Dime Bar

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Dime Bar
James Boyer Smith

Please note, Dime Bar is now closed. Time Out Food & Drink editors, Jan 2016.

Bar offering karaoke, cocktails and food across two slick-looking floors. Formerly called the Red Monkey bar, but now Americanised.


Venue name: Dime Bar
Address: 50-52 Battersea Rise
SW11 1EG
Opening hours: Open 5-11pm Tue, Wed; 5pm-midnight Thur; noon-2am Fri; 11am-2am Sat; 11am-10pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Clapham Common tube or Clapham Junction rail
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3.5 / 5

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My favourite place in Clapham. Great atmosphere and flawless service by very friendly staff. Every time when me and my mates go there we end up having amazing night. Highly recommend!

Been to the Dime several times for their amazing weekend brunch deal. Unlimited Mimosas (bucks fizz) and a huge truckers breakfast or pancake stack for £16 - perfect hangover cure, all served by friendly and laid back staff.

I've been down to a few bars in Clapham Junction recently and found that the Dime Bar rocks it! Good cross section of rock tunes with no cheesy 80s numbers. The food is awesome (had the Elvis burger - try it!) the cocktails are delicious and the staff are not limited to the menu. Bacon & maple syrup old fashioned is a must. All in all I will definitely be back!

Really not impressed with this place... Went on a Fri with some girlfriends, strange crowd, drinks quite expensive for what it was. In my opinion, plenty of better options nearby.

With the array of bars and pubs on Battersea Rise and Northcote Road - Dime Bar STILL remains my fave haunt! This place is great for LOADS of reasons including catching up with friends, company drinks for up to 40-50 people (which I book regularly) or popping in for a quick drink on your way home - they have always provided a great night out. Sing Song - Downstairs is one of the best places in SW London for Karaoke with a HUGE choice of songs and different size booths to accommodate groups from 2-25 people. However, do book if possible – especially with the run up to Xmas. Food - With BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches and calamari on the menu along with a range of great burgers and nibbles you won’t go hungry - I have ordered food at 10pm without any problems – Dime are most accommodating whilst most of the other places shut their kitchens much earlier. On the main floor you will find the fabulous friendly bar staff – (total eye candy!) where you will never wait long for a drink and Sammy heading up the tunes – always a great venue for a dance. Drinks - Along with the usual spirits, shots and a great wine list - Cocktails are a MUST at Dime! The bar tenders are always happy to try something new for you if you have a few of your own ideas. Great Atmosphere lots of smiles - Give it a bash! You will LOVE IT! X

A venue with great potential, but a night of karaoke fun was ruined by appalling treatment of our party by rude staff. A real shame.

I was also at the dime last night! Had a great night in the karaoke for a friends birthday! started a few minutes late as the previous hen party refused to leave the booth, but the guys there let us carry on for a few minutes at the end! Marvelous!

Poor management skills which let down the evening. Wouldn't recommend it for a stress-free night of karaoke.

What a great place!! Went here for my birthday last friday!! The philly steak sandwich and Jack & Ginger cocktail are winners!! followed this with an hour of tone-deaf renditions of blondie and U2 in the karaoke rooms. Great music in the bar area too!!

Had an brilliant time here a couple of weeks back!! Had to organise a last minute party for a group of friends and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Got a karaoke booth booked on the day for that evening, great cocktails, table service (not just to the booth, but up in the main bar too), and danced until closing to a frankly awesome playlist of rock tracks. Had such a great time I went back the next morning for their Bottomless brunch which was delicious! Great food, great drink, great staff, great atmosphere... Couldn't ask for a better night-out and morning after.

Terrible restaurant. First one bad enough to prompt me to write a review ever. There's one thing on the menu that's OK to eat and that's the burger. Pulled pork was revolting (and I love pulled pork). Soggy onion rings. Inept staff, slow service even to get a drink. Dirty, sticky menus (imagine what the kitchen looks like). Had an absolutely terrible evening here, not one saving grace.

One of my favourite venues in Clapham Junction. It's basically an upmarket rock 'n' roll bar with: good atmosphere; great burgers; good drinks, especially on Sat and Sun - cocktail hour from 5 'til 7, the Dude is awesome; karaoke in the evening... What more could you ask for?

Surprisingly good burgers and drinks. Bett er than Bodean's eve (is that possible?)