Party Earth Review Located in an early 18th-century inn, The White Horse has a long history as a laid-back booze hall, though the 21st century has added a dash of dance club to the old stallion. The building retains few of its original... ... read full review
94 Brixton Hill
Brixton, London SW2 1QN
Victoria Line: Brixton
020 8678 6666
M–Th 5pm–midnight, F 4pm–3am, Sa noon–3am, Su noon–midnight
Kitchen closes at 10:30pm
Brixton, London –
Located in an early 18th-century inn, The White Horse has a long history as a laid-back booze hall, though the 21st century has added a dash of dance club to the old stallion.
The building retains few of its original features, and even the slick white sign out front aims for a modern flair, but the uncluttered interior with its clean wooden furniture and bare brick walls still creates a homey neighborhood vibe.
A mix of young locals and university students, as well as Clapham pub crawlers out to “rough it” a bit in Brixton, ensure the room is always buzzing with lively chatter over rounds of Guinness and games of billiards.
Patrons looking to chill can lounge on plush leather sofas in the living room-style corner, while dangling disco balls highlight the dance vibe that drops in toward week’s end.
Fridays and Saturdays see a hip-hop and funk DJ take control, creating a combination of music, booze, and an unusually late liquor license that turns the place into a killer spot for drinking, mingling, and dancing until the wee hours.
The relaxed vibe returns on Sundays however, when a hearty breakfast and afternoon live jazz draw bleary-eyed crowds of partiers looking for an antidote to that late Saturday night. Welcoming and easygoing, The White Horse promises a wild ride for colts and fillies alike.
Creative young professionals, beer enthusiasts, artsy university students, artists, and chatty regulars, early 20s to early 30s.
DJs spin funk, soul, reggae, Motown, and dub Friday–Saturday nights. Live jazz on Sundays. Pool table. Free Wi-Fi.
Classic pub food including steak and ale pie and fish and chips, as well as less-standard fare like prawn spaghetti and lamb curry. Barbecues on Sundays. Heated outdoor patio.
Appetizers £2.50–£6.50, entrées £7–£11.25. Beer £3.50–£4, wine £3.70–£5.60/glass, £13–£25/bottle, mixed drinks £4+, mojitos and caipirinhas £6.50, soft drinks £2.
Casual: work attire, nice jeans, T-shirts, plaid shirts.
Friday and Saturday nights after 9pm to dance to the DJs and rope a few mares.
Right down the street is Mango Landin (40 St. Matthew’s Road), which offers fruitier cocktails with a tropical flair.