The Thirsty Bear

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The Thirsty Bear, situated in Blackfriars, is a revolutionary pub that serves great food, moreish cocktails and has an extremely unique feature - a self-service bar. This consists of iPads on each table that allows you to place orders for food and drinks; to surf the internet; to select tracks on the bar’s Jukebox and to do something you possibly didn’t think of (though you probably did): buy beer that you can then instantly dispense from the tap on your table.

Due to its location, The Thirsty Bear is perfect for after-work drinks but at the same time it is a local pub. For those a bit further away, it is worth visiting this almost futuristic pub where pool is free and there is a jukebox to play your favourite tunes! 


No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
No restrictions
Disabled Toilets


Day Open Close Notes
12:00 23:30
12:00 23:30
12:00 00:00
12:00 00:00
12:00 01:00
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12:00 01:00


The Thirsty Bear
62 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9LX

South London

Nearest station:
Southwark (Tube)
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A word from the chef:
An International cuisine including the best from Italian, Spanish and British cuisines. The menu will grow as the pub grows.

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Very helpful & friendly staff. Food was really good - ordering from the iPad was great - everything turned up so quick. The guys loved the beer taps; everyone can drink at their own pace and not have to wait for a refill. Would highly recommend. Nicola visited The Thirsty Bear on 20 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016 by Nicola

Always love it here, good food, love the taps on the tables and my regular for MNF. visited The Thirsty Bear on 17 Oct 2016
18 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Excellent atmosphere, good prices, good beer! visited The Thirsty Bear on 14 Oct 2016
15 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Took 20 of us in for a work lunch and everything from the service to the food was top quality. They were able to fit us in with only 24h notice, the taps on the table are a nice touch and make it easy to get everyone a drink when you're in a big group and the table top ordering went without a hitch even with such a big group. Thoroughly recommended.
13 Oct 2016 by Damian

We had a great time. I booked thinking that just a few mates would have a beer after playing a rugby match in North London. So I booked a table to have beers on our way back down. It turned out that the whole team fancied a few beers. The team at the Thirsty Bear were brilliant and very accommodating. Keep up the good work guys and girls.
08 Sep 2016 by Ryan

Something a bit different – wasn't hugely busy but being able to pour and order drinks without leaving the table's a bit of a novelty and the atmosphere was still good. Probably wouldn't be a regular place, but fun to visit from time-to-time. kyrkesmith visited The Thirsty Bear on 07 Sep 2016
08 Sep 2016 by kyrkesmith

This is my favourite bar in London at the moment, there are big tables with their own beer pumps on them that charge your tab with the exact amount you pour. There are iPads to order other drinks and food which is good quality, you will spend a lot of money here though, but totally worth it. Only negative is they show football but keep the music on rather than the commentary, Howlingwoolf visited The Thirsty Bear on 13 Aug 2016
14 Aug 2016 by Howlingwoolf

If Carlsberg made pubs! iPads are a great idea, no more waiting for drinks. Getting a table designed for 6 for a booking of 9 and staff that were not exactly sociable let it down.
12 Jun 2016 by Mat

I am a lover of the thirsty bear... but it seems like lately they've been taking their eye off the ball, Ipads are regularly not working, no meantime taps anymore and it just feels a bit 'meh' me and friends often end up there at some stage during an evening for a jaegerbomb pitstop, the creat your own burgers are great!
03 Jul 2015 by mistertobyjames
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Hmmm I fear this may be a case of gimmick over substance! Yes ordering on an ipad contraption on our table was pretty cool and fun and pouring our own pints was fun but that wears off pretty quick! The machine broke a few times and the pub/bar is very ordinary inside! Worth going out your way? try out the tech but you probably wont be back a second time

13 Mar 2012 by jumpintothe_..

Was excited to visit to see this new concept but wouldnt rave about it, the ipad didnt work, took ages to sort out the bill between everyone, and the tap kept on jamming. Really disappointed with the decor as its just an average pub who look like they spent all their budget on their swanky ipads.

12 Mar 2012 by boyce69
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