If you didn’t know it already, black-owned bars exist – and there’s a lot of great ones in London. This guide has a perfect mix of casual and classy bar recommendations, many of them offering an irresistible food menu too. Whether it’s a midweek motive or a boozy Sunday brunch, you’ll find something to your fancy right here.
Prince Of Peckham landlord Clement Ogbonnaya says he wants to ‘redefine pub culture’, which is why this establishment is more dancehall than dartboards. Though not strictly a bar, their cocktail list is just one of many reasons to visit.
From the team behind Caribbean restaurant Buster Mantis and cafe Stockton, The Watergate is their latest success on Deptford High Street. This natural wine and cocktail bar is open from 5pm onwards in the latter half of the week.
Founded by two friends looking to create their own ‘breathing space’, INTERLUDEE is known for its cocktails, lively atmosphere and Instagrammable wall decor. It’s also a great space for live music, sports and shisha.
Enjoy a glass of wine from their worldly collection, or a cocktail, while admiring the view of south London’s Brockwell Park. Food-wise, Park’s Edge’s hearty British gastropub menu is infused with rich Caribbean flavours: you might come here for drinks and leave with a belly full of food.
Iconic colourful cocktails, shisha and soul food, proudly run by Deptford locals. KickNMunch has more than a few celebrities on their Instagram posing by their artwork of Mandela, Oprah, Obama, and Nipsey Hussle – and they even have four cocktails inspired by the icons too.