The term Barrio - the 'place of gathering' in Spanish slang - is pretty justified for this one made in London. From the press cuttings exposed on the toilet walls, Barrio seems proud of its recognition as a recommended cocktail bar and quite right too. There is a fine cocktail menu, Kirin and Red Stripe on tap and some fine bar food. The Central and South-American staff are amicable and efficient, and table service is pleasantly offered, which is a major plus for the large outdoor seating Barrio enjoys in Battersea Square. The place plays various music, from Latino to alternative house and apparently hosts DJs at times. But most of all, there is a genuine warmth about the place. All this makes a justified appeal to the younger and alternative crowds but also anyone who enjoys a relaxing and friendly experience.
14 Battersea Square, Battersea, London, SW11 3RA
020 7801 9548
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How to find the Barrio pub
The 239 bus travels to Battersea Square from Victoria, or you can walk from Clapham Junction train, up Falcon Road and then to the Square, which is at the end of Battersea High Street.