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Ritzy Cinema Bar, Brixton, SW2

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custodian 42 left this review about Ritzy Cinema Bar

Not a real pub, but I've been in worse places. Five or six keg offerings, including a decent IPA. Not one to come back to though.

On 23rd September 2019 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about Ritzy Cinema Bar

There's no real ale on in here of course, but they did have a couple of keg offerings from local breweries - Brixton Brewery Reliance, and Mondo Dennis Hopper (£2.85 a half). There were other keg beers available, but going for the Dennis Hopper rather than the Estrella was probably a good choice. they had simple menus on the tables on my mid-afternoon midweek visit. A mac n cheese is £5.50 and a pulled pork sandwich is £7, with chips another couple of quid.

This is what it says it is - a cinema bar. I was asked at the bar if I was going to watch a film, or a member (presumably a cinema club member?) so maybe I would have got a discount had I been. It comprises a single room with mainly normal tables and chairs crammed in, with a few tall tables/tall stools past the pillars nearer to the bar counter. What I did like about the place is that it had a large entrance from the street, so you could get in there without having to go through a cinema foyer.

Everything's modern in here but of course it doesn't pretend to be anything other than a cinema bar. When I was in on Monday afternoon there was a mixed bunch in - coffee/laptop 'workers', nursing mothers and a crying baby, and some young people who seemingly prefer to have their drinks in cinema bars rather than real pubs.

Anyway, it's obviously nothing like a pub, but oddly I didn't mind my short visit in here. The bar staff were friendly and helpful, with one seeking advice from a colleague when I asked who brewed the Dennis Hopper, rather than just shrugging shoulders as has happened to me in the past. But it's not the place for a session, but OK for a swift one if wandering around Brixton on a rainy afternoon.

On 19th October 2018 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Brixton, 0.25 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Loughborough Junction, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Herne Hill, 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ritzy Cinema Bar, SW2
23rd Sep 2019, 11:30
Review submitted by custodian 42
19th Oct 2018, 22:34
Review submitted by Rex Rattus

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 October 2018 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : No last updated 19 October 2018 by Rex Rattus
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