The 10 Best Places in Clapham for the Perfect Night Out

The 10 Best Places in Clapham for the Perfect Night Out

Infamous for its nightlife, Clapham is often one of the first places that springs to mind when you imagine a London night out. But do you know the best places to go? From hidden gems to classic clubs, these are all the places in Clapham that should be on your radar if you’re looking for the ideal night out.

Pictured above: Clapham Grand


Clapham Grand

This Grade II listed building has a rich history to add to its intrigue. First opened in 1900, it operated as a music hall for famous artists like Dan Leno. Nowadays, it functions as a nightclub, live music and events venue. If you’re looking for a music-based night out, it’s the place to go in Clapham – with previous acts including The Kinks, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Oasis. The club nights are some of the best in the area, with a huge stage bar and a great variety of themes, from 1920s Gatsby-era to pop punk nights.


Venn Street Records

Located just off the High Street, Venn Street Records is a smoky, retro bar with outdoor seating and a great dance floor. A slightly lesser-known hidden gem, this bar never disappoints, from affordable cocktails to funky live music. Definitely one to visit if you want something a little different from the average Clapham club.


WC Wine & Charcuterie

With slightly unconventional origins – built in a converted Victorian public toilet, of all things! – WC Wine & Charcuterie is a surprisingly chic underground bar serving wine by the glass and bottle and plates of delicious cured meats and cheeses. The atmosphere is rather refined and elegant, considering its previous life! The booths are made from the original wooden stalls and the majority of the historical architecture is still preserved.


The Cocktail Club

Inspired by blockbuster films, this Clapham-based bar offers a night out full of movie-set style booths. Surrounded by moody lighting and sipping delicious hand-crafted cocktails, you feel half-transported to the smoke-and-mirrors world of 90s Hollywood. It’s perfectly located too – only a moment away from the tube station.


Sugar Cane Bar

If you’re looking for something a little more exotic, head to Sugar Cane Bar – a self-described paradise of palm-fronds, pineapples and pina coladas. All drinks are served in traditional tiki cocktail mugs, and a colourful garden transports you to shores afar, for a magical night out in a dreamy sun-kissed wonderland.



We all know this one. The reputation of Infernos precedes it by miles, so much so that a guide to a Clapham night out without Infernos on it would be like a beach without a shore. It’s a great one to go to if you’re looking for a busy and bustling evening where you won’t stop dancing and the night becomes a bit of a blur.


64th & Social

A stylish and easy-going cocktail bar in the heart of the High Street, you can head there for chill drinks and food after work (with some of the most delicious steak on the high street) or venture there on the weekend for a more full-on night out featuring DJs, lasers, smoke and amazing cocktails.


Bubba Oasis

This High Street staple is the perfect blend of casual dining, hot desking, music, drinking and art. By day it’s a relaxed community café where work-from-homers can head to for a social work session, and by night it’s an arty live music venue featuring local bands and DJs. The perfect place to go for funky grassroots music and chilled drinks.


The Little Orange Door

From bottomless brunch to late night drinks, The Little Orange Door is an eclectic and quirky venue featuring feast-for-the-eyes décor and great music. A cross between a Hobbit-hole and a moonlit bar, you can head there for drinks with friends or hire it out for an exclusive house party.


Tonight Josephine

A riot of pink and feathers, this one’s definitely one for those who like their nights-out flamboyant and camp. Regular drag nights are hosted here, and classics from Abba to Britney can be heard blasting at all hours.