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.
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 classic boozer in the heart of Victoria, The White Ferry House promises evenings made up of the buzz of banter, delicious food, ever rotating pumps and more. From their footing in a Victorian flat-iron building to grub from Burger Craft, and a rotating selection of real ales, The White Ferry House has it made as a traditional pub in London.
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.
American diner staples are served in this Clapham pub bringing sizzling and juicy burgers to your table. Wash down the meal with their selection of local craft beers.
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.
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.
There's two reasons to get to Prince of Peckham: firstly, you can get a wonderful array of craft beers and expertly made cocktails. And you can use that to wash down a selection of Caribbean burgers from White Men Can't Jerk – what more do you want?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
A venue that recreates the classic retro diner scene so popular in the USA, The Diner is a laidback yet seriously indulgent Soho joint perfect for beers and a burger. To start with there's a whole variety of different burgers to ponder, from cheese to red hot, BBQ chicken to Halloumi, all enjoyed alongside a healthy range of Stateside favourite bottled 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serving up delicious rare-breed beef patties and a stunning array of cocktails and wines, this great Central London restaurant offers some of the finest combinations of burgers and booze in London.
If you're going to attend one of the Horse and Groom's great DJ nights, you need your fuel. Luckily they supply with a great selection of craft beers, cocktails and ales, but also delicious food from Burger and Balls.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to banging burgers and mouth-watering craft beers, Dip & Flip is up there with the best. Whether you like your patty smothered in gravy or topped with cheese, you can have it all washed down with delicious brews.