We’ve heard so many people ask, that we thought we’d put together this quick guide to the best pubs to watch sport on in Brixton.
If you do plan to watch sport at any of the pubs below, we recommend calling ahead, just to confirm they will be showing it…
BXT Frat House 258 Brixton Road, Brixton, SW9 6AQ (click here for map).
Whether you love it or hate it, the recently opened American themed sports bar’BXT Frat House’ on Brixton Road was refurbished and rebranded specifically for sporting events and isn’t short of a good screen or two. As well as the footy, you can catch all the live Rugby, NBA, NFL and NHL and play a game of ping-pong at the same time. https://www.facebook.com/bxtfrathouse/
Dogstar: 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LQ (click for map)
The Dogstar has long been a cornerstone of Brixton’s nightlife with party DJs packing the place out every Thursday, Friday & Saturday night. It has a big downstairs bar with a massive screen that will show most big footy matches and other main sporting events. They also serve a decent pizza if all that spectacting makes you peckish. http://dogstarbrixton.com
Duke of Edinburgh: 204 Ferndale Rd London, Brixton, Greater London SW9 8AG (click here for map)
The Duke is a massively popular back street boozer with a huge garden, comfy sofas and a pool table. It’s got a good range of real ales and big screens for sport. In the summer they also host BBQs and various events in the garden. Plus there’s a huge screen outdoors if and when the weather’s good enough to go alfresco. http://dukeofedinburghpub.com
Effra Hall Tavern: 38 Kellett Road, Brixton, SW2 1EB (click for map).
This traditional back street pub on the corner of Kellet Road is one of the best places to watch sport in Brixton. It has two big screens on either side of the bar with friendly locals and a great atmosphere whenever there is footy or horse racing on. They also host free live jazz on Thursdays & Sundays, serve up top notch home made jerk chicken & Caribbean curries. http://www.theeffra.com
This former Conservative Club on Effra Road was taken over and re-opened by Antic in 2013. It retains most of its original features and character and has quickly established itself as another popular Brixton favourite with varied DJ nights, a Pub Quiz and a good selection of ales from local breweries on tap. Football is usually televised in the pub’s Churchill Lounge. http://effrasocial.com
Elm Park Tavern: 76 Elm Park, Brixton, SW2 2UB (click for map).
Another fine traditional local Brixton boozer, Elm Park Tavern is a quite a bit off the beaten track and all the better for it. It has comfy sofas, an unpretentious atmosphere, a good selection of beers & whiskies, a Thursday night quiz, Space Invaders and punters are welcome to order in takeaway if they want to. http://www.elmparktavern.com
Grand Union: 123 Acre Lane, Brixton, London SW2 5UA 020 7274 8794 [website]
Gran Union pubs are all much the same, glitzy cocktail bars set in old traditional pubs with swanky decor & the bar prices to match. The one thing that sets this Brixton (almost Clapham) boozer apart from its peers is the huge & lovely beer garden which boasts a mega outside screen to match and tree houses. The problem is it also gets so rammed you might not actually get to see the fantastic garden and outdoor screen. http://www.grandunionbars.com/venues/brixton/
Hand In Hand: 61 New Park Rd, London SW2 020 8674 8606 [website]
Smallish, friendly, old school local at the top of Brixton Hill with several screens for sporting events. Good ale and cider. https://www.facebook.com/TheHandInHandBrixton/
Hootananny: 95 Effra Road, Brixton, Brixton, Greater London SW2 1DF (click for map)
Hootananny is another stalwart of Brixton. A big pub with a good sized stage and pool tables at the back. It hosts live music five nights a week from Wednesday to Sunday with an international blend of Roots, Reggae, Rock, Indie, Jazz, Punk & anything else that tickles their fancy. They also like a good game of football and televise the big matches. http://www.hootanannybrixton.co.uk
As always, please let us know if we’re missing any big screens you know about in Brixton & we’ll add those to the feature too!