Brixton: lost pubs: REST IS NOISE
(FORMERLY IVAN'S RETREAT, THE GOOSE AND FLOURMILL AND FIRKIN)
442 Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8BH
Formerly Ivan's retreat (May 2008-September 2009), The Goose (2005-Apr 2008) and before that the Flourmill and Firkin, this large bar had its last hurrah as a decent pub/music venue/club.
Run by the folks behind the Camden Lock Tavern and the New Cross Amersham Arms, the bar was a great place for daytime meetings, with live bands and DJ nights later in the week.
[Sign removed, 31st Jan 2011]
It used to have a late license till 3am on Friday and Saturday nights - we had some fun nights there - although the Sunday pub quiz was an excruciatingly experience hosted by some unbearably spoilt 'wacky' hipster oaf.
Although the bar modelled itself on a mix of the 'Shoreditch' scene and the venerable Dogstar, it proved a welcome addition to Brixton's night life and it was a shame to see it go in January 2011.
The building has now been converted into a shop.
See our feature: Remembering the Rest Is Noise.
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