With pay day finally in sight, we’ve rounded up some of London’s best Happy Hours and some great places to eat nearby. If you’ve made it through Dry January, we salute you!
London Cocktail Club, Shoreditch – We love the quirky cocktails at the London Cocktail Club bars in the West End, and now they’ve opened a biker-themed bar in Shoreditch. You can knock back 2-for-£10 cocktails from 4.30 to 7pm every day, plus all night on Mondays. For dinner nearby, try Pizza East, Tramshed, The Jones Family Project, or Kinkao on Brick Lane.
Slim Jim’s Liquor Store, Islington – This rockin’ little dive bar on Upper Street is famous for its bra-strewn ceiling and the 2-for-1 cocktail Happy Hour which runs from 4-8pm every day. You can soak up the whiskey sours and picklebacks with one of their wallet-friendly pizzas, or head to local favourites like Ziloufs, United Ramen, The Drapers Arms and The Fish & Chip Shop.
The Rum Kitchen, Notting Hill – At this Caribbean-inspired restaurant, you can retox with £5 cocktails from 6-8pm and snack on unlimited wings for £19.50 on Wednesdays! Stick around for dinner or browse our Notting Hill guide for nearby restaurants like E&O and Electric Diner.
Dirty Martini, Mayfair – If you fancy pre-dinner drinks in Mayfair that won’t blow the budget, head to this sexy subterranean bar on Hanover Square. From 4-10pm Mon-Thurs and 4-8pm at weekends, you can enjoy half price Martinis and bottles of wine, plus £2.95 bottles of Corona and Asahi and £10 off Champagne. Restaurants like Goodman, 28-50 and Heddon Street Kitchen are a just a stroll away.
The Loft, Clapham – Head south of the river for 2-for-1 cocktails, 1/3 off glasses of wine and 2-for-1 on selected bottled beers at this bar on Clapham High Street. Happy Hour runs all night on Tuesdays and Sundays, until 9pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and until 8pm the rest of the week. Check out our Clapham guide for great places to eat nearby like Tsunami, Zumbura and Red Dog South.
BarSmith, Farringdon – If you’re rarely out of the office in time for Happy Hour, BarSmith has you covered. They serve 2-for-1 cocktails from 7 to 10pm every day, plus all day on Saturday. There are some excellent dinner options nearby, like Foxlow, Smiths of Smithfield, Apulia and Iberica.