There are plenty of traditional and contemporary Balham bars for those south of the River to choose from. We have accumulated a recommended list of Balham bars to help View Londoners choose the venue most suited to them, whether you are looking for a reliable saloon with craggy locals or a more fashionable minimalist offering with organic beers on the drinks menu and poetry nights. Whatever your preference for Balham bars, our guide to the best Balham bars will steer you in the right direction.
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5 Fernlea Road, Balham, London, SW12 9RT
(020) 7377 1843
Simmons Balham is an intimate cocktail bar, located conveniently close to Balham station. Expect the usual Simmons quirkiness with cocktails in teapots, DJs and late night dancing. Guests can also take advantage of Simmons' award-winning five hour long happy hour, running every day from 4-9pm.
- Well renowned happy hour from 4pm-9pm.
- Intimate and quirky decor.
- Expectional cocktails that can be served in teapots.
- Eclectic drinks menu across the board.
- Regular DJ performances and sets.
More Balham Bars
The Avalon in Balham is the latest addition to the renowned Renaissance Pubs brand.
16 Balham Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9EB
(020) 8675 8613
A unique, stylised yet old fashioned Balham pub on Ramsden Road.
7-9 Ramsden Road, Balham, London, SW12 8QX
(020) 8673 4700
This place has its own Wikipedia page. Nuff said. The Bedford has been a rock for Balham with a live music and entertainment venue showcasing the cream of the British music and comedy crop for many years.
77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9HD
(020) 8682 8940
The stylish Devonshire pub can be found on Balham High Road and is well known for its great food served from an open plan kitchen. With a cracking beer garden and impressive selection of drinks, it's the perfect place to unwind in with friends.
39 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW12 9AN
(020) 8673 1363
The Exhibit is an all day drinking and dining destination that has a revolving programme of events. The venue boasts a boutique cinema showing both the latest films and classics. There is a varied food menu and an impressive cocktail list which can be enjoyed in the garden during clement weather.
12 Balham Station Road, Balham, London, SW12 9SG
(020) 8772 6556
Popular with those who like a glass or two of something after work, the Firefly is the spot to unwind in Balham.
3 Station Parade, Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW12 9AZ
(020) 8673 9796
This charming pub on Oldridge Road is very enticing following a refurb that has given it an almost opulent air ideal for catch-ups with friends.
39 Oldridge Road, Balham, London, SW12 8PN
(020) 8673 6531
Lost and Found is a funky cocktail bar on Balham's Bedford Hill that has a great choice of both classic and signature cocktails. Lost and Found also offers a range of light bites.
10 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9RG
(020) 8675 1175
The Nightingale is a popular choice for those in Balham, shown very clearly by winning Community Pub of the Year in 2009.
97 Nightingale Lane, Balham, London, SW12 8NX
(020) 8673 1637
Balham's The Regent offers a variety of British gastro pub food made using seasonal produce. They also have an extensive choice of drinks to compliment your meal.
21 Chestnut Grove, Balham, London, SW12 8JB
(020) 8772 0546