Bars in Southwark
Southwark might be one of the oldest parts of London, but its nightlife offering is anything but tired. With offices all around and a perfect Southbank location near London Bridge, the TATE Modern and St Paul's Cathedral, it's positively heaving with amazing places to go and enjoy a tipple whatever time of the day. So take a leisurely stroll down the Thames and then rest your feet at the best bars in Southwark.
Arthur Hooper's is a Borough Market gem, utilising fresh ingredients from the vendors, and combining them with with a former Zucca chef running the kitchen. Expect a menu of innovative, inspirational European cuisine with an exceptionally-paired wine list to boot.
Located in the heart of Bankside SE1, this bar and restaurant fronts two storeys of drinking spaces, tasty eats, private rooms and bucket loads of individual character. Located between twin railway arches, SAMA Bankside is one of Southwark's most unique hangouts.
The Refinery is the perfect place for a meal or something to drink in Southwark. Not only teaming with cutesy interiors kitsch design flecks and a constantly buzzing atmosphere, there's a roster of global wines, cocktails and an impressive menu that makes this restaurant bar a must visit in the area.
Jack's is a cosy, Southwark based bar, run by two brothers and offering a range of ice-cold beer, tasty comfort food and delicately balanced cocktails. With their father having owned the site in the 1970s, the two brothers look to recreate the venue's original vibes, emphasising the fact the bar is based under railway arches using exposed brick walls, wood floors and vintage furnishings.
Set within a former Victorian grammar school, Baluchi offers a truly breathtaking drinking and dining experience in Southwark. You'll get to enjoy incredible Indian dishes in a grand hall complete with high ceilings, large windows and handcrafted chandeliers.
Perfectly placed in Bermondsey is Fourpure's industrial-style taproom that houses over 40 different craft brew-ties on tap. Alongside this, it hosts regular quiz nights, boozy brunches and serves up some of the best darn hot dogs and burgers in town.
A bar and hostel in Southwark, The Rose & Crown offers a warm and friendly welcome whether you're stopping by for a quick pint or settling in for a week. On the bar you'll find a great selection of beers, from commercials lagers to a huge range of craft beers, while the kitchen serves up some of the best burgers in London Bridge.
Looking to enjoy a few drinks in Southwark but don't have the foggiest when it comes to ideas on where to start? If you're a beer lover there's only one option, and that's the Southwark Brewery tour. Not only can you enjoy learning about the brewery itself, there's tastings to boot.
The Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen isn't just a great place to grab a drink because of its spacious, atmospheric plan or their industrial-cool interiors, but their carefully curated drinks menu of fantastic cocktails, wines, and beers will appeal to everyone.
Just a trip around the corner from Southwark Station, this quirky pub and restaurant is one of South London's finest with a great selection of beers, wines and cocktails, alongside a deliciously indulgent menu of sharers and sizeable mains.
Inspired by the rustic, traditional bistros of Madrid, Camino is Southwark's tapas and wine bar. From delectable cheeses, a wonderful array of charcuterie, and mouth-watering fresh seafood, this South London hotspot will definitely leave you well-fed and wanting more. Sit back with a wonderfully large glass of wine and bask in everything Camino has to offer.
This charming boozer in Southwark is located in the shadow of The Shard, making it the ideal location for after-work drinks after a long day in the office. Choose your poison from their ample menu of beer, wine and cocktails and unwind in cosy surroundings.