A humble Waterloo bar that promises to combine the very best of pub pints and bites combined. Perfect for a casual catch-up near the Southbank, head on down to the Steam Engine for a glug of the good stuff alongside a smart selection of gastro plates.
Bars in Waterloo
On the Southbank of the Thames and boasting awesome riverside views, a great bridge, a myriadof tube lines for easy travelling, a theatre, BFI Imax cinema and an abundance of bars to visit, Waterloo really does have a lot to offer. But how about a casual drink? We've got you sorted. Check out our recommendations for the best bar in Waterloo.
Calling all wine lovers: this SE1 spot is all about the grapey stuff; from English sparkling wines to more mature reds sourced internationally. Head here for everything from after-work drinks, to weekend sips. With a relaxing atmosphere and pop-up chefs, you're gonna want a taste.
Head down to thins funky basement bar for a massive night of pink inspired bad-ass-ness as Tonight Josephine brings the girl power. The bar is all about history's most notorious ladies, along with great cocktails.
Just a short walk from Waterloo station is Gillray's Steakhouse and Bar. Boasting a wide array of drinks, including more than 100 gins, this sophisticated bar is perfect for some after work drinks before you embark on your commute home.
Find the Benugo Bar and Kitchen minutes from Waterloo Station in the BFI building. The venue has a cosy and comforting feel with squishy armchairs and walls lined with books, perfect for one of their delicious cocktails or a nibble to eat.
Sure, this trusty gastropub is as centrally located as they come - but that doesn't stop it from offering an affectionate, neighbourhood vibe. Located within a few seconds of the waterfront, the Mulberry Bush is a cracking option whether you're coming for the seasonal foods and daily changing specials or just a couple of pints from their excellent range of beer and ale. Looking for a private hire space? The Green Room is well equipped at hosting all manner of special occasions.
A revolutionary venue, The Thirsty Bar is completely normal aside from the fact that it boasts its own self-service bar, no big deal. This is achieved with Ipads on each table that allows you to place orders for food and drinks; to surf the internet; to select tracks on the Jukebox and to do buy beer that you can then instantly dispense from the tap on your table.
Commemorating the iconic artwork of Polish World War II artist, Feliks Topolski, this Waterloo space is a converted 20th Century bunker, over 200 years old. Serving Eastern Europeans foods and hosting a rosta of live music, club nights cabaret and artist exhibitions, Topolski's is one of Waterloo's ultimate unique places.
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. Keeping their decor purposely simple with exposed brick walls and wooden floors, the venue offers a selection of craft beers and delicious cocktails, served alongside a menu of hearty pizzas, hotdogs and wings.
If you want a good drink in Waterloo, you can't go far wrong with All Bar One. Offering up delicious British pub food, tonnes of cocktails and a great wine list, it's the perfect place for anything from post-work boozing to catching up with friends.
Need a break from the bustle of central London? Seek refuge in the Duke of Sussex, a homely and familiar boozer serving the best in seasonal British produce washed down with a carefully curated menu of beer, wine and refreshing cocktails. There's a spacious beer garden for the summer, a large function room for private hire groups and always lots going on, whether that be weekly quiz nights or live music events.
Just down the road from Waterloo station is a little tropical paradise. This rooftop bar is awash with sunny colours and block lettering, and boasts a cocktail menu that's twenty strong – with favourites like Aperol Spritz, Love Potion No.10 and Frose (that's frozen Rose!).