Best Bars Near London Bridge
Bars in London Bridge are diverse and are all part of a new and exciting drinking and dining scene in the heart of the city. Whether you want an upmarket cocktail evening, after work drinks or something more bijou, the bars of London Bridge have it all. In the streets around the railway station and Borough Market, there are a great mix where you're bound to find somewhere you'll love. Have a look through our recommended bars near London Bridge.
Last updated on 16th September 2016
When it comes to a quirky bar near London Bridge, Cecil's is sitting at the very pinnacle. A brooding basement space known for its vintage events and dated flair, head on down for drinks in a speakeasy inspired enviroment and see if you can catch their roster of live musicians.
Situated within a few minutes walk of London Bridge, Simmons is a small but perfectly formed cocktail bar with quirky interiors and amazing happy hour deals. Come between 4 and 9pm (weekdays) if you’re looking after those pennies; you can get £2.50 beers, a bottle of wine for £10 or a signature cocktail teapot for £15. There’s a more lively atmosphere to this place come the weekend, and it’s open for drinking, singing and dancing until 1am.
London Bridge is ever the bustle with work patrons and commuters, so why not avoid the 9-5 strain with one of the best hidden bars in London. Kitsch, cool and brimming with quirk, head on down to Call Me Mr Lucky for a fun dose of cocktails and late-night charm.
A chic brasserie and cocktail bar styled around the slick establishments of its Manhattan namesake, Village East is a laidback hangout that you’ll find tucked away on Bermondsey Street. Familiar, quaint and unassumingly inviting, this one is ideal for everything from a sit-down meal to a quick whisky-laced nightcap before heading home.
A whimsical dining wonderland just shy of London Bridge, those with a hankering for kitsch prints, lush plates and charming interiors will absolutely swoon and sway over this fairytale joint. Whether you're lucking it with lobster, or cavorting with an Iced Gem cocktail, this city favourite is heralded plot, known for its atmosphere and luxe penchant.
The Hide Bar is tucked in a side street close to the station, part of the exciting scene developing on Bermondsey Street this is another good bar in London Bridge. Cocktails are the name of the game at Hide, with particular attention paid to the history of the drinks themselves, a unique twist.
Located in the landmark Blue Fin Building on Southwark Street, The Refinery is one of London Bridge's most sophisticated bars. The open plan kitchen offers a palpable buzz throughout the restaurant, which is great for diners. The spacious setting also allows for privacy on tables, this allows for quiet lunches or corporate drinks with clients to go undisturbed.
Hankering for laid-back cocktails with a sprinkle of cool kids on the side? This London Bridge bar is just the haunt. While the cocktails may be affordable, the level of master mixology is strong with this one. A playful place with an East London inspired attitude, it's all systems to go at The Old School Yard.
A wonderful secret bar with speakeasy vibes located beneath an Italian restaurant called Antico. Dim lighting, exposed brick work and a wonderful array of spirits, especially Gin, make this a a great choice for a bar near London Bridge.
One of London Bridge's best bars, Belushi's is a short walk from Borough Tube station and is a down-to-earth sports bar. Open plan and spacious, it offers live music alongside great food and drinks promotions and happy hours.
If you're looking for a modern wine bar in the City then Jamies London Bridge is a top choice. Serving up delicious British food, an extensive international wine menu and just about any other drink you would want, it is a bar and restaurant that meets all of your needs. The happy hours are perfect for after work drinkers near London Bridge, and there is always a lively atmosphere.
Prime for after work drinks near London Bridge, Tanner & Co's British dining focus has won city fans around as they present guests with a high-end roster of food alongside some of the best international bottles of wine in the business.
Located directly off the famous Thames Path, Hay’s Galleria is a unique bar with plenty of features to make it one of the most memorable bars in town. Made up of a petanque pitch, an outdoor terrace and a maze of bars and beautiful private dining rooms, this is a fantastic spot for London Bridge commuters to stop in at on their way home.