Clapham may be more laid back than other parts of London, but that doesn't mean it's sleepy. Loft is a refined bar with inventive cocktails - often including their homemade grenadine. Venn Street Records has a nice selection of beers and cocktails and a cheeky, rock 'n' roll interior. Bread & Roses is named after a poem about a workers' strike, but the punters come for the excellent beers and wines, rather than the impressive history.
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A popular Clapham bar, with regular DJ sets alongside its pan-Asian food menu and its extensive drinks list. It's just down from Clapham Common tube, and has been operating since 2000. Drinks range from premium spirits by the bottle and magnums of vintage Champagnes to a short wine list offering bottles from across the globe. Cocktails include a kiwi caipiroska, a number of martinis, pitchers of Pimm's and a house old fashioned made with Angustura 1919 Rum stirred with bitters, orange zest and creme de cacao. The food menu is influenced by Asia, with dim sum, chicken satay and duck spring rolls alongside Thai curries, wok stir-fries, papaya salads and tord man - a spicy fish cake made with prawn, cod and Asian spices.
Venue says: “SOUK offers the best Sunday nights in south-west London – open until 2.30am with deep house tunes. You won’t find anywhere busier in town!”