4 out of 5 Based on 22 reviews

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95 Effra Road
+44 (0)20 7737 7273
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Brixton Railway Station, National Railway


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4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Hootananny

5.0 out of 5 8 October 2013
by Viviana C.

Just perfect if you love a bit of reggae/ska/alternative or whatever music they have on. Not your usual club - they host fantastic bands, though, and I always had great nights out there. Lovely outdoor as well, with tables and sometimes pizza!

Crowd is varied, all above 21 and some a lot above... Sometimes I have had to fence off dudes that were a tiny bit too stoned for my taste, but other...more

5.0 out of 5 15 April 2013
by Ciaran B.

What can I say that hasn't already been said?

Hootananny is an institution in Brixton. It is where I have had the most amazing memories of my excursions saafo'thariva (excuse me, crossing the Thames tends to render me indecipherable.)

The live music lends Hootananny a vibrant atmosphere, and really remains the focal point of the place. What's more is that it is really well-supported by the...more

4.0 out of 5 27 August 2012
by Jennifer F.

This venue is an example of exactly why it is that I am so pleased to be a Brixtonite. With exciting an eclectic live music, this venue attracts an array of beauties including everyone from the edgy hipster Shoreditch crowd to some old time Brixton residents who enjoy a great night out. Even better yet, it's actually a HOSTEL so there's no shortage of hot tourists moseying about.


5.0 out of 5 12 July 2012
by Jason I.

Despite its prior history* Hootananny is THE place in Brixton. Be careful though, although many reviewers claim this area is safe, it really isn't. You may get your phone jacked or worse, your dignity.

Once you have beaten back the steel drummers and street preachers, traverse the dangerous coldharbour crossing, and navigate through the dark waters of effra, you will arrive at the safe haven...more

5.0 out of 5 25 October 2011
by Katie S.

I love this venue, it's really one-of-a-kind.

Free entry - woo hoo!

Always heaving with cool 'Broxton' types

Really diverse live music all night

£1 tacos, which are gorgeous and really hit the spot!

Decent selection of bottled and draft beers

Funky interior, which I'm sure looks a bit grubby in the day, but by night is very cool.more