The Peckham bar guide you need to read
The Best Bars in Peckham
This Peckham bar guide is regularly updated with new bars and launches
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Peckham has an enviously happening bar scene that you need to check out! Don't expect to find all the bars in Peckham in one place - you have to search them out! A couple of bars are hidden under railway arches, others on rooftops and some behind butcher stalls.
But we have made things a little easier for you with our handy guide to the help you find best bars in Peckham! Head down if you are into good music, unpretentious crowds and weird toilet art.
NEW: NEAR AND FAR BAR
Near and Far bar is the latest cocktail bar to come to Peckham from the team behind The magic roundabout. You can find this palm springs style bar on Level 6 of Peckham levels - think palm trees and disco balls. How about trying their Bloody Mary onl;y £3 during happy hour!
Sun-Weds 12 pm - 11.30 pm Thurs-Sat 12 pm - 12.30 am
Level 6, Peckham Levels 95a Rye Lane, London, SE15 4TG
Ah, Peckham Springs, yep we have had a fair few good nights out in this bar. Peckham Springs tucked underneath Peckham Rye station, is a great place to take pals who are visiting Peckham for the first time, it really sums up the style and vibe of Peckham. It has a great atmosphere, always pumping out good tunes, a large and now extended outside area with street food vendors and another arch which can be booked out for larger parties. The cocktails are seriously yum and relatively cheap (£6) for London (happy hour 6-7pm). The weekends are always filled out with happy peeps usually stopping by for pre-drinks before heading to Bussey. Peckham Springs also has a Gallery space for exhibitions - Sassoon Gallery.
(And yer the name is inspired by Del Boy's infamous back garden water business.)
Opening hours: Thurs 7pm-12am, Fri-Sat 6pm-12am.
22A Blenheim Grove, Peckham, SE15 4QN
NEW: COPELAND SOCIAL
Alas, we had to say goodbye to our beloved The Nines, however, it’s time to say hello to Copeland Social the new Peckham bar that took over the space in April this year. The bar occupies the same outdoor space in Copeland Park, nestled behind the Bussey building, so it’s perfect to enjoy a cocktail in the summer sunshine. As well as a fully stocked bar Copeland Social offers a bar and grill style café which we are yet to try out (hope they have some Vegan plates on the menu- The Nines did a mean vegan burger!).
Unit 9A&B, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, Peckham SE15 3SN
NEW: Batch Bar
Batch Bar in Peckham started life as a Christmas pop up that has now turned into a permanent bar (which used to be an old off license). The vibe? High-quality cocktails in a friendly and non-pretentious environment. This dim lit and cosy bar is decorated with colourful phoenixes, foxes and foliage in abundance.
As for the drinks menu, they say ‘our cocktails focus on beautiful ingredients and careful balance’ using a selection of small batch and handmade spirts from Maverick Drinks. You can also find cocktails with ingredients sourced locally like the ‘Mizuki-Yuzuki’ cocktail made with sake from local sake brewery Kanpai London
Tues-Thurs 6pm-11.30pm, Fri 5pm-12am, Sat 12pm-12.30am, Sun-Mon closed
56 Peckham Rye, London SE15 4JR
NEW: El Segundo
El Segundo opened in 2017 by Bianca the lady behind Miss Tapas (next door). El Segundo is a Spanish style brunch and wine bar offering traditional Spanish products served in a cosy environment. By day you can enjoy a Spanish style brunch with dishes like Huevos Rotos (Potatoes, chorizo, runny egg topped with padron peppers) and by night you can sip on a unique Spanish wine, brandy or sherry as El Segundo turns into an intimate bar.
Wed - Fri 6pm - 11pm, Sat 12pm - 11pm, Sunday 12pm - 3pm Closed Mondays & Tuesday
44 Choumert Rd, SE15 4SE
Prince of Peckham is one of Peckham's newest boozers. It launched in May 2017, replacing the Clayton Arms with a fresh new refurb and promise of live music and event nights - which it has since lived up to. The downstairs is a traditional style pub with a kitchen serving up Caribbean-inspired food run by White Men Can't Jerk. On Sundays the Caribbean-inspired chefs lay on a bottomless brunch and on Sundays there is a jerk-inspired roast. The upstairs is used to host regular exhibitions and music events.
And their ethos? 'To create a pub where old Peckham and new Peckham can enjoy' Nice!
1 Clayton Road, London, SE15 5JA
Tola is a late night bar, music venue and creative space that opened in Peckham at the end of 2017. This venue is already going down well with locals who like the friendly atmosphere and good music - think disco, house and dance. Tote host various nights - check their insta page for updates on who is playing.
Opening hours: Thurs-Sunday 8pm-4am
56 Peckham High Street SE15 5DP
Sat beneath the arches of Peckham Rye station, Bar story is an unfussy, popular bar that has been around since 2003. The interior is what you would imagine of a bar under a railway station- white washed brick walls, long rows of wooden tables and mismatched chairs with an outdoor space that is covered in the Winter. Bar story has a great mix of cocktails - 2 of the same cocktail for £7 during happy hour (6-7pm everyday). They also serve amazing pizzas - 2 for £10 on a Tuesday.
Opening hours: Mon- Thur 4pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-12am, Sun 2pm-9pm
213 Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL
The Nines bar is a vibrant warehouse bar and venue situated in Copeland Park just off Rye lane. Over the last couple of years the guys at the Nines have worked hard to create a bar that hosts lots events such as music, film. workshops, arts and parties. They have an extensive cocktail list and good food menu with bar snacks like popcorn chicken with red pepper slaw and tasty burgers, including their new Vegan Seitan burger! There is also a bottomless brunch on offer at the weekend for £33. You can also hire out the back room that holds 90 people standing and has a stage. The Nines is a great venue for some fun daytime drinking, there is always something going on down there.
Opening hours: Tues-Wed 11am- 11pm, Thurs-Sat 11am - midnight, Sun 11am-10om, closed Monday
Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 3SN (go through the archway off Rye Lane, the alleyway leads you to Copeland Park).
SUMMER MONTHS ONLY
Bussey Rooftop Bar sits almost parallel to Frank's Cafe but has a slightly different vibe, it's low key, relaxed and makes for a really chilled summer hangout spot that boasts panoramic views of London! Read our post about it here.
Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 5pm - 11pm
Roof A, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST
Less of a 'bar' as such but Brick Brewery is exactly that, a microbrewery under Peckham Rye railway arches. It has a 'Tapyard' outside the brewery where you can taste the beers straight from the source. All the furniture is made from recycled material like pallets and beer keg stools. As well as craft beers, you can also munch on a burger from their permanent food resident Slow Richie's run by two Peckham locals serving up BBQ meat, burgers (veggies options available) and hot sauces made from the Brick Brewery Beer. A really cool place to have a quick beer!
Opening hours: Weds 5pm-9pm, Thurs-Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 12-10pm, Sun-Tues Closed
Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QL
The Four Quarters
Once a former butchers shop this retro arcade bar is the place to go if you want to play Pac Man whilst drinking craft beer. Four Quarters on Rye Lane is a popular bar that hosts a room full of old school arcade machines and even has a confession box- a speakeasy style bar downstairs serving cocktails. If you get peckish you can choose from an American diner inspired menu (think hotdogs and chips). At the weekend they usually have DJ's playing lively sets and also host occasional film screening nights. Don't expect a polished bar, this is very much a no frills fun dive in Peckham.
Opening hours; Mon- Wed 5.30pm-1am, Thursday 5.30pm-1.30am, Fri 5.30pm-2.00am, Sat 1pm-2am, Sun 3.30pm-11pm
187 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4TP
Rye Wax Records is situated in the basement of The CLF Art Cafe. It's a record shop cum cafe- bar. There is a large space at the back where you can buy old and new records as well as second hand comics and graphic novels. During the day you can chill and grab a coffee from the local guys at Old Spike Roastery or if you fancy a tipple, happy hour is from 6-8pm.
Rye Wax holds regular live music, DJ sets and label take overs, check out all their event listings here. If you fancy a snack - then you are in luck because they serve amazing tacos from Taco Queen including battered avocado Taco with chipotle mayo and pink pickle (amaaazing),
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, Midday -10pm
The Basement, The CLF Art Cafe,133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST (Go through the archway off Rye Lane).
Most people would of heard of Frank's Cafe. The legendary multi-storey roof top bar that opens every Summer (May-September). Frank's Cafe is part of Bold Tendencies Sculpture project, and opened in 2008 by bartender Frank Boxer and chef Michael Davies. Frank's brings in huge crowds who come to drink Campari-based (Campari sponsors the pop-up bar) cocktails and marvel at the panoramic views of London. Each year the bar is known for re-launching with a new look, pairing up with art collective Bold Tendencies to showcase freshly commissioned installations. Not to give too much away but, this year, think pink.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 5pm - 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 11pm
10th Floor, Peckham Multi-story car park, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 4ST
Canavan's Peckham Pool Club
Canavan's NOT to be mistaken for 'Caravan's' (we can tell you ain't local if you call it that). Canavan's owned by Ciaran Canavan is a late night pool bar-cum-nightclub that is popular with locals. It offers a more intimate, rough around the edges clubbing experience with great DJ's, cheap booze and a dance floor that leads on to a backroom full of pool tables and ping pong. Many people come here after the bars close at midnight as it is open until 4am it makes for a great nightcap (or several). We love this place because it is unpretentious, low key and full of fun people who just want to have a good night. DJs who have played at the venue in the past year include Clive Henry, Eddie C, Scott Fraser, Chaos in the CBD, Moscoman, Joe Hart and Auntie Flo.
opening hours 10am- 4am every weekend
88 Rye Lane, London SE15 4NF
The mythically named John The Unicorn is one of the newest haunts in Peckham. Situated in the middle of Rye Lane it's a large 2 floor bar open until 1am on the weekends. This pub-cum-bar stocks local and regional real ales, craft beers and cocktails. The kitchen serves a traditional British menu with the likes of Ale battered cod and chips, Welsh black Beef burger with slaw and chips and Cumberland sausage and mash.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-12am, Friday 4pm-1am, Sat midday-1am, Sun midday-11pm
157-159 Rye Ln, London SE15 4TL
The Peckham pelican
The Peckham Pelican is a quirky boho arts venue-cum-cafe-cum-bar that describe themselves as a place offering "unfussy brews, food and booze since August 2013". Housed in a warehouse-style block with huge windows and battered chesterfields this venue is known for their varied happy hour offers like 2 for £6 cocktails Tues-Fri (6-7pm) and 2 for 1 pints on a Friday (5-9pm). Throughout the day they serve up cafe refreshments as well as alcoholic bevies. 11-3pm you can make your own d.i.y bagel and 6-10pm you can make your own d.i.y pizza. Rated highly! Being an arts venue, The Peckham Pelican hosts various nights including theatre, literature and indie films.
Opening hours; Mon 11-4pm, Tues-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm
92 Peckham Rd, London SE15 5PY