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Bar 366 (Bar)

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366 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, Wandsworth, London, SW18 4ES
Cuisine: [Other/Unclassified]
Tel: 020 8944 9591 | Email to Bar 366 | Transport: Earlsfield | Write review

Bar 366 Review

Best for: sweet cocktails; 30 and upwards professionals in south London; epic games of I-Spy.

Great: decor; attention to detail; and use of premium brands.

“Sup, J-Dizzle.”

“Sup, C-Dog.”

We slip each other some skin and complete the transaction with a one-arm hug. Our bromance has begun.

As ‘street’ greetings go, ours is highly unconvincing. We’re both thin, ex-public school chaps in our late 30s, each sporting a fruity moustache, and wearing a pea coat. There may even be a pair of brogues involved.

Lucky for us, our camp predilections will be well catered for at Bar 366 in Earlsfield. As J-Dizzle is a photographer, and I, the C-Dog, a writer, we both have leanings towards art, and this cocktail bar has aspirations of Damien Hirst scale. Topic one on the bromance agenda: the psychotic aesthetics of Bar 366.

Being creatively inclined, we both heap praise on the bar’s pastiche: bric-à-brac of the mentally unhinged festoon the walls and surfaces. This is Wacky Racers all the way: peculiar wallpaper; menus daubed on the ceiling; ex-toilet flowerpots; empty picture frames; former-door tabletops replete with knockers (yes, I said knockers); frilly knickers above the bar (yes, I said knickers); photos of The Queen; photos of Manuel from Fawlty Towers. There’s plenty to look at, and not just pretty ladies. As first dates go, this is a decent bar to start in. If the conversation sags, commence a killer game of i-Spy!

As two gents enjoying each other’s pleasant company of a Friday eve, we naturally gravitate towards talk concerning love, sex and weddings. One of us recently got engaged, the other recently became single. This bawdiness requires appropriate liquid refreshments, so we start with the classics: mojito and martini.

“That’s the best mojito I think I’ve ever had,” says he, smugly licking his lips (especially as it was only £7). It arrives in a jam jar containing mint grown in the bar’s garden and has just enough bite to leave its mark on my mate. My slightly more expensive pomegranate martini is a Monet of a cocktail; meaning, it’s subdued, contains colourful flowers, and looks much better than it tastes.

As the bromance conversation deteriorates into politics, the murkier and more herbaceous cocktails begin to appear. The intriguing and entirely satisfying Earth cocktail, an ice-cream-dropped-in-the-dirt concoction, is made with vanilla vodka and served in a terra cotta plant pot with a raw chilli as a garnish, and so delivers the right temperament to discuss matters sport (typical men!).

We Earls of Earlsfield become a tad nostalgic when a New Kids On The Block cocktail is then brought to our table. It’s rum, lychee and coriander combination reminds us of that summer trip we once dreamt of taking, and for me, it’s a little too sweet on the after taste and could do with a salted rim to even it out (couldn’t we all).

I note that many of the cocktails seem either too sour or too sweet for a sensitive fellow such as myself. They are not, however, too sweet for old Willy Wonka across the table, who relishes every sugary drop.

“You’re sweet enough, Sugar Tits,” he doesn’t say, before actually talking about finaces.

Money is brooding, vulgar, and bitter, so the espresso martini and smoked fashioned cocktails are adequate libations to see us through the subject. The latter is a cocktail variation on an old fashioned, smoked in a milk bottle with cinnamon, lavender, and hickory chips. If the mojito is an 8 o’clock cocktail, and the pomegranate martini a 9 o’clock cocktail, then this little beauty is midnight.

When men get to drinking dark liquor, soon they get to talking ‘bout music. The bangin’ Friday night house at Bar 366 is a tad clubby for us oldies and as time and cocktails pass, we observe several groups arriving for a couple of drinks before moving on elsewhere. It can’t be the quality or price of the cocktails that puts them off, so it has to be the music. Bar 366, our advice: look to old school funk, soul and vintage swing and there you will find your Friday nights!

Although only one of us is completely swayed by the cocktails, we both offer merit to Bar 366 for its minutiae. Aside from the obvious vividness in decor, the table service, the take away after-party packs, the fresh popcorn, the free wifi, the homemade infusions, the fresh flowers, the wine tastings, and the lack of a whoop-whoop happy hour all create an easily accessible cocktail bar for a predominantly 30s, understandably girl-heavy, clientele.

Leaving, we walk across the road to the conveniently placed overland station, give each other a need-for-speed high-5, and agree that if Bar 366 is the future of bromance, then we’re both moving to Earlsfield (as long as his soon-to-be wife concurs). more

Customer Reviews for Bar 366

Average (based on 13 votes): 13 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“I recently held a 30th birthday party in Bar 366 with a few friends and was absolutely delighted with it - the decor, atmosphere, staff and most of all the cocktail selections were brilliant!!! I loved all the little touches like the cocktails being presented in jam jars or tea cups and the cute little beer garden out the back is lovely. I would highly recommend a visit to Bar 366 Earlsfield and cannot wait to go back again myself :)”
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Ciara, London (3 years 11 months 10 days ago)

“I first went to their St Johns Hill Bar 366 and loved that! So we decided to give the Earlsfield bar a shot. Amazing! I loved the fact they are obviously the same, but yet so different. I want one to open in Fulham, come on 366? The cocktails are to die for and amazing service. 5 stars! J”
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James, London (4 years 6 months ago)

“Finally, a mojito with it's dignity back! SO tired of the run of the mill mojito pumped up to the nines with sugar water. refreshingly bitter sweet and lots of fresh mint. Is it really true that they have a herb garden outback??? Nice friendly bar, beers and wines etc also. Love the menu on the ceiling. Only way to read it is flat on back from downing the cocktails.”
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Julian, London (6 years 2 months 18 days ago)

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“I was dragged to Earlsfield for a night out with a few mates and was very unsure what it would have to offer. We went into Bar 366 and I was astounded by the decor, service and cocktails. I am not a big cocktail drinker, but I loved experimenting all the unique and strange cocktails served up in Jam Jars, Flower pots with amazing garnishes and the cocktails were really amazing. I Love this place and would love one in Clapham, however, I will be going to Earlsfield again just to visit Bar 366. This Bar is must visit Place in London and it will over shadow most West End cocktail Bars.....”
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WillowSW9, London (6 years 2 months 29 days ago)

“Somebody with a creative flair has obviously had a hand in the reincarnation of this bar. The decor is really quirky and there's so much going on you'll never be short of talking points. The cocktails are reasonably priced and inventive in their ingredients and presentation. They are quite sweet or sour, though, but this is probably a ploy to get more ladies through the door, and it seems to be working. Professionals of 30 upwards will probably like this south London cocktail bar more than younguns.”
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The Restaurant Hunter, London (6 years 3 months 6 days ago)

“What a transformation! Bar 366 is now cool, retro with really friendly staff. The cocktails are out of this world, better than any other feeble attempts in the area! I love Thursday as they do something different every week (Burlesque, Live bands, New style music DJ's etc.) I must admit I never venturd into Bar 366 before the new management took over, it was full of old men watching sport, now its full of nice trendy people, but not pretentious (How could anywhere be pretentious in Earlsfield). I am happy to say that the number of women that frequent Bar 366 has increased dramatically and I love it. The new decor is cool, retro, funky and a feast for your eyes. The music is great and it changes every day,so you never get bored. I love the place. AJ”
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MRA, london (6 years 10 months 16 days ago)

“My friends and I popped into Bar 366 on Friday on our way to The Wandle and fell in Love with the place. The service, cocktails and music were brilliant, the place has changed so much and what a transformation it is. We stayed all night and had a fantastic time. Thank you to Edurado and the team, you really looked after us. I will be back next week. Bar 366's biggest fan!”
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Sue, Earlsfield (7 years 2 months 22 days ago)

“New Year's Eve in Earlsfield... ummm. Bar 366 was the choice and it didn't disappoint. The bar was open till 5am and they had the friendliest bouncers ever! In fact, they were nicer than the other punters there.”
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inky, London (8 years 9 months 21 days ago)

“Excellent bar! I love this place, its bouncing on weekends and cool and laid back during the week. Love all the staff as they are all happy and welcoming, you can go in there on your own in the week and feel right at home. Mark”
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Mark, Earlsfield (9 years 7 months 20 days ago)

“Superb place on a Saturday night. Got here just after midnight and the place was packed until closing! Great atmosphere!”
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Bean, London (9 years 10 months 7 days ago)

“Checked out the new 2am licence on saturdays. Top night, awesome DJ playing some pumping tunes... beats all the other early finish bars in Earslfield and neaighbouring Wandsworth and Putney.... some hot chicks in there too.”
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Tom Storey, London (10 years 9 months 17 days ago)

“Very friendly bar staff and now they have refurbed it, it is trendy but warm, it's like having a beer in your front room. Bar 366 always has something going on at the weekends and is ideal for a quiet beer in the week. Its my favourite bar in Earlsfield.”
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John Henderson, Earlsfield (11 years 8 months 15 days ago)

“Quite a good, laidback bar full of Earlsfield locals with no pretentions. Thy could do with installing serveral smoke extractors as the low ceiling and the poor ventilation can make the pub quite stuffy for the non smokers.”
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anthsmit [Anthony Smith], London (13 years 9 months 16 days ago)

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Bar 366 is a perfectly balanced cocktail, using the best ingredients as possible, a perfect and friendly mix of refinement and character, muddled with a relaxed, sophisticated and retro atmosphere, mixed with a sleek and sexy decor, shaken with passion, flair and panache, infused with whispers of laughter, joy, care and attention, topped with fresh, local, seasonal and organic fruit and liqueurs, blended with a stereophonic journey of laid back jazz blended with a fusion of deep and soulful house and garnished with ageless glamour.

Updated 07/12/2011

Bar 366 Opening Hours

Monday: 5:00pm - 12:00am Friday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
Tuesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am    

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Thursdays are the start to the weekend, for all at bar 366. We decided to treat all of Earlsfield to some amazing alternative entertainment, which will keep you coming back again and again!!!
We have tried to put together a varied line up of amazing entertainment, great music, hand crafted cocktails and an atmosphere rivalled by none….

Updated 07/12/2011

Bar 366 Hire Details

We at Bar 366 love to pamper people with excellent service, hand crafted cocktails, amazing music, great atmosphere and outstanding Music. We welcome party bookings and we will do all we can help...

Updated 07/12/2011

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