Grabbing a few drinks in London is always an exciting plan with the great variety of watering holes in the city. Especially with the growing number of hip neighborhood joints, you’re sure to find a great place to kick back and relax after a long day at the office. Sometimes, you’ll even find them at the most unexpected places, giving you a nice surprise.
If you’re up for a great time without risking your chances on a miss or hit bar, here are ten of the hippest ones in London that you should definitely include in your next pub crawl.
Located in one of the arches of the Peckham Rye Station, Bar Story is one of the most noted cocktail and pizza bars in the city. It’s unassuming and unpretentious interiors will let you sit back, enjoy, and sample a wide array of tasty cocktails. It can get crowded, though, as this place is popular among locals and students.
If Bar Story is too packed on the evening of your visit to the area, fret not, as another great bar is just across the street. They offer affordable drinks and while they don’t serve food, peckish ones can still grab a bite from a food truck that’s always available outside.
The Dove is not just a place where you can grab a few drinks because the place will make you stay well into the night. With their excellent gastro dishes and board games, it’s not surprising that it’s a popular hangout for trendy crowds.
An age-old favorite of the creative community, The Dolphin is well loved for its Victorian decor and raucous karaoke nights. The drinks are cheap, so even if there’s not a lot of options, you can still get smashed easily.
Another classic but perennially hip bar is The Haggerston. It is one of the first hipster bars in East London, so you’ll know that a lot of people will feel attached to this watering hole. They have quirky interiors and a mix of live performances, giving nights here more lively and fun.
Peters & Co. Gin Palace
Considered as one of the trendiest bars in the East End, Peters & Co. Gin Palace is posh and trendy at the same time. It’s touted as a “classy gin place” that specializes in gin-based cocktails. The interiors are cute and nostalgic – definitely social media worthy.
The Brick Brewery Tap Room is more of a beer source than a regular watering hole as it is primarily a brew supplier to local bars, delis, restaurants, and pubs. They only serve drinks on Fridays and Saturdays, making a night here all the more special.