The best pubs and bars for after work drinks in South London

One of the things we missed most about going to the office during the pandemic is undoubtedly the chance to catch up with colleagues over a post work pint.

To help you make up for lost time, we’ve rounded up the best pubs and bars south London has to offer so you’ll never be short on ideas for where to go for your after work beers.

Where to go for after work drinks in Croydon

Believe it or not, BOXPARK isn’t all this major South London borough has to offer. For the best after work drinks head towards Croydon’s Surrey Street Market and you’ll happen upon Mr. Fox, which has become a firm favourite with locals thanks to its friendly ambience, creative cocktails and locally sourced menu.

Post work drinks with a view in Crystal Palace

There is certainly no shortage of great post work drinks venues in Crystal Palace, especially on the main triangle just off the famous Crystal Palace Park. We’re big fans of The Faber Fox as it boasts a stellar beer garden where you can enjoy sensational views of the London skyline with your post work pint.

Great after work drinks in Brixton

The vibrant Brixton social scene is truly unlike any other thanks to the area’s rich cultural identity. You’ll be spoilt for choice, but we guarantee The Blues Kitchen on Acre Lane won’t disappoint. Treat yourself to a tipple from their extensive bourbon menu and regroup with some delicious Texas soul food before dancing the night away to some of the best live music and DJs in town.

Alternatively, if you’re after good vibes, good after work drinks and the chance to sample offerings from exciting newcomers to the South London food scene on your work night out, Pop Brixton is the place to be. This community initiative has transformed a disused plot of land in Brixton into a bustling community hub and food market. Well worth a visit.

Thinking of relocating your business to Brixton? There are also plenty of coworking and office spaces to choose from. We especially love the cool and contemporary Piano House on Brighton Terrace.

A top pub in Tooting

The Castle has stood proud on the Tooting high street since 1832. These days, it’s perhaps best known for its fabulous beer garden where workers can kick back with a post work pint and some classic pub grub in one of its mini castle huts. The perfect place to unwind after a busy day at Tooting Works’ bustling hub for businesses.

Where to go for after work drinks in Wimbledon

It’s no surprise that the home of one of the world’s best-loved sporting events offers some excellent watering holes. Just a short walk from Wimbledon station, The Alexandra pub boasts two sizeable traditional bars offering tasty pub fare – think burgers, sausage rolls and fish and chips – and live sport on telly. Not to mention it’s also the home of Wimbledon’s top rooftop drinking destination, The Loft. A great after work drinks location for any creative entrepreneurs working at Mainyard Studios’ awesome office space.

So, there you have our round-up of some of the best after work drinks venues in South London, with a few of our favourite South London office and coworking spaces thrown in for good measure.

Should you fancy venturing into another part of town, be sure to check out our other posts on the best pubs and bars in North London, East London and West London.