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Firefly, Balham, SW12

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3 Station Parade
SW12 9AZ
Phone: 02086739796
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custodian 42 left this review about Firefly

Room to front and outside seating, Bar to left middle and a back room. Six craft ales, some of decent strength. Other keg items. Couldn't see any real ale. Not a bad place just down from the tube station.

On 28th August 2017 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about Firefly

I was told that they have one real ale on from the Sambrook's range - when I was in on Monday evening it was Wandle, at a fairly reasonable £3.75 a pint. Although this is the only real ale on, they have loads of "craft" keg beers, from the likes of Kernel, London Fields and By the Horns breweries, as well as a keg version (I've only ever seen it in bottles) of the quite hoppy US Red Hook Longhammer. They have an extensive range of bottled beers as well. Although I'm not a great fan of "craft" beers, they do have a reasonable selection of them in here. The lone handpump is not immediately apparent, as for some reason it doesn't have pride of place on the counter, but is consigned to peeping out from within the forest of keg fonts. Food is Thai, and is reasonably priced with stir fries, including rice, between £7 - £8.

This is a shop conversion bar so there's nothing of great interest inside. There are some basic tables and chairs in the front part of the room, including one or two at the front on the pavement, and at the back part of the room there a handful of sofas and armchairs. The bar counter has a basket of lemons, and jars of nuts on it in the gastropub way, although this is by no means a gastropub.

This bar is for you if you're a fan of so-called craft beers. The range is impressive if not cheap. A pint of the Kernel Porter is £5.60, but maybe the pint of 5.9% Red Hook Longhammer is a fair bet at £4.95 a pint. I'm not likely to pay a return visit unless I've a hankering for some "craft" stuff.

On 3rd April 2014 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Philip Carter
Balham, 0.14 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Wandsworth Common, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Streatham Hill, 1.32 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Firefly, SW12
28th Aug 2017, 09:19
Review submitted by custodian 42
23rd Oct 2014, 16:50
Picture submitted by Graham Mason approved

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  • Car Park : No last updated 04 April 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 April 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 April 2014 by hondo .
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