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Blues Kitchen Brixton

So you've never been to Blues Kitchen Brixton?

Discover this south London watering hole with whole lotta soul

By Kyle MacNeill
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In a nutshell…
The Deep South via south London, packed with more heart than you can shake a (cocktail) stick at.

Where is it?
Hop off the tube at Brixton, bop your way down the main road then pop down Acre Lane for a couple of minutes. There are other Blues Kitchens in Camden Town and Shoreditch, if that’s closer to your ends.

What’s the vibe?
With superb soul food appetisers and raw, soulful live music on offer, it’s filled with a buzz that’ll blow away any winter blues.

What makes it a great venue?
At the risk of sounding all ‘Grand Designs’, it’s got an ace interior livened up by ceramic bar tiles and a load of vintage Americana touches. It makes a really cool alternative to more conventional nights out, especially for fans of live music rather than banging beats.

What’s the booze situation?
The cocktails are good, and under a tenner (or two-for-one on Wednesdays). If you fancy yourself as a bit of a connoisseur there are loads of whiskeys and bourbons to try. Otherwise, go for the craft beers.

What’s the music schedule like?
Every Tuesday is bluegrass night, which sees resident band Too Much Talking get people shaking, while Wednesday is Swing Night and Thursday (if you haven’t got RSI from too much foot-tapping) is Soul Night.

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