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Booze and Burgers in London
Burgers and booze? We're mad for 'em. And what with London toting so premium a selection of patties, it would be but criminal not to share. From doughnut faring burgers and some of the city's most infamous 'slaw, to towering stacks and uniquely sourced meat, London isn't a city, it's one giant burger babe. This guide to the best burger and beer pubs and bars in London is based on gulps upon gulps of beer & burger testing so trust us, we know our patties.
Born in 2011, Honest Burger have gone from zero to hero in a few short years. Check out their 22nd venue in Soho near Greek Street to try their famous cocktails, beers and locally sourced burgers.
A sought after location for burgers in London, Maxwell's may be known for their freakshakes and macaroni cheese, but its in the patties that they shine. From quirky doughtnut burgers down to meaty classics and hunking bites, they're classic, they're American orientated and they're delicious.
You may have to head on down to Wimbledon to get them, but when it comes to some of the best burgers in London, The Fire Stables is a name that has you covered. From their cool industrial interiors to their piled high patties, grab a cold craft beer and hunker down for some Americana bites.
Brunch just got a whole lot hoppier. Forget bottomless prosecco with your breakfast, this is a boozy brunch that doesn't mess about and isn't for amateurs. The Draft House on Charlotte Street invite you to enjoy their Beer Brunch special which kicks off your day with a hearty 28-day dry-aged Scottish Aberdeen Angus burger (with fries, duh) and finishes you off with six different craft beers to chug. Oh. My.
Three Compasses is a charming pub in Dalston that doesn't conform to what you'd typically expect from a popular pub in zone two. It isn't a super-chic hipster parade with a microbrewery and a room for stroking cats; it takes a much more simple approach - focusing on serving up some of the best burgers in London, pouring pints of the finest ales, and ensuring that it boasts some of the friendliest bar folk around.
Blues Kitchen is a dark and atmospheric Brixton haunt, serving a choice of positively mouth-watering burgers and plenty of bourbon cocktails. Scan your eyes over a menu stocked with patty options; keep it simple with a Bacon Cheeseburger or push the boat out with a spicy Buffalo Bill serving. You can customise your burger with a variety of cheese and jalapenos, with cocktails that go big on the bourbon, whiskey and dark rum front conjured up at the bar.
Events, booze, and burgers are endless at this bar, diner, and music venue all in one. The Sindercombe Social brings vintage decor, exposed brickwork, and a relaxed space to go out with friends to London.
With locations in Kensington, Carnaby and Shoreditch, Dirty Bones is a restaurant dedicated to New York-inspired comfort food. From their playful cocktail menu to their dinner menu bursting full of chicken & waffles, tender on-the-bone cuts and exquisite deserts, it's clear that this eatery's heart is firmly fixed Stateside. This spot is perfect for a catch up with friends or an after-work dinner.
Headed a little outside of London and looking for a casual pub where burgers reign supreme? Then it's The Leyton Star where it's at. While boasting classic pub aesthetics, it's their burger menu and American inspired bites that keep people coming back for more.
In the mood for a refreshing craft brew and stacked juicy burger? Brewdog in Soho are an absolute failsafe. Giving you mouthwatering burgers from noon till night, with the breakfast eggs bun-addict and selection of eight different chunky burgers later in the day, it's sure to become a favourite.
There's a choice of blockbuster burgers for you to pair with your pint at 28West. Each comes fresh from the grill and made up of the finest British ingredients available, in the company of skinny fries and coleslaw. In the mood for something special? You'll want their Bun & Bones offer, where you can grab a burger and 8 hour slow smoked St Louis pork ribs for £20!
Serving up delicious burgers courtesy of MEATliquor and cocktails straight from the bar, they've got enough to draw you into Queens already. But this cool bar also boasts its own bowling alley and ice rink.
Swingers is great for booze and burgers thanks to its five cocktail bars and three street food vendors, but what you're really there for is the two super-fun 9-hole crazy golf courses for you and your mates to enjoy.
Radicals & Victuallers is the perfect spot for those looking to have a bit more fun after chowing down on burgers and getting started on booze. Chow down on their Stairway to Burger Heaven before enjoying drinks from the bar, quizzes, and live music in this pub.
Not only is The Bull the perfect British boozer in the heart of Streatham, with a beer garden to boot, they're also coming up trumps in the London burger department thanks to their patty pop-up courtesy of the brains behind Burger Shack.
For booze and a good burger, Brixton's Hope & Anchor is always a fantastic option. With a range of delicious meat and veggie burgers, and great beer selection, its the perfect stop off point for a brew and a meaty bun.
If there's two things Shaker and Company do well, it's booze and burgers. For drinks you can enjoy delicious beers and craft cocktails, all while their kitchen supplies you with a selection of awesome dirty burgers.
Paddington Basin is a sure-fire shot when it comes to award-winning burgers in London. Found at Lockhouse, not only can you devour these perfect patties, you can set them alongside a top notch selection of craft beers.
If it's a hearty meal you're after, stacked with meat, cheese and all sorts of delicious toppings, all washed down with a pint of something tasty - you'll want to head to Blues Kitchen Camden. Grab a Bacon Cheeseburger for £12, a seven ounce patty of ground brisket, topped with cheese, bacon, salad and pickles, mayonnaise and mustard, and enjoy one of the many craft beers on offer.
One of the ultimate spots for booze and burgers in London, The Breakfast Club brings you some of the most well-dressed patties in town, fronting everything from philly cheese burgers to toppling halloumi and butternut stacks.
Boasting a range of mouth-watering patties, Blues Kitchen tote 'em all. Choose between Classic, Cheesburger, Bacon and Jerk Chicken offerings accompanied by all the extras if you'd like. Then why not wash down that delicious dinner with an equally hearty spread of bourbons (there are over 100 varieties), cocktails or draught beers.
Boasting an epic selection of delicious burgers, this fun pub and hostel near London Bridge is the perfect place to tuck into delicious patties and craft beer any day of the week. However, if you head down from 8pm every Sunday and Monday you'll be able to bag both for just £8.
Harlem, Soul are bringing the essence of NYC to the heart of Old Street. Expect to find a menu of all-American soul food classics at reasonable prices, accompanied by an ample drinks selection and regular parties with a soundtrack of hip-hop tunes.
You don't need to venture too far North of the city to come across some serious burger action. Found in the heart of Angel and more than aware of what it takes to make good meat, join Meat People for patties that are more than piled high.
Brixton is home to many hidden gems, and Beast of Brixton is one of them. Some of the best burgers in South London can be found here as you head into the hidden and intimate restaurant for international bites and a more than heaving patty.
Thursday night is the night for burger aficionados as The Pickled Hen in Marylebone goes all out with their patty selection. From polenta-crusted goats cheese through to blue cheese-smothered beef patties, all their burgers are encased in a brioche bun and come with a bottle of beer.
Already one of the best places to drink in North London, the Abbey Tavern also serves up a slamming selection of eats from their kitchen residents Nanny Bill's. Head over for the chance to sink some fresh pints, soaked up with gravy-dipped burgers and delicious croquettes.
Offering some of the finest, juiciest burgers in Euston this friendly and relaxed boozer in Euston has the might of the Burger Craft Kitchen behind it, along with a great array of international and local beers to wash them down with.
One of the hottest ETM venues on the block, Greenwood are known for taking classic dishes and knocking them out of the park. The same goes for their burgers. Turning patties on their head and coming up with gastro inventions, join them for top flavours and some serious burger action in London.
From pulled pork to meaty beef, this American restaurant brings you the very best southern-style selection, particularly when it comes to burgers. Wash down with an ice cold beer or cocktail from the extensive list.
One of the best places to grab a burger in East London, Absurd Bird don't get the word 'absurd' added to their name for no good reason. Boasting some of the best chicken burgers in the city, head on down for heaving buttermilk bites with cocktails and craft beer.
When it comes to scoffing burgers in London, it's a good bet that any American restaurant knows what's up. But what about an American restaurant with a little entertainment on the side? Join All Star Lanes for burgers and bowling aplenty.