Familiar with Humble Grape wine bars? This is where it all began. Their two-storey wine shop/ wine bar/eatery on Battersea Rise is testament to the fact that Clapham ain’t all bad backcombing and girls in Sweaty Betty. Finally, a wine bar that’s super unpretentious; these guys don’t want you feeling like a t*t just because you don’t know what kinda grape variety Gelber Muskateller is, so chill.
There’s also no need to pretend to be pedantic cos most likely your mates are well up for drinking wine outta a box. Ascend or descend the wrought iron staircase, admire the reclaimed wood panelling and the walls made of cork and get involved with the vinotyping if you don’t know what you fancy. This quiz’ll match your palate to wines that live in the shop, so the only thing you’ve gotta remember is your pin number. Whatever they pick for you it’ll be epic (and organic yeah?) and everyone knows it tastes better with food: they’re skipping conventional wine and food pairing, so order whatever you want. Just make sure it includes many picante meat platters and a few baked camemberts with garlic and rosemary cos these guys don’t go skimping on cheese and charcuterie. But if guidance is what you're after, go on and give em a nudge: they'll be thrilled to help.
Mondays are when you’ll find BarChick here cos you can hit their wine shop, take your bottle straight into the bar and pop that cork for no fee. Go get sloshed and sated for a fraction of the normal price.