Tooting Pop Ups is a fun and informal destination, with a bar and street food stalls on Tooting High Street. It’s just a short walk from Tooting Broadway station. Tooting Pop ups is bought to you by the same guys as The Hill Station and the Imperial Durbar that are both in Tooting, and La Cabina in Dalston.
The bar is warm and inviting with plenty of picnic table style seating, which makes the bar social and perfect for big groups of people. It’s spacious, clean and has a great atmosphere.
The music playing was 80’s classics and the film Cocktail was being project onto the wall, whilst the barmen shook up some great concoctions. The theme changes and this week it was abundantly clear its’ 80’s week.
Sam’s Craft Beer and Liquor Bar serves up craft beer, wine, spirits and they also can shake up a great cocktail. We tried a mai-tai and sampled many lychee martinis, which Dave who’s in charge of the bar, had made up on the day. They certainly went down a storm, this guy knows his cocktails.
If beer’s more your thing, there’s plenty to choose from including it’s very own Tooting pop up beer. The beer will be rotated and the current theme is south and local breweries. The vast list is displayed on the wall
There are 2 street food options on offer, and for the sake of this blog I obviously had to try both. These will be rotated with different vendors, so anyone interested get in touch.
We started with the Tacos from, ahem, ‘Every Juan Loves Tacos’ the little brother of Benitos Hat who I’m already a huge fan of (read my blog here). We had 2 tacos, which are £3.50 each or £5 for 2, so quite frankly you may as well have 2. I had a super slow simmered balsamic pork taco and a prime beef brisket taco. My friend opted for a beef brisket taco and a beer battered avocado taco ,which she fell completely in love with.
If you area a cheese lover then the Raclette Brothers will be your absolute dream. We went for the poutine which was chips, gravy, maple bacon and topped with cheese ,which comes straight from a warm giant wedge. It was insanely delicious. The raclette brothers also serve traditional raclette and beef bourguignon buns. For brunch they will serve french toast, posh cheese on toast and cheesy breakfast hash. My alarm is set early for Saturday morning already.
Then, in case we weren’t spoilt enough, we had some tequila cake (£2.50) from Every Juan Loves Tacos. A shot of tequila soaked up in a delicious cake then fried. It’s official, tequila definitely does make you happy, especially when incased in cake. If tequila isn’t your thing, they also server churros and chocolate.
The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed with small groups of people popping in for a drink or a bit to eat.
You can head to Tooting Pop Ups for brunch at weekends where you can indulge in £5 espresso martinis, steins, breakfasts tacos and more.
At weekends Tooting Pop Ups is open until 2am and you can boogie the night away to D.J’s. Or if a relaxed Sunday is more your style you can chill with brunch and films.
There’s live music every Thursday from 8pm and a pub quiz on Tuesdays where the current jackpot is a whopping £200, its £2 each to play and starts at 8pm. If you work for the NHS you can get 25% off selected drinks on a Wednesday night. Friday and Saturdays a D.J plays and on Sunday it’s movie night.
Tooting Pop Ups is open Tuesday until Thursday 5pm until midnight, Friday 5pm-2am, Saturday 11am-2am and Sunday 11am-10pm
You can hire out Tooting Pop ups for private events and parties.
Tooting pop Ups is a fantastic new venue for Tooting, that’s perfect for a bite to eat, or a big night out with mates at the weekend. The food is completely divine, and the cocktails amazing. The food and drink changes, as well as the theme, making this place interesting and evolving.