A big, grungy space split into two rooms – one for live music and another filled with tables, chairs and pool tables. There’s a great garden out front too.
Weekends it’s full of reggae/ska/latino fans, to those who want to continue after the pubs have closed. Come weeknights though, you’ll mainly find long-time locals playing pool.
A pretty standard selection of booze – your average lagers on tap and a few basic wines. But Hootananny’s not really about that…
On the weekend there are food stalls in the garden, so the peckish can get a taco, a pizza or jerk chicken, all for around a fiver.
Beer is around the now-average £4 a pint price, with wines, spirits, etc. pretty much the same as the rest of Brixton’s pubs. Free to get in though.
An Interesting Fact
It must be the only pub in Brixton that will sell you a Christmas tree as well as a pint.
The music. Hootananny offers an array of live music – reggae, dubstep, indie, rock, hip hop. You name it, basically.
What’s a bit rubbish?
It can become unbearably crowded on Friday and Saturday nights.
Aside from the variety of live music, Hootananny also has comedy acts, hosts the Brixton Book Jam and sing-a-long nights. ‘Rappers delight’ karaoke anyone? Check out their listings on their website below.
To sum it up…
A live music pub crammed with a mix of Brixton’s loyal, local music fans and the area’s newcomers alike.
Address: 95 Effra Rd, Greater London SW2 1DF. Tel: 020 7737 7273
Britxon Pub Review – Hootananny by Anna McKie