b'26 The Boulevard SE1 A drink for every occasionSouthwarks streets are crammed with cafs and bars: indoors and outdoors, tucked under arches and lurking in courtyards. The area has a rowdy, raucous history. In the 19th century,bon viveurs flocked to the taverns of Waterloo, for wild nights fuelled by ale, wine and mothers ruin.Today, the area that stretches from The Cut to Union Street is defined by the times: cult coffee shops like the Gentleman Baristas offer bespoke bean blends, ristrettos and cold brews. Pop-up bars live for a month to serve craft beers straight from the barrel. Gin is back and its modern-day palace isThe Distillery Bankside, in the Hilton Hotel.Some things never die: a great Irish boozer and a goodwine bar. Find the former at Mc & Sons and the latter atthe Tap & Bottle. Heres to good times on tap.'