Teasing cocktails on the terrace, boozy brunches on the weekend and hearty plates come dinner; if you're looking for one of the most beautiful bars in Clapham, you've found it. Not just a New England babe with interiors that impress, No. 32's Old Town plot is prime for sunshine drinks and nights out with friends.
Best Clapham Bars
Guess what folks... it's no longer the deterring name that you thought it once was. On the up and boasting its own creative community, Clapham is now known for its youthful crowd, cracking pop-ups, a renowned chippie and one darn lovely Picture House. South London's best spots are on show here. From hipster-heavy haunts and half-price cocktails, to lush beer gardens and off-kilter boozers, we've cultivated a list some of the best bars to go to in Clapham. Can we count you in?
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SiXTY/FoUR is hands down one of the best bars on Clapham High Street. Not only is it offering cool vibes and daily 2-4-1 happy hour cocktails, but the drinking den also plays host to a range of DJs who spin everything from house to funk and soul.
Expect to taste both flavours and spices from the far corners of the world at Mommi where the cultures of Japan and South America collide for cocktails and cuisine that is ultimately ingenious. With a bar well versed in exotic tipples and lush liquors, their pisco packs a punch if you're looking for some original mixology.
Open from dawn 'til late, Little Orange Door is a beautiful Clapham bar serving up the best in handcrafted cocktails, tasty brunch plates and oh-so-gorgeous interiors. From cosy nooks with comfy daybeds to futuristic corners, this spot is a feast for the eyes.
Tropix is a tropical escape in the heart of Clapham. Perfectly placed on the High Street, it offers a wide range of worldwide flavours with an innovative cocktail menu and exotic food selection, making for a perfect retreat to drink, eat and dance.
Located just moments away from Clapham Junction, Hannah is one of South London's quirkiest bars. With a 'pour your own' policy, the spot allows drinkers to help themselves to a selection of 48 wines and 16 beers - with tasty bites to accompany too.
Be At One is where you go if you're looking to mix with friendly faces either side of the bar. You might also feel inclined to visit if you enjoy sipping on expertly made cocktails at knock down rates, which is something you can do if you're visiting between 5-8 PM every day.
Suburb SW11 specialises in a carefully curated list of drinks and a variety of dining options against an industrial chic backdrop in Clapham. An independent bar with a relaxed attitude, dig into fondue, burgers or sizzling hot stone dishes in the dining area or make straight for the bar, where selected drinks are available at discounted rates for Happy Hour and a Half, between Mondays and Saturdays.
Head over to Battersea Rise where this plush pink cocktail spot is offering some of the finest mixes in South London. Girlfriend is fronting a beaut aesthetic that mixes swish furnishing with fun and playful fixtures to create one of the best drinking experiences in Clapham.
Aquum is buzzing venue with a basement bar and a split level VIP lounge overlooking the main dance floor. With great special guest DJs playing the best in party mash up tunes, regular burlesque performances and even fire eaters, this is a night out with a difference, so enjoy a memorable knees up with your favourite mates.
Fun-loving purveyors of hand-crafted cocktails, London Cocktail Club have opened up their own basement bar in the heart of Clapham. Toting a 90's Hollywood theme, this quirky haunt is sure to be slinging out a genre-defying range of classics and Insta-worthy mixes that pay homage to the big screen.
For cocktails, pizzas and some very impressive performers, this Clapham watering hole make it its aim to give you an unforgettable night with great drinks and a buzzing atmosphere as waitresses turn in to live singers for the night.
One of the leading options for a slightly alternative night out in Clapham, Venn Street Records is a vinyl-clad, rock 'n' roll drinkers den. Noticeable for the large neon sign outside, the venue hosts regular live acts and DJs while the team at the bar mix up cocktails like the AC/Daquiri. #CheapDate night offers 2 drinks and 2 pizzas for £15 and happy hour runs every day at this fun-time bar that refuses to take itself too seriously.
Not only will you find bottomless brunch, tasty Jamaican eats and £5 cocktails at happy hour, but Three Little Birds is bringing you the laid-back island vibes right here in Clapham. Think rum-spiked drinks, lashings of Guinness and tasty food to mop it all up.
With pizzas from £6 and live music six nights a week, Northcote Records is a serious contender for best bar in Clapham. Dedicated to the best music, the venue is decorated with gig posters and vinyl records and stays open til late ensuring you have an amazing party spot south of the river.
Looking for the best bars in Clapham? When it comes to wine, you can't go wrong with this SW spot. Boasting charming interiors and mouthwatering menus in equal measure, you can devour seasonal plates, charcuterie platters and more, all washed down with a wide wine selection.
A legendary venue on the Clapham scene, The Grand is one of the most historic and beautiful spaces to party in South London. The venue dates back to 1900 and is majestic in every sense of the word, welcoming revellers for an eclectic events programme that features club nights, live gigs, comedy shows, theatre performances and more. With all kinds of private party options available, it's a top spot for a special occasion.
Looking for a hidden bar in Clapham that comes up as one of the finest gems in South London's cocktail crown? Then you best be making a visit to King of Ladies Man. Notable for its retro and luxe interiors, this sophisticated bar offers some of the finest in unique cocktails.