Brixton’s growing craft beer reputation

Friendship Adventure

As you might have guessed, Friendship Adventure was born when two friends chatting over a pint decided they wanted to capture that sense of human connection and channel it into a tangible community space.

Located under a railway bridge on Coldharbour Lane, they have created just that. A favourite drinking spot for locals, you wouldn’t guess that this brewery is a relative newcomer to Brixton’s craft beer scene, offering a truly authentic drinking experience.

With the vast metal beer tanks standing tall in the taproom, you get to experience the benefits of drinking straight from the source, which you miss out on in a traditional pub.

There’s also a feeling of exceptionality that comes with drinking beers exclusive to the brewery, such as their new fruity IPA, the Salisbury Charm.

More often than not, at least one of the brewers is in the taproom for you to pick their brains, and the enthusiastic bar staff are generous with their tasters, allowing you to try before you buy.

More than just a taproom, the brewers on Coldharbour Lane host yoga classes and other community events with their local charity partners.

This summer two dedicated patrons even got married in the space, seeing off six weeks’ worth of wine in one evening.

Neil Wates, co-owner and director at Friendship Adventure, says that the best thing about brewing is the sense of community.

“You’re not really rivals with your rivals, clients that buy us by definition will be buying from other microbreweries, that’s the nature of the beast really,” says Wates: “the rising tide lifts all boats.”

With all pints ranging from £4 to £6, you would be hard pressed to find a better deal in London.

You can find Friendship Adventure’s brews at local venues including Lost in Brixton, and a bespoke beer they made especially for Rudie’s Jerk Shack.

Favourite fellow Brixton Brewery: Dogs Grandad 

BEST FOR: Friendly vibes and free popcorn

Find Friendship Adventure at Unit G1, Coldharbour Works, 245A Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8RR