It’s no secret that Putney is a great place to go for a night out with friends. It’s wide selection of bars and pubs make it a top choice for many people, locals and visitors alike. But if you have made the decision not to drink alcohol – whether it is for Dry January or longer – this can make the idea of a night out daunting, especially at first. Here is our handy guide on where to go in Putney for a Night Out, whether you are going sober or not.
Love trips to the pub? Putney’s pubs all have fantastic selections of alcohol-free drinks including beer, juices and soft drinks. If you’re heading to the Prince of Wales for a Sunday roast, the Fox and Hound to watch the football, The Spotted Horse to take part in the pub quiz, The Rocket for a casual catch-up, the Coat and Badge for the rugby or The Boathouse for a meal by the river, you can relax knowing their are options available for you.
If you are partial to craft beers and full-flavoured IPAs, Ghost Whale on Upper Richmond Road stocks a good selection of low and non-alcoholic options. Their relaxed vibes are ideal for anyone looking for a quiet night out with friends. Closer to East Putney Station is East Putney Tavern, who serve tasty dishes as well as cold soft drinks. They also have a courtyard garden which is a lovely spot to enjoy the summer months.
If you want to enjoy an evening with a touch of refinement and some light-bites, there are places in Putney for you. Coppa Club’s new Putney location by the Thames has a European themed food menu with freshly pressed juices and fizzy drinks. Lost Society at the top of Upper Richmond Road has mocktails, side dishes and small plates, with regular live music for you to listen to.
If you enjoy dancing there are plenty of places for you enjoy a booze-free night. Simmons and Be At One on Putney High Street both offer virgin cocktails and fresh tunes. Simmons’ teapot sharers and quirky atmosphere promise a night of fun, while Be At One serves as a classic cocktail bar.
If you’re looking to go out from dinner until dawn, The Vault (Putney Pies) serves delicious homemade pies as well as a number of soft drinks, with DJ sets at the weekend. Tequila Mockingbird’s new Putney riverside location dishes out hot pizzas and cold virgin cocktails for everyone to enjoy. If you’re looking for a Big Night Out any night of the week, Le Fez and Revolution by the Upper Richmond Road junction specialise in helping you create memories you don’t want to forget, and have a supply of alcohol-free soft drinks, beers and mocktails on-hand for you to savour.
Good luck on your sober journey! And for however long you’re going it for – you’ve got this.