But perched some distance away from it all, on Brixton Hill, The White Horse is harder to define. It’s got the atmosphere of a shabby, chilled-out pub, and by night, explodes into a dynamic mass of trendy-ish dancing punters when the DJ takes to the decks, usually spinning a mix of funk, hip hop and house.

Large sofas are settled in the corners, tables fill the in-between spaces, and there’s a pool room at the back and a patio area at the front. The walls are cluttered with flyers, kitschy framed posters and black-and-white photos, pots of greenery are dotted about, and the ceiling is embellished with a sprawling floral arrangement.

THE GRUB: The bar offers breakfasts to weary clubbers from midday. Otherwise, it serves up light bites, such as cheesy chips and baked camembert. The mains menu has all the food groups covered, serving fish and chips, burgers, pastas and lasagne.
BEHIND THE BAR: There are a selection of largers and ales, including Deuchars IPA, on tap, and a long selection of wines.

BILL PLEASE: Pints from £3.70; bottles of wine from £13; snacks £4; mains from £6.75.

VERDICT: A fun place, with music other venues would charge a cover for. Just mind the odd shady character milling about outside.

%TNT Magazine% stars 4

94 Brixton Hill, SW2 1QN 
Tube: Brixton

Review: Rebecca Kent