Home to plenty of London’s trendy young professionals, Balham has been in dire need of a decent cocktail joint for a while, so it was no surprise that when we stepped into brand new bar The 3 Monkeys, the place was heaving to capacity.
This cosy venue has plenty to draw in both the locals and Balham newbies; friendly bartenders, a relaxed party vibe and a long cocktail list. And if that’s not enough, for those that have had enough mojitos to get their courage levels up, The Monkey Lounge in the basement offers karaoke by Lucky Voice. Complete with a dressing up box and array of instruments, even the wallflowers of the world will be getting ready to swagger likeJagger along with the best of us.
The cocktails at The 3 Monkeys are top notch, and with over 70 to chose from, you're spoilt for choice. Our undisputed favourite was the Firefly; a lychee-infused, spicy mix of chilli and vodka that packed a fiery punch.
The 3 Monkey guys have also come up with some fun nights to keep the crowds happy every night of week; pop along on a Tuesday when selected tequila cocktails are £3, while the 2ndand 4th Wednesday of each month is Comedy Night. These clever little monkeys really have thought of everything!
The 3 Monkeys, 5 Fernlea Road, SW12 9RT