Effra

 
 
ADDRESS
38a Kellet Road, Brixton, London SW2 1EB 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Open from 11:00 to 23:00 daily
 

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EffraBy no means your average watering hole; the Effra defies most attempts at description or classification. From the outside it looks like a shabby South London boozer, and inside it has much the same feel. It was for places like these that the phrase "je ne sais quoi" was invented: whatever it is, it's got it in droves. There's live music (usually jazz or reggae) nearly every night, which is rare in any pub, especially a low-key affair off the main thoroughfare like the Effra. The clientele is a bizarre blend of locals, eccentrics, and new-age muso types. The kitchen serves up a thought-provoking selection of Jamaican staples including jerk chicken and curried goat.

 

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Brixton Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
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38a Kellet Road, Brixton, London SW2 | Same location as Effra
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211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 8 minutes from Effra
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Shopping near Effra

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Lido Park Gardens, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 8 minutes from Effra
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Kyazi Blues, Mudibu
Concerts | On 22nd September 2014 

Upstairs At The Ritzy 2 minutes walk from Effra

Afro-Acoustics session with guitarists Tanzanian Kyazi Lugangira and Mudibu from Burundi Bujumbura....More

David Taborn
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2014 

LOST Theatre 7 minutes walk from Effra

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Sporting Events | Until 31st October 2014 

LOST Theatre 7 minutes walk from Effra

Children's dance classes....More

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Theatre | On 22nd September 2014 

LOST Theatre 7 minutes walk from Effra

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Concerts | On 22nd September 2014 

The Windmill 10 minutes walk from Effra

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Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2014 

198 Gallery 13 minutes walk from Effra

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Outside The Box
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th October 2014 

Arch 15 minutes walk from Effra

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Cycling for All: Wheels For Wellbeing
Leisure | Until 29th September 2014 

Herne Hill Velodrome 22 minutes walk from Effra

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Art and Life: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Mur
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Dulwich Picture Gallery 1.5 miles from Effra

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