Brixton, once a less occupied space in London, was ostracised from its more social (and central) London spots. Now, Brixton is a well established social hub known for its quirky bars and clubs. Popular with the youth and students in particular, this lively buzz that comes with Brixton is certainly a great way to explore London's nightlife in a unique and non-obvious way. Just south of the river, affordable properties in its area are attracting more and more youth, thus an exciting and comfortable nightlife scene. Just a 5 minute tube ride from London's central Victoria station, Brixton has the perfect recipe for a safe and friendly night out.
The Craft Beer Co in Brixton offers a relaxed and sophisticated approach to drinking. With a hearty rustic menu to choose from and traditional ale by the pump to wash it all down with, it's a fantastic evening to be had. Although the Craft Beer Co takes a more relaxed approach, this pub is great if you want a catch up with friends or a mellow night in. The atmosphere is friendly and exciting. You get a sense of being part of the community, with locals visiting here often and welcoming with open arms.
Equally, their aesthetic is very much that of a domestic homely feel, with polished exposed copper piping on show at the bar and scattered with traditional looking decorations. In terms of space, it's perhaps smaller than other venues. Comprised of two floors and an outdoor smoking area, there's an opportunity to be had in making new friends, too! The upper floor is great for a quieter atmosphere, so I'd recommend getting seated here if you're eating. Downstairs however, is a more lively atmosphere of conversation and laughter- a great way to loosen up and enjoy your evening.
Prices are approximately £6 a drink, with their mains averaging at £10-12 - very reasonable for a fine London pub. To browse their menu further, or to plan your own visit, you can visit their website.