The Handbook
The Handbook

This winter it’s time to head back to 1970s New York. No, we don’t have a time machine, what we do have though is the award-winning team who brought us the South Pole Saloon and Brixton Beach Boulevard and that is good enough for us.

Opening today on a Brixton rooftop, you’ll be transported back to a time when hip hop was first emerging, where hordes clamour outside Studio 54 trying to party with Warhol and guerrilla artists take to the streets to colour the concrete streets. A city that never sleeps.

Inside Big Apple Brixton you’ll find three indoor bars, a nightclub based on 70s NYC and four private rooms for parties including a barbershop, record store, Latino chapel and peep show. Food will come from street food vendors Mac to the Future, Burger Bear, Grandmaster Slice and Plucky’s – it’s all about the pizza, pasta, chicken and burgers.

It’ll feature day and night parties with music from internationally renowned hip hop, disco and house artists and is kicking off it’s opening weekend with a Halloween special, with Applebum hosting Friday night and taking revellers on a journey through the history of hip hop and RnB culture. As well as partying there’ll be disco yoga classes on Monday evenings and hip hop fuelled exercise classes on Tuesday evenings.

As we said, we don’t need a time machine/they don’t actually exist.

Big Apple Brixton will be open Thursday – Sunday from October 27th – 1st January