Best South-West London Bars

There are so many great places to enjoy a drink in South West London so if you’re looking for a few suggestions take a look at this helpful SquareMeal guide to the best South West London bars. South West London boasts many great areas within its confines, each offering a while host of great bars and pubs. Clapham has become a real hotspot over recent years with its cool streets full of great shops, restaurants and bars and the green spaces of Clapham Common at its centre. Upmarket Putney, Wandsworth and Barnes offer attractive riverside settings whilst Kew with its beautiful botanical gardens and Richmond with its huge park are ideal destinations for a drink or two. South West London encompasses so many great areas, each with its own great selection of pubs and bars. If you’re looking for the best bars and pubs in this part of London take a look at SquareMeal’s excellent guide to the very best bars in South West London.

Updated on 18 April 2018

Every one of the bars and pubs in London with al fresco drinking featured in SquareMeal’s list of London’s best bars and pubs for alfresco drinking have been tried and tested by critics and our own customers. For more drinking inspiration, see our recommendations for the best bars in London. Each SquareMeal listing features an independent review, as well as reviews from those who have visited, together with unique special offers such as free drinks and discounts.

Venn Street Records

Venn Street Records

78 Venn Street, Clapham, London, SW4 0BD

A truly groovy bar, Venn Street Records is aimed at a slightly older crowd than the usual set who cruise the High Street. This is a venue for live-music hipsters who like a decent cocktail and good chat. It’s designed to look like a vintage record shop, with album covers and posters plastered to the (otherwise bare brick) walls. There’s no food menu, but the management promises that one is on its way, offering pizzas, salads and the like – which will make this ‘quirky’, ‘original’ and deliberately retro bar complete. Until then, bottled beers, classic cocktails and a short wine list provide the sustenance, alongside ‘7in-single’ shooters and house concoctions such as Rock and Roll Star. A late-night licence and a gratifyingly long happy hour add to the attraction.

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