The Doodle Bar is a space in Battersea where people have the freedom to enjoy a good scribble, play a game of ping pong and enjoy some street food on our outside 'beach' area. The bar is set against the backdrop of TESTBED1 - a dramatic and versatile arts and events space for creative innovation, ideas and experimentation. 

  • Life Drawing

    Fashion drawing teacher Sue Dray leads a life drawing soiree, this time with famous comic book model Manko. The model will be framed by one of Sue's theatrical displays and the cocktails will be flowing. 7pm for an 8pm start, until 11pm. £12 on the door, £10 for students. All welcome, come and draw! Drawing materials will be provided for a donation. First Monday of every month.

  • Doodle Street Food w/c 1st September

    We have a regular rotation of street food vendors who are here to make sure you have the tastiest possible time when you're at Doodle Bar! Woodfired pizzas, Pakistani spiced patties, wholesome salads and soon to come...meatballs! Sign up for our newsletter and keep an eye on our Facebook page so you know what's on and when. 

  • Spanish Film Night: Open Your Eyes

    Every first Tuesday of the month Battersea Spanish and Doodle Bar welcome you to enjoy a Spanish language film, for free! Movies will be subtitled in English and we promise you an exciting variety of topics and countries. Expect films from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Peru and more! Come join us for a drink, a doodle and Spanish 'Open Your Eyes' (Abre Los Ojos) directed by Alejandro Amenábar and starring Penelope Cruz.

  • Re-planting the Plant Bar!

    Calling all kids! The Doodle Plant Bar is looking sad and empty, so we need little hands to help make lots of mess and to spruce it up! We'll be providing soil and autumnal plants, and Okido Magazine will be on hand with fun drawing activities. Kids (and adults!) food available all afternoon. 

  • Thames Natural History talk

    Thames Natural History - in whose footsteps do you tread and who might tread in yours in years to come? 

    Drawing inspiration from Florentijn Hofman's secret pre-historic Thames commission, and the ancient geology of London, poet and arts producer Tom Chivers, Natural History Museum Paleontologist Victoria Herridge and guerrilla geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison explore the geological wilds of London, past, present and future.

  • Move exhibition sculpture workshop

    Celebrating the arrival of Move exhibition at Doodle Bar, we are hosting a collaborative art workshop for all ages and experience. Come and help construct a brand new sculpture from paper, card, found objects and light armature. The finished sculpture will become part of the Move exhibition body of work. £2 per participant. Move creates artistic connections, inspires talent from the grassroots and encourages all art forms by all ages and backgrounds. Further details on the Move Facebook page. Drop in from 12pm. 

     

  • Crayfish Bob's Louisiana Crawfish Boil

    After wowing Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, and beyond, with his famous crayfish dishes, Crayfish Bob will share his famous crawfish boil with some lucky guests at the Doodle Bar as part of Urban Food Fortnight. It's not just American crayfish that live within the M25, so expect a special treat...This will be a fantastic party. It's about the whole experience. Not only good food, but superb Cajun, Zydeco, and R&B, performed live by Crayfish Bob's Crawdaddies, featuring the legendary Geraint Watkins.

  • Life Drawing

    Fashion drawing teacher Sue Dray leads a life drawing soiree, with each session having a different theme. The models will be framed by a theatrical display and the cocktails will be flowing. 7pm for an 8pm start, until 11pm. £12 on the door, £10 for students. All welcome, come and draw! Drawing materials will be provided for a donation. First Monday of every month.

  • Life Drawing

    Fashion drawing teacher Sue Dray leads a life drawing soiree, with each session having a different theme. The models will be framed by a theatrical display and the cocktails will be flowing. 7pm for an 8pm start, until 11pm. £12 on the door, £10 for students. All welcome, come and draw! Drawing materials will be provided for a donation. First Monday of every month. 

  • 1
    Sep '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Life Drawing

  • 2
    Sep '14 - Tue 12.30pm

    Doodle Street Food w/c 1st September

  • 2
    Sep '14 - Tue 7.30pm

    Spanish Film Night: Open Your Eyes

  • 7
    Sep '14 - Sun 12.00pm

    Re-planting the Plant Bar!

  • 9
    Sep '14 - Tue 7.30pm

    Thames Natural History talk

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  • 21
    Sep '14 - Sun 12.00pm

    Move exhibition sculpture workshop

  • 23
    Sep '14 - Tue 6.30pm

    Crayfish Bob's Louisiana Crawfish Boil

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  • 6
    Oct '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Life Drawing

  • 3
    Nov '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Life Drawing

 


We have delicious food from Street Kitchen, Bun Kabab, Well Kneaded, Elvira's Secret Pantry, Olive & Maple and Facing Heaven  who all have regular pitches.

street kitchen

Doodle Bar and TESTBED1 are available to hire, together or separately, for private events, mass draw-athons, screenings, exhibitions + film locations. Please contact events@thedoodlebar.com or call 07453 296 695

 

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33 Parkgate Road
London SW11 4NP

0207 223 7115

reservations@thedoodlebar.com

For hire: events@thedoodlebar.com

Mon-Thurs 10am-11pm

Fri 10am-midnight

Sat noon-midnight

Sun noon-11pm