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.
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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Emanating an unmistakably cool New York City vibe, 64th & Social is a party bar to be reckoned with. Drop in between 6-9pm to take advantage of their generous happy hour deals - think towering cocktails for £5 - or come at the weekend and see the DJs make the place their own with toe-tapping tunes. We haven't even mentioned their famed Steak Club yet either.
A former toilet turned wine bar, WC Wine & Charcuterie Bar is based underneath Clapham Common tube station and offers South Londoners an enticing menu of fine wines and delectable charcuterie. With 24 red and white wines behind the bar, alongside a few classic cocktails, the sharing platters and cheese boards produced by the kitchen are all you need after a long day at work.
With top-notch cocktails and a really personal atmosphere to match, the Southsider Cocktail Club is another of Clapham's big-hitters. Climb into one of their comfy booths, familiarise yourself with the NYC-inspired decor and get to work on sampling some delicious cocktails. Can't decide what to have? No worries, just have a word with the bartender and they'll conjure up something special just for you.
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.
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.
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.
Bringing you all the ingredients you need for an unforgettable night out, Last Days of Disco is the latest addition to Clapham's ever-growing nightlife scene. Fuelled by elaborate cocktails, you'll get to dance along to DJs with dancers, aerial performers and drag superstars.
Putney cocktail hotspot Tequila Mockingbird has opened its second venture. This lovely little bar in Clapham is great whether you're grabbing a couple of happy hour cocktails or going all in at one of their weekend dance parties.
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.
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.
Serving the capital's most sought-after slices, these gorgeous sourdough bases are made form stone ground flour and wild yeast to create mouthwatering dishes. Top the off with Gorgonzola, honey and others seasonal ingredients, as well as feasting on sumptuous small plates alongside.
A stylish bar with an extensive choice of cocktails and top DJs, @Bar is where Clapham comes to throw some shapes. It's usually populated by a trendy South London crowd keen to let loose and party the night away. Looking to host a private party? Reserve an area for 12 people or more and pocket yourself a complimentary bottle of champers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A party spot with tiki cocktails and Polynesian interiors on the brain, stunning cocktails and cool club nights take place at this great bar in Clapham, whether its weekday drinks or weekend all-nighters.
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.
The OG South London BrewDog, this Battersea Rise bar boasts excellent beers, atmospheric interiors and a delicious selection of bar snacks perfect for pairing with one of their many brews.
Balans are bringing their mix of high and low life lifestyle south of the river, with drag queens, objet de curiosite, bohemian flourishes and alfresco dining where brunches and fun dinners come as standard.
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.
Lost Society is a fun bar and restaurant based on Battersea Park Road in South London. Priding itself as something of a jack-of-all-trades, the venue serves Australian coffee in the morning, before kicking things up a notch with its cocktails, craft beers and comfort food treats. Expect to find a menu of cheese-heavy pizzas and all the usual brunch suspects.
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.
This Clapham joint champions one quirky cool atmosphere of workshop wonders from its scientific formula scribbled walls, to its eccentric colours and the 50s style diner area where Americana fusion foods are dished out. Adventure Bar is a playground of kooky artwork, delicious cocktails and a fun party vibe that boats some raucous revellers come the weekend.