The list of best bars in Waterloo is rapidly expanding as the regeneration of the South Bank and the area around Waterloo station continues. Whatever your taste and budget our pick of the best bars in Waterloo is worth dedicating some drinking time to.
Some of the best Waterloo bars offer extensive cocktail lists, coverage of major sporting events or an awesome party atmosphere - perfect for a big group of friends. Some of them offer all of the above! Whatever the reason for your search, our handy list of the best Waterloo bars is sure to provide the answer.
Don't forget to check out our recommended list of Waterloo restaurants
21 Widegate Street, City, London, E1 7HP
(020) 7377 1843
Simmons is unique bar featuring a quirky interior with mismatched and vintage items throughout. On the drinks list is a comprehensive selection including wines, Champagne and cocktails served in teacups.
- Legendary happy hour from 4PM-9PM
- Drinks serves in teapots each with unique names.
- A extensive drinks and cocktail menu.
- Retro gaming consoles.
- Vintage decor throughout.
More Waterloo Bars
The Anchor and Hope serves gastro pub fare in informal surroundings.
36 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LP
(020) 7928 9898
Bar Elba is a rooftop bar in Waterloo with a lively, party atmosphere and a wide selection of cocktails. Bar Elba also offers a food menu with a selection of sharing platters.
Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UL
Brought to you by the brains behind the popular Adventure Bar group - Bar Elba was inspired by Napoleon's exile to the Mediterranean island of Elba.
(020) 3892 8166
Camel and Artichoke is certainly one of the best pubs on Lower Marsh thanks to its friendly attitude.
121 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, SE1 7AE
(020) 7633 0270
Set in the Young Vic, this restaurant and bar offers a unique selection of food rivalling that of other eateries nearby, combined with a lively, warm atmosphere.
Young Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ
(020) 7928 4400
The Fire Station is a stylish bar and restaurant ideally located close to Waterloo station. The food menu at The Fire Station offers a varied selection of premium burgers and hand-pressed pizzas whilst the drinks list includes quirky cocktails, home-smoked spirits and a selection of the best beers and wines from around the world.
150 Waterloo Road, Southwark, London, SE1 8SB
(020) 3727 5938
Jack's is a stylish bar and restaurant that offers visitors an impressive international menu that is served within a friendly and sophisticated atmosphere.
96 Isabella Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8DD
(020) 7928 0678
The Kings Arms is a well regarded, traditional pub that serves up a sumptuous Thai menu from Monday to Saturday, as well as an impressive roast on a Sunday.
25 Roupell Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8TB
(020) 7207 0784
Primo Bar is located within the stylish Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. This contemporary bar offers an extensive drinks list and free live music every day of the week.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, 200 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 7UT
(020) 7620 7282
Sports Bar and Grill Waterloo is a lively bar where you can catch all the latest sporting matches on large plasma screens.
Waterloo Station, Unit 1 The Balcony, York Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 7NY
(020) 7928 1898
This popular pub on Stamford Street provides great beer and burgers from a self-service system. Just use the iPad to order and the pour-your-own pumps.
62 Stamford Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 9LX
(020) 7928 5354
Tonight Josephine is a cocktail bar in Waterloo with a fun, party atmosphere.
111 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UL
Brought to you by the brains behind the popular Adventure Bar group - Tonight Josephine was inspired by Josephine De Beauharnais, Napoleon's ex-wife and the former Empress of the French.
(020) 7928 4918
131 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UR
(020) 7928 5086
Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is a stylish restaurant attached to the back of the Old Vic Theatre. At Waterloo Bar and Kitchen you will find a concise choice of meals that are complemented by a good selection of wines and other drinks.
Not so much a hotel bar as a bar with a hotel. This busy pub is a great find south of the river.
81-83 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UD
(020) 7928 6083
The White Hart is crawling distance from Waterloo station but thankfully it's just around the corner so it avoids tourists and weekend revellers travelling up from the provinces.
29 Cornwall Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8TJ
(020) 7928 9190