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95 Effra Road
+44 (0)20 7737 7273
Public transport:
Brixton Railway Station, National Railway
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Hootananny

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

3.0 out of 5 19 April 2015
by Stefan P.

Oh dear I've just come to write my review of Hootananny and note that I uploaded a photo of the Wallace Collection instead! Anyway, this place is an institution and I feel a bit of a fraud reviewing it because I have only had a drink in here and not attended any of its legendary events, or tried the food. I came on a Saturday afternoon and it was pretty empty inside given the nice day so...more

4.0 out of 5 15 April 2015
by Camilla D.

I went here once, with a big group of friends for a leaving do, and I absolutely loved it. It's a very happy, energetic place with different live bands that come and play for the crowds, usually foreign styles of music from the likes of Africa and Latin America. They also have a great big sociable smoking area and jerk chicken, yes JERK CHICKEN for sale just outside. Only downside is the club...more

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