Lost Society

Bars and pubs Clapham
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Please note this venue is now closed. Time Out Eating & Drinking editors, Aug 2017.

Lost Society has occupied this warren of rooms since the 1980s, which makes it a veteran of south London’s bar scene. And its appeal continues, partly, no doubt, because of the variety of its offering. From Monday to Thursday, it’s a bar, plus a small restaurant offering a short, fairly straightforward menu. At the weekend, music takes over: live acts on Friday, DJs on Saturday. And on Sunday there’s a ‘tea party’, with cocktails, food and activities to while away the afternoon hours. It’s a nice formula, and there’s a lot we like about it. We also like the sensible and reasonably priced cocktail list, which has few airs and graces; a martini was well made, if slightly too dilute. If you’re looking to go on the lash, weekends are when you’ll find like-minded people. If it’s a quiet drink you seek, other nights are best: at 8pm one Saturday, the noise of the music was already pretty punishing, even in a room where we were the only people drinking.



Venue name: Lost Society
Address: 697 Wandsworth Road
Opening hours: Open 5pm-1am Thur, Fri; 2pm-1am Sat; 2-11pm Sun. Food served 5-10pm Thur, Fri; 2-10pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Tube: Clapham Common tube, Wandsworth Road rail or bus 77
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Always did like Lost Society, although haven't been in a while. Feels kind of like a house party, and a busy one at that. Cocktails are decent, crowd is usually alright and the music is good. Slightly feel like when you're upstairs at said house party, you might fall through the floor at any point but hey ho, life's an adventure.

I organised a 25th birthday dinner here and it was fantastic. There were about 20 of us and the staff were very accommodating and friendly, the venue was buzzy and food delicious. Plus happy hour cocktails £5 till 9 was a bonus! I would really recommend this for a fun night out with friends.

A group of us went along for a Halloween Party at Lost Society and it was an excellent night! We had dinner before hand which was delicious and then danced till closing! The staff are so friendly and the atmosphere all night was brilliant! I shall be going back for sure!

I had a tea party here recently and can I just say it was sublime! It me and a small group of ladies celebrating a birthday and they did not let us down. Great service, great food and tasty drinks!

What a place! Had my birthday party here and the night could not have gone any better. Excellent service, great surroundings, and a super chilled-out atmosphere all combine to make this place stand head and shoulders above other bars in the area. Taxi booking service at the end of the night is also a nice touch. Definitely recommend it as a party venue, totally hassle free.

After hearing great reviews from my friends about this place I decided to check this out for my birthday celenbrations - I wasn't disappointed :)! This is a great little place! The people were so friendly and the bar staff were amazing! Definitely had a great time! I would highly recommend going! The burlesque show was a bonus!!!!

Superb place, can't get enough of it...The only place in Clapham that is worth going to week in, week out. Great cocktails, really nice staff and decor still looks amazing.

I loved this place! Went on friends recommendation for dinner. The staff were so friendly and food was very impressive. Stayed afterwards for a good dance, DJ played great tracks, no chart music as a general rule but he didn't seem opposed to the odd classic. Shall definitely be going there again!

Great place, went back after a few years away and this place still rocks like it used to!! Yeah we had to wait a while to be served but then realised they have a bar in the garden = bonus. Great vibe, great tunes and we danced all night. Defo be back soon.