Battersea is slowly shaking off its ‘middle of nowhere’ and ‘terrible transport’ reputation (we have a tube coming in 2020
, don’t cha know?) and is finally becoming recognized as one of the best places to live in London
. Residents are spoiled for choice with all the watering holes available. In order to relieve this dilemma we have rounded up the top 10 places to go drinking in Battersea any day of the week.
Located a stone’s throw from Battersea Park and offering a good selection of craft beers, reasonably priced wines, and an array of board games, this delightful gastropub is a firm favorite with Battersea locals. Wednesday nights are always crammed full of various local sports teams.
The Lighthouse, 441 Battersea Park Rd, London, UK
Le QuecumBar and Brasserie
This charming Parisian-style brasserie pays homage to Django Reinhard, hosting a series of live musicians playing gypsy swing. Serving up an authentic French menu, including boeuf bourguignion, and baked camembert, paired with a fabulous wine list, this hidden gem will transport you straight to the backstreets of the Bastille.
Le QuecumBar and Brasserie, 42-44 Battersea High St, London, UK
Battersea may be slowly building a rep for being ‘South Chelsea’ but it won’t lose its working class roots that easily. The Victoria embraces the best of both worlds. Its unassuming appearance should not be disregarded, the food is amazing, and insanely good value for money, the service is friendly and the drinks very reasonable. It is a hit with locals both old and new, and once you try the halloumi burger, you won’t look back.
The Victoria, 166 Queenstown Rd, Battersea, London, UK
Popular with Battersea locals, this charming local boasts great food (the wood fired pizzas are particularly special), warming fires and an attractive beer garden for summer socializing. The ambience is on point for a number of different reasons, the cozy interior and sunny exterior make it the ideal drinking sanctuary for all seasons.
The Woodman, 60 Battersea High St, London, UK
The Prince Albert
This charming gastropub with great food and an impressive wine and beer selection is arguably one of the finest Geronimo Inn branches. Overlooking Battersea Park, this chic spot is popular with locals, the MIC crowd, and even royalty (both princes have been spotted there). Go on a Sunday and check out the yummy mummies and pugs in handbags. (Book in advance as it’s always super busy.)
The Prince Albert, 85 Albert Bridge Rd, London, UK
This bar and events space is a great spot for a few after work or weekend drinks in a relaxed and creative environment. Living up to its name, Doodle Bar has big blackboards where customers can scribble to their hearts content. With cheap drinks, plenty of seating, a ping pong table and a fabulous outdoor ‘beach’ area in the summer, Doodle Bar is a real Battersea gem.
Doodle Bar, 33 Parkgate Road, London, UK
Southsider Cocktail Club
The Southsider Cocktail Club has an impressive cocktail list, teamed with cool interiors and free popcorn. Happy Hour cocktails are really reasonable and always served with a smile. This is the sort of place where the barman will remember how you like your Martini (shaken not stirred).
Southsider Cocktail Club, 56 Battersea Rise, London, UK
Bar, British, $$$
From the team behind, Barts, Maggies and Kitts, Bunga Bunga, the Italian themed bar dedicated to party animal Berlusconi and his wild parties, offers pizza trains, tongue in cheek cocktails, live music, and karaoke. Cocobananas, their sister club upstairs is open until the early hours. Don’t miss out on their bottomless brunches at the weekend!
Bunga Bunga, 37 Battersea Bridge Rd, Battersea, London, UK
The Lost Angel
Bar, British, $$$
The Lost Angel
The Lost Angel is popular with locals for the late night music, great cocktails and outdoor garden bar. Open until 2 am on Friday and Saturday, and hosting an impressive array of events, including gin soaked Thursdays, cocktail masterclasses, and Saturday afternoon tea sessions, the Lost Angel has something for everyone.
The Lost Angel, 339 Battersea Park Rd, London, UK
Bar, Pub Grub, none
Rise 46 is a 1920s themed bar which brings a little glitz and Gatsby glamour into Battersea Rise. Step back into the Prohibition era with their sophisticated décor and carefully crafted cocktails (served in weird and wonderful vessels such as golden syrup jars for added kitsch). Live music is played throughout the week in their underground jazz bar.
Rise 46, 46 Battersea Rise, London, UK