Journey south of the river to a magical land called Brixton

So we've been talking about how we have entirely too many meetups in East London (not that there's anything wrong with that). Had to cancel Brighton for reasons I won't bore you with, so I figured I might as well use that free spot to show you all around my 'hood (I totally can pull off 'hood. If you catch me calling is Sarf London though, do feel free to kick me).

So. Brixton. Less with the hipsters but certainly not lacking in 'interesting' characters, and offering a surprisingly good selection of good beer pubs. I ought to know, I practically live in them. ;-)

Kick off point is the lovely Crown & Anchor pub, with a good range of craft beer (and ales, if that's your preference) and mouth-wateringly delicious food. (http://www.crownandanchorbrixton.co.uk)
After that and very much WEATHER DEPENDENT (ah, England!), I suggest we pop into the Duke of Edinburgh (http://dukeofedinburghpub.com/). Their tap selection is so and so, but they have the most awesome/massive beer garden.

And of course it would be criminal (CRIMINAL) not to check out the Brixton Craft Beer Co pub, aka the very first craft beer place I visited when I was but a young wide eyed Guiness drinker (well. One out of three ain't bad), so I'm not sure whether gratefulness or blame are in order.

Depending how upright people are after that, we could always head at the Effra Social if people fancy (http://effrasocial.com/). Very few taps but a fairly bitchin' massive venue (fun fact. Former conservatives' club. Looks like the unholy child of a working men's club and school hall) with some bonus possibility of dancing. Again, very dependent on number of beers had. ;-)

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  • Hitesh

    Was good event. Can't remember how i got home though lol

    August 8, 2014

  • Ellie

    Almost there

    July 26, 2014

  • Sophia

    Here. We're at a table to the left of the bar

    July 26, 2014

  • Hitesh

    Hello maybe late. Train going like a slug :(

    July 26, 2014

  • Mikey

    Last call for walkers - If you want to walk with us from Greenwich to Brixton, meet at Greenwich DLR at 1530. Msg me if you're interested.

    July 26, 2014

    • Matt L.

      Ok on mainline little delayed might be 5 mins late

      July 26, 2014

    • Matt L.

      Well think I'm here but not seeing anyone

      July 26, 2014

  • Chris

    Just discovered Carling cider - it's very tasty...no ,it really is...if you would like me to leave the group I understand!! roll on Saturday, it's gonna be good

    July 23, 2014

    • Sophia

      ...I might have had a Carling when I was helping a friend move. *sobs* I was out of good beer and tired/thirsty. I feel so dirty!

      1 · July 25, 2014

    • Allan H.

      Thanks Matt. I was biting my tongue.

      July 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Heading in from Shoreditch on the Northern Line from Old Street if anyone wants to meet up and go together.

    July 25, 2014

  • Sophia

    Btw, the Duke doesn't take large bookings. I suggest we stick our heads in and if no seats are available, just skip it

    July 25, 2014

  • Mikey

    Hi guys - I may walk there from Greenwich on Saturday afternoon (to sweep away the workweek cobwebs and ensure that I properly earn these libations). It's just under 5 miles from Greenwich DLR station, so it should take less than 90 minutes. Get in touch if you're interested in joining me for this hike.

    July 21, 2014

    • Mikey

      I'm considering getting some pre-walk grub at the delectable food stalls in Greenwich Market at around 1430. Anyone up for that?

      July 23, 2014

    • Allan H.

      Might come by for food too but let you know. Otherwise see you at 3:30.

      July 24, 2014

  • Mikey

    Hey Matt - meeting at Greenwich DLR at 1530.

    July 22, 2014

  • Antwi23

    This looks like a very good un. A great shame to be missing it. (Un)Fortunately I will be at The Birmingham Beer Bash enjoying my beer Brummie stylee!

    1 · July 20, 2014

    • Sophia

      Oh well, you and I have had drinks in Brixton at least!

      July 20, 2014

  • Sarah

    Hi guys! I'm new to the group and Brixton was my home for years - slightly bemused at the fact that its considered a "magical" land! In recent years gentrification has meant that good quality beer is on the rise in the area and some excellent choices here - particularly craft beer co. Looking forward to coming along.

    July 17, 2014

    • Sophia

      Heh, Brixton based myself, so the title was firmly tongue in cheek (also taking into account some people's allergy to crossing the river). Glad you'll be joining us!

      July 17, 2014

  • Ellie

    Really hoping to make this one!

    1 · July 11, 2014

    • Sophia

      Really really hope you can too!

      1 · July 11, 2014

  • Tania

    I'll try to go...It looks really good!!!

    July 9, 2014

    • Sophia

      Hope you can make it, always good to see new faces :)

      1 · July 9, 2014

  • Charlie

    I've got my name down for this one, I have nothing on on Sunday so can drink to my hearts content plus I'm also a sarf Londoner and know Brixton a bit and like going out around there.

    July 6, 2014

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