"Music, cocktails and Big Apple Hotdogs in a Peckham arch"Review Rating: Reviewed by T.A.O
If you believe what you hear on the streets, Peckham is so far past ‘up and coming’ it’s already getting old hat. But I’d like to think that as I run the rule over another bar-under-arch success story, Peckham is simmering away nicely in nightlife terms: not the new thing but certainly nowhere near over saturated yet.
Located opposite the other famous railway arch venue Bar Story, the arrival of Peckham Springs has turned this area into something of a strip. On the night we visit we’re welcomed into the yard by the smell of Big Apple Hotdogs doing their thing in a corner and a crowd of people so dense it wouldn’t look out of place in front of a dodgy Oxford Street perfume shop on Christmas Eve. Yep, that busy. This might not always be the case though; given that it is the height of summer it is no surprise to find the yard full - with the Peckham Springs arch itself, less so. It would probably be interesting to see what this outdoorsy place feels like come winter but unfortunately, despite its quality, the word is that this is a summer long residency that doesn’t expect to stick around permanently. Let’s hope it extends.
The food offerings switch up now and again to keep things riding the crest of the food van trend wave. And to wash that good grease down there is a range of cocktails, bottled beers and spirits. As well as a being a bar Peckham Springs also doubles up as a gallery and owns a sound system to be proud of. Loud and clear, the music plays on until 12am when the bar closes. Open on Fridays and Saturdays.
T.A.O reviewed Peckham Springs on Tue 09 Sep 2014