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Best Beer Spots in South Bank

June 17th, 2019 | by Ella Stern

Best Beer spots in South Bank

Whether it’s an ale, lager, wheat or stout – South Bank is FULL of the stuff and in some of the best settings. Rooftop, bar or local, classic or craft – there’s a venue for whatever the mood and tap to please everyone. 

  • The Understudy

    A relaxed and friendly craft beer pub at the National Theatre.

    Situated right on the river, The Understudy has riverside seating and serves a range of draught beers, wines and cocktails.

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    The Understudy
  • The Mulberry Bush

    Located a stone’s throw away from Gabriel’s Wharf in South Bank & nestled between Waterloo and Blackfriars train stations; the Mulberry Bush is the perfect local pub located right in the middle of London.

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  • The hop locker

    Known for its constantly rotating taps serving highly regarded local, national and international breweries, The Hop Locker always go the extra mile to find unique and special beers. Open until 29 September.

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  • All Bar One

    It may be known for its Wine Wednesdays 5 o’clocktails but All Bar One still knows how to pour a good pint. Head on over for your after work tipple.

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    All Bar One
  • Topolski

    The former studio of Polish expressionist painter and draughtsman Feliks Topolski is known better for its daily 241 Moretti and cocktail happy hour offer.

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  • Concrete Café

    Teas and coffees by day, beer and wine in the bar at night.  Enjoy the evening at the elegant bar at the Hayward Gallery. And don’t forget Concrete Lates the club night bringing you electronic music in partnership with boiler room.


    Southbank Centre
  • Spiritland

    Visit Spiritland for some of the finest beers on the South Bank – in the cosy dining room, buzzy bar or suntrap terrace – with brews available on tap or bottled from some of the UK's finest brewers: Braybrooke, Thornbridge, Moor, Harbour, Wiper & True, Redchurch, Partizan and more. 

  • Thirsty Bear

    The Stamford street pub is serving up your favourite beers and classic pub food all day long. Thirsty workers, head over now.

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  • Riverfront Bar and Kitchen

    Enjoy a drink with a view at the newly refurbished BFI Bar. The new bar now also has cosy balcony area that over looks the river from a whole new angle. The balcony area also has its own bar so no need to go downstairs for a top up.

    Sit back with a pint and watch the world go by.

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    Riverfront Bar & Kitchen
  • Draughts

    Well the name speaks for itself. Thirsty gamers roll on up, because the board game café serves high quality food, snacks and a range of local craft beers, ales, ciders, for all those late-night sessions.

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    Leake Street Arches
  • Studio Six

    Hidden away in the bustling enclave, Gabriels Wharf lives an extensive beer menu. Studio Six is the perfect hideaway to meet friends or colleagues for an after-work drink.  

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    Studio Six
  • Las Iguanas

    Known for their 241 cocktails, Las Iguanas is also serving up beer and ciders with some Latin American Flavour.

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    Las Iguanas
  • Slug and Lettuce

    As one of the most recent and lavishly refurbished Slug and Lettuce venues, there us now seating out front for those lazy summer afternoons. Furthermore, they have extended slightly in introducing a new downstairs dining area, which is perfect for those who wish to escape the party atmosphere and enjoy a relaxing meal or a quiet drink.

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  • Southbank Centre Roof Garden

    An Oasis in Central London, Southbank Centre is the rooftop to be at this year if you want sun and a green space. Pull up a chair and grab yourself a cool can – yes please.



    Southbank Centre
  • Archduke

    As one of the first bars to open on South Bank in 1979 it is instantly recognisable by its spectacular and award winning architecture. Carved from under the railway arches by Waterloo station we rate it as the buzzy spot for a drink and food.

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Find The Venues

  • 1 - The Understudy

    The Understudy, National Theatre, South Bank London SE1 9PX

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  • 4 - All Bar One

    1-3 Chicheley St, Lambeth, London SE1 7PY

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  • 5 - Topolski


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  • 6 - Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road
    SE1 8XX 

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  • 7 - Spiritland

    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

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  • 9 - Riverfront Bar & Kitchen

    Riverfont Bar & Kitchen, BFI Southbank, South Bank London SE1 8XT

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  • 10 - Leake Street Arches

    Leake St, Lambeth, London SE1 7NN

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  • 11 - Studio Six

    Gabriel’s Wharf, South Bank London
    56 Upper Ground
    London SE1 9PP

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  • 12 - Las Iguanas

    Southbank Centre Festival Terrace Belvedere Road SE1 8XX

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  • 14 - Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road
    SE1 8XX 

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