Bar Review: Brick & Liquor, Clapham

The Resident heads for Brick & Liquor’s second outpost near Clapham South tube station for cocktails and ‘social eats’…

You know how it is, all your mates seem to head east for a night out and you feel like you’ve been to every bar in Clapham. Well the good news is that bar owner David Layton has opened a second branch of his successful Tooting bar, Brick & Liquor, just minutes away from Clapham South.

When we visited on a busy Friday night, the place was rocking and our friend Trevor, who lives in Berlin, was really impressed by the standard of the drinks and the décor in this new neighbourhood favourite.

From the cool Brooklyn-style bar to the fun dining area, Brick & Liquor Clapham impresses from the word go. We started with a few house cocktails including the very moreish Salted Caramel Espresso Martini before trying out the ‘Social Eats’. Dishes come in two sizes – small (£6) and large (£9) and I highly recommend the chorizo croquettes and chicken ‘lollipops’.

You could easily spend a night here chatting to the very friendly staff and working your way through their innovative cocktail list but the wine and beer menus are just as good too. And like New York, it’s the sort of place you could easily pop in straight after work for a drink at the bar.

With such a cool new venue in SW12 who needs Hoxton anyway?

47 Balham Hill, Clapham South SW12 9DR;