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95 Effra Road
+44 (0)20 7737 7273
Public transport:
Brixton Railway Station, National Railway
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 38 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Hootananny

4.0 out of 5 27 January 2016
by Max W.

This place used to be called the hobgoblin but it isn't anymore. I used to go more than I do.

Book a nanny. It's a hoot.more

1.0 out of 5 25 January 2016
by Vicky C.

The only good thing about this venue is the musical talent however the staff are disgustingly rude. If you turn up when they start charging entry be prepared to wait a very long time in the rain as they issue tickets at tortoise speed in order to charge more. The bar staff seem okay but watch out as on occasion they will diddle the prices in order to make a sweet pocket profit on the sly. The...more

4.0 out of 5 12 July 2015
by Tyler L.

Having limited experience "down south", each experience counts. Hootananny was fun, it's got a very down to earth feel, and space, space, space. Huge outdoor lawn area, spacious inside including dance floor, pool tables etc (although a touch warm!).

The band when I went was good, but not exactly dancing music (which was ok by me). 6 pounds cover is not exorbitant, especially for reliable live...more

3.0 out of 5 18 June 2015
by Fos G.

I like this place, been to a few gigs, had a few drinks, danced a little, sweated a little more, had a little street food, met a few humans. You know.

Kind of cool with that BrixtonyShoreditchy vibe, you know the one, the IDontGiveAFuck vibe that actually is more like OkMaybeIGiveAFewFucksButImNotGoodWithEmotionalTalks vibe. It's too hybrid for me - the drinks are not cheap enough for this...more

3.0 out of 5 14 June 2015
by Hannah S.

Right I had a really good night here. But I'll try and deconstruct so you know whether it is good for you.


Loud non mainstream live music on the night I went. It was advertised as polka.. Not really sure. But inside by the stage felt like a gig. Busy and loud. And that's ok cos I went to other parts of the venue.

The seating area on the sat night I went was clear. An area away...more

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