Hidden underground den that does delicious cocktails with amazing service. Come here if on a budget but wanting to impress.
Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HX. Daily 5-7pm
Covent Garden Cocktail Club
Cosy, dark and funcky music, it’s a good place to start the night. They have daily deals at the bar, as well as their ALL NIGHT happy hour on Mondays.
6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JA // Daily 4:30 – 7pm, Monday all night from 4:30pm // 2 for 1 cocktails
Venn Street Records
Half price decent cocktails, yes. High energy – buzzy venue that offers a food menu of pizzas and light bites alongside a varied drinks list.
78 Venn Street, London, SW4 0BD // Sunday – Friday: 5 – 7 // 2 for 1 cocktails
The Lost Angel
The place to be; set back from the Clapham crowds this gothic, secret garden bar does good cocktails, real ales, decent food and live music.
339 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LS // Tuesday & Wednesday 5 – 8pm, ALL NIGHT Thursday, Friday 5 – 9pm, Saturday 12 – 7.30pm, ALL DAY Sunday // A load of cocktails at £5.00
We love the vast range of cocktails that are on happy hour and to make it better there are no restrictions on cocktails in happy hour. The staff are a wiz with the cocktail shakers and their energy is catching.
17 locations across London – one of the best is in Shoreditch // Sunday – Friday: 5 – 7 // 2 for 1 cocktails
The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town
This wicked bar is hidden through the Smeg fridge at The Breakfast Club in Spitalfields. The cocktails are great so you can’t go wrong, but you’ll have to ask to see the Mayor in order to get in through the secret fridge.
12-16 Artillery Lane, The Breakfast Club (behind the Smeg fridge), London, E1 7LS // Monday – Thursday: 5 – 6pm // All cocktails £5
Bario East is a funky Latin American restaurant / bar that has a great atmosphere. There is a small outside area in summer. This place is all pineapples, foliage and quirky bits. They have an Amigo Hour happy hour that’s cocktails for £4.50 every day from 4pm – 8pm.
141-143 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JE // daily 4pm – 8pm // £4.50
Slim Jim’s Liquor Store
Slim Jim’s brings the best of American dive bars to Islington. There are rocking tunes on the jukebox and the party keeps going until late whether it’s the start of the week or a Saturday night.
112 Upper St, London, N1 1NQ // Every day except Saturdays 5 – 8pm // 2 for 1 on most cocktails, £3 for non-premium beers and 4 bottles of Tiger or Sol before 8pm (everyday)
The fish is in an old TV, the best seat in the house is at the piano and this place has a very happy hour that happens daily. Their cocktails are heavy on the seasonal stuff and they love a homemade ingredient.
270 Upper Street, London, N1 2UQ // Mon – Sun: 5pm – 7pm // Two of the same cocktail from a selected menu of 9 of their cocktails
Mexican bar, expect bright colours, loud waiters and bold music. Fun night out – especially if you get some tequilas in.
329 Kings Road, London, SW3 5ES // Daily 5 – 7pm // 2 for 1 on cocktails, £1 for tacos on Sundays
This cool little bar in Peckham has great cocktails that are pretty cheap. Right next to the station you can easily make the last train and they serve delicious pizza slices.
213 Blenheim Grove, London, SE15 4QL // Daily 6 – 7pm // 2 for 1 on cocktails
This place is somewhere between a hunting lodge, a beer hall and a cocktail lounge. The club upstairs opens at 10pm.
40 Acre Lane, Brixton, London, SW2 5SP // Monday – Friday 5 – 7pm // 2 for 1 on cocktails, £10 for a bottle of house wine
In the sleepy neighborhood of Chiswick this place adds spice to an evening, with their great food and awesome cocktails.
11 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, London W4 4PH // Sunday – Thursday 5 – 7pm // Half price cocktails, bottled beers, glasses of house wine and bar food (you’ve got to mention the offer when ordering)