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Bar Social (Bar, Restaurant, Club)

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245 Lavender Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 1JW
Cuisine: Modern Eclectic
Tel: 020 7223 2000 | Email to Bar Social | Transport: Clapham South | Write review

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1) Spending Friday night in Clapham’s Bar Social really captures the excitement of a time when nights out were full of Savage Garden songs and sipping Sex on the Beach to the tune of Spice Up Your Life.
 
2) Bar Social hosts it all; from big birthday celebrations (with free balloons, bubbles and glo sticks thank you very much), to broken hearts being mended over Bon Jovi and Martinis (we saw both in one night). 

3) There is a dazzling array of cocktails: Spring Punch, Sazerac, and even an alcoholic take on a Solaro. Opening the menu is like releasing a genie in a bottle. ??4) The bar team will recommend a drink for you if the huge menu is too much. We were recommend the Social Ice Tea, a lip-smacking sweet and sour medley including gin, rum and vodka; 2 per person (for obvious reasons) served with lots of ice, ice baby.
 
5) Beer and wine lovers have no reason to feel blue – there’s a fantastic range of both on offer served with style and love by the super-friendly team behind the bar.
 
6) Saturday night will never be dull. Bar Social holds nights like big fancy dress Halloween shindigs, there’s free room hire for your own party and a happy hour that goes on and on...
 
7) It’s the small touches that matter. Everyone gets treated to a sweet like chocolate gift when they sit down. We munched on the ambassadors favourite: Ferrero Roche. 
 
8) Bar Social looks like Aladdin’s cave, no minimalism here. Huge bottles of spirits, animal print, and coloured lighting galore make for one hell of a glitzy interior.
 
9) Adorning the walls of the staircase downstairs are a roster of names made from Scrabble letters. These are all regulars. It’s obvious that many come for one night out and fall truly madly deeply in love with the place.
 
10) Bar Social isn’t a place to grab a quick beer after work – it’s the location of a night out where anything could happen so get dressed up and caught up in the atmosphere. 

p.s. Bar Social plays classic party tunes. How many 90’s hit singles can you find hidden in this review?
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Customer Reviews for Bar Social

Average (based on 34 votes): 34 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

The following customer reviews are not endorsed by Fluid London and are simply those of users who wish to publish their independent experiences of Bar Social.

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brian, Manchester (3 years 5 months 5 days ago)

“Had my leaving party last Thursday , the decor and cocktails are absolutely good value for. money , considering are £5 each all night. Well worth it . Lisa :)”
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Lisa, London (4 years 2 months 8 days ago)

“Great atmosphere, decor and staff who can make many, many wonderful cocktails.. Can only recommend Bar Social”
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Nick, london (6 years 26 days ago)

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“What a beautiful place, well decorated, lovely cocktail, we were at bar social last thursday we had great time free chocolate and happy hour nearly all night, l love it this my new local. Well guys and see soon. Alice xxx”
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Alice, London (6 years 28 days ago)

“Just a big thanks to all bar staff and specially the door staff, for the lovely night on Saturday the 23th of July 2011, brillants thanks once again. Chris”
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Chris, clapham (7 years 3 months ago)

“Not being from London it is great that I have found this bar really close to the station. Cosy, well designed, good music, excellent and extensive cocktail menu with fab happy hour offers :) the music is varied and fun and the bar staff are just the nicest bunch of people I have come across!! I have met many friends here and whenever I'm in town I come here and am always greeted with a warm welcome :) I've introduced some of my London friends to Bar Social and they have returned also! Well done guys, keep up the hard work!! xxx”
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s, Portsmouth (8 years 3 months 1 days ago)

“Good music, very cosy bar,highly recommended for any party, l had mine for the second running, just to say l am very impressed, free bottle of champagne and free balloons too, and the cocktails are good value for money.”
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Debbie, London clapham (8 years 3 months 5 days ago)

“just amazing place, you feel so homely,well designed, the staff very friendly and specially the cocktails are absolutely lovely and good value too, music is brilliant. check this place out .xxxx”
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Chris, clapham (8 years 6 months 3 days ago)

“Celebrated our office christmas party at Bar Social and had a fantastic time - we were very well looked after from start to finish and it was great to be somewhere where the whole group stayed the whole night together to party through to the wee small hours. Definitely my favourite bar in Clapham and if you haven't been - why not ?! :)”
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Jemma, London (9 years 9 months 8 days ago)

“The place to go to see lots of jugs, big ones, small ones, full and empty ones. Thats because this is one of the places to go for some awesome cocktails and at reasonable prices for London too. Nice mixed freindly crowd, nice music and one thing that really did stand out a mile compared to other places I've been to is the staff are very freindly and on the ball. Well done to the staff at Bar Social keep up the good work will be dropping in regularly.”
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[ Unknown ], London (9 years 11 months 8 days ago)

“Went to car social last night, and what a place, it’s great; everyone should get their selves down there. Walked in and the atmosphere hit me straight away, such a cool place, the staff made me feel really at home and like I belonged there. They have a fantastic selections of drinks and cocktails too, had to try a few of those, and with the happy hour prices you cant go wrong. The music was really varied and they had tracks to suit most tastes. A vibrant place with good drinks, good process and the staff are really good, am going again tonight me thinks. It’s not often a female on their own feel comfortable going into a bar on your own but I really did here.”
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[ Unknown ], London (9 years 11 months 11 days ago)

“Great place, good atmosphere, not over priced, l'm amazed the range of bottle beers they sell, and cocktails too, a good mix of music, l will highly recommend to anyone that lives in the area, especially if you want somewhere fun to celebrate!”
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[ Unknown ], Birmingham (9 years 11 months 14 days ago)

“Awesome, by far the best bar in sw11. Great drinks. Great staff and quality music.”
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[ Unknown ], london (9 years 11 months 14 days ago)

“Have to give this place five stars really. It has a huge menu of cocktails available and are very very moreish and reasonably priced.The bar staff are friendly and professional and the service was pretty fast when I was there. Comfortable seats and nice cosy decor, will be making this bar a regular haunt. Definitely worth a visit.”
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[ Unknown ], london (9 years 11 months 16 days ago)

“Short & sweet: Great place, Great atmosphere, Great drinks, Great cocktails, Great staff, Great music = great night. That’s exactly what it was at this bar when went there on saturday”
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Samantha Maryon, London (9 years 11 months 19 days ago)

“I hate Halloween nights out so when my friend asked to go to her party on Halloween I used every excuse to not go, especially as it was over in Clapham & I live in east London. Anyway I got nagged into it so went, I got there & the place was kicking., like packed, my friend had got a basement room there, they didn’t even charge room hire apparently, and it was packed, on all three floors, it was a real buzz with everyone having a great time, some great costumes too. So I threw myself into the party what a great place, the place has a vibe so contagious that even I will go back again. Everyone drunk on beers and cocktails and not one fight, even the staffs are friendly & helpful, if only we had bar social where I live.”
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Martin, London (9 years 11 months 21 days ago)

“I hate Halloween nights out so when my friend asked to go to her party on Halloween I used every excuse to not go, especially as it was over in Clapham & I live in east London. Anyway I got nagged into it so went, I got there & the place was kicking., like packed, my friend had got a basement room there, they didn’t even charge room hire apparently, and it was packed, on all three floors, it was a real buzz with everyone having a great time, some great costumes too. So I threw myself into the party what a great place, the place has a vibe so contagious that even I will go back again. Everyone drunk on beers and cocktails and not one fight, even the staffs are friendly & helpful, if only we had bar social where I live.”
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Martin, London (9 years 11 months 21 days ago)

“Great atmosphere and terrific beer all wrapped up with friendly staff. The music is fine, never too loud and the toilets are smart & clean even when they are busy.”
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Maureen Butcher, London (10 years 27 days ago)

“A couple of friends asked me if I wanted to go to a casino night, I really didn’t fancy going to the west end and said so, only for my friends to say it was local, in fact round the corner in Lavender Hill. So I agreed and went along expecting an old table with a set of cards. How wrong could I be, there was a roulette wheel, proper cards with chips and even a croupier, I was ecstatic as love a good gamble. So I settled down and began to play, I really liked the place, it is nicely decorated with a big screen to take your mind off the money your losing at the table! They had an extensive range of cocktails and the guy at the bar did an excellent job of shaking or should it be stirring in this Bond era! All the cocktails were spot on though. The owner even joins in and it’s a real laugh, a great night indeed. We left after more hours than had originally planned and agreed we had an excellent evening. It is now a regular in my calendar, it’s a great place to unwind after a hard and stressful day at the office playing with other peoples money!”
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James Lee, LOndon (10 years 1 days ago)

“It was Friday night, my flat mate &, me wanted to go out somewhere we could have a good time and get a bit ‘merry’. We had both had tough weeks at work, crunch was the right word. We looked online for local places and liked the sound of Bar Social. So we made our way there all dressed up. What a great night, we got there and the place had a really friendly feel, and atmosphere. The staff were great, the owner even intoroduced himself. The cocktails were brilliant and we tried as many as we couold. The music was really eclectic and made a really good change from the usual cheesy pop or mainstream stuff you usually hear. It seems a great place and I am not at all surprised it was so busy, it is set out on three floors so very spacious. We set out to have a good time & get merry and thanks to bar social & the staff there we exceeded that, go there I definitely will be a regular.”
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Samantha Maryon, London (10 years 5 days ago)

“After reading all the positive reviews about this bar I decided to check it out for myself with a workmate in tow. We recieved a freindly welcome by the bar staff when we arrived and were somewhat amazed at the amount of beers and cocktails on offer, so took us a while to decide. The decor and general feel to the place was warm and inviting and the music was also just right for the time we arrived which was quite early eve. All in all we stayed a bit longer than intended cos the cocktails were very moreish and at very reasonable prices too. If u havent already been to this bar get on down u wont be disappointed.”
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David Storey, London (10 years 8 days ago)

“A friend and I went along to Bar Social last night to join them celebrating their first anniversary since opening. The bar has become a regular haunt for us and it was great to see it so busy. As always the Manager and the staff were on top form and the atmosphere was buzzing - the music very good and a friendly party feel. The bar is always welcoming and the nice little touches, like the complimentary choccie with your first drink is unusual. If you haven't already been along to the bar it is a must and somewhere you can hang out with the girls (or guys) all night.”
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Jemma, London (10 years 1 months 29 days ago)

“After reading all the rave reviews about this bar, I went with a friend to meet the manager & reserve an area for my birthday party. I'm so glad I picked this place as had friends coming from all over UK & wanted a fun, relaxed & intimate place that wouldn't charge £8 a drink & where we could all have a great night. That's exactly what we got... lovely staff, no extortionate minimum bar spend like most places, very reasonable & varied drink selection, great mix of music. Every one of my friends was raving about my choice so thanks to all at Bar Social for making my birthday perfect & I would strongly recommend this place to anyone who wants a hassle-free night with their friends...for any occasion!”
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Alicia Dickinson, London (10 years 2 months 20 days ago)

“Extremely friendly bar with a huge range of bottled beers. Staff willing to take new suggestions for beers. Much bigger than it look from the outside due to a basement and mezzanine level in the main bar. Make sure you check out the huge range of spirits also. A truly excellent bar.”
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Matthew Trueman, London (10 years 4 months 21 days ago)

“Just to say Many Many thanks to all the bar staff and the owner of Bar Social, I had a great time, all my friends loved the place, very friendly, very good cocktails and reasonable prices, and thanks for the bottle of the Champagne. I'm very impressed with the decor of the place and also the atmosphere, see you soon!”
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Michelle, london (10 years 5 months 11 days ago)

“I'm almost reluctant to tell you how great this bar is because I don't want it mobbed by people but I've got to say from the first time I went here and continue to keep going, every time I arrive I am greeted by the owner Sam and his staff who are the most unaffected bar staff in London. By that I mean they treat you politely and efficiently without all the attitude you seem to get in some other bars and are genuinely pleased to see you come back again. Add to that the feel and the look of the place and the variety of activities they put on and you've got a pretty perfect bar for me. If they can do it why can't more. Well done.”
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Graham Lee, Battersea (10 years 7 months 9 days ago)

“Thanks Bar Social, my Birthday was brilliant, very good cocktail drinks, l love the decor - a lot character and style, speedy service and very friendly staff, music top class, this is my local bar now, the atmosphere brilliant, thanks for making my Birthday very special.”
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lizzy cooper, london (10 years 8 months ago)

“I love this place! It's a really relaxed atmosphere and the staff are so friendly. Drinks are very good! The theme nights are amazing!”
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Siobhan, London (10 years 8 months 24 days ago)

“Engagement part was a blast!! Good crowd, and atmosphere that i haven't seen anywhere in bristol! Would recommend to any claphamites.”
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peter, bristol (10 years 9 months ago)

“Had my 21st at Bar Social and Kitchen. Banging night, good music and good service. Definitely improving weekly. Great place for a quiet week night drink.”
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Harrison, london (10 years 9 months ago)

“Bar Social is brilliant! Quality drinks and friendly, interesting staff. There's also good music and always fun crowd to be found! Best place in Junction!”
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Imo, London (10 years 9 months 2 days ago)

“Bar Social thank you! I had a great night. In my humble opinion this the best cool bar in Clapham Junction, simply delicious cocktail and quality service, Asian Dj playing great music. Highly recommended. ”
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kerry, london (10 years 10 months 13 days ago)

“Hi, I have been to Bar Social last Friday and i can say that it's a great place. I will keep going there. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and the most beautiful female security...”
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Steve, London (10 years 11 months 3 days ago)

“Hello, i've been once up there, the drinks prices were reasonable, the staff are friendly, it would be very good if there was live music or a dj...”
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dave, london (11 years 3 days ago)

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Bar Social has an extensive range of drinks, with a large selection of bottled beers, Staropramen on draught, champagne cocktails, contemporary cocktails, old's cool classics, iced teas, shooters, sparkling wine, red wine, white wine, rose wine and non alcoholic beverages.

Updated 22/08/2014

Bar Social Opening Hours

Monday: 11:00am - 4:30am
12:30am - 11:45pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 2:15am
2:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 4:00pm - 12:15am
12:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 4:30pm - 2:30am
Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:15am
12:30am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:15am
12:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:15am
12:30am - 5:00pm
   

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Special offers, discounts and deals at Bar Social

SPECIAL OFFERS
COCKTAILS £5
2 SELECTED BOTTKE BEERS FOR £6
SUN-THURS 5pm TILL 11pm
FRI 5pm till 10:30pm
SAT 5pm till 8:30pm

Updated 22/08/2014

Bar Social Hire Details

Name: Century area (Basement)
Type: Private Room
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 0
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: Provided
Capacity: 80
Notes: the Century area , can hold 70 guests, only £50 deposit Refundable just to quaranty your booking,that will included house DJ plus2 Bar tenders a Private Bar and door man call 0871-223-1276 ask for SA
Name: The Century Area (Main Bar)
Type: Private Room
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 0
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: Optional
Capacity: 60
Notes: Main Bar Area has been refurbished lately, suitable for any events - .enough for 60+ guests, book this area and you will receive a btle of house champagne, call Sam on 0871-223-1276 for any enquiries
Name: voodoo lounge Area (mezzenine)
Type: Private Room
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 0
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: Provided
Capacity: 25
Notes: Mezzenine is another private room for up to 25 seated, free of charge, book this area and you will receive a bottle of house champagne, minimum 25 guest for this offer

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