A Wednesday night in Coldharbour Lane: Three Little Birds and the Prince Albert, Brixton

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

Brixton has lost a lot of its best mid-week bars: in recent years we’ve seen the Grosvenor, Kaff and Canterbury Arms all vanish, and with the demise of the legendary late nights at the Queens Head, now there’s not a single central Brixton bar left open after midnight on a Wednesday night.

Happily, there’s still plenty of life to be found before the clock strikes 12, and last night we enjoyed some time in two bars on Coldharbour Lane.

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

First stop was the Jamaica-inspired Three Little Birds cafe/bar on Coldharbour Lane, where our friends The Sisters Of Reggae were playing a laid back set of rock steady, ska , reggae and soul, all on lovely vinyl.

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

Led by Shirley Feelgood, the Warm Up Wednesdays events take place every week in the venue, and go on till midnight.

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

We arrived late (as usual!) so things were winding down, but we enjoyed some mighty fine reggae.

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

Despite a hideously inappropriate ‘beach bar’ makeover, the Prince Albert remains Brixton’s finest ‘alternative’ boozer, and there was a lively crowd in last night.

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

A Wednesday night in Brixton: Three Little Birds and Prince Albert, Coldharbour Lane, SW9

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Late night drinking in Brixton – Thursdays
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Sunday drinking in Brixton
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