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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Prince serves booze and burgers in a setting like no other. This beautiful Fulham pub features a woodland-inspired floral pergola that adds an extra dash of charm to the indoor-meets-outdoor space, as well as offering four different street food vendors and a bustling bar.
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.
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.
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.
With locations in Kensington, Carnaby, Soho 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.
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.
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.
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.
In the mood for a refreshing craft brew and stacked juicy burger? Brewdog 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.