Following its refurb a few years ago, the White Horse has been given a new lease of life. Now its Victorian ceilings are paired with a light and airy décor, and traditional ales are served alongside a more experimental cocktail list.
1-3 Parsons Green, London, UK +44 20 7736 2115
Sit amongst the collection of over 100 wines at Vagabond and sample your way through the list. Vagabond Wines is a great place for a quiet catch-up or a slightly more sophisticated night out.
18-22 Vanston Place, London, UK +44 20 7381 1717
Amuse Bouche set its sights on bringing champagne to the masses, and with its list of over 40 varieties, it does just that. Enjoy your tipple of choice in the intimate surroundings, filled with dimmed lights, flickering candles and just enough exposed brick to walk the line between classic and hipster.
51 Parsons Green Lane, London, UK +44 20 7371 8517
Formerly Ping Pong Rooms, The Game has upped the ante by adding arcade games, Jenga, and Trivial Pursuit to its classic ping pong table set up. For a fun night out with a twist, head to The Game, where you can quell your competitive side with cocktails and hardshakes or stage an all-night ping pong championship that rages until the bar closes at 2am.
180-184 Earls Court Road, London, UK +44 20 7370 5358
Kosmopol is a bar of many personalities; pop in during the week for a reasonably priced cocktail and bijou atmosphere, or head down on the weekend, where you’ll find the bar buzzing and be able to dance off the drinks downstairs at the bar’s miniature dance floor to an eclectic mix of Motown, R&B and hip hop
138 Fulham Road, London, UK+44 20 7373 6368
Elk Bar will sneak up on you, particularly if you make the most of its 2-for-1 happy hour. Go for a few quiet drinks on a Thursday, and before you know it, the place is crammed with locals jostling for space at the bar, ready to embrace Thirsty Thursdays and have a dance.
587-591 Fulham Road, London, UK+44 20 7385 6940
The Lucky Pig
Little sister to the larger bar in Fiztrovia, the Lucky Pig is a lovely space for a quiet cocktail (or seven). Enjoy the airy interior and Art Deco style as you enjoy a ‘Flappers Favourite’ (Chartreuse, raspberry, honey, and bubbles) and listen to the live jazz music on weeknights.
374 North End Road, London, UK +44 20 7385 1300
Cock Tavern combines quirky décor with a drinks list comprehensive enough to satisfy even the hardiest of ale drinkers. To really appreciate this place, head out to the courtyard in the summer, where you can relax in brightly coloured garden chairs and grab drinks from the giant ice-bucket in the centre.
360 North End Road, London, Fulham, UK +44 20 7385 6021
Not one for beer-lovers, Bar Local’s speciality is cocktails, and boy does it do them well. Enjoy the house special, a mojito spiced with vanilla, and make sure to go at the weekend, when the bar hosts an excellent live jazz band.
2-8 Dawes Road, Fulham, London, UK +44 20 7610 2332
For cocktails with a little something extra, Goat DRINK is the place to be. Made by mixologists boasting over 30 years’ experience, each concoction is given an individual, and often surprising, twist. The elegant interior design is complemented by DJs on Friday and Saturday nights, making it feel like you’re having a rave in a really fancy library.
333 Fulham Road, London, UK +44 20 7352 1384