Big Apple Brixton is set on a rooftop by the railway arches and promises to transport you back to New York in the 1970s. Once inside, you find yourself on a New York City ‘street’ complete with a selection of bars, food venues and a club Le Freak.
The main bar, the Brixton Apollo, offers a selection of beer, cider and cocktails including, dare we say it, mulled wine. The first we’ve seen this year! There are also four themed rooms, a Barber Shop, Peep Show, Record Store and Chapel, but these are only open to private parties who have booked in advance.
For your choice of food, think classic American – Grandmaster Slice Pizza, Burger Bear, Plucky’s Chicken & Halloumi Nuggets and Mac to the Future. We’d recommend a visit to Mac to the Future, their mac and cheese with pancetta was cheesy, creamy and a really good sized portion.
On the night we visited, Le Freak wasn’t open, but promises a Studio 54-esque experience. The venue is covered so you don’t need to worry about getting wet but we’d say you still need to wrap up warm as the weather gets chillier.
Open Thursday to Sunday until 1st January 2017, tickets are available to purchase in advance from £3.