Nine Lives

Nine Lives

Nine Lives

Nine Lives


Get your Tiki freak on in a Bermondsey basement

This Bermondsey basement bar is all about good times and sustainability - a combo we're a big fan of.  And they’ve well and truly cracked the formula, painstakingly giving a sh*t about everything they do while knocking up next-level cocktails in the process. No surprise it got BarChick’s attention. It’s about more than just making epic cocktails. It’s about salvation - nothing wasted, everything lovingly sourced and selected with intention. The name makes a bit more sense now, huh?

There are some serious tropical vibes going on here. They call it ‘Tropicalifornication’ - think leaves snaking down from bamboo scaffolding and cosy seats parked on parquet floors, all repurposed from past lives. Even the sound system is resurrected: until 2015 it powered London Bridge’s legendary club, Cable. Now on Saturday nights, it’s responsible for cranking out a killer soundtrack to accompany after-dark drinking 'til 1am. 

The cocktails here are banging. Like, really something special. The Regular Joe Old Fashioned has been revamped with poached banana to give it a tropical sweetness, while the Moby Dick is a bit of a legend on the menu. The secret to its success has gotta be the coconut washed Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky which they combine with salted caramel.  Yeah - told ya it was good.

By BarChick


8 Holyrood St, London SE1 2EL, UK


Sunday-Monday Closed / Tues-Thurs 5pm–12am / Friday 5pm–1am / Saturday 6pm–1am



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