Escape, Herne Hill
At last somewhere for the Herne Hill smart set. Rather than trying to compete with the solid boozers nearby, this is not just a bar, but a bar and art gallery. Or if you prefer, a continental style bar with some pictures on the wall which you can buy. As an art emporium it's an also ran, but as a drinks emporium, we reckon it should find its niche. There's an impressive choice of drinks, a tasteful but wallet-burningly expensive interior (including a plasma screen? Why?) some cocktails, comfy sofas, decent food and the apparently compulsory DJ's decks. It remains to be seen if it can lure sufficient drinkers away from the bright lights of Brixton, however.
214-216 Railton Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 0JT
020 7737 0333
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How to find the Escape pub
Walk out of Herne Hill station and you'll see it across the road.