South Pole Saloon

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Even the South Pole must have a pub – where else would the elves go after work? This purpose-built immersive drinking hole is offering Brixton a very alternative place to celebrate Christmas. The fully heated, covered and themed pop-up will offer festive cocktails, Brooklyn beers, private booths, DJs and performances from the elves themselves. A street food area will host four traders; Butchies will serve buttermilk fried chicken, Dip & Flip are on the burgers, Papi's Pickles will offer South Indian and Sri Lankan food and Crust Conductor will be wood-firing pizzas. Entry is free before 7pm and £3 afterwards. On December 2nd and 9th the Saloon will open in aid of the Love Support Unite Foundation, Brixton Soup Kitchen, MIND and Remember.

Event website: http://www.southpolesaloon.com/
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Seb M
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Had an amazing time over the weekend. Was truly unique and didn't disappoint. Food and music as well as immersive performances all really good. Worth a visit!

Laurence P
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Butchies do the best chicken burger Ive ever had! Great DJ's and sound system. Looking forward to having our christmas party there!

Charlie C
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We went on Saturday night and saw DJ Zinc as a surprise guest. The dancers and immersive stuff was fun and not overwhelming. Food was ace we had a Crust Conductor Pizza. Would recommend 

Lizzie W
Tastemaker

This place is just weird! Through a discreet old western doorway there is a bar and stage where they put on weird shows. Further up there is another area which is covered which has the food and drink stalls. Food is good especially the pizza from Crust Conductor and the sticky toffee pudding from Pastry Girls (so so indulgent). There is also lots of mulled wine including the Jagarmeister mulled wine which is amazing! There is also a whisky bar which serves pricey cocktails. 
However I think a fiver is too expensive to charge to get in when the entertainment is average and you have to pay a decent amount for food. Especially when the weather is Rubbish. Rain honestly ruins it so my tip would be to not book until you know the weather - or don't go at all as the 3* rating is for the yummy food only which you can get at their pop ups!

Stefan S
Tastemaker

Swung by the saloon during the festive period. 


Great atmosphere, plenty of young peeps getting their brooklyn beer and mulled wine on. Around four places to get street food too - pizza seemed a crowd-favourite.


Dance area inside the main lodge seemed fun - admittedly we arrived around 8pm, which was perhaps a bit early to get pumping. 


For the £3 entry after 8pm, would suggest swinging by Pop Brixton round the corner first, and then rocking up here later in the evening.

Sam F

Headed to South Pole saloon on Saturday with some friends to celebrate christmas. Started off with some incredible street food, only then for the night to be kicked off by a hillarious drag act and some great music. PBR Streetgang made an appearance apparently?! May have to celebrate xmas one more time down in brixton!

Sophie L
moderatorStaff Writer

Just what Brixton needed, another place to eat streetfood and drink cocktails outdoors. Am sure it might be a bit livelier at night but during the day it felt pretty desolate. A bit like the grown up equivalent of those folorn winter wonderlands that parents take disappointed kids to. Also the cocktail bar seemed to be a bit confused by the prospect of cocktails. Pop Brixton around the corner is way better, with superior stalls and a more fun atmosphere. 

Jack R

Great fun, one of the best pop up i've ever been to and the impressive performances add a nice touch

Hugo G
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Not sure why we had to pay £3 to get in. Very disappointing and incredibly contrived, could go on for longer........Very good chicken burger though.