Remember our visit to the dog-friendly Bussey Rooftop Bar & Rooftop Film Club this summer? Well for the first time, the bar is now open for winter and this Peckham gem has transformed into a winter wonderland of pretty lights for humans and hounds to enjoy.
Having been a firm favourite on our ‘things we did last summer list’, Belinha and her pup pals Lilliput and Morri went to check it out for Bussey’s winter debut. Here’s what they found and why we think the dog-friendly Bussey Rooftop Bar is definitely worth a visit (or two) this winter…
#1. Dogs Are Treated Like VIP(up)’s
Our top of the list reason to go, has to be that dogs are not only allowed but they are truly welcomed and treated like VIP(up)’s.
Water bowls are available, treats are on tap and dogs get a free pass to go anywhere with the Bussey staff making sure both their two-legged and four-legged guests feel right at home.
#2. Lights, Camera, Dogs…
The rooftop bar has not only gained an actual roof for winter, but it’s also gained enough glowing lights to power half of Peckham and is oh so pretty! A slight exaggeration on the power part, but definitely not on the oh so pretty part. Of course this makes for some perfect pup photos particularly in front of the fabulous ‘Hello Babes’ neon sign…or ‘Hell Babes’ if the DJ happens to stand in the right spot…
#3. Rockadollar Dogs Are Rockin’ the Menu
We’re not talking actual dogs here but rather the posh Rockadollar Dogs food concession run by Richard Sandiford (also head chef at Hawksmoor Knightsbridge). For meat eaters, the Rare Breed 21-day aged steak burger is apparently a must, and for vegetarians and vegans the Masala mushroom chestnut and cashew burger or vegan hot dogs are the top menu choices.
#4. It’s Happy Hour Every (Week) Day
Of course your Bussey Rooftop Bar visit wouldn’t be the same without a drink! With 2-4-1 drinks every weekday from 5-7pm and a menu of drinkable delights and cosy cocktails on offer, the Bussey folks have got you covered.
#5. Peckham Peeps Are Lovely
On both our visits to the dog-friendly Bussey Rooftop Bar, everyone has been super friendly and made a big fuss of the dogs which is always a winner for us. Add in the relaxed and cool vibe that you get the impression comes naturally to Peckham and it’s a paws up from us.
We couldn’t not mention the views…winter or summer this one doesn’t change. As the bar is now covered, you can see less of the views than in summer but that doesn’t change the fact that they are spectacular. For us however, the indoor view (with dogs) is just pawfect.
Dog-friendly Bussey Rooftop Bar Essential Info
So if you’re up for some pretty (pup) rooftop vibes this winter, head on down to Peckham and the Bussey Rooftop Bar…
- Where: Fifth Floor Roof, Roof B, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST
- When: Monday – Friday from 5pm-11pm and Saturdays 12pm – 11pm until March
- Getting There: Peckham Rye Overground is a short walk away and there is plenty of street parking around if you are driving