The best bars in Clapham


The best bars in Clapham

Multicultural Clapham, south of the river Thames, covers a large surface and is in fact four distinct areas: North, Old Town, South and Junction. Famous for its Antipodean influx, this crown jewel of South London nightlife is also just as popular with recent graduates and young families.

Its proximity to Brixton ensures that it remains diverse, and there is really no better word to describe the evening scene in Clapham.

It’s the flirty rock ‘n’ roll interior of Venn Street Records that we love the most, but their cocktails are pretty awesome too! The bar’s delicious classic drinks are perfect enjoyed while listening to one of the venue’s frequent live music events.

For a lively night out, try 64th & Social. Not far from the Common, this Clapham bar’s New York style and smooth cocktail list offer a proper taste of the Big Apple in little old London town. With DJs playing everything from Funk, Hip Hop and R&B to House and NuDisco, the venue’s dance floor gets packed on the weekend, so make sure you come early.

For something more relaxed, look no further than just over the road from Clapham South station. With a large front terrace overlooking the Common, The Perky Nel is a friendly neighbourhood pub offering great cocktails, delicious brunch, lunch and dinner options, and lively Friday night DJ sets, as well as a mean Sunday Roast, live sports screenings, and more. This could very well be your new favorite weekend hangout spot.

Next, head straight to POWDERKEG, a great hidden gem offering amazing cocktails, British craft beers and an always changing wine list along with delicious pizza by Joe Public. Located on St John’s Hill, a short walk from Clapham Junction, the spacious bar combines old brick walls, aged wood floors and vintage furniture with distinct quirky touches: think plants, taxidermy and antiques galore. Don’t miss the gorgeous greenhouse-style dining room at the back.

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