If you’re looking for cocktail places to go with your date or friends then look no further… Wimbledon and its surrounding areas offer brilliant places to grab a cocktail. Whether you’re into the floral Aviation or classic Martini there are brilliant locations for your delectation.
The Ivy Café
The Ivy is a stylish restaurant with beautiful interiors which sells delicious food and cocktails, perfect for a date. They offer classic sips with innovative tipples, check out their signatures – ‘The Ivy Royale’, ‘The Ivy Bloody Mary’, or ‘The Ivy VLS’. They have a wide range of coolers and non-alcohol cocktails such as ‘The Nogroni’ if you want something a bit lighter!
Loft Bar @ The Alexandra
The Alexandra is located near the station and boasts the idyllic Loft Bar; a heated, cosy, and hip location to relax and have a drink with your date or friends whatever the weather or occasion. They supply all the classic cocktails from a Dark & Stormy to the Bloody Mary.
Located in the busy centre of Wimbledon town and boasting one of the best happy hours, this is a must if you’re looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy a cocktail. From 5-8pm every day, they offer buy one get one free on all cocktails. You must try their Mockingbird Punch – their secret in-house tequila-based recipe!
Simmons bar brags many locations in the centre of London such as Leicester Square to Temple (both walking distance from Waterloo, a 15-minute train from Wimbledon). Simmons is a brilliant party location offering great music, DJs, and delicious cocktails! Their happy hour lasts from 4-9pm Sunday to Friday so make sure to try the ‘Gummy bear’ or ‘My tie’!
Roots to Jungle
A local plant shop based at Merton Abbey Mills where you can come and chill, share knowledge and advice about and around the plants. They are also a licensed bar offering a unique selection of cocktails such as their ‘Ginpanzee’ using the lovely Portabello Gin! So why don’t you sit back and relax around the plants and have a cocktail!
The Garratt & Gauge
A top Wimbledon pub renowned for its budget-friendly food and drink. Not only is it a great place to catch the football or rugby, but they also create amazing cocktails. Make sure to check out their 2-4-1 offer when buying two of the same cocktails! Whether you’re craving a ‘Purple Rain’ or ‘Godfather’, be sure to check this place out!
A warmly lit, urban-chic US style resturant with good food, great music, and amazing cocktails. Their mixologists create a wide range of signature and classic cocktails made with premium spirits and fresh ingredients. How about trying their ‘Bronx Booty Shake’ which honours New York’s Hip Hop culture.
A fabulous cocktail and champagne bar, awarded the ‘Best Cocktail Bar in South-West London’. Hemingways has a very extensive cocktail menu including the modern pick-me-up Espresso Martini or their own popular Pomme d’Hemingways. Hemingways often hosts live music events so get your dancing shoes on and go and enjoy!
Incognito Cocktail Company
Located in Kingston-upon-Thames is a unique and sensual speakeasy-type bar which pushes the boundaries of standard mixology. With an extensive menu full of weird and wonderful creations there is something for everyone. Why don’t you try their ‘Smoking Manhattan’ or their ‘Great Escape’!
601 Queens Road
Adjacent to the station in Wimbledon is 601 Queens Road. This stunning suntrap observatory offers some great cocktails. Ranging from the classic ‘Long Island Iced Tea’ to their zesty ‘The Bees Knees’, there is something for everyone. If you’re the designated driver of the evening, then there are also some tempting alcohol-free cocktails.
With stunning views of the River Thames, Browns offers a selection of beautifully designed cocktails that will surely satisfy the tastebuds. Their selection of martinis are a must if you’re looking for something stylish!
A must if you’re looking for a cocktail-fueled brunch then why don’t you grab one of their amazing breakfast options and pair it with an Aperol spritz or Mimosa. With many cocktail options there is something for every mood so take your date here if you really want to impress them!
Written By: Lydia Ray | Content Creator