SOUK Clapham information

SOUK Clapham is a vibrant bar and restaurant that can be found on Clapham High Street. Here you can enjoy mouth-watering cocktails and great Modern European dishes within stylish surroundings.
SOUK Clapham also hosts regular club night with DJs from Defected records and Lifted records playing the latest in house tracks.

Ranked #59 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
"SOUK is bringing the glamour to the heart of Clapham. The young and funky venue is the perfect place for after work drinks, birthday celebrations or a girl’s night out with light bites. The extensive and delicious cocktail list with our supreme DJ line up guarantees a vibrant atmosphere, so let its seduction embrace you! We are proud to announce that SOUK Clapham has won the 'Best DJ Bar 2015' at the 'London Club and Bar Awards'."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours



21:00 - 02:30


21:00 - 02:30


20:00 - 03:00


18:00 - 03:30


18:00 - 03:30


21:00 - 02:00

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SOUK Clapham reviews

By Andrew M.

I love SO.UK it gets jam packed with women and what more could a man want? Makes it a lot easier to pull, been lucky there a few times myself. SO.UK does have expensive drinks but the atmospheres worth paying for.

By P M.

Place to be on a Saturday night in Clapham

Went to SO.UK last saturday. The staff were super friendly and the atmosphere was like a lounge bar from about 9-10pm, at 11pm the DJ came on and the music was amazing all throughout the night. Great place to be on a Saturday night in Clapham.

By Bob H.


Such friendly and polite staff that provided quick overall service too. Loved the large sharing food plate was a great size to share. Would defiantly return to this venue.

By Melissa A.

Had to go back to this fabulous place as the summer's drawing in (admittedly with the rain) and i love to sit outside and Souk offers me just that! This time i took a little group along and we had a good old boogie into the night on Friday night - perfect after a hard days work i have to say! didn't realise the time as they have a late licence and definitely enjoyed my night, you have to try their cocktails! especially the Midnight in Clapham, ever tried pear vodka?! wow! Definitely my summer spot of choice.

By Melissa A.

SOUK is a beautiful bar that hasn't faded in the 10+ years its been on Clapham High street, which is amazing in these days, they must have that special something!! i love this place, its a home away from home, fabulous cocktails and nibbles, perfect to unwind after a hard week for romantic drinks (try the gorgeous Passionate Affair)or a fun filled girls night, Bellini time! I found this little gem in their first few years of opening and i still keep going back, if you haven't been, it's time to check it out!

By Robert S.

Cant believe i hadn't been here before! its just the kind of place i love! Vibrant, trendy, great crowd, cocktails looked really good but i was sticking to the champagne. I was on a table a friend had reserved for his birthday. we were looked after brilliantly by a really friendly and fun waitress. we had plans to go somewhere else after a couple of hours at Souk but abandoned them because we where having such a good time where we were! the atmosphere was great and built up more and more through the night! great night!

By John A.

I love Bar SOUK. Its especially good on a Thursday night and is the best place to go!

It feels like a Friday night without the pretense. Keep up the good work. John

By AMC09

I went on Sat night a month ago and thought it was awful. Full of drunk, pretencious people and rubbish music. I will not be returning! Too much bling and dodgy dance music, the bar opposite is much better.

By G.

I had a great time at SO.UK. I went with a friend I hadn't seen in a while, and it was a great choice because the music and crowd wasn't too loud to hear myself think as in most places. There was ample seating, and it wasn't difficult to find somewhere to sit. The decor at SO.UK was really cool, but not over the top.

Had a good old time. Can't remember if the drinks were expensive, but they can't have been too much because I can't remember and I'm on a tight budget.

By Nikki B.

Really rate SO.UK. I live locally so visit quite regularly and I really love the music and the cocktails. Staff are so friendly and it's always a buzzy atmosphere.

By Mario J.

Visited SO.UK this weekend. The same owners have a venue in Chelsea called JuJu an was very impressed with the service and overall standards, so thought I would give this place a try. Usually don't venture to Clapham often but glad I did as this little joint is really cool. Nice friendly staff and most of all the drinks were great. They don't hold off the measures too as our cocktails were lethal. Will definitely be returning in the future.

By Sfh E.

Horrific!! That is the simplest way of explaining what this place is. The service is appalling, expect a significant delay in actually being able to have your drinks. Of course once the drinks do come please don't assume that the service in which your drinks are served will be pleasant; as this was the furthest from our experience. As if that was not enough for you to feel frustrated, the drinks are made by what I can only describe as untrained bar men. The drinks are watered down and just plain disgusting. The only great thing about this place is actually the thought that you can choose to leave after which you are able to force yourself to forget that you made the awful choice to actually come here.

By Danny S.

Had an awesome night here at the weekend, dj played some sick tacks i hadn't heard not the same old same old the rest of the high st seems to play!! only negative was that it was pretty busy so gonna come a bit earlier next weekend an maybe try the food they serve. Floor staff are seriously hot an the bar staff seemed pretty competent. Roll on the weekend!!

By Grace H.

Never been to Souk before but a friend told me that with your Ben and Jerry's ticket you can get 241 at Souk so we decided to make a night of it and try it out as Souk was handily down the road from the Common! Was pleasantly met with a great vibe and music and of course 241 on our glasses of wine! Thoroughly enjoyed the rest of our evening, that offer really made the end of the day for us! We partied til the early hours at Souk and here i am wishing i had booked Monday off now... but was worth it!

By Rebecca G.

Came here after hanging out in the park on the Sunday of the bank holiday weekend. we were given a couple of flyers that gave us free shots with our drinks. There were some other great deals on too. I expected Souk to be expensive because it looks like a very up market place but it was actually really reasonable with all these offers! There was a really great vibe and we ended up staying there till the end which was 4am! Most late night clubs and bars are really grimy but i loved this one! Apparently there similar nights for the Royal wedding bank holiday too...I will be there then for sure!

By Katie L.

great place! really friendly staff too. i made a reservation for a friday and had a really nice table and because i booked for a group of over 20 i had a free bottle of champagne waiting for me! the night progressed from a chilled catch up with my friends to a full on party! perfect!

By David M.

forgot how great this place is! I hadn't been for a while but will be going regularly now! the music was great and the bartenders are right on the mark with their cocktail making skills! the food was really good. I didn't come to eat but once i saw some food come out for someone else i had to order some. the place just has this great vibe. it seems to fit every mood too; there were a couple of tables having a chilled out catch up over a bottle of wine and some food and also people dancing and partying by the bar. there was some great offers earlier on in the night too! looking forward to going back soon!

By Cynthia B.

Souk is a jewel in the sometimes depressing London! Stepping inside I felt like id escaped the greyness and the miserable British weather and entered an oasis of warmth and comfort. I loved the look of the place and the feeling of being in Aladdin's den or somewhere exotic like Morocco but with the modern twist of the music (great mix of classic and commercial tracks from the DJ) and also the great crowd that came in that night. I came on a Friday not long after a hard, dull days work and was able to leave all my bad feelings out side and just have a great time! The waiting staff were really friendly and made me feel welcome and that I'd come to the right place. The cocktails made by the lovely bar men were amazing! I didn't try the food but it looked delicious and I will definitely be trying it next time! The night started off quite calmly and I had a nice table to sit with my friend. As the night went on and it got busier the atmosphere encouraged us to leave our seats to dance and mingle with the crowd. I saw they make bookings for parties so I cant wait until my birthday so I have an excuse to throw one there!

By Kostas S.

I went there on a Wednesday night (13/10/10). I loved the place! Nice people, nice atmosphere, good looking ladies, the DJ is Top Class, security staff is very friendly, and of course location is great as the night buses leave just across the street. The reason i am rating the place with 3 stars is only because of the bartenders. Both guys working inside the bar were terrible. Slow, Rude and unprofessional. I ordered drinks 5 times that night and... they never managed to remembered my drink. For a very strange reason i have been charged different price for same drinks by the 2 bartenders. The guys seemed like they were doing me a favor to serve me a drinks. Anyway, the place is nice and i would recommend it!

By Katrina E.

I went to souk on Thursday night 2 weeks ago and absolutely loved it. The food was great, my cocktails tasted great my favourite was the Purple Passion. I love passion fruit anyway, but it just tasted wonderful. I recognised the DJ from another place I've been quite a bit, which is always a good sign! My friends loved it we did all get a bit too tipsy though!

By Alice P.

I went there on Sunday and i really enjoyed myself. I hadn't realised that they now had live music on Sundays and it gave us some real entertainment... and we only paid £15 each for a 3 course meal which i was pleasently surprised....I've already told my friends about the food and the price because I havent eaten that much food, for that price for years!!

By Janene B.

I had a really good night here The staff were polite when we entered and we managed to get our first round of drinks (with 10 of us out) within a short space of time. Later, we had food which was really needed so it was great to be somewhere that the bar food was really decent and filling. I was impressed by the music played and the DJs were awesome. It looked like it's somewhere gaining momentum because some of the information I've seen about events happening there look pretty lively with some pretty well known DJs. I'll definitely recommend it to my friends for a good value place to go out with a group of friends

By Laura C.

It's quite expensive but it has a good atmosphere on a weekend so I forgive it most of the time!

Plus it's one of the only places to be open until pretty late midweek and even then it's a laugh.

Good music and really friendly staff.

Shame that they don't have beers on tap but I suppose that just adds to the ambiance.

By Laura C.

Cold wine, good cocktails and good music for late night partying... Sometimes a bit too busy but all in all a good chilled out night can be had. The staff and management are all gems too.

By M R.

I was broken in SOUK for my birthday, the managers fault...

Great place to party but also a sweet place to take a date for quiet afternoon drinks...

By Yasmin Yunmi G.

SO.UK has a great atmospere and the music is different, but relaxing and upbeat at same time. This is my favourite bar around Clapham Common.

There's lots of nice people and sometimes you can find some great looking guys there, and friendly people in general.

SO.UK looks extremely stylish - everytime I go there I wish I was taking fixtures and fittings home with me!

Tip: Go with minimum of £40.00 if you drink nothing before - some drinks can cost up to £10.00 each.

By Lauren T.

A firm Clapham favourite comes of age with a grown-up new look but all of the same pulling power that has long made it a Saturday night hotspot.

The Venue
A welcome escape from Clapham’s busy high street, SOUK Clapham can be found little more than a stone’s throw from the Common. Having recently undergone a chic makeover, its decor offers a break from the surrounding bar scene. Stepping inside you are greeted with a Moroccan-style lounge bar, complete with brown leather seating, ornately detailed lamps and a couple of predictable but fitting Buddha statues. Among the subtle aroma of incense you can enjoy a drink at the bar, which runs along one side of the room, or huddle around a candlelit table on the right. If you’re lucky enough to nab a seat on the sofa side of a table, you might end up feeling sorry for your companion perched opposite on a fairly uncomfortable-looking stool, but it seems on a Saturday night no one’s come for a quiet sit down. Just be warned, SOUK Clapham is not the biggest of venues, so arrive early if you don’t want to queue or fight for a space at the bar.

The Atmosphere
Everything from the chic decor to the attentive service makes for a relaxed drinking or dining experience early in the evening, but come nine o’clock the lights start to dim, the DJ starts to play a little louder and SOUK Clapham is transformed. Small groups of friends catching up over a glass of wine quickly turn into groups celebrating birthdays with cocktails and shots, and by ten o’clock the place is almost completely full of predominantly twenty-somethings from south London, looking for a good time. Perhaps bear this is mind when you plan your visit and make sure you book an early table if you’re there to eat, or you may feel like you’re at one of those ‘dining in the dark’ restaurants.

The Food
The low tables do make dining at SOUK Clapham a bit uncomfortable, but the food is worth the struggle. Taking inspiration from all over Asia, the menu offers crispy pancake duck rolls served with a rich hoi sin and plum sauce and grilled chicken skewers with a sweet chilli dipping sauce. There is also a hearty portion of authentic tasting chicken pad Thai with thick noodles topped with crushed peanuts, and a delicious beef stir-fry served with rice. It’s rare to find pan-Asian cooking in the capital with ingredients as fresh-tasting and high quality as these. The vegetables in the stir-fry are crunchy and the beef lean and tender. All suitably impressive when you consider the reasonable prices. However, you may be left feeling you’d have been happier to pay more for a larger portion of the beef.

The Drink
SOUK Clapham is a destination for stylish cocktails rather than a casual pint. Clearly a serious business at the bar, a wide selection of cocktails are made using fresh ingredients and quality liquors. Thoughtfully divided into sections, the cocktail menu is easy to navigate boasting the majority of the classics as well as some original recipes. The Rapaska is a resounding favourite as a deliciously sweet concoction of fresh passion fruit and raspberries, raspberry vodka and pineapple juice, but the Honey Berry made with delicate honey vodka is also an unusual but tasty choice. As an established party venue, SOUK Clapham also offers sharing cocktails and a table bottle service.

The Last Word
SOUK Clapham remains a see and be seen bar with a bevvy of stylish cocktails to boot, but the food menu is by no means an after thought. If your idea of a good night starts with a steaming bowl of pad Thai and ends with a cocktail and a boogie, SOUK Clapham is definitely worth a visit.

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