A pub that more than deserves its name on this Battersea bar roster, The Lighthouse is a charming British boozer with gastro and craft on its side. Head on down for humble evenings spent gassing away, chowing down on seasonal fare and indulging in the beer list.
Battersea's Best Bars
For those who only know Battersea as home to the power station on Pink Floyd’s album cover, you’ll be happy to know this South London borough has more exciting things to offer than inflatable flying pigs. Stretching along the river all the way over to Clapham, this vibrant area promises top-notch nightlife, from quirky party palaces with live entertainment to sultry neighbourhood cocktail joints, here are the best bars in Battersea.
A charming Battersea pub with heaps of character, The Northcote is an essential escape for after work drinking, Sunday roast feasting and group hangouts. Settle into their cosy seating or check out the beer garden before making your way through their menu of British classics.
Set against the backdrop of the iconic Battersea Power Station, No 29 is a sleek neighbourhood bar promising delicious all-day dining with seasonal dishes and fresh flavours dominating the menu. Additionally, the bar boasts a number of smart cocktails for after-work sipping.
Fancy a little trip down memory lane? The Schoolhouse is a nostalgic reminder of the best parts of your days at school. When you're not taking the classroom-style interiors, enjoy a classic cocktail menu alongside over 60 beers and a brunch come the weekend.
Just a stone's throw from the iconic Battersea Power Station, Mondo Brewing Company is serving some of the best booze in the city. From lagers to IPAs, this haunt offers an eclectic range of bevvies for all different tastes. Need to soak up the bubbles? They have food trucks for that.
If there's one thing that Vagabond know's how to do, it's bring you a cracking menu of seasonal plates and impressive wines. This Battersea outpost is no exception, so head south of the river for wine making experiences, over 100 wines by the glass and plenty more.
One of Battersea's top bars, this watering hole on, yep, Archer Street, boasts delicious pizzas and expertly made cocktails alongside regular live music and performances. Complete with cosy sofas and banquet seating, this place will make you feel like you're chilling in someone's living room.
If you find yourself looking for a bar in Battersea, then head to Homeboy Embassy Gardens for a first class pint of Guinness or a drink of their world renowned cocktails. Revel in all that famous Irish hospitality and join them for live music and DJs on weekends.
Every sub-section of London needs a tiki bar, and this South suburb is no exception. One of the most unique bars in Battersea, Sugar Cane is a wonderland of unusual concoctions set alongside fun-filled, South Pacific inspired interiors for that alternative night out.
Found just a short distance from Clapham Junction, Hannah is a colourful bar and restaurant. Serving over 48 wines by the glass and a tasty menu of gyoza, grilled octopus and Iberico croquettes, it's perfect for an intimate date night or sun-soaked brunch.
This kitsch and quirky spot was the first Breakfast Club to make it south of the river and it's just as impressive as ever. Whether you're after a fun group meal, low-key weekend brunch or after-work drinks, this is the perfect Battersea bar to dive into.
A must for happy hours in Battersea, Tequila Mockingbird aren't shy when it comes to knocking up some creative mixes at decent prices, with 2-4-1 on offer until 8pm. And when you're not taking in the neon interiors or that drinks menu? The dance floor comes to life on Fridays and Saturdays.
For those in need of a Battersea bar with plenty of fun-loving spirit, Be At One is well known for its fun time party attitude. In the classic and cool surroundings of the bar, you'll be swept away by some of the best happy hours and classic cocktails in the business.
Located within walking distance of both Clapham Junction and Clapham Common, Northcote Records is a fun-time party bar in Battersea that really gets going at the weekends. Expect raucous house party vibes and live music six nights a week with cocktails and pizza to keep you fuelled.
A pub that needs little to no introduction, The Duke Of Cambridge is a favourite in the Battersea area. With roast dinners doing the rounds on Sundays, a craft beer seelction for hop lovers and tables outside when the sun decides to show, it's a no-brainer for a great drink in town.
Humble Grape is a charming little hangout in Battersea that boasts an extraordinary selection of organic wines. Head down into this split-level wine bar and you'll be greeted by charismatic spot that dons cork-laced walls, rugged wooden tables and gorgeous wine cases.
The beer menu is strong at Duke Of Battersea, with this South London favourite being home to one of the most extensive menus in the city. But if it's not just hops you're in the mood for? Enjoy the patio tables outside, the rich blue interiors, and of course, the gastro-style food menu with cajun chicken bowls, steak, vegan sausage and mash and more.
Just a stone's throw away from Battersea Power Station, The Black Cab Coffee Co is pouring up steaming lattes during the day and something a little stronger at night. The Nine Elms cafe and bar also hosts weekly Espresso Martini Fridays where you can enjoy three flavoured cocktails for just £26.