Balham Beer Guide: Your Balham guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Balham

78 /100
Clapton Craft SW12 (Beer Store)
“On the same sport as the old We Brought Beer site and exactly the same set up, although change of decor. Stocks a broad range of craft beer cans and bottles, but also has a good stock of wines and some spirits. Highlights are Anspach & Hobday offerings, various London cans and a decent range of international stuff. Table outside to drink during good weather. Also sits in a vibrant little spot for boutique coffee, bakery where the Yummy Mummy's hang out.“
EdKing 333 days ago
48 /100
Balham Food & Wine (Grocery Store)
“A corner shop off-licence and convenience store, with a surprisingly large amount of bottles and cans at the back of the store. The prices are very competitive, and the selection is definitely good. Beers don't always seem to vary lots, and they'll often stock from not great or macro owned breweries, but there's also a lot of local stuff and other high bar breweries like Cloudwater and Verdant.“
Beese 905 days ago
80 /100
Clapton Craft SW12 (Beer Store)
“Took over the We Brought Beer site. A similar set-up to other CC outlets, but this one has some limited indoor seating (on stools), and some outside tables. Four taps of usually fairly local affair. Around 150 cans (maybe more). Very competitive prices. Selection is good - they tend to stock the same breweries, who I understand they have deals with, hence to good prices. Staff are friendly and knowledgable.“
Beese 905 days ago
62 /100 10 BEDFORD HILL
“Cosy cocktail bar, which recently started to stock about 15-20 locally brewed craft beers in cans. Hackney, Howling Hops, Mondo and Belleville all spotted. Pretty decent prices for a bar. They do good quality pizzas, likewise at a good price. Friendly atmosphere.“
Beese 905 days ago
88 /100 7-9 RAMSDEN RD
“Tolles Ambiente, waren hier zum Essen und hatten dazu ein paar Bier. Sehr sympathisches Personal, gute Biere, gelungener Abend.“
Fisler 1887 days ago
68 /100
Avalon (Bar)
“Very pleasant large pub, seems to be part of a group of south London pubs of a similar format. Highlight is the nice dining area and beer garden, child friendly with kids menu, solid food, beer selection was ok with 3 casks and several kegs including some good but standard crafty stuff (eg Sierra Nevada). Not a beer destination hence the modest score, but a decent pub to know in the area.“
JorgeLee 2340 days ago
76 /100 157 BALHAM HIGH RD
“Visited on 25th January 2017. Antic pub with an airlock style entrance and a really ornate looking front, inside opens out into the bar area with 2 more spaces at differing levels at the back. Décor is smart, there’s plenty of seating and has a really nice vibe in the place. A decent mix of cask and keg beers plus a decent can/bottle selection. Picked up a new Volden tick here and had a new beer on from Wimbledon. Beer quality good, staff offered a sample of any beer, prices decent. A really solid pub.“
WingmanWillis 2435 days ago
72 /100 157 BALHAM HIGH RD
“Been here quite a few times but just realised I never gave a review. Love Antic pubs and this is another good example of one of their collection. As per usual can be very busy on Friday/Saturday night, but week day evenings/afternoons are a good choice. Tend to find some good cask beers here and if not always some Beavertown cans etc. Worth a visit.“
Desverger 2865 days ago
70 /100 157 BALHAM HIGH RD
“Nice large, modern bar with a garden area. Brown wood, exposed brick, high ceilings, well thought out decor. They had 8 varied and non-standard cask ales and 7 fairly standard keg beers on when I was there. Pretty good selection by all accounts. Service was friendly.“
The_Osprey 3322 days ago
70 /100 7-9 RAMSDEN RD
“A few rooms here - an old-school bar, an east-London style comfy furniture room, a restaurant, a beer garden and even a ballroom upstairs (not that I would ever violate such a place with my dancing skills). Four cask ales, which seem to change up a lot as the girl behind the bar didn’t know what was on. Also some standard keg beers. Food was decent (£7 for sausage and mash seemed pretty good for London). Nice place. Not an amazing selection for the beer geek, but worth a visit.“
The_Osprey 3322 days ago