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2012 Mojito Mile


Saturday July 28th saw the running of the 2012 Mojito Mile in Clapham (South London), the 6th time a Mojito Mile (MM) has taken place since the very first one in May 2009. It was another success, as London’s best pub crawl weaved its way down Clapham High Street and along to Clapham Old Town:

2012 MOJITO MILE MAP

The Mojito Mile is not advertised publicly and is organised as a private event, meaning you have to be invited by someone who is going. This is really part of the charm of the event as it does not get so big that it is becomes unwieldy and bars are unable to cope. It brings together people who are in your wider social network, friends of friends and beyond! Many a new friendship and romance has begun on the Mojito Mile.

Everyone has different taste buds, but my personal favourite Mojitos on this year’s mile were at The Loft, a regular mainstay of the Mojito Mile. Mojitos differ greatly from bar to bar and even to the bar-person who makes them.

The Stonhouse made a big effort to make Mojito Milers feel welcome. Last year was their first time being part of the MM and in the hour and a half we were there in 2011, they sold 122 Mojitos (of different varieties) as well as other drinks.

After The Stonhouse, the Mojito Mile made its way to Venn St Records, a newish bar next to the Clapham Picturehouse cinema and making its first appearance on the Mojito Mile. Following this, we headed towards Clapham Old Town and on to Grafton House for some lovely Mojitos in their garden at the back. The final port of call was Lost Society and we enjoyed the end to this summer evening with many a Mojito (and other drinks) until closing time (1pm).

I’ve been assured that the Mojito Mile will definitely return in 2013.

Drink responsibly

Related posts:
2011 Mojito Mile
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Mojito Mile 2011


One day, one mile, many mojitos

Saturday June 4th (Clapham, South London), saw the 5th Mojito Mile take place on a gloriously sunny day, the perfect way to sip the finest ice cold Mojitos Clapham has to offer.

The Mojito Mile may just be the best pub crawl ever as it combines a laid back approach with fine bars, quality drinks and great company. It is not open to the public and you have to be invited by a friend to attend. However, once you receive an invite you can invite your friends along too so it is great way to meet new people as well as hang out with your friends.

Unlike other pub crawls, the Mojito Mile is a casual affair with about an hour and a half in each bar and you do not even have to drink mojitos, although you are encouraged to have at least one during the day.

Starting with about 25 people at 1pm, the 2011 Mojito Mile grew throughout the afternoon to approximately 70-80 people visiting the following bars:

Four of the bars were new to the Mojito Mile as previous years has seen the route incorporate Clapham Old Town and Clapham High Street, whereas for 2011 Mojito Milers headed to Clapham South. The new bars did not disappoint with special mention going to The Stonhouse, tucked discreetly away but very close to Clapham High Street, which made a special effort for Mojito Milers offering a nice range of Mojitos:

Here are some photos from the day:

The Mojito Mile


One day, one mile, many mojitos

Often the simplest ideas are the most genius ones.

The Mojito Mile is a pub crawl of the nice bars that serve Mojitos in Clapham (South London). Nothing new about pub crawls, but the Mojito Mile somehow mixes the right balance of drinking, great venues and socialising.

Pub crawls are usually fun but can be a bit extreme. The Monopoly pub crawl (drinking in a pub on every street and station on the monopoly board) is a classic example and although is a cracking day it is also a bit hard core as you have no real time to rest. There is constant pressure to drink up as soon as possible and get travelling to the next place.

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The Mojito Mile on the hand is quite leisurely with 7 bars visited over the whole day and about an hour and a half spent in each venue. The whole journey is one mile so a pace of 0.1mph is something that everyone can cope with.

Clapham (Old Town, Common & High Street) is blessed with lots of great pubs and bars and as the Mojito Mile visits the places that make good Mojitos (note: drinking Mojitos is not compulsory but Mojito Milers are encouraged to have one Mojito at some point during the day) it means you get to go to some of the very best bars in London. Bars on the Mojito Mile have included:

Lost Society (Time Out Best Bar 2006/7) – www.lostsociety.co.uk

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The Loft (Time Out Best Bar 2008) – www.theloftclapham.com

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Aquum – www.aquum.co.uk

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64th&Social –
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Grafton House – www.graftonhouseuk.com

The very best part of the day is the fact you get to socialise and chat to not only good friends but meets lots of new people. Because of the nature of the event, you end up speaking to everyone else as you venture your way down the mile.

With the 3rd Mojito Mile coming up in June 2010 it is clearly a proven recipe for success.