89 Effra Road, Brixton, London SW2 1DF
The Effra Social building has sat on Effra Road, Brixton since the Victorian times as a former Conservative club from back in the day. A classic 20th century workings men’s club that has hardly changed (thankfully) since its heyday in the late 60s & early 70s making it authentic, steeped in nostalgia and really, really cool.
Housed in a tall Georgian Townhouse fronted by a large seated beer garden that you can eat, drink and even dance to your hearts content in. Its original wooden stage and cabaret style seating plan will have you feeling like you have just stepped out of the tardice into an episode of the 70s hit working men’s Club show ‘The Wheel Tappers and Shunters Club’. The fact that they have left the fabric of the building in its original state, slightly tatty and completely atmospheric all adds to its unique and natural charm.
Bar prices remain cheap (a welcomed rarity these days) served in the large drinking hall (including local ales from Brixton Brewery on draught) with the kitchen keeping it simple and serving up simple modern European choices from burgers to crispy fried chicken and hot dogs, it’s a night down the local, retro stylie!
Cool local and national Bands and DJs also hit the stage at the weekends and there’s even quizzes, film clubs, bingo and club nights put on throughout the week.
“It's said that Churchill occasionally drank here” so if its good enough for him, then we should all fit in well. No flavour of the conservative remains but plenty of the social.