who DGAF? Maybe i'm bitter that people want to have fun on a Sunday rather than watch the Strictly results show while eating left over roast potatoes on the sofa... It's just a bit too raucous for my liking.

Was at Gigalum recently on a Sunday afternoon with a few friends, we took full advantage of the 241 cocktails we enjoyed a really tasty Sunday Roast, only to only find us all stumbling out of there at 11pm after the cool chilled bar turned into a wicked party with DJs playing uplifting house and all the old classics, was so much fun, such laughs, great staff and atmosphere, If I didnt have work on Monday's Id be there every Sunday! 

Had a really enjoyable Sunday evening there this weekend. The music was fantastic, the place was heaving, the staff were friendly and helpful and the whole experience was fantastic. Have been there before for food and cocktails and have to say i was pleasantly surprised at how good it all was. The food was top standard and the cocktails were the best I have had in London. Definitely going to go back again soon and highly recommend to anyone thinking of popping along.

Food: Poor but cheap(ish) Service: Shocking I went to Gigalum on a quiet Thursday evening - if you enjoy being ignored by staff, and spending the best part of an hour waiting for any food to appear then this is the place for you. There’s no point needlessly ranting on, but a simple 'thank you' and bit of eye contact when you've just paid for your meal would go a long way. Instead, my card and receipt were thrown back at me as the waitress nattered with her mates. I'm no well-to-do toff, but there's no excuse for ignorance. Don't waste your time by visiting this place - I won't again. Rik