Nine Lives Bar

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49 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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What 49 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AbbyO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Lively bar near London Bridge. Staff were absolutely fantastic - I had a booking for my birthday - staff were really helpful in providing us with an area before our main table was ready . Staff were really caring ! There was an unfortunate incident involving Little old lactose intolerant me and a bit of cheese on a pizza. Not one if you want a quiet drink with friends on a Saturday night but perfect if you’re getting ready for a night out!!

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RaquelD
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Favourite cocktail was the LUTRA, reasonable prices for a cocktail bar, pizzas from Pizza Pilgrams was definitely a plus. But my goodness, music is too f*cking loud to enjoy catching up with friends. Better to bring a date you want to talk directly to their ear or not talk at all.

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AmyA
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

Great location, cool drinks. Nice Ambience. Not much to eat though.

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Bar7
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really lovely bar, great ambiance (maybe a little dark where we were sitting) but it didn’t really bother us. The drinks are really nice and mocktails only £5! I went on a Tuesday evening it was fairly busy but the service was outstanding and attentive. Music possibly could of been more exciting but it was still nice and relaxing. Overall me and my girls had a great night and would recommend to others!

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vipLondonBlonde
London
56 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bar very close to London Bridge station, a bit of an oasis of cool compared to the very corporate type places round there. Nicely set out with lots of little room/booths. Excellent cocktails - the Paloma is a winner! Well priced for the area.

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EDG73
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails, and the decor and ambience are spot on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We booned for 8 but they gave us a really small table that can only fit 5 people. Our seating was uncomfortable but the cocktails are always good

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Shamia
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We waited 50 mins for our cocktails to arrive, following two requests to chase them up. At least they didn’t charge us, mainly because of a prompt from me for a free drink.

We chose to go to the bar to order for our second drink, which was extremely swift.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent night out, booking in advance is well worth it as it saves you queuing at the bar for drinks!
Music could have been a little better...

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RachelY
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely bar which charismatic charm, lots of greenery and a secluded feel. Perfect for a date or catch up with a friend. The cocktails were delicious and generally the bar has a very impressive ambiance and not to mention the well thought out drinks menu. Will definitely be back and would recommend to a friend. Booking ahead generally required in my experience.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a great night at Nine Lives to celebrate my birthday - delicious cocktails, great music and a fun atmosphere. The staff were so friendly, relaxed and accommodating. We'll definitely be back and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to a friend.

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rameses100
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

great place, great staff, bit noisy for a first date but a nice out the way gaff that is special.. totally recommend it. Didn't go for the food but had pizza there before and it was nice

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place, will be back for sure!

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vipSuzieD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely cocktails and weirdly addictive popcorn. Very noisy the day we went, but it was the Thursday before Christmas.
Only one weird thing: toilets are separated into just Gents or unisex, so the only toilets available to me as a woman were predictably seat-up and wee on the floor.

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vipIoannisP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good drinks good vibes good people.
Service was efficient and good too
One of my favourite bars in London

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vipcherry
London
18 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Nine Lives is a great little spot and well hidden so not at all touristy! However, it still does get very busy! DJ plays good tunes and drinks are good! Service can be a little slow when its super busy, but stuff are polite. Would recommend booking a drinks table if you can. Would highly recommend – its fun and vibey!

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EmilyA
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this bar. I used to save trips for special occasions, but plan to go more frequently as I work nearby and the drinks and staff are always great! Feels luxurious and smells amazing!

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere, and the cocktails were amazing! They were also a lot more reasonably priced than expected - would recommend as a great place to start you evening!

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maevem
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

A little pricey but friendly and great service. Food is from Pizza Pilgrims nearby.

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COLIN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a date and thoroughly enjoyed. Modern and not at all pretentious. Quick and attentive service and quality cocktails..!

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CharlieChalk
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall1Food3Service4Ambience1

Far too loud, couldn’t hear each other, left within half an hour

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DanielH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Nice enough place but the cocktails were expensive and not much to get excited about

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Shezza
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Fun bar! Nice vibe! Good cocktails!
You can order pizza but it’s a shame they don’t do food.
The buzz on a Thursday is really good.
Not the place if you want a quiet catch up.

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NatalieP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Akannabelle
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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

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vipFoodie
London
52 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice drinks. Good for a date.

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Eden
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice! But more expensive than I was anticipating.

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AlexC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

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.

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MonaH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipcartoon
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

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

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EvelineC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Juliar
London
24 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great drinks as always, great service and great athmosphere

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Mary
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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GeoffW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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DaryP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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KalV
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DM
DanM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Nine Lives Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Nine Lives Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ninelivesbar.com/shop.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.