85 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
I was impressed when I saw a customer order a mojito and the bartender went outside to pick fresh mint from their little herb garden, where everyone sits. I thought that was a nice little touch. This is a neighbourhood cocktail bar that attracts an arty crowd from the nearby Camberwell Art College. It’s very cool and vibrant—not swanky at all—and I like that about it. They have happy hour 6-7pm on weekdays when the drinks are crazily cheap. I have had many great espresso martinis here.
Tips from locals
Better for the weekdays as it can get super busy in the weekends but it’s a nice place for cocktails!
The real deal of cool railway arches bars. Attracting a young creative crowd Bar Story has great cocktails and local brews. On chilly evenings the bar staff light big half drum fires.
Spoiler alert: this is a story that involves you, a few buddies, and an industrially styled bar tucked under a Peckham Rye railway arch, with an ending that – after their notorious cocktail happy hour from 6-7 – you probably won’t remember. It’s been around for almost 15 years but the firepit out…