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Ok but pricey!

The rooftop is nice, quite a lot of sitting space. Prices though are a little to much for what it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Laura C
Bogota, Colombia
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The most frustrating bar in Waterloo

I really want to like Elba as I work nearby - but it's so frustrating every time I go. I went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Rooftop cocktail bar located in Waterloo
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
109-117 Waterloo Road | Rooftop, Mercury House, London SE1 8UL, England
+44 20 3892 8166
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The rooftop is nice, quite a lot of sitting space. Prices though are a little to much for what it is though. They don’t have beer on tab (bottled beers are around £6.50. Good place to visit at least once when there is good weather.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really want to like Elba as I work nearby - but it's so frustrating every time I go. I went Friday afternoon with some friends and as soon as I got to the bar I remembered. I order two Aperol spritz - bar lady...More

Thank AnneTCP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was meeting my sister in the area and decided to come in here for their happy hour cocktails. It's a shame that the bar faces away from the great views..cocktail Menu isn't inventive but staff and atmosphere makes it worth it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went for a couple of drinks last week one weekday evening (after trying to go for my birthday a couple of months ago and upon seeing the queue around the corner gave up!) and after making it up a lot of...More

Thank natters1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a quick drink before getting our train home; and we were pleasantly surprised. The rooftop was lovely (after the climb up) and was well thought out. The aperol spritz was lush. Definitely worth stopping in a for a drink.

Thank Fantabella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited bar Elba with my mum and sister (who is 22) for a cocktail only to be turned away because I am 20. The girl behind the bar stated it was a 21 and over bar. This is not stated on the website which is...More

Thank Nikki W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find just across from Waterloo train station... A roof top bar with 2 for 1 cocktails 😂 We went here for a friend's leaving drinks and just had a few cocktails before moving on but what a venue, especially during the summer...More

Thank LGBfund
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to Bar Elba with friends for a birthday celebration. Booked a space in advance which was an easy process, then on arrival the bookings manager met us to introduce herself - it's good to feel you have someone you can go to if there's...More

Thank tguk_14
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Went for some after work drinks and food. Good location opposite Waterloo station above Mercury House. The entrance is around the side and up a fair few flights of stairs. Once up there you find a very well designed bar. The staff are friendly and...More

Thank Chippa368
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I don't know if we just came on a bad day but there was literally wasps everywhere, in around our cocktails - it was annoying. I've been too many rooftop bars in London over summer and never seen anything like it. It completely ruined the...More

Thank Kari M
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3 July 2018|
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Response from Athanasie M | Reviewed this property |
There was no music when I was there on a Sunday.
Allison G
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Response from NGSW1986 | Reviewed this property |
Not really