A big, bold new summer pop-up hits Brixton for 14 weekends of daytime parties on a rooftop beach. Miami circa 1982 is the inspiration and cocktails, DJs, retro film screenings, food stalls and live sports broadcasts are all on the cards, so slick back that hair, pull on a white tuxedo and hope for some suitably tropical weather.
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I checked this out last Saturday afternoon which was luckily a very sunny day in London. We saw on their website that for £3 you can buy tickets which guarantees you entry, so we decided to do this as we had a friend visiting and so didn’t want any problems. We turned up about 2pm and there was a good atmosphere, but it was by no means as busy as I was expecting.
We walked straight in and could have easily not had advanced tickets, but I imagine this was just lucky timing and of course it just depends how busy they get. For specific events and in the evening you do need to pay for entry so if you are planning on going you may as well sort your tickets in advance for ease.
There is a full on sandy floor (so think about footwear!), palm trees, deck chairs and everything you can think of to give it the full beach look and feel. There was a live DJ and plenty of food stalls to please all tastes. Mac ‘n’ cheese, Burgers and nacho’s were just a few of the dishes I saw on offer and they all looked really good.
The bar offers your standard drinks (beers, spirits and mixers etc) as well as a selection of fun beachy cocktails such as pina coladas.
Like I say, we were there in the afternoon, so the vibe was very laid back and chilled. Perfect for a few Saturday afternoon tipples in the sunshine.
We left at about 6pm, by which time it was really starting to fill out. People clearly arrive then ready for the night ahead, so there was that crossover mix of casual people who had clearly been there since it opened at 1pm, and people who were only just starting their night out.
There aren’t that many seats, so be prepared to stand, or prop yourself on a pretty pastel coloured barrel!
It is the perfect alternative to POP Brixton if you’re looking for something with a similar offering but a fun, summer twist. I am sure I will return at some point during the summer.
This is a good space to go immediately after work for drinks. Will get too busy after 7/8pm so best to get down early. It could do with more seating space but staff were friendly and food on offer was very good.
The music was really fun, but a little loud for my ears and I had to shout across the picnic bench.