Best Bars In Croydon

Croydon may be a humble 9.5 miles from Charing Cross, but that doesn't mean this London borough doesn't come with the same kind of gumption that the heart of the city has. Up and coming with new bars opening on a monthly basis, it's an exciting area to play in. To help you make the most of it, here are some of the best bars in Croydon for you to explore.

Last updated on 7th December 2020




While notorious for waffles and beautiful breakfast plates, The Breakfast Club is so much for than just eggs. With retro interiors, plenty of beers to go around and a bespoke cocktail menu, they're strong in the bar/hangout department to boot. 

Spread Eagle

12 user reviews 5

Croydon isn't short of lovely pubs, but it's The Spread Eagle that has a little something more up its sleeve. Also home to comedy nights and theatre shows, you're sure to get something a little more than just a pint here.

Basil & Grape

102 user reviews 4

An authentic Italian restaurant and wine bar in Croydon, Basil & Grape serves artisan pizza and paninis, salad and Italian sharing boards with a handpicked selection of fine wines. From bottomless prosecco Sunday to wine down Wednesday, the bar and restaurant is a haven for any wine-lover.

Smoothbean!

30 user reviews 5

Starting off as an independent coffee shop, Smoothbean! now also offers a selection of handcrafted cocktails and tasty small plates for when dusk falls. Our favourite sip? The signature espresso martini, created from artisan espresso, vanilla vodka, Galliano and a lashing of fresh cream.

Playground Bar

108 user reviews 4

Found just shy of South Croydon train station, Playground is a cocktail bar in Croydon that refuses to be bound by the rules. From unique servings to creative flavours, you can find a whole menu of 'out there' drinks right here.