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.
Bars in Battersea
For those who only know Battersea as home to the power station on Pink Floyd’s album cover to Animals, you’ll be happy to know this South London borough has more exciting things to offer than inflatable flying pigs. From Battersea rise to Battersea Park, the nightlife is vivid - and to make sure you don't miss out, we've come up with a list of some of the very best bars in Battersea for you to peruse over.
Head to South London for a good dose of old-fashioned fun as Powder Keg Diplomacy open their doors. The quirky spot is a cocktail paradise with lush libations served in teapots and everything from a map-covered room through to the iconic conservatory to sit in.
Adventure bar in Clapham Junction has a friendly vibe and bubbly staff at your service. If you're in need of a fun bar in Battersea with an unpretentious atmosphere and great cocktails at happy hour prices, then this is the place for you.
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 place.
64th and Social's little, some would argue more fun, sister is a bar to be reckoned with. The South Sider's decor is inspired by New York's dive bars, and its street art and raw brick walls certainly evoke a sense of playful seediness. And in true New York style, they claim to be a bar who pride themselves on knowing their customers' names and how they like their drinks.
Fancy a little trip down memory lane? The Schoolhouse is a nostalgic reminder of the best parts of your days at school, serving up delicious food and cocktails whipped up straight from the science lab. The venue hosts a popular boozy brunch event every month and brings a cool and quirky concept to Battersea's restaurant scene.
One of the most impressive and secret bars in Battersea, The King Of Ladies Man is a hidden gem. Not only retro, sultry, sophisticated and luxe to boot, their roster of classic cocktails and cool interpretations are to be tried no matter the weather thanks to a high-skilled selection of staff.
Located within easy 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 from this laidback hangout, where cocktails are on the menu alongside great value pizza.
Home of laidback lounging and independent boozing, Out Of Office brings something entirely new when it comes to craft drinks in Battersea. Designed as a hot-desk hub during the day, pop in to tap away at your laptop and get those important projects complete while sipping away at specialty coffees. A chilled out cafe space makes way for something a little livelier after 5pm, when it's all play and no work as Out Of Office serve up their choice of 50 independent beers, artisan spirits and wines.
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. Take a seat on a pew and spend your afternoon, evening or night sipping on premium vino in this chic urban cavern.
Cartel in Battersea is a tequila and taqueria bar that celebrates the best flavours that Mexico has to offer. The venue's kitchen is busy plating up hand-pressed tacos that hit the spot - think pulled chicken cooked in Mezcal and slow-cooked beef brisket served with chorizo and radish. But in truth, it's the menu of tequila and Mezcal infused cocktails that's really caught our eye. This bar in Battersea is certain to become a favourite spot for the locals in no time.
One of the best bars in Battersea, just a short stroll from Clapham Junction, you'll find this South London gem decked out with industrial-chic style, promising delicious eats, boozy cocktails and a blinding happy hour that just won't quit. Come here all throughout the week, and then over the weekend for a slightly more party-hearty affair until the early hours.
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.
Based on Battersea Park Road, Lost & Co is a fun cocktail bar and kitchen in Battersea that plants huge smiles on the face of its guests with a great cocktail and food menu. Catering for whatever mood you might find yourself in, the venue serves Australian coffee in the morning, before kicking things up a notch with its cocktails, craft beers and comfort food treats.
Bunga Bunga is a Battersea bar and club with a fun Italian theme, karaoke, DJs and feverish party spirit. Try the Pizzas and enjoy the quirky décor and frivolous atmosphere.
For those hanging out around Battersea, the place the crowds flock to is the Be At One. Well known for its fun time party attitude, in the classic elegant and cool surroundings that are the trademark of all Be At One bars, you'll be swept away by some of the best happy hours and cocktails in the business.
It isn't just about quality service, excellent cocktails, and the quality sounds of deep house and soul music at this Battersea bar. They also boast state-of-the-art e-shisha pipes, so you can enjoy shisha without any of the harmful toxins.