Let us start by saying The Doodle Bar allow you to cover their walls with artistic scribbles.
It’s a big draw.
Tucked away on Druid Street, just before Tower Bridge, it’s a cavernous, brick-walled, industrially-rooved bar space big enough to fit a vintage racing car.
Which is, naturally, what they’ve done.
Up front is the bar area, from which they crack open craft beers (including their very own Doodle brew), shake up cocktails and pour from a 20-strong selection of gins. Should you be peckish, there’s a trio of house burgers on offer, but the real star is the guest street food truck that parks up out front on weekends, like the millennials’ ice cream van.
Carry on through to the back of the bar however, and the archway narrows and gains two expansive blackboard walls, waiting expectantly for the next punter to come along and recreate the Sistine Chapel in SE1… or, you know, just cover it in genitals.
And if artistic daubings aren’t your bag, there’s plenty other fun and games to turn your hand to – there’s a sweep of ping pong tables, and in their trendy back arches, the Testbed1 events space, with a packed schedule ranging from talks and debates to VR nights, makers workshops to multi-model life drawing…
…which somehow perfectly illustrates what Doodle Bar’s all about.
NOTE: The Doodle Bar is open Wednesday 5-11pm and Thurs-Sat from noon till late. You can reserve a table, or find out more, right HERE.
The Doodle Bar | 60 Druid Street, SE1 2EZ
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