Gin in the mood: What are the best bars in Greenwich?

Despite its historical significance, Greenwich’s bar scene remains a hidden gem for most people just discovering the area. But fear not, we’ve mapped out the best watering holes in this South London haven if you want to get started! 

Whether you crave inventive cocktails, breathtaking views or a dancefloor that knows no bounds, let our curated guide be your compass through the undiscovered realms of Greenwich’s nightlife. 

Davy’s Wine Vaults

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Location: 161 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8JA, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8858 7204

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Sunday to Monday – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Pricing: ££

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The allure of Davy’s lies not only in its famed Sunday Roast but in the innovative spirit that defines its modern British dishes. Plus, their menu is accompanied by an eclectic selection of wines, each handpicked by Davy’s Wine Merchants. 

This bar is also a versatile venue since they have a spacious bar, dining area, outdoor terrace, two discreet private dining rooms and a separate function area complete with its own bar. 

TOCA Social

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Location: Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 330 331 4800

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Tuesday – 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Thursday – 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Friday – 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Saturday – 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Sunday – 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Pricing: ££

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TOCA Social introduces a virtual football extravaganza that kicks ordinary nights to the kerb. Here, you can immerse yourself in a world where pixels meet precision, creating an electrifying gaming experience that puts the ‘social’ in social gaming. 

You can even gather your crew because TOCA offers a private box for you and 11 of your friends. Your group can dive into 90 minutes of unbridled gaming glory, where camaraderie and competition collide. 

However, if you’re in the mood for a more laid-back affair, just stroll in for a drink-centric rendezvous. One of their best-sellers is the Hard Melonade, which teleports you straight to a Caribbean paradise. 

The Sail Loft

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Location: 11 Victoria Parade, London SE10 9FR, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8222 9310

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Saturday – 12:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Sunday – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Pricing: ££

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Nestled right on the river, The Sail Loft not only serves up fresh food and fabulous drinks but throws you stunning views. Whether you opt to drink or dine, the water’s edge is your canvas, thanks to the beautiful outdoor terrace. 

For a panoramic cityscape, just go to the first-floor dining area, where each bite comes with a side of metropolitan splendour. 

And here’s the cherry on top – they have free wifi! They’re also a dog-friendly pub that ensures your four-legged companions can revel in the maritime charm. 

Eighteen Skybar

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Location: 18th Floor, 1 Waterview Dr, London SE10 0TW, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8463 6868

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday – 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Pricing: ££

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Elegantly perched on the 18th floor, Eighteen Skybar transcends the definitions of a mere cocktail lounge – it’s an exclusive and enigmatic sanctuary reserved for those aged 18 and above.

Their drinks menu reads like a libation odyssey, featuring must-tries like the enchanting Violette Lady and the intriguing Smoky Amigo. These concoctions are designed to elevate your palate while creating memorable moments with every sip. 

But the star of the show here is definitely their outdoor terrace. Here, you’ll see iconic landmarks like The O2, the IFS Cloud Cable Car, and the grandeur of London’s Docklands. It transforms your private event into an unforgettable affair.

Clipper Bar

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Location: 1 Waterview Dr, London SE10 0TW, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8463 6868

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Friday to Saturday – 2:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Sunday – 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Pricing: ££

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Distinguished by its nautical theme, Clipper Bar is an aquatic haven where every detail mirrors the spirit of the open sea. With a mesmerising 270-degree sweep of floor-to-ceiling windows, the views are like the dreamy canvas that accompanies you wherever you perch. 

Once you’re here, we recommend trying their Beyond the Clouds cocktail. It’s crafted with Belvedere vodka and Archers, shaken with lavender syrup, and lemon juice and balanced with a touch of grapefruit bitters. 

Cribbs Parlour

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Location: Crane St, London SE10 9NW, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 3887 9885

Opening hours:

  • Friday to Saturday – 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM

Pricing: ££

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Nestled a stone’s throw from the Cutty Sark DLR and Greenwich Overground Station, this clandestine gem is a subterranean sanctuary catering to both the discerning sipper and the local reveller. 

It’s also a dynamic arena where live sports unfold riveting dramas, private events come to life in clandestine corners and Sundays transform into bustling fiestas for larger gatherings. Definitely worth a visit!

Oliver’s Jazz Bar

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Location: 9 Nevada St, London SE10 9JL, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8858 3693

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Friday to Sunday – 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Pricing: ££

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Since flinging open its doors to the melodies of London in 2003, Oliver’s Jazz Bar has entrenched itself as more than just a venue – it’s a pulsating heart in the rhythmical tapestry of the city. 

In this sonic sanctuary, the atmosphere is set ablaze with the warmth of a roaring open fire during winter. With a fully stocked bar and three weekly jam sessions, Oliver’s Jazz Bar is a celebration where the city’s jazz enthusiasts come together.

Enderby House

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Location: 23 Telegraph Ave, London SE10 0TH, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8897 6755

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Sunday – 12:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Pricing: ££

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Tucked within the maritime embrace of Enderby’s Wharf on the Greenwich Peninsula, Enderby House emerges as a historical haven, where the echoes of the past dance with contemporary indulgence. 

Every Sunday, this bar transforms into a spot for roast enthusiasts. And let’s not forget the pièce de résistance – an abundance of rich, velvety gravy, ensuring every bite is a culinary revelation.

But the Sunday spectacle doesn’t end there. You can try their Bloody Marys to add a spicy twist to your day. 

Nine Lounge

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Location: 228 Tunnel Ave, London SE10 0PL, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 7453 326350

Opening hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday – 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Friday to Saturday – 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Pricing: ££

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Designed with relaxation and sophistication in mind, Nine Lounge brings together modern aesthetics and cultural finesse to create a vibe that elevates the bar experience. The attention to detail extends beyond the drinks, making every corner an invitation to unwind and savour. 

While the culinary delights of Nine Restaurant may beckon, the bar stands as a focal point. You can revel in the artistry of the mocktails, complemented by stunning views that stretch across the east side of London.

And for those desiring an extra layer of luxury, the unique Shisha rooftop lounge awaits! 

Buster Mantis

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Location: 3-4 Resolution Way, London SE8 4NT, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8691 5191

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday to Thursday – 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM
  • Friday – 6:00 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Saturday – 5:00 PM to 1:30 AM
  • Sunday – 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Pricing: ££

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At Buster Mantis, culinary excellence meets liquid artistry with a Jamaican flair, inviting you to savour everything from robust rum infusions to delicate gin concoctions and whisky-infused elixirs. 

They’re known for their Sunday roast that defies tradition. It’s served from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM every Sunday and is available for bookings up to 8 people. 

Another must-try here is banana & cashew creme. It encapsulates the very essence of a place where every culinary and liquid creation is a testament to the art of flavour.

Little Faith Taproom

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Location: Artworks, 3 Creekside, London SE8 4SA, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8692 7612

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday to Thursday – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Friday – 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Saturday – 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Sunday – 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Pricing: ££

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Little Faith Taproom has been a cornerstone of London’s nightlife, providing a liquid for years. Nestled in Deptford, it’s become a cherished spot for those seeking a drink near Greenwich. 

What sets this bar apart? Well, they boast an impressive lineup of craft beers, flaunting 12 taps and pouring an array of tasty brews. From their own finely brewed creations to a curated selection of guest beers, every sip tastes like a celebration!

The Old Joinery

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Location: Ravensbourne Wharf, Norman Road, Greenwich SE10 9QF, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 7581 359666

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 10:00 AM to 12:30 AM

Pricing: ££

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Once a bustling joinery workshop, this expansive 3000+ sq. ft venue is now a treasure trove boasting not one but two outdoor areas, two bars, gallery space, and warehouse space. It’s rather picturesque as bars go.

Creekside, the terrace overlooking the tranquil Depford Creek, lives up to its name. Positioned right next to the creek, it offers a front row seat to watch boats gliding in and out, accompanied by the gentle hum of the overhead crane.

Slug And Lettuce O2

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Location: 14 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DY, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 3375 6323

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Sunday – 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Pricing: ££

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For over a decade and a half, this venue has woven itself into the fabric of North Greenwich, offering an experience that transcends the conventional.

Slug and Lettuce O2 takes the helm from sunrise to sunset, ushering in patrons with popular breakfasts and bottomless brunch deals. But it’s in the evenings and during events that this bar comes alive. Expect a vivacious environment and live music when the night falls. 

A must-try here is the Pornstar Martini. It’s a delightful mix of Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, passion fruit liqueur, caramel syrup, lemon juice, pineapple juice, and passion fruit puree. And it’s even served with a Prosecco shot on the side!

The Lost Hour

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Location: 217-219 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8NB, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8269 1411

Opening hours:

  • Sunday to Wednesday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Thursday – 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Friday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Pricing: ££

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With an array of beers, ales, and wallet-friendly cocktails, the Lost Hour has swiftly become the go-to hotspot in this vibrant corner of the city. And if you’re craving sports-bar vibrancy, this club caters your needs with several screens tuned to the latest on Sky Sports.

But the magic doesn’t end there. They have weekly events that add spice to your evenings. From live music serenades to the cherished pub quiz, there are myriad ways to lose track of time here. 

Belushis

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Location: 189 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8JA, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 8858 3591

Opening hours:

  • Sunday to Wednesday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Thursday – 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Friday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Pricing: ££

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If you’re looking for the best things to do in Greenwich, then going to Belushis should be at the top of your list. They offer a nightly extravaganza with a lineup of DJ sets, live music beer pong competitions, student nights and a rock karaoke. 

Plus, they have a Boozy Brunch Session every Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM! You get to have Absolut cocktails, sunday roasts, and beer pong! 

Grind

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Location: 17 Nelson Rd., London SE10 9JB, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 3823 6545

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday – 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Sunday – 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Pricing: £

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Drenched in aesthetic brilliance, Grind Greenwich is an oasis for those who appreciate style as much as substance. Forget cookie-cutter interiors – think vibrant decor, hanging flora that beckons green envy, and lighting that turns every corner into a photo op.

Size matters, they say, and this bar takes the crown as the largest in London’s Grind lineup, with room for 160 diners. 

For the aficionados of the classic espresso martini, joy awaits as it proudy graces the menu alongside a plethora of cocktails, coffee selections and a menu spanning breakfast to dinner. We highly recommend trying their signature cheeseburgers.

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