Beer shops are actually quite an old thing, though it might not feel that way. Having gone through something of a lull, plenty of beer shops have been opening up all over London in recent years off the back of the surging craft beer scene. As we all know, and we as showed in our A-Z, South London is home to the best craft breweries in all of London - and the presence of these breweries has led to the opening of some fantastic beer shops. Beer shop operate in a very similar manner to wine sellers, and they are wonderful places to just browse - you know, just stand around looking at stuff you might buy. If you haven't got into the craze that is figuratively sweeping South London, we think it's about time that you did, so to help you get going here is our list of the 14 best beer shops in South London.
Peckham, or Pecknarm as it also known, has become one of the most popular destinations not just in South East London, not just South London, but all of London (we don’t like to think that big, it hurts). There’s plenty of things to do in this very edgy part of town (having called it edgy, it surely is no longer edgy), and one of those things is to drink. You might be meeting friends, new flames, or old/current flames, we don’t judge what kind of flame you might be meeting (if you are). Regardless, sharing a drink is one of the best ways of spending time with others, and with a plentiful supply of independent cafes and bars, you really are spoilt for choice for places to go for a drink in Peckham. So to keep you informed of where you might like to sip on a craft beer, or a cocktail, here is a list of the 7 best places to go for a drink in Peckham.
Now the truth is guys, beer gardens did not originate in South London. Nope. They actually first gained popularity over in Munich, Germany, where we hear they quite like a drink – see Oktoberfest (which is actually in September). While some might argue that the whole world is one big beer garden, and they might have something of a point, however, we would suggest that really it has to be connected to a public establishment that sells or makes alcohol (so you’re backgarden doesn’t count). We’ve talked already about some beer gardens in Southwark borough, and we went through what could be a beer garden, now it’s the turn of Lewisham borough. So, without further ado, here is South London Club’s list of 6 beer gardens in Lewisham borough you have to try this summer.