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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Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
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95 Effra Road, SW2 | 5 minutes from Effra
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211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 8 minutes from Effra
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76 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 13 minutes from Effra
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447 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, , Brixton, London SW9 | 2 minutes from Effra
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Lido Park Gardens, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 8 minutes from Effra
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Burbage Road, SE24 | 22 minutes from Effra
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 2.5 miles from Effra
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Reggaeoke
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 21st December 2014 

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Upstairs At The Ritzy 2 minutes walk from Effra

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Concerts | On 21st December 2014 

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Concerts | On 21st December 2014 

Brixton Academy 8 minutes walk from Effra

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Los Pepes
Concerts | On 21st December 2014 

The Windmill 10 minutes walk from Effra

The band plays rock in 'folkabilly' style with support from The Lone Groover, Raw Fun, Chris Salewicz, Comrade X....More

Technophobia
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 21st December 2014 

Gigalum 1.45 miles from Effra

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 21st December 2014 

Gigalum 1.45 miles from Effra

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 21st December 2014 

Renaissance Rooms 1.68 miles from Effra

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th November 2015 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 1.87 miles from Effra

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