Nine Lives Bar

4.6
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25 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Cocktail Bar
Nine Lives is the latest neighbourhood bar to grace Bermondsey's streets, behind the doors to an old Victorian basement you’ll find a ‘tropicalifornication’ vibe and cosy décor. The concept behind this spot is simple; great tasting drinks in a comfortable environment all made in an ethical way. The bar is the pet project of the team behind Sweet&Chilli. With the sustainable theme proving to be popular among bartenders and chefs, many of London's newest spots use this as a core principle. The team at Nine Lives looked at this concept across the venue from the products they use & the recycling of waste through to the sourcing of equipment and furniture from vintage and second hand sources. Their music is as obsessed over as their drinks. In keeping with the ethos of salvation, their sound system is repurposed from London Bridge’s legendary club, Cable. The sound it rewards them with is rich and warm, perfect for some after-dark drinking & dancing.
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4.6based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
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NP
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had my leaving drinks here before moving overseas. Was very straight forward to reserve a table and got a nice section by the DJ. The Tonka bean old fashioned was really good.

A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great area reserved for 20 of us free of charge, perfect for a birthday celebration. Definitely a bar rather than a restaurant.

F
London
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nice drinks. Good for a date.

EB
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really nice! But more expensive than I was anticipating.

AC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Drinks were great, as was the atmosphere - perfect 1st date place or just for drinks with friends. Shame a £2 surcharge is applied to the pizzas, which aren’t particularly cheap to start with - the pizza was good though being from Pizza Pilgrims, but it’s not clear why there’s an additional cost. Still, great bar I’ll definitely go back to.

MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Really lovely night. Great vibe and good music. Lovely staff. Would recommend.

EH
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere and great drinks and (quiet enough!) music. The pizza looked good too - means you could stay for hours without needing to move on to eat.

c
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to go with friends, great atmosphere , fab DJ , recommend people book as gets really busy

EC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The drinks were very nice and the pizza was of amazing quality. We were a larger group and got a very good spot. Overall everyone enjoyed it and the staff was very attentive. The only thing we would have changed was the volume of the music, it was quite loud and made it a bit difficult to speak with everyone.

J
London
24 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great drinks as always, great service and great athmosphere

M
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ambience and gorgeous cocktails. Went here for a work leaving drinks and everyone was very impressed.

GW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant venue for 30th birthday - staff were excellent - very attentive and quick to respond to emails in the run up. Great cocktails, atmosphere, music!

DP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We cant wait to come back - this is the sort of place that you will want to find during a holiday. Pietro and Joana made our night extremely special.

KV
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Cute little chilled out bar tucked away behind London Bridge. Amazing cocktails and great ambience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great cocktails, and service was above and beyond. Would definitely recommend. Great for anything from date night to birthdays.

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and amazing venue. I really enjoyed my date, actually...

TR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good bar, good cocktails and nice vibe. Not cheap but will come back.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It is a great cosy bar with amazing friendly staff. Not too loud so ideal for talking, an dthe ambience is outstanding! Love it

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible cocktails in a very plush setting.

RA
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for a first date - booked a table for 2 (obviously).

The staff were very polite and accommodating. great selection of drinks covered from cocktails, wine and beers; so covered for anyone's taste.

Brilliant background music that wasn't too loud that we couldn't hear each other but added some great ambiance to the date. Needless to say the date went well and will definitely be coming back.

Luke

N
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable staff. Delicious cocktails, something for everyone! Good vibe, not too quiet but not too loud that you can't talk to your friends.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were incredibly helpful when planning my friends birthday. They were completely fine with us moving around chairs for the area we reserved and the bar tenders were top notch, attentive, super friendly, and had a few tricks up their sleeves. Love this bar, highly recommended!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very nice ambience and liked the tropical theme. Be advised that there is table set something that I was not initially made aware of. Service can be a little slow and at times it was difficult to find someone to take a drinks order. Wide selection of cocktails. If visiting I would advise that you book a table as it gets a little crowded. Would visit again.

A
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A hidden gem of a bar which serves a wide variety of delicious cocktails created by a mixologist who clearly knows what he is doing. The staff are really attentive and were ready to take our next order as soon as our drinks were empty. There isn't a massive choice of food, serving only pizza but they're made from scratch and delicious! The venue itself has a chilled relaxed atmosphere with lanterns decorated throughout and greenery inside, really cool, great bar and I'll definitely be back soon.

AK
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the space. We didn’t try the food - so please don’t take into account my food review. I couldn’t post a review without it. Drinks were great, service was great.