London Bridge offers a large number of bars to choose from. Here are some of the most popular ones, their locations, and their specialties.
Top 10 London Bridge Bars
1. Nine Lives
Nine Lives is a cosy, ‘neighborhood bar’. It is famous for offering and providing delicious and best cocktails to its customers. Situated in a basement in Holyrood Street, this bar will give you an intimate and relaxing atmosphere the moment you step into it.
The tropical plants, retro music, and delicious cocktails make this a favorite of the local customers. Although almost all days are quiet days, Saturdays are when the parties are in full swing. Some of its most popular menu items are cocktails, tequila, martinis, margaritas, ciders, whiskies, tacos, juices, etc.
2. Gong at The Shard
The highest bar in London is located in the tallest building of London. That’s right, the Gong bar is situated on the 52nd floor of The Shard, London’s tallest building. And the view is definitely worth the hype.
If you want to sip your drink and enjoy the beautiful night view of London’s Skyline, then the Gong is the place to go to. The interesting fact is that the menu is quite special as well. Each and every drink is named after an invention. Its cocktails, martinis, whiskies, prosecco, and negronis are extremely delicious and of the highest quality. And although it is obviously an expensive establishment, it is definitely worth your money.
3. Atrium Bar
The Atrium Bar at Aqua Shard is also situated in The Shard. Although it is situated on the 31st level, instead of the 52nd one like the Gong, some describe its view to be even better than that of the Gong’s. The Atrium Bar’s drinks menu is truly exceptional.
It provides a beautiful view of London and has a quiet cosy atmosphere. The cocktails are extremely lovable, that range from the British classics to the specialties of the bar. They also have an extensive collection of wines from across the world. All drinks are of the best quality.
4. Tap & Bottle
Located on Union Street, Tap & Bottle is an extremely popular bar known for its wines. It is mainly known for providing wine on tap. Actually, having wine on tap is not only environmentally friendly, but it also preserves the quality of the wine.
The different varieties of wines are collected from across the globe and are only of the highest quality. Tap & Bottle was only established in 2017 but quickly became a popular destination. This two-storey and cosy wine bar prides itself on its high-quality wine and quality service.
5. Hide Bar
The Hide Bar is one of the best cocktail bars in the entire city of London. It offers a wide range of choices for its customers. Situated on Bermondsey Street, it was opened in 2007, with the aim of providing well-made, delicious, and fresh drinks to its customers.
In fact, most of its drinks are brought from within a 2 km radius of the establishment. It is best known for its cocktails, beers, gins, proseccos, martinis, negronis, wines, champagnes, limoncellos and other drinks.
6. Call Me Mr Lucky
Located at Southwark Street, Call Me Mr. Lucky is quite a small establishment. But it is an exciting and fun-filled place, perfect for parties, dates, get-togethers, or just for hanging out with your friends.
You actually need to tell the staff that you are “feeling lucky” to get entry into the bar. After going through a basement, you will arrive in a barely-lit and ‘cool & hip’ bar. Their cocktail menu is wonderful and attractive, you will find the traditional drinks, as well as the special ones here. The food is quite great as well. Its beers, whiskies, wines, burgers, tacos, and juices are deliciously prepared.
7. Bar Tozino
Bar Tozino is located ‘under the railway arches of Maltby Street’. It is actually a tapas bar, but their wine collection is so good that you will come back just to taste them again. It is a restaurant and bar – both combined into one, and a heaven for the lovers of Jamón and delicious wine.
Its tapas are considered to be the best in the entire capital and are said to taste exactly like the Spanish ones, with the exact tanginess and deliciousness as expected from the real deal. It is extremely popular for its beer, red wine, vino, craft IPA, and many other drinks.
8. Prosecco House
Prosecco House is situated at One Tower Bridge, on the Southern Bank of the River Thames. It provides its customers with a variety of premium proseccos.
It is a specialized wine bar where customers can buy, taste, and sample over 28 types of premium proseccos, along with different varieties of wines, beers, cocktails, spirits, champagnes, etc. The bar is stylish, without being overwhelming or too much. The prices are a bit on the higher side, but the quality being provided is the best possible. The selections are picked from across the world, having chosen both traditional flavors and unique ones.
9. Whiskey Ginger
Whiskey Ginger offers a great location, next to the Borough Market, and offers an extremely extensive range of whiskies. The staff is greatly helpful, offering suggestions and choices according to their customers’ tastes.
This is especially good for those who are new whiskey drinkers. Their cocktails are definitely worth a taste as well. Some of their popular menu items are their whiskies, cocktails, burgers, chicken burgers, beers, hamburgers, hotdogs etc.
10. 40 Maltby Street
40 Maltby Street is owned by a winery, so expect delicious drinks from this establishment. The food is also definitely exceptional. The winery promotes fuss-free winemaking and avoids additives as much as possible.
Their wine is definitely going to make you fall in love with it. Ave the good thing is that if you wish to buy a couple of wine bottles to take home, you can do that as well. Their meals also follow the policy of no additives. Their main meals as well as starters are utterly delicious. Some of the dishes are specially made to do along with specific wines.