Tired of the same old London bridge bars?by 19/07/2022
London Bridge bars just got a whole lot cooler. Amazing Grace is a new bar, restaurant and live music venue housed in an 18th-century church. With a range of tasty drinks, excellent food and regular live music nights, we’ve got everything you could want for your next night out in London Bridge.
One of the main things that makes Amazing Grace different from other London Bridge bars is the venue space itself. We didn’t want to open just any bar – we wanted to open something pretty special.
That’s why we opened our bar and live music venue in a Grade II–listed building: St Thomas’ Church. Originally built in the 1190s, the church was restructured and rebuilt in the 18th century. We have now transformed the interior space into something modern and super cool to give our customers a night out they won’t forget in a hurry.
We have a stage, a bar area and tables for our restaurant diners downstairs. We also have an amazing mezzanine floor with a separate bar, where guests can grab a drink and enjoy spectacular views of the whole venue (including our live music acts performing).
We gave it a contemporary design and the bar just drips with cool. We’ve even got a real Banksy piece ‘Christ with Shopping Bags’ hanging above the mezzanine bar, and our lighting is state of the art.
But we also wanted to keep the feeling of the church – we think that’s all part of the fun. With that in mind, we’ve tried to highlight some of the original period features in the building. Stained-glass windows and an 18th-century altarpiece are just the beginning! To reach the mezzanine floor, you have to ascend an incredible original staircase – it adds a real touch of drama to your night out, and we absolutely love it.
So come on down to Amazing Grace to really see what it’s like to enjoy a night out in a church – we think it’s one of the best bars near London Bridge.
Our Drinks Menu
Now, a bar wouldn’t be a bar without a good drinks list, would it? And ours is pretty blooming good, if we do say so ourselves.
Beers and Cider
Let’s start with the beers. We love working with breweries to make sure we’ve got something for everyone on our menu. We have a great selection of draught beers, including London classics like Camden Pale Ale and Camden Hells, as well as POSH Lager from East London’s Forest Road Brewery.
We even have a house lager that’s brewed specially for us. Our Amazing Grace lager is crisp, clean and refreshing – come and try it for yourself.
If you prefer bottles or cans, we’ve got you covered. We offer lagers like Corona as well as punchier beers like Blue Moon, ideal for any wheat beer fans. In addition, we’ve got craft beers from Forest Road, Two Tribes, Keller and Running with Sceptres. We also offer Orchard Pig for anyone who’s more of a cider drinker. There’s something for everyone!
Wines and Bubbly
Wine lovers won’t be left out either, as we serve a range of good wines at Amazing Grace. Our house red and white wines are Spanish, easy to drink and absolutely delicious. We also offer a Chardonnay from Chile that’s unoaked and light but also has beautiful buttery undertones and a fresh lemon edge.
If you’re after something lighter, our Portughese Vinho Verde is a great choice. This wine is made for hot summer days, so it’s a perfect choice if you’re visiting us during a heatwave. It’s also ideal if you’re in the mood for something with a slightly lower alcohol content, as this comes in at just 11.5%. Our reds include a beautiful Bardolino DOC, an Italian red with lovely red berries on the nose and subtle notes of spice.
If you’re celebrating, why not treat yourself to a bottle of bubbly? We have six bottles of sparkling wine to choose from, including a bottle of Prosecco, a house Champagne from Castelnau and a few extra-special options that are ideal for any big occasion.
Spirits and Mixers
The drinks menu at Amazing Grace also features a fantastic selection of spirits and mixers.
We love gin – who doesn’t? – and we wanted to create a gin list full of classics that people know and love. From Beefeater to Tanqueray, Henricks to Plymouth, we’ve got a great range of gins to tickle your tastebuds. Pair your tipple of choice with a Fever-Tree tonic and a wedge of lemon or lime. Job done.
Our team is also full of rum lovers, so we thought it would be rude not to include a fair few on our London Bridge bar’s drinks menu. Choose your favourite from any of our 12 rums and top it with coke for a signature pairing. Our faves include Kraken, Duppy Share Spiced and Diplomatico.
We also offer a selection of bourbons and whiskeys for drinkers who are after something a bit more sophisticated. Come and ask our bartenders for their recommendations, or go for a classic like Ballantine’s. Smooth and delicious.
Cocktails, Cocktails, Cocktails
As if all that wasn’t enough for you, we’re also big lovers of cocktails at Amazing Grace. What’s a bar without cocktails?!
Our cocktail list includes colourful aperitifs like Aperol Spritz, as well as post-dinner classics like Negronis (but let’s be honest, you can drink a Negroni any time you want). We also have a gorgeous rum punch and a delicate Elderflower Collins. Order a cocktail you know and love or go bold and try something new!
Mocktails and Softs
We know not everyone likes a drink, so we’ve made sure our beverage list also has some fantastic soft options. As well as regular soft drinks like sodas – lemonade, coke and retro favourite ginger beer – we offer fruit juices and a range of mocktails.
Holy (Happy) Hour
With all these delicious drinks on offer, you’re probably starting to get worried about the contents of your wallet. Luckily, we run a fantastic Holy Hour (our version of happy hour) four nights a week to help your pound go further.
We offer two for the price of one on Aperol Spritz, meaning you can start your night with a bang! We also reduce our prices on our house lager to just £4 a pint. Selected spirits and mixers, wines and cocktails are also available for £4 and £5 a pop – cheers to that!
Our Holy Hour deals run from opening until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, meaning you can get more bang for your buck no matter your schedule.
Live music in the house
Another thing that sets us apart from other London Bridge bars is that we’re not actually just a bar – we’re an amazing live music venue too.
Amazing Grace runs a range of events every night. We’re a team of music lovers and we’re passionate about finding the best up-and-coming music acts to help you discover new artists – and to get you up on your feet!
We have live bands performing on our stage (which features our amazing original altarpiece to add extra drama to their show). We also run special DJ nights and ticketed events.
We want to make live music accessible again after the total shutdown of the pandemic. That’s why our Thursday, Friday and Saturday music nights are always free – no entry fee needed.
So pop down to Amazing Grace to enjoy a great night of drinks, dancing and great tunes.
A Fantastic Cocktail Bar in London Bridge
Just a stone’s throw away from London Bridge station, situated near iconic landmarks like the Shard and Borough Market, Amazing Grace is one of the best London Bridge bars. We’ve curated our space to create a fun atmosphere, with a focus on great music and awesome drinks.
With events running every day, plus tasty food available in our restaurant area, we’re convinced you’ll want to come back to Amazing Grace time and time again.
Church just got more fun – come and have a drink with us and see what we’re all about. Click here to book a table for dinner or pop in for a beer. We can’t wait to see you!