The Best Bars In South London
South London has a bar on the roof of a car-park, a drinking den located (Russian Doll-style) inside drinking den (and again, inside another drinking den), and a haunt from 1725…
Those are some of the less eclectic additions to our list of the best bars in South London.
Which happens to be right here:
Frank’s Café | Frank’s Cafe remains – despite the notable absence of any competition at all – London’s best bar-on-the-roof-of-a-carpark. | 10th floor, Peckham Multi-story Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 4ST
The King Of Ladies Man | A secret 1970s bachelor pad styled bar (located, Russian Doll-style, through a hidden wall inside a launderette, inside The Breakfast Club restaurant) combining kitsch pink flamingo and bamboo decor with Southern American foodstuffs. | The Breakfast Club, Battersea Rise, Clapham, SW11 1HG
Powderkeg | Victorian finishings, floating gramophone lights, raw brickwork, world maps and an open fireplace. Plus old English cocktails and hand made liquors, cordials and bitters. | St John’s Hill, Clapham, SW11 1TQ
The Southsider Cocktail Club | In London, it’s expensive to buy extraordinary cocktails. And now, an exception to the rule: The Southsider Cocktail Club; who home-make the majority of their cocktails using bizarre ingredients – from tobacco mist and bacon powder to Chartreuse meringues and dehydrated raspberries. | Battersea Rise, Clapham, SW11 1EJ
The Thirsty Bear | Computerised screens on each table at the Thirsty Bear allow you to place food and drink orders, select tracks on the bar’s Jukebox, and to buy beer that you can then instantly dispense from the tap on your table. | Stamford Street, Blackfriars, SE1 9LX
Call Me Mr. Lucky | Expect to be led through a locked door, taken underground past a bustling kitchen Goodfellas-style, and then let loose inside a hidden dive bar shrouded in mystery. And tequila. | Southwark St, London Bridge, SE1 1RQ
(Image: Frank’s Café)
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