Playground Bar

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Description

Playground is a quirky bar in Croydon that delights drinkers with its creative cocktails.

Much like the drinks served here, the decor in this cocktail bar is fabulous. Playground boasts a super chic interior with impeccable attention to detail throughout - from the jet black leather seating to the immaculate white marble bar, Croydon now has it very own slice of West London. Whilst there are a few tables outside the front of the venue, on the whole, Playground is a small, intimate space - ideal for a date night.

Where this bar really stands out though is in the drinks department. The master mixologists here combine fresh ingredients with high-quality spirits to create a menu full of innovative, experimental cocktails - and they're all reasonably priced too! Grab yourself a 'Power Pop' for the tidy sum of just £8 - a delicious rum-based cocktail that's served in a mini milk bottle with a bag of popping candy! Looking to go a step further, Playground has even added 'molecular gastronomy' to its expansive arsenal of alcohol artistry. In essence, this means that they're capable of serving up mojitos in small globular spheres on the end of a spoon! But if you'd just prefer something a little more simple, the bar staff are more than friendly and knowledgable enough to whip up any of the classics for you. 

Info

Door Charge may apply
Happily Affordable ££
21
Disabled Toilets
No hoodies, No sportswear, Smart

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
17:00 23:00
17:00 23:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 02:00
17:00 02:00
17:00 23:00

Location

Playground Bar
63 South End, London, CR0 1BF



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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.90
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.50
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.90
Cocktail £8.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.00
Bottle of House Wine £15.00
Bottle of Champagne £49.00

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Great, relaxed atmosphere. Staff very friendly Visited Playground Bar on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018
5

Great place, my third visit never fails to deliver great cocktails at a great price. Only issue- the online menu needs to br updated!! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-12-22
by on December 24th, 2017
4

Great night. Cole Cleaning Ltd xxxx Visited Playground Bar on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Not possible to review as they did not reply to my booking query. Visited Playground Bar on 2017-12-15
by on December 17th, 2017
1

Great place for pre dinner drinks! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-12-14
by on December 16th, 2017
4

Nice looking bar, pricey cocktails, would visit again but on a specials night Visited Playground Bar on 2017-11-24
by on November 26th, 2017
3

Great service! You need to update your menu on your website but overall great experience. Visited Playground Bar on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
4

Exceptional service and yummy cocktails. Visited Playground Bar on 2017-10-14
by on October 16th, 2017
5

Arrived slightly early for our table but this was a not an issue and we were seated straight away. Service and cocktails fantastic as usual!! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
5

Bar staff is very slow. Wait 30 min for a drink Price and quality don’t match Visited Playground Bar on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
1

Surprisingly quiet for a Saturday evening during happy hour so didn't need to say l booked a table as there were plenty available and the 2 for 1 new banana cocktails were nice Visited Playground Bar on 2017-09-23
by on September 25th, 2017
5

Service was a little slow, but such a great vibe Visited Playground Bar on 2017-09-02
by on September 4th, 2017
4

Amazing atmosphere and good service. Cocktails are unreal Visited Playground Bar on 2017-08-27
by on August 29th, 2017
5

Pleasant couple of hours spent with friends, attentive staff. Visited Playground Bar on 2017-08-17
by on August 21st, 2017
4

Really great but would be perfect if they offered virgin cocktails. Visited Playground Bar on 2017-08-18
by on August 20th, 2017
4

Friendly staff, lovely decor, music loud enough to enjoy but able to talk over. The cocktails are what this place is all about! AMAIZING Visited Playground Bar on 2017-08-06
by on August 8th, 2017
5

Hi, Great venue, interesting drinks and overall good time. We decided on table service - which was exceptional. Nothing was too much bother for our waitress - even when we asked for the music to be turned down a little so we could hear each other (Just so you know i's not overly loud, we're probably just old and hadn't had anything to drink yet) Great night - keep up the good work! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-07-28
by on August 1st, 2017
4

The hostess was really nice and friendly. She help us out all night with a smile on her face. The drinks were amazing and the music was even better. Didn't leave until the very end. Visited Playground Bar on 2017-06-24
by on June 26th, 2017
5

Had a really fun evening. Lovely drinks waitress for the evening and fun cocktails! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-06-24
by on June 26th, 2017
4

Table was pushed up against another.. There was no room to sit as too many people in the bar. Not a good experience at all. Visited Playground Bar on 2017-06-17
by on June 19th, 2017
1

We didn't have the best start to the evening. Waited 30 minutes at the bar so missed happy hour and our table wasn't ready despite paying the deposit. It was a surprise birthday which resulted in the birthday girl arriving to no drink, no table. The staff did resolve the problem eventually and over an hour after arrival we did get a drink. Maybe consider more bar staff or take into consideration the number of bookings taken for the same period of time. It was manic and I felt for the staff. Not the enjoyable pre-dinner drinks we had hoped for. Visited Playground Bar on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
2

Really great night out here, music excellent and the cocktails are even better! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-05-12
by on May 14th, 2017
5

Good service, atmosphere and different quirky drinks Visited Playground Bar on 2017-05-05
by on May 7th, 2017
5

Staff were very intentive and helpful. I liked the cocktails which are playful and unique Visited Playground Bar on 2017-04-28
by on April 30th, 2017
4

Great place to go for cocktails Visited Playground Bar on 2017-04-22
by on April 27th, 2017
5

Great Atmosphere, Fab Cocktails, love happy hour! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-04-22
by on April 24th, 2017
5

Great as usual! Cocktails are always on point!! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-04-22
by on April 24th, 2017
5

Delicious cocktails, friendly staff, Great night! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-04-21
by on April 23rd, 2017
4

Fantastic tasting cocktails. Very friendly and attentive staff. Will certainly come again! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-04-15
by on April 19th, 2017
5

Amazing cocktails and great service, will definitely be back! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-04-08
by on April 18th, 2017
5

Great service, from online reservation enquiry to easy telephone booking and confirmation call from Mario in the day I'd booked a table for 10 from 9_11pm. On arrival good atmosphere, beautiful decor, happy mixed ages clientele. The cocktails are amazing. We stayed until 1am and I danced for hours. DJ made great mix if classic with modern. Yes the bar is small but for me that is a plus. Only negative was both toilet seats in ladies were broken. I'll definitely return. Visited Playground Bar on 2017-04-08
by on April 10th, 2017
5

Had an amazing night.. great drinks. It is quite a small place so I would definitely advise getting a table like we did. Would 100% go again. Visited Playground Bar on 2017-04-08
by on April 10th, 2017
5

Great selection of excellent cocktails served by friendly staff and beautifully decorated. Will definitely be going back, especially when two for one cocktails are running. Visited Playground Bar on 2017-03-25
by on April 9th, 2017
5

Laid back chilled vibe, music was great drinks were great and the staff looked after us . So nice to find somewhere a little different somewhere I didn't feel like the oldest person in there. Great place we will be back soon. Visited Playground Bar on 2017-03-17
by on March 19th, 2017
5

Had such a great time , went on Friday as my works leaving night , great , friendly and helpful staff we will all be returning again x Visited Playground Bar on 2017-03-17
by on March 19th, 2017
5

Really relaxed, good night. Perfect for pre drinks or meeting friends for a catch up Visited Playground Bar on 2017-03-10
by on March 12th, 2017
4

Fab place. Really lovely and helpful waitress Visited Playground Bar on 2017-03-04
by on March 6th, 2017
5

Fun, fun, fun! We had a lovely table, the cocktaiks were quirky, atmosphere was great. Will definitely back soon! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-02-18
by on February 20th, 2017
5

Brilliant place,Fabulous cocktails, great atmosphere! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-02-18
by on February 20th, 2017
5

Fantastic Thanks for helping us with the seating Visited Playground Bar on 2017-01-27
by on January 29th, 2017
5

Delicious cocktails as always. Great to see the cocktail menu being refreshed regularly. Can't wait to go back there! Visited Playground Bar on 2017-01-06
by on January 8th, 2017
5

The staff were friendly but very small inside Visited Playground Bar on 2016-12-28
by on December 31st, 2016
3

Had such a good night it was my birthday and I was made to feel special staff were friendly and helpful just made it a very nice evening that the whole party enjoyed. Visited Playground Bar on 2016-12-29
by on December 31st, 2016
5

We had a lovely evening for our Christmas work doo. Thank you to the friendly staff. Just Gutted there was no Food/Nibbles Visited Playground Bar on 2016-12-14
by on December 19th, 2016
4

Pre drinks for 15 before our works Christmas dinner. We reserved a table and paid a £25 deposit. Fabulous cocktails, excellent service and a great start to the evening. Thank you. Visited Playground Bar on 2016-12-08
by on December 18th, 2016
5

i really enjoyed my time her, atmosphere was good music good, the sevice and bar staff are great, the music was tolerable. down fall the venue is very neat compact and they should provide a food menu. even if it was chips abd grilled sandwiches. Visited Playground Bar on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016
4

Loved it here. Cocktails were very yummy and staff very friendly. Definitely going back! Visited Playground Bar on 2016-12-03
by on December 5th, 2016
5

I had a drinks table reserved for 10pm.. We'd got there a little after, security was very understanding. We got told to come in and the guy who was mean't to be seating us disappeared. He eventually came over and told us to stand next to the table and wait so he can clean it and tell the other ladies to get off. #Awkward As we sat down drink menus was brought over to us and the presentation was superb! We was told we can order our drinks from the table instead of the bar, we had waited ages for the guy to come back! The cocktails were over priced for the quantity you got given. The place would be very nice if it was a bit more bigger! Visited Playground Bar on 2016-11-26
by on November 28th, 2016
2

Very disappointed. Had to pay £25 in advance to book a table, when we arrived place was empty!! and no a soul came in whilst we were there. Quality of cocktails not great either. Visited Playground Bar on 2016-11-24
by on November 26th, 2016
1

Great cocktails!!! Went on a Tuesday and had the two for one deals... :) Visited Playground Bar on 2016-11-15
by on November 17th, 2016
5

Great night, great music & cocktails Visited Playground Bar on 2016-11-12
by on November 14th, 2016
5

Had a great time on halloween staff are great love coming here will be back really soon Penny 👻👺👹 Visited Playground Bar on 2016-10-29
by on October 31st, 2016
5

Love this place and it's unique cocktails. Staff are polite and cheerful , can't wait for my next visit !😊 Visited Playground Bar on 2016-10-27
by on October 29th, 2016
5

Nice for a change. Not enough choice of cocktails, not very alcoholic. Then we were given a service charge, for drinks this is unacceptable.. Not even advised, dark could not see Bill. Visited Playground Bar on 2016-10-22
by on October 24th, 2016
3

Great service, great people and great drinks. Visited Playground Bar on 2016-10-22
by on October 24th, 2016
4

Great service & fun cocktails! Birthday cocktail was a lovely touch too. Would definitely recommend for a girls night out 😊 Visited Playground Bar on 2016-10-21
by on October 23rd, 2016
5

We had an early evening reservation in Playground bar on Saturday evening and had a fantastic time. The 2-4-1 happy hour was a bonus and allowed us to try a large variety of drinks. You even managed to convert a non cocktail drinker with your 'Gentlemans Cocktail'. We were looked after by the assitant manager who was great. We will be back :) Visited Playground Bar on 2016-10-15
by on October 17th, 2016
5

very much enjoyed the cocktails on offer and the overall price was very good during happy hour, was a bit disappointed that the cocktails available on the website were not the same as at the venue so I had to decide what to get all over again! Also the website states that happy hour between 5-7pm is half price drinks though we was told we would have to buy 2 of the same making it BOGOF. this meant that although the overall price was the same we couldn't mix and match at all and had to get 2 the same leading to less variety. Overall however I had a very enjoyable evening and would go back. Visited Playground Bar on 2016-10-14
by on October 17th, 2016
4

Was ok...first time there,so wasn't sure what to expect ...bar staff was friendly... A drink I ordered a drink which was meant to come with some sweets on the side,but didn't come with it,had to ask staff for it. Also lighting was so dark at tables,couldn't read drinks menu easily without squinting. All round ok..bubbly atmosphere. Nicely decorated. Visited Playground Bar on 2016-10-14
by on October 16th, 2016
3

Faboulous bar , great service and incredible drinks . Visited Playground Bar on 2015-11-20
by on October 13th, 2016
5

On the website it clearly states it's half price on Tuesday's, however when we was there they said it's just 2-4-1 and cocktails have to be the same. So misleading and slightly disappointing Visited Playground Bar on 2016-09-27
by on September 29th, 2016
3

Drinks were brilliant and we're looking forward to our next visit! Very quirky and cool. It was happy hour so we tried all sorts of different cocktails. We didn't have any food so will give that a go next time. Visited Playground Bar on 2016-08-23
by on September 7th, 2016
4

Creative twist on classics. Very fun and creative cocktails - great night! Love how they serve their drinks: light bulbs, buses, mini pig jars etc! Would definately recomend and will be back Visited Playground Bar on 2015-11-20
by on September 2nd, 2016
5

I visited with 2 friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were really friendly & the drinks were amazing. Although it got busy it wasn't overly packed and the atmosphere was brilliant. Only thing i would say is that the Frosted Bubble Gum Daiquiri could have been more bubble gummy. The cocktail waiter added a load more ice to the mix but didnt add any more bubble gum mixture making it very watery with not much bubble gum flavour. However we would definitely go back again Visited Playground Bar on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016
4

I'm not that impressed, they were not ready for us and didn't have the table ready despite booking 3 weeks in advance and I had received a reminder email the day before, we had to wait while they got it ready. One of our party ordered the Power Pop cocktail and there was no popping candy as they had run out! We also ordered Sarah K's Little Pink Drink which should come in a little bird glass but didn't, and although they state they will make other normal cocktails on request when one of our party requested this they didn't know how to make it! It lacked atmosphere too. Very unlikely to recommend it or go back. Visited Playground Bar on 2016-05-31
by on June 4th, 2016
1

Staff were extremely helpful both when booking and on the night, a small issue we had writh the tab was resolved quickly and easily. The place never got so busy that you felt packed in and suffocated which I was worried about for such a small bar. The cocktails themselves were amazing. My only minor issue was that table service was slow, it ended up being much quicker to go to the bar, but as it's a small place that was no great hassle. Highly recommend. Visited Playground Bar on 2016-05-07
by on May 9th, 2016
4

Excellent service from all the bar ..The Staff could not be more helpful.. The manager was so lovely and accommodating.. And even the door staff were very nice.. Had a lovely evening and would defo recommend 👍
by on February 15th, 2016
4

Very nice environment,friendly staff and very very good cocktails.:) Visited Playground Bar on 1970-01-01
by on January 1st, 1970
4

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