Party Earth Review Slightly removed from the barhopping mecca of Clapham High Street, The Sun is a welcoming neighborhood haunt that still manages to attract a lively young crowd with its solid pub grub, lengthy tap list, and large beer... ... read full review
47 Old Town
London SW4 0JL
Northern Line: Clapham Common
020 7622 4980
M–Th, Su noon–midnight, F–Sa noon–1am
Clapham, London –
Slightly removed from the barhopping mecca of Clapham High Street, The Sun is a welcoming neighborhood haunt that still manages to attract a lively young crowd with its solid pub grub, lengthy tap list, and large beer garden.
The sparsely decorated main room is dominated by a crescent bar that gives three-sided access to the college-aged Brit, Aussie, and Kiwi regulars who pile in for a pull of cider or a thick burger.
Well-worn stools make up much of the seating, while an upstairs area full of couches provides ample room for mellow locals to relax over plates of pork shoulder or fresh sea bass.
Always overflowing on the weekends, the lush beer garden is particularly popular on Sundays when the venue holds its weekly barbecue of roasted meat, seasoned veggies, and Yorkshire pudding – and powerful heat lamps and big parasols keep the communal picnic tables full even when the London clouds creep in.
Upbeat and chatty, The Sun is always a bright spot for good food and outdoor drinking, whether or not the English weather cooperates.
Chatty Clapham locals, beer lovers, easygoing students, Aussies and Kiwis, and tourists looking for a mellower scene, 20s to 30s+.
Chill ambient tunes.
Full menu of seasonal upscale pub grub including smoked salmon, steak, and roasted chicken. Sunday barbecue features burgers, sausages, and vegetable plates. Brunch served Sa 11am–4pm. Heated patio. Reservations accepted.
Brunch menu £6–£10, appetizers £4–£6, entrées £8–£16, prix fixe menu £10–£13. Beer £3.50+, wine £6+, cocktails £5+.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, sneakers.
Any warm day to enjoy the beer garden, Fridays for a vibrant young party scene, and Sundays for the barbecue.
Right down the street is The Frog (32 The Pavement), which also features a solid beer list and shows all the UEFA matches.