Bars in Balham

Balham? Not only is it home to the yummy mummy, a plethora of independent shops and a hearty myriad of punters and brunchers come the weekend, it's also home to a top roster of bars and pubs. Looking to grab a drink in this charming South London suburb and sup some serious cocktails and pints? Then why not check out our recommendations for the best bars in Balham.

For the hungry? Check out our guide to restaurants in Balham

Last updated on 30th June 2022

The Devonshire

569 user reviews 4

This gorgeous Balham pub is the perfect spot for an after work drink in London. With comfy seats, great drink selections and a lively atmosphere it's a great haunt for you and your mates. And if hefty portions of slow-roasted meats are more your thing, it also happens to serve one of the best Sunday lunches in London.

The Cyclist

435 user reviews 4

Decked in a enticing navy and giving you gastropub with a smart, slick style, The Cyclist is perfect for the dinner guest hoping for an evening of seasonal dishes, along with the afternoon drinker hoping for a selection of classic cocktails.

Balham Bowls Club

432 user reviews 4

Keeping to the retro outfit of your local village hall, Balham Bowls Club feels like it's played host to more than a few town forays, as well as propping up the punters. Coming with bags of charm, this Bar in Balham is a haven for lounging with its living room vibes as well as hearty pub grub. 

Hagen & Hyde

156 user reviews 4

Taking on more than just the on identity, this Balham bar promises its punters everything from drag nights and comedy shows to live music and sports screenings alongside vintage interiors and a top notch beer garden.

The Exhibit

975 user reviews 4

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Located 30 seconds from Balham train and tube station, the ground floor bar of The Exhibit is perfect for a after work drinks. Large leather sofas help you relax while catching up with friends. Or perch on one of the stools and watch the world go by. Soak up the spring sun on the large terrace or get the last of the rays at the back of the newly decked garden.

Lost & Found

64 user reviews 5

A right gem of a cocktail bar is waiting to be unearthed on Bedford Hill. Lost & Found is a friendly, funky bar rife with live music, fun-time vibes and cocktails that'll knock your socks off. Stop by sometime soon for a minty fresh Red Haired Mojito, a sweet and velvety Candy Bar or bring your mates and share an Alice in Wonderland a blend laced with Stolichanaya Vodka served in a top hat!

The Regent

609 user reviews 4

So you're not after whacky cocktails, and you're most definitely not after strobe lighting on the dancefloor? Then why not a laid-back bar in Balham that has pub written all over it. Join The Regent for foosball, relaxed seating, comfy dining and pints aplenty.