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We take our role in the community seriously.  The Times voted Tooting as the best place to live for single people in the whole UK after all, so we are committed to providing the best in our area (whether you’re single or not). We always have seven ales on, and strive for two of these to be local.  Not to be outdone by drink, the food menu is creative and, most importantly, delicious. If you’re in the market for fun, you’ve come to the right place.  We have late nights on Friday and Saturday until 2am, live blues music once a month (with every other Sunday featuring live blues jam with Geraint Watkins) and a quiz night every Sunday evening. We’re proud of our comedy club as well.  The first Thursday of the month sees us go all funny inside and we’ve had the likes of Micky Flanagan, Stewart Lee, Milton Jones and Stephen K Amos perform for our guests. With a pretty outside space and function room available for parties, it’s fair to say we’ve got something for everyone.

 Tootopia Returns For Third Year

Tootopia Returns For Third Year

This October sees the return of Tootopia, Tooting’s annual three-day food, drink and live entertainment festival celebrating all things SE17

Spread across the 3rd, 4th and 5th October and involving nine of Tooting’s best loved pubs, bars and restaurants; The AntelopeThe CastleGorringe ParkGraveney & MeadowImperial DurbarThe Little BarThe SelkirkThe Long Room and Tooting Tram & SocialTootopia is back and bigger than ever before! Boasting an impressive menu of food, drink, live music and entertainment centred in and around the hustle and bustle of Tooting High Street, explore the sights and sounds that this diverse and vibrant community has to offer.

The Antelope will be kicking off Tootopia in style on Friday 3rd, serving an A La Carte fine dining menu in the backdrop of its stunning dining area. With an eight tap take-over to quench your thirst, why not sample some of the hand selected local real ales and ciders on offer throughout the weekend? If it’s not local, you won’t find it on the taps!

With a whole host of live musical talent taking to the stages across the weekend at The Selkirk and Tooting Tram & Socialyou will be simply spoilt for choice! Renowned for its simmering music reputation, Tootopia sees The Selkirk return to what it does best, offering an eclectic assortment of local acts. Round up your mates and take to the dance floor on Friday night for the return of Wolf Club, Tooting Tram & Social’s ever-popular electro and synth club night showing the hottest indie bands and DJ talents; Cat Lovers.

If craft beer is your calling, make your way to The Little Bar and crack open a can of the cold stuff bought to you by Balham’s newest beer and homebrew general store We Brought Beer.

Saturday is definitely one for all the family. Gather the kids and enter your family pooch in Graveney & Meadow’s Dog Show. With categories such as ‘Tooting’s Got Talent’, ‘Best Bad Hair Day’ and ‘Golden Oldie’, marvel as man’s best friend takes to the canine catwalk. Don’t forget to bring a devilish appetite for the ultimate pie-eating competition. Grab an apron and get stuck in!

Charity and comedy get together at The Castle’s Charity Comedy Night on Sunday 5th in support of First Touch. Get your giggle on at Gorringe Giggles, a night of outlandish goings on and gags from host Meryl O’Rourke (Big Brother’s Bit On The Side) and guests Doggett & Ephgrave (Soho Theatre) and Stephen Carlin (Stewart Lee Support) upstairs at The Gorringe Park on Friday 3rd.

Whether you are popping in for a post-market gander or making an evening of it, Tootopia is an inclusive community festival that really does have something for everyone.

Pick up a festival map and get swept away by Tooting-mania!