Best Bars Near London Bridge
Bars in London Bridge are diverse and are all part of an exciting drinking and dining scene in the heart of the city. Whether you want an upmarket cocktail evening, after work drinks or something more glamorous, the bars of London Bridge have it all. In the streets around the railway station and Borough Market, there's a great mix of different drinking dens and hangouts. Have a look through our recommended list of the best bars near London Bridge.
Last updated on 26th January 2018
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. The spacious setting also allows for privacy on tables, this allows for quiet lunches or corporate drinks with clients to go undisturbed.
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's a bar and restaurant that meets all of your needs. The happy hours are perfect for after work drinkers near London Bridge and there's always a lively atmosphere inside.
A whimsical dining wonderland just shy of London Bridge, those with a hankering for kitsch prints, lush plates and charming interiors will fall madly in love with this fairytale joint. Whether you're enjoying a gin-based drink or cavorting with an Iced Gem cocktail, this city favourite is a heralded plot, known for its atmosphere and luxe penchant.
If there's anything to excited about when it comes to a visit to London Bridge, it's Aqua Shard. Found in one of the most notorious spots in the city, this sky-high bar is impressive and has a menu to remember.
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.
With neighbourhood vibes and a homely food menu, The Grange is a brilliant little local pub in Bermondsey. The pub has got it all, from a beer garden and dining room through to artwork on walls and a Sunday roast club.
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.
Hankering for laid-back cocktails at a cool bar with a bit of quirk and charm? This London Bridge den is just the place. 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, there's always a party going on at The Old School Yard.
The Hide Bar is tucked in a side street close to the station and is part of the exciting development of Bermondsey Street that's consumed London Bridge for so long. Cocktails are the name of the game at Hide, with particular attention paid to the history of the drinks themselves. Be sure to try the Stay Classy San Diego; a unique, Ron Burgundy twist on a classic whisky sour.
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.
This nice bar near London Bridge is a great little detour to take for your next session of after-work drinks. With a fantastic cocktail selection, as well as a carefully crafted beer and wine list, it's one of the area's best bars.
Situated within a few minutes walk of London Bridge, Simmons is a small but elegant cocktail bar with quirky interiors and amazing happy hour deals. Come between 4 and 9 PM (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 1 AM.
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.