Today we heard terrible news - Brixton favourite Sovereign Loss is closing after 19 months of operation. The move comes as the Prince of Wales, which takes up the other part of the building is expanding, which will see the Sovereign Loss premises is absorbed to make way for expanding events and club nights.
It's a sad sight to see this wonderful bar disappear from the Brixton scene, since opening in December 2014 - it was one of the first that came to the area, bringing a crowd usually found north of the river.
The brains behind it, Chris & Joseph have worked incredible hard to make it a go to bar and its excelled beyond their wildest dreams - from a self titled humble drinking den to late night party spot, which has hosted blues nights with Woodford Reserve Bourbon and even a 24-hour cocktail competition from Reyka Vodka. It has also seen itself immortalised (temporarily) in a Cocktails in the City London 2016 pop bar.
It's also been lucky to host a variety of guest bartenders including Robyn Wilkie (7 Tales, London) & William Pineapple (Holiday Cocktails, NYC) and seen deliveries in the form of countless boomerangs from bars across London - no doubt it's closing party will see a lot more.
Not only did it become one of the major reasons to visit Brixton on a night out, it enjoys a 5am licence on Friday, Saturday and Sunday's means there was always somewhere great to go at the end of the night. It'll also saw great neighbour bars open up such as the Shrub & Shutter.
Despite the impending closure - Sovereign Loss will live on in our hearts, with Chris & Joseph moving on to other, equally amazing projects. And from now until closure towards the end of June, they'll be holding a variety of events and general 'fun stuff' as they call it - so there's time to celebrate this great bar.
We urge you all to stop by before it closes, whether your a regular already or wants to discover this fantastic place before it disappears.
Wishing good luck and best wishes to everyone who's involved with Sovereign Loss, we can't wiat to see what happens next
The Broken Stem X