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.
If it's booze and burgers that you're after, check out Smoke 'n' Buns at The Camden Head. This historic pub will have you filling up on stacked patties with fried chicken, juicy beef and vegan options all available and served up with your choice of smoke.
This quirky Walthamstow pub is a must for beer and burgers in London. Having previously collaborated with the likes of Alt-J, Enter Shikari and Mogwai, the minds behind Signature Brew are serving stunning sips in partnership with We Serve Humans' droolworthy stacked buns.
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.
Head over to Twickenham where The Shack 68 is serving up some of the best booze and burger combos in London. Tuck into a range of stacked patties, including fiery vegan and halloumi options, washed down with affordable cocktails and craft pints.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for the best burgers in Camden? The Lock Tavern fronts a small but perfectly formed menu of hefty sandwiches. Offering beef, fried chicken and vegan patty options, the Chalk Farm pub is the perfect place to get your fix of stacks and sips.
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.
One of the best places for booze and burgers in East London, Rolling Stock is a sprawling local boozer nestled in the heart of Shoreditch. Get your fix of alfresco drinking and dining with patty masters Burgers&Beats dishing out droolworthy feasts.
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.