Standing tall on the corner of Brixton Water Lane is the infamous Hootananny. Built in 1922, the pub was a run down Hobgoblin until 2007, when the brother/sister owners took over and made the establishment what it is today took over.
It is now right at the heart of south London's culture and music scene, with live music five nights a week. The team there have a knack for booking excellent up-and-coming performers - both home-grown and from further afield - and Hootananny provides a night unlike any other.
The main focus is reggae, dub, hip-hop, afro-beat and world music, and it's a great venue to discover hidden music gems on the rise.
The first Wednesday of the month is live band karaoke, and every Thursday it plays host to roots reggae nights. Fridays and Saturdays often feature nights from some of the best promotion teams around and Sundays end the week with 'Routemaster' for some chilled out musical servings. Hootananny also plays host to several other events including a well received speed dating night.
The large, double-barred, interior (complete with full sized pool tables and a sizeable stage) is complemented by a huge beer garden in front of the building. The garden itself comes equipped with its own shots bar, regular BBQ and a Mexican food stand.
Hootananny guarantees a wild night out, full of interesting characters and cracking live music. While at times it might seem frantic, you always go away satisfied.
At £3.70 a pint, it's actually a fair reasonably priced drinking spot considering its location and transport links when compared to similar venues north of the river.
Hootananny is about 5 minutes walk from central Brixton's Windrush Square and is served by countless night buses and Brixton tube station. It's mainly free to get in by is £3 after 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.