The SouthSider Cocktail Club opened in 2013, and can be found on Battersea Rise, sandwiched between the Thai Garden Restaurant and Kalyana Spa. The club has a cool Mexican, Day of the Dead décor theme, with sugar skulls adorning the walls and moody, intimate lighting.

Cosy leather booths line the walls of the club, which has three sections; a main seating and dance floor area centred around the DJ table, the bar, which occupies the length of one side, and a further private room at the back.

We went on a Saturday night, and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun. This is a place for the young professional, the hipster alike, where party people and sophisticates rub shoulders as they enjoy the music and drinks.

DJ Goldenchild, the resident DJ on Saturday nights from 8 ‘til late, keeps the crowd on their feet with his mix of old school R&B classics and well-known anthems. Sip on a delicious cocktail named after him – just order a “Goldenchild” at the bar, and one of four mixology artists will whip you up a tropical concoction complete with gold-sprayed pineapple topper!


Dj Goldenchild

The bar is well stocked with a backlit wall of spirits and mixers, and fresh garnishes, from herbs to toasted marshmallows! The cocktail list is extensive, and each drink is a work of art – made with care and flair by friendly bartenders, who are quick to make recommendations if you just can’t choose.

The club fills up quickly in the evening, so it is advisable to book in advance if you would like to secure a booth. If you arrive later in the evening, without a booking, you will find yourself part of a happy crowd, on the dance floor.

Visit the SouthSiders website here, or visit the bar at
56 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EG