Soft launch parties for Off The Cuff - OTC Bar - in Herne Hill

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by OTCbarSE24, May 5, 2014.

  1. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Growing up in Belfast, you used to get a choice of Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks or Carlsberg on draught and that was it. All cost the same as each other. I remember around then listening to Talk Sport and it was sponsored by Carling, which I thought sounded sophisticated. I thought Stella was very sophisticated when I first visited London.
     
  2. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Anyway, all this beer talk is rather of topic.

    Back to OTC. How late is it open now a days?
     
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  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    From their site:
    MON-FRI: doors 4pm, Live Music 8pm-11pm
    SAT-SUN: doors 11am, Live Music till 11pm
     
  4. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    The quest for an after hours drinking hole must continue then.
     
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    How late? If you're after a regular pub that;s open past 1am, the Albert goes till 2am Fri/Sat and if you can handle a walk, the Royal Oak, 10 Clapham High St, SW4 7UT is open till 2.30am every night. I've not tried it yet, but it's now the latest pub-like place in the week. The Hand in Hand up Brixton Hill can go late sometimes too. My weekdays have never recovered since the loads of the Queens Head and the Grosvenor is sorely missed on weekends.

    The all nighter’s guide to Brixton – local pubs, clubs and bars that stay open after 3am at the weekend

    Where can you get a late drink in Brixton on a Thursday night?
     
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  6. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    This is a -bar-in-herne-hill thread - I meant a local Herne Hill after hours drinking hole, you know somewhere I can literally crawl home from. Somewhere I can can see the usual suspects that I know, but don't see much since demise of so many of the illegal places around here (yes that was a while ago). There is only the 127 and its usually a bit lively for me and none of the old crowd go there.

    Most late places in Brixton have the problem of crowds and the need for ID, even the Hootahob and the Effra social. And I rarely see anyone I know there (- except your good self).

    This isn't just about beer, or music even, it's about the company.
     
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  7. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I heard a certain local artist say he might open a bar in one of his arches a while ago. Anyone heard anything more of this?
     
  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I think you've got no chance on that, sadly. Even in Brixton there's no real late after hours pubs left in the week - that's why I'll probably end up in that boozer in bloody Clapham soon, and that will be awful.
     
  9. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    London is rubbish for late night stuff. Someone needs to sort it out.
     
  10. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Its strange that 24hr licencing laws have in effect killed off late night drinking in a lot of places.
    Even the Florence which has a licence to 1am is often closed before then.
     
  11. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Young people are getting more conservative.
     
  12. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Drank by women and southerners?
     
  13. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    Probably. Why?
     
  14. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    And less able to afford beer and to live in places like Herne Hill. Pub drinkers are definitely getting more middle aged though I agree (generalising there obviously).
     
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  15. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It was refreshing to see such a young crowd at OTC earlier this week but that was mainly due to the band that was playing.
     
  16. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    If you see a pub selling Manns' Brown Ale, try it. It's only 2.7%, but is rich and flavourful in a way that other brown ales - especially what nowadays passes as Newky - isn't.
     
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  17. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Not sure they are- now I spend more time with mid-late twenties lots are what would once have been radical, but just don't make a fuss about it. They go to each other's flats rather than being 'out' a lot too
     
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  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    What's 127?
     
  19. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    I don't suppose they can afford to go out, what with not being able to buy a pint of women's beer for under a fiver ...
     
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  20. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    I thought I read that young people are drinking less, taking fewer drugs etc.? Maybe they're just poorer though.
     
  21. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Offy prices are similar but I can only recently afford to go to the pub... Very expensive for most young people i expect
     
  22. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    127 Dulwich road. Bar/club open till very late some nights (sorry don't know hours) usually has bouncers and velvet rope outside at weekend, who are very welcoming. Has very loud music and attracts a mostly afro carribean crowd.
     
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  23. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Just checking your macho misogyny is still intact.
     
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  24. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    You've lost me but glad you think I'm macho
     
  25. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    No, I think you are a prick; a limp one, but that's beside the point.
     
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  26. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Some might say that in the context of your complaint you undermine yourself a little with your choice of insult.
     
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  27. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Some might say I chose it because of the context....
     
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  28. innit

    innit c'mon, little life giver

    Lots of young people are teetotal (about a third supposedly). I don't know about drugs. Mr innit works with stacks of grads and lots and lots of them don't drink, which he finds a challenge in arranging team events that all will find appealing.
     
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  29. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    did anyone goto the drum'n'bass night they'd advertised? Did it happen?

    I agree with the sentiments in this thread on drinks prices, who can afford to go and drink?
     
  30. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Dunno. Difficult to answer without resorting to anecdata or giving too much information about others I guess. But it strikes me that drugs are more mainstream now- they are in no way rebellious. Ditto quite a lot of things that used to be considered alternative lifestyles. Stuff that used to be a two fingers to the establishment coexists quite happily with a 9-5 (er, 9) corporate job
     

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