Rye Wax

133 Rye Lane, London
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The Basement, The CLF Art Cafe, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST

020 7732 3176


Nearest Station
Peckham Rye (0.05 miles)

First you've got your stacks of wax. Then you've got your cocktails. Plus you've got beers. Put it together and what you have is a basement record-shop-bar-Transformer in the depths of the Bussey Building. Marvellous.

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A new vinyl and comic book emporium for South East London... which includes a bar and cafe!

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Beers, cocktails and record shopping all in one basement

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Beer, cocktails and stacks of wax, the concept for this bar-cum-record shop is beautifully simple. Located in a hard-to-find alleyway down the side of Peckham’s Bussey Building, Rye Wax is one worth hunting for. We mentioned the beer, cocktails and vinyl but on top of that it sells tapes, comics, CDs and food, catering for pretty much any combination of food/drink/music fans.

Simple, understated and concrete, Rye Wax is so European it hurts (think Café 1001 on Brick Lane and you’re close). We like that. We like that it’s a proper inclusive, inviting, attitude-free spot. The Four Pure beer isn’t our favourite but the happy hour is appealing. The Vietnamese street food from Banh Banh looks great. And the events calendar is about as eclectic as Peckham itself. Rye Wax is the kind of place that easily turns your afternoon into a night out; get in early afternoon for a record dig, hit the comics, move to the bar for cocktails and Vietnamese and then stay through for the DJs. That’s how we did it, anyway, sucked in by the DJs.

Sadly, if developers get their way the whole Bussey Building nightlife microcosm might go the way of so much before it. So make the most of Rye Wax and if you want, voice your opinion to Southwark Council.

Reviewed by T.A.O anonymously on Feb 2, 2016
Published on Jan 28, 2016

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