Here's Our Travel Guide to This Nation of Over 7,000 Islands
1. The Draft House Westbridge74-76 Battersea Bridge Rd, Battersea, London
2. Le QuecumBar42-44 Battersea High St, London
3. The Ship41 Jews Rd, , London
4. The Prince Albert85 Albert Bridge Rd, London
5. Bunga Bunga37 Battersea Bridge Rd, , London
6. The Lost Angel339 Battersea Park Rd, London
7. The Doodle Bar33 Parkgate Rd, London
8. The Southsider Cocktail Club56 Battersea Rise, London
9. The King of Ladies Man5-9 Battersea Rise, London
10. Powder Keg Diplomacy145 St. John's Hill, , Wandsworth
You can't go wrong with the food or drink here, but you may have a dilemma when it comes to picking your beer. They have more than 150 (!) brews to choose from, from assorted ales on tap to numerous craft bottled beers.
Le QuecumBar features low lighting, candles, rustic wooden tables, live Gypsy jazz music, and plenty-o-wine. With such a unique combo like that, it's no wonder this is one of the best places for a drink in Battersea.
Located right smack dab on the Thames, The Ship is a little pub with a big personality, featuring great food, drink, and company -- and an outdoor patio.
Located across from Battersea Park, this well-lit pub has hearty, fresh food, a solid drink selection, and even bowls for any visiting dogs.
Located in Battersea, this monument to Berlusconi's Berlusconi-ness includes a huge, brass-rail staircase painted like the Sistine Chapel, and a main space with polished wood floors, a gondola-shaped bar, and Vespa-helmet light fixtures.
Gin is their primary spirit of choice here, but their ale list and collection of wines are pretty solid as well. So head down for a £5 cocktail happy hour, unlimited Bloody Mary brunches on Sundays, or just whenever you feel like imbibing in kitschy locale.
At this Battersea drinkery, you are encouraged to draw on everything -- furniture, walls, etc. -- so come armed with chalk and sharpies. A “pop-up done good”, they’ve become known for cheep drinks, ping pong, and quality street food, so if that's your thing, this is your new favorite bar.
This popular Battersea drinkery features a laid-back vibe, fresh popcorn, and a long list of specialty cocktails (which you can drink in front of roaring fireplaces).
Located in the back of The Breakfast Club behind a secret wall in a launderette, The King of Ladies Man is a '70s-themed speakeasy with gold accents, bartenders wearing Hawaiian shirts, and tasty 'tails like the Thai Green Colada, made by mixing coriander & coconut rum.
This Clapham drinker/diner sports ornate Victoriana, portraits of the young queen, gramophones, leather-bound seating, a huge conservatory, and a map of the colonies from back when the sun never set on them, hegemony we're obviously being punished for by its never rising on us.