Best for After Work Drinks

Discover our recommended bars and pubs for after work drinks in London! Long day at the office? Let’s get you to the pub pronto. With plenty of great venues offering happy hour deals and chilled-out vibes perfect for kicking back and reflecting on the day that was, we’ve drawn up a collection of our favourites. From the heart of the West End to the centre of the city, here are the best places to get a drink after work in London.

Last updated on 18th May 2018

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33 events @ Boisdale of Canary Wharf with 124 upcoming dates starting on 22 May 2018

If you're looking for a few post-office tipples, this restaurant and live music venue overlooking Cabot Square is the perfect combination of refined and casual, a top spot for after work drinks in London.

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Graphic Bar

95 user reviews

Graphic bar is a spectacular cocktail bar with only a 2 minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus, Carnaby Street and Regent Street making it great for after work drinks. Renowned for its amazing cocktails, Graphic is a great place to meet with friends and colleagues for lunch or after work and the eclectic, lively atmosphere provides a unique location for a cracking pint.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Pavilion End

1 user reviews

Close to many of London’s hot tourist spots and set in the shadows of St. Paul’s cathedral, Pavilion End is a beautiful city pub, great for cosy after work drinks, with big screens to watch various sports events on and a pool table for those wanting some entertainment. Their outdoor beer garden is perfect for catching some rays in central London and escaping the bustle of other city bars.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Patch St. Paul's

96 user reviews
Patch St. Paul's
HAPPY HOUR and 1 other offer available.

Want some happy hour merriment in the city? Patch St. Paul's will happily oblige, laying on all kinds of cheap and cheerful drink deals between 4.30 and 7.30pm every day, and all night on Tuesday. Get along to this handsome spot for after-work refreshment and they’ll take 50% off bottles of wine and spirits, hand out buckets of 5 beers for £15 and go 2-4-1 on cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££
St Pauls

Shaker&Company

50 user reviews
Shaker&Company
Happy Hour and 5 other offers available.

Shaker and Company is a chilled out cocktail bar and the ultimate destination to unwind. Head upstairs for craft cocktails and delicious dirty burgers and, at the end of the week, descend to their Nineteen Eighty Something bar for 80s cocktails, 80s music, and even a Sega Mega Drive.

Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia

WE ARE BAR Bishopsgate

58 user reviews
WE ARE BAR Bishopsgate
Double Your Bar Tab and 6 other offers available.

The well established wine bar and Liverpool Street local WE ARE BAR is a fan favourite for after work drinks in London as a place where city workers flock to take advantage of the extensive menu and beautiful outdoor terrace. Fronting an informal restaurant and dedicated bar area, WE ARE BAR is a buzzing social hub from lunch all the way through to closing. 

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Forge

19 user reviews
Forge
Drink on us when you dine at Forge and 1 other offer available.

Smack bang in the middle of the city and overflowing with charisma, Forge is a great choice for a few chilled ones after a tough day. The cocktail list is quite something - it stretches to include 100 different tipples – and there’s ample wines, beers and spirits to climb into depending on your mood. Everything is served by expert bartenders, and the venue’s late licence means no one's going to blame you if you end up stumbling out at 3am.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Hide Bar

5 user reviews

A perfect city retreat tucked away behind the bustle of London Bridge, Hide Bar is an intimate cocktail lounge with a seated only policy so you can come here to sup and socialise without the queues at the bar. Experts in the art of cocktail making, Hide Bar are top mixologists who are always developing the dynamic of their drinks to bring you something cool and unique. 

Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge

Voltaire

122 user reviews
Voltaire
20% off Cigars and 3 other offers available.

Located moments from Blackfriars and with a gorgeous Grade-II listed building, Voltaire is a swanky and chic cocktail spot. Head there with colleagues or a date to work your way through their delicious tipples, book a private vault or head out to the cigar terrace.

Splash the Cash £££
City of London

Levels 46

0 user reviews

Private members club, bar and club, Levels 46 is a Moorgate institution. The spot will perk you up after a long day at work with their refreshing list of cocktails - and open until 5am over the weekend, there's a good chance you might end up staying later than planned.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury

259 user reviews

Who's out drinking in Holborn tonight then? We've just the destination. Less a siesta and more a fiesta, Salvador and Amanda is a plush plot for after work drinks where tapas inspired chow and cracking party tracks reign supreme. Familiar with those after a reasonably priced post work tipple or three, this dapper little joint will please palates and party people alike.

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

The Racketeer

61 user reviews

The Racketeer’s location makes it ideal for after work drinkers, with the atmosphere falling between a cocktail bar and a pub. People come here for delicious draught beers, bottled cider and expertly made cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

Dirty Martini Monument

10 user reviews
Dirty Martini Monument
Happy Hour and 3 other offers available.

A few breezy strides away from Monument, Dirty Martini offers a killer combination of fantastic martinis and generous happy hour deals. Come when that clock strikes 5 and enjoy half price martinis and bottles of wine, as well as £2.95 bottles of beer, until well into the evening. There's sharing platters to kick hunger to the curb, and DJs on 'til late.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Hoxton Pony

25 user reviews

Shoreditch is a haven for post-work refreshment, and with venues like Hoxton Pony on call it’s pretty easy to see why. Head over to sample one of their celebrated cocktails; expertly devised using a list of 300+ spirits and a mixture of syrups, compotes and purees made on site. Grab a cheeky bite to eat if you’re feeling famished, then shake it out on the dance floor to the sounds of a varied playlist.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Munich Cricket Club

3 user reviews
Munich Cricket Club
Raclette Night and 1 other offer available.

We’ve been looking for a decent after-work joint in the Victoria area for an age, and we just may have found it in the Munich Cricket Club. A vast party space with a traditional Bavarian party atmosphere to it, slip into your lederhosen (or don't, whatever) and come by to sample beer from Munich breweries, a good choice of wines and cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££
Westminster

Balls Brothers Austin Friars is an excellent little spot to drop into after work, providing a serene refuge in the heart of the city. Promising a menu featuring drinks that "are pieces of art themselves", unwind into the evening by sampling the wild and imaginative cocktails on offer, or something from their superb wine and beer selection.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Old Tom's Bar

24 user reviews

Nestled somewhere in the heart of Leadenhall Market is Old Tom’s - a snug retreat from city life that’s just perfect for a post-5pm tipple or two. Topple down the stairs and into an old-fashioned retreat complete with 19th century tiles and warm service, the bar specialises in an extensive range of craft beer as well as a more than handy choice of gin and whisky. There’s cheese and charcuterie boards made for sharing if you’re peckish.

City of London

The Marylebone

3 user reviews

This classy, stunning venue in the sophisticated regions of West London is the perfect retreat for an elegant occasion, with an interior strewn with vintage furniture and floral flecks as well as bespoke and innovative cocktails crafted with the utmost care, for the ultimate post-work indulgence.

Happily Affordable ££
Marylebone

Kitty Hawk

617 user reviews

Kitty Hawk channels New York glamour with the cool style of a London location, making it ideal for the discerning after work drinker. Serving a wonderful list of wines, including selections from the Rothschild Estate, alongside craft beers and cocktails, the venue has something for everyone. And being only a few steps away from London Liverpool Street Station is a bonus.  

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

A popular choice with young professionals and London Bridge locals, the Hay’s Galleria offers one of the best happy hours in town. Get up to 50% off drinks between 5 and 8pm on weekdays, including discounts on their top quality wines and classic cocktails. The bar offers a cheerful ambience; there’s a petanque pitch if you fancy a quick game and an outdoor terrace just perfect for the warmer months.

Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge

The Anthologist

77 user reviews

A stylish all-day bar, The Anthologist is a great bar in Bank for social after work drinks and dinner in chic surroundings. For a private lunch with friends or dinner parties, groups can book an area or table before joining the crowd there to enjoy Soul Saturdays, when DJs hit the decks and the bar gets lively.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Albion

28 user reviews

The Albion offers an extensive wine selection, a range of award-winning real ales and continental lagers in a relaxed pub environment just down the road from St. Paul’s. Come by for a swift half in one of the friendliest pubs in the city, with great comfort foods and famous sausage roll bar snacks on offer if you feel like lingering into the evening.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

St. Barts Brewery

169 user reviews

St Barts Brewery is an eclectic and diverse venue in the heart of Farringdon. The extensive choice of artisan wines, spirits and beers makes it perfect for a bit of 5pm R&R, with the venue featuring its own ciders from Kent and unfiltered Meantime lagers coming direct from their brewery and into your glass.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Willy's Wine Bar

99 user reviews
Willy's Wine Bar
Complimentary Chef's Selection Platter (Valid for drinks bookings after 4pm) and 2 other offers available.

Well established as one of the Square Mile’s standout wine bars, Willy’s offers traditional charm and a fine array of global wines amidst the bustle of Fenchurch Street. Come 5pm you’ll find discarded blazers and folks loosening their ties with something from the extensive wine list, and Willy’s also serves plenty of food - the fish & chips are their pride and joy.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Dirty Martini St Paul's

5 user reviews
Dirty Martini St Paul's
Happy Hour and 3 other offers available.

Tough day? Things can only get better at Dirty Martini St Paul's, where there’s a chilled cocktail with your name on it waiting at the bar. The venue offers a sleek and sophisticated décor at the same time, which understandably draws a radiant after-work crowd. Careful though, with late night DJs taking centre stage that mythical "swift half" could soon escalate.

Happily Affordable ££
St Pauls

Shaws Booksellers

3 user reviews

Situated within a stone's throw of St Pauls and boasting a quirkily relaxed vibe, Shaws Booksellers is the perfect spot for an after work bevvy. Have a well deserved pint of ale in this spacious and convenient setting. It has Fuller's Master Cellarman status don't you know, so it can offer you all sorts of great beery remedies for the day's woes. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Alice

6 user reviews

Ideally located between Aldgate and Liverpool Street, you can leave all thoughts of the daily grind at the door at this cosy gastropub. There’s no shortage of beers and wines to get involved with, as well as a neat little selection of classic cocktails that start at a very reasonable £7.45 each.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Offering homely, country pub vibes, you’d be forgiven for forgetting The White Horse was actually in the very heart of the City. Workers seeking much-needed liquid refreshment come for the real ales, delicious wines and quality champers at 5pm, with fresh pub food available for those hoping to linger a little longer.

Liverpool Street

The Grocer

31 user reviews
The Grocer
A round of Camden Hells on us! and 4 other offers available.

Beautifully decorated with vintage signs, quaint antiques and vibrant furniture, The Grocer offer Londoners in the City a great place to escape the office and grab a drink after work. The bar is of course stocked full of all your favourite beers, fine wines and international spirits, but pleasing everyone, the chefs have curated a menu of traditional British recipes and classic dishes. Grab a burger, grab a pint, and leave the rigours of daily life at the door. 

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Barrio Angel

42 user reviews

Please note: we can’t be held accountable if after work drinks at Barrio quickly get out of hand, and you suddenly find yourself hitting the dancefloor hard on a school night. Amigo Hour is sometimes just too difficult to resist. Head along to this buzzing hub of South American culture where explosive cocktails and authentic street food await.

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

Vintry

10 user reviews

An easy walk from any of Monument, Cannon Street and Bank stations, you’ll find a buzzing scene after work on any given weekday at The Vintry. With full table service offered throughout the day you can kick back and clock off in style, with more than 170 wines on the bar alongside a refreshing range of craft beer, lager and cask ales. There’s even a cool cocktail lounge where talented mixologists work their magic in the basement.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Osteria

0 user reviews

Martinis, Bellinis and Negronis - what more could you need when it comes to after-work drinks? Luckily, that's what Osteria, the Italian restaurant, specialise in. With classic concoctions as well as twists on the fail-safe mixes, Osteria also has an impressive wine list.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Devil's Darling

0 user reviews

Located moments from Finsbury Square and the City, The Devil's Darling is a quirky and classic cocktail bar that features an epic painted mural along with retro styled furniture. Head there to try one of their classic concoctions as bar men mix up three different specials on a daily basis.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

If you love wine, there’s one place to go for after work drinks, and that’s Humble Grape. Sat next door to Liverpool Street Station, they boast 30 glasses of wine and over 400 bottles – and a lot of them are biodynamic, organic or from sustainable vineyards.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

The Eagle - Hippo Inns

74 user reviews

The Eagle in Ladbroke Grove has become something of a West London favourite, thanks to its new partnership with Truman tank beers. Really helping the venue stand out, the chefs have created a menu that perfectly pairs with the fresh tank beers on offer behind the bar. Serene, stylish and bursting with charming character, there are few better places to relax and watch the hours lazily drift by.

Happily Affordable ££
West London

Shoreditch Platform

9 user reviews

Shoreditch Platform is in a prime position in East London, located close to booth Old Street and Liverpool Street, the bar and working space is a fun a versatile space. The upstairs bar is casual and serves a range of cocktails and spirits as well as having a dinner menu if you want something more substantial.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Jack's Bar

109 user reviews

Originally owned by their father in the 1970s, Jack's bar in Waterloo is run by two brothers and offers its guests an impressive selection of classic American comfort food treats. The venue kitchen is used to planting smiles on the faces of its guests, plating up delicious pizzas, hotdogs and fiery wings. 

Happily Affordable ££
Waterloo

Ask For Janice

145 user reviews

If you're looking for somewhere you can enjoy some casual drinks and shmoozing activities then Ask For Janice (not the person, the place) is ideal for you. Doling out all the laid-back, urban boozing vibes you could wish for, plant your tush on their wooden stools that look like they're fresh out of a school science lab and enjoy their spread of beer, wine and over 40 Gins. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Bloom Kitchen & Bar

0 user reviews

Whether it's date night or you're looking to have a few with colleagues, Bloom is a stylish and relaxed drinking and dining space in Fitzrovia. Head to the space for bright decor - from comfy armchairs to geometric prints - and a cocktail list that packs a punch with gin.

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

Quaglino's

3 user reviews

If you have that Friday feeling all too early on in the week and the after work tipple is calling then Quaglino's are more than prepared to cater to you. Swan through this most decadent of restaurant bars and perch at the opulent bar area that overlooks the dining quarters where you can take in the fragrance of exquisite eats whilst you enjoy your liquor craving. 

Splash the Cash £££
West End

The Sterling

4 user reviews

Boasting one of the best locations in city, The Sterling is a favourite for after work drinks in London where you'll find yourself sitting at the base of one of London's most iconic buildings, the Gherkin. With an expansive outside terrace, the drinks often spill out into the shadow of the Gherkin making for one pretty cool place to enjoy a few with colleagues.  

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Lost & Found

11 user reviews
Lost & Found
Free Sharing Cocktail

Work in South London? Wanting to sup on something sumptuous before the commute home? Lost & Found is a match made in heaven; serving up a vast range of cocktails each as delicious as the last, with live music and a fun time atmosphere chucked in to the bargain for good measure. Land two cocktails for the price of one between 5 and 8pm, and enjoy a complimentary sharing cocktail for all table bookings over 8 guests.

Happily Affordable ££
Balham

Jamie's Suffolk Lane

37 user reviews
Jamie's Suffolk Lane
FREE £50 BAR TAB if you book your party with us! and 4 other offers available.

A Canon Street charmer, Jamie's Suffolk Lane is the answer to your after work drinks in London qualms. Something of a city favourite, this restaurant bar is a cool underground space steeped in exposed brickwork, an extensive wine list and a healthy happy hour reigning from 5pm until 8pm on week nights. Plenty of time for a couple then? 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Candlemaker

1 user reviews
The Candlemaker
World Cup 2018 - England vs. Tunisa and 3 other offers available.

Located in the heart of the city, just a short walk from Cannon Street, this cool and cosy pub offers one of the best spots for after work drinks in London. With a great selection of beers, wines and ales, you'll be spoilt for choice by their tasty British fare as well. 

City of London

Bounce, Old Street

19 user reviews

Need a little sweet release after the daily grind? Join Bounce for just that as you can not only let out those working frustrations on the ping pong table, they've got plenty of after work drinks offers to go around. Neons and food to boot? You nailed it. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Vineyard

4 user reviews

If you're looking for somewhere to blow off some steam after work and have a cheeky bevvy in a laid-back setting then The Vineyard in Islington is just the ticket. This contemporary, chic styled boozer is an urban wonderland of exposed brick, lounging and funky décor so you can enjoy all manner of tipples in this pocket friendly pub where the grub is glorious too. 

Happily Affordable ££
Islington

The Refinery CityPoint

91 user reviews

The Refinery in the City of London is an all-day restaurant and bar that draws in guests with its fun, laid back atmosphere. Fitting in with its sister venues in the Drake and Morgan family, the venue serves its guests a range of seasonal and freshly produced dishes. From breakfast in the morning to after work drinks late at night, this jack-of-all-trades will cater to whatever mood you might find yourself in.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Grange

1 user reviews

Close to London Bridge but without the tourists, The Grange is a charming local pub that has heaps of spirit. Decorated with artwork, the space has an affordable range of wines, and a seriously tasty food menu that will tempt you to stay beyond drinks.

Happily Affordable ££
Bermondsey

Barsmith

219 user reviews

You can’t really go wrong with 2-4-1 cocktails everyday between 7 and 10pm. This is even more the case when these mixed drinks come with the Barsmith stamp of approval; the Farringdon venue is renowned for its bespoke selection of house-infused drinks. Check out the Basil Fawlty or their signature The Barsmith, or enjoy one of their excellent craft beers.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Clerkenwell & Social

142 user reviews

This debonair den in the heart of Clerkenwell is perfect for a post-work tipple. Indulge in stunningly presented concoctions of innovative, fresh ingredients, shaken, stirred and otherwise jumbled together by the masters in mixology.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Balls Brothers Mayfair

9 user reviews

Balls Brothers are a noted name in the after work drinks industry, so why not try one on for size if you're hankering after a bevvie in the Mayfair area. A classic, British restaurant bar brimming with style and class, the suited and booted love a post working day drink here thanks to its brilliant wine list and selection of beers. 

Happily Affordable ££
Mayfair
The Oyster Shed - Geronimo Inns
Exclusive Rates for Weekend Private Hires in April and May 2018!

Like your 5pm tipple in the company of spectacular views of the Thames? You probably ought to get down to the Oyster Shed then, where thirsty revellers marvel at The Shard, Tower of London and the Thames in all their finery. We haven’t even mentioned the fine wines, real ales and delectable range of craft beers yet either.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Lamb Tavern

102 user reviews

There’s no shortage of decent pubs in the city, but we’ve always had a soft spot for the Lamb Tavern. Part of the fabric of this part of town since back in 1780, it’s still a popular boozer of choice for those in the city, packing the punters in right beside the iconic Leadenhall Market. There’s ales, wines and spirts galore, and if you track down one of the #ThirstAiders, you might just save yourself from queuing at the bar.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Rumpus Room

4 user reviews

So the Rumpus Room offers something pretty spectacular from your after work drinks sessions. A rooftop bar found on the 12th floor of Mondrian London, experience the lavish lifestyle of The Bright Young Things from the 1920s jazz age while you marvel at these stunning views of the skyline. Sip stylish champagne cocktails, celebrate a special occasion with your workmates or simply settle down to enjoy one of the best vantage points in London at this stunner of a hidden gem.

South London

McQueen

20 user reviews

This cool Shoreditch bar has a huge following for after work drinks from the City crowd. The sleek, hip design is Steve McQueen inspired and totally unique to this restaurant bar. The delicious drinks will help you relax after a long day and if you get a glace at the American grill menu you may just have to stay for dinner! Bring your whole office, but be sure to book a space online first!

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Long Acre

10 user reviews
The Long Acre
Free Entry VIP Guestlist and 3 other offers available.

Join “Covent Garden’s sassy sister” for a few chilled ones at quitting time and chat the night away in vibrant and warm surroundings. This is a real West End favourite, welcoming an eclectic bunch through the door with a charismatic and familiar approach. There’s fresh food, plenty of beers and an eye-catching selection of cocktails to work your way through.

Happily Affordable ££
Leicester Square

Anise

22 user reviews
Anise
Thirsty Thursdays and 5 other offers available.

Its proximity to Liverpool Street Station, chilled purple hues and comfy booths make Anise one of the most popular bars with the Square Mile after work drinking set. A decadent drinking den that can offer something a little outside of the ordinary, Anise's cocktails and bar snacks are Indian-inspired meaning you may be sipping on a concoction including coriander, cardamom or chat masala. A great after work drinks spot.

Splash the Cash £££
Liverpool Street

The Globe Marylebone

0 user reviews

The Globe is a great place for after work drinks in Marylebone thanks to their exciting range of beers, where they boast everything from cask and keg to bottles. This 170 year old pub also boasts an exciting food menu, perfect for when you all start feeling peckish.

Happily Affordable ££
Marylebone

Zigfrid von Underbelly

150 user reviews

Zigfrid is a great choice for after work drinks in Shoreditch. Head down once you've escaped the office and find a thriving hub for drinking, dining and clubbing in a wonderfully quirky and non-sensical space. Not only one of the best places for drinks come 5pm, this is also one of the best late night DJ bars in London which draws revellers from all over London to their spot on Hoxton Square.

 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Brodie’s Bar & Kitchen

78 user reviews

Stroll along the picturesque Fisherman's Walk and take a seat at Brodie's Bar where you can gaze out onto the West India Quay development and enjoy some alfresco throws, when the weather is holding up. A restaurant by day, a bar by night - Brodie's is the prefect place to grab a bite to eat or settle in for some after work drinking in London.

Happily Affordable ££
Canary Wharf

The Victoria

18 user reviews

Forget the stresses and strains of a long day at the office at this familiar Dalston pub. Oozing with a relaxed ambience, there’s a healthy mix of classic cocktails, locally brewed craft beers and old world wines to keep you feeling fresh. There’s a heady selection of premium rum cocktails if you’d like to stretch the night out a little longer, and a vibrant programme of live music to tap your toes to.

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Hackney

The Coborn

130 user reviews

Local to Bow or Mile End? There’s a gem of a local pub nestled somewhere among the Victorian terraces of Coborn Road that you really ought to seek out. The Coborn is a characterful place to reflect on the day that was, with Young’s award-winning cask ales, a great range of craft beers and vintage wines from across the globe to whet your whistle before calling it a day.

Happily Affordable ££
Bow
Pub

All Bar One is a an easy and casual drinking and dining spot on Oxford Street that is great for an after-work drink. The venue has several levels, as well as a whole host of drink deals, perfect for shaking those weekday blues.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

Sitting pretty in a super central location for any city goers, Tank and Paddle is a favourite in Monument for stylish drinks and casual pints. Head on down not only for craft beer straight from the tank, there's some of the best pizza in the business to boot.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Jamies Tudor Street

59 user reviews
Jamies Tudor Street
Complimentary Chef's Selection Platter for booking of 10 or more after 5pm - Ts & Cs apply and 5 other offers available.

Situated on the bustling streets in the City of London, this venue is the perfect hideaway to unwind after a long day at work. Escape the workday stress and collapse into a padded arm chair, with a glass of wine in hand, of course. And if you're hungry, check out the extensive menu of steaks, fish and chips and grilled sardines for a delicious dinner.

Happily Affordable ££
Embankment

Beer & Buns

0 user reviews

Right by Liverpool Street Station, Beer & Buns is a delicious Japanese style bar and restaurant. Along with tasty buns and wings, the spot has games, craft beer and plenty of whisky.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Simmons Temple

25 user reviews
Simmons Temple
Bottomless Afternoon Tea

You have no excuse to miss out on after-work drinks with Simmons Temple as the cocktail bar puts on one of London's most generous happy hours. Add in a cheese-tastic playlist, mad interiors and a lively atmosphere and you're on to a winner.

Happily Affordable ££
Embankment

Le Bar

35 user reviews

Located in Smithfield, Le Bar is the offshoot of Club Gascon. The more casual venue is just as delicious with French tapas, amazing cocktails and an extensive wine list.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

The Fable

87 user reviews

Holborn's Fable has many strings to its bow. The venue's quirky decor is inventive, innovative and enchanting, and the choice of drinks follows a similar suit. There's a library of creative cocktails to choose from and a similarly extensive wine list boasting all kinds of tastes and flavours. 

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

Nordic Bar

224 user reviews

You can’t go wrong with a few drinks at this Scandinavian themed cocktail bar if you work close to Oxford Street. Nordic is a buzzing after work haunt where you can get £10 bottles of wine and 2-4-1 cocktails between 5 and 7 on weekdays (and all night Monday and Thursday). Sample their specialty beers and refreshing cocktails and just watch out for that shot wheel - things are only gonna go one way if you find yourself spinning that on a school night...

Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia

1920 Bar

15 user reviews

Swing by this trendy Clerkenwell haunt and you'll soon forget all about your hassles from the office. Enjoy a few games of pool, tuck into some hearty burgers and enjoy a cocktail or two from their extensive range in really stylish surroundings. There's DJs ready and willing to burst on to the scene if you end up staying longer than that "one quick drink."

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Minutes away from Tower Bridge, The Gentlemen Baristas Union Street is the perfect spot for a quick pint after work. The traditional little spot is spread across two floors and serves everything from charcuterie through to dinners that will make you stay late.

Happily Affordable ££
Southwark

If you’re after work partying is stepping up a level, join Mark’s Bar where you can enjoy guest Djs playing amazing songs and delicious special cocktails, all in one of the most stylish bars on bankside.

22:00 - 03:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, VIP Party
Funk & Soul
London Bridge
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The Britannia

13 user reviews

If you're looking for somewhere to unwind after a long week at work, The Britannia is a favourite in Kensington for laid-back boozing and lovely gastronomy. Decked out with some traditional charm dating back to the 1800s, you'll find a pub mixed with vintage character and contemporary leanings making for a perfect after work drinks in London setting. 

Happily Affordable ££
Kensington

McGettigans

1 user reviews

One of the best cures for a hard day’s work is a nice cold pint of Guinness. Luckily, that’s what McGettigans, Fulham’s best Irish bar, can get for you. There’s live sport on the screens, live music on the stage, and tonnes of Irish drinks and food to keep you entertained until the next after-work drinks.

Happily Affordable ££
Fulham

Cocktail Baby

15 user reviews

There’s happy hour drink deals to enjoy at all times at Cocktail Baby. That means you can get your paws on a vast expanse of signature cocktails, beers, wines and ciders at discounted rates while enjoying a lively backdrop of disco, soulful and deep house tunes. Can’t see a cocktail that ticks your boxes? Have a quiet word with the bartender and they’ll make something just for you.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Catch Bar

18 user reviews

If you're looking to head somewhere a little different to the norm after work, head to Catch BarThis fun Mexican bar is the perfect place to unwind in Shoreditch. You can sip on fruity cocktails and if you're peckish they serve a great selection of Mexican Tacos and Tortas that will be sure to hit the spot.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Yorkshire Grey

18 user reviews

The working day is done, and with it, the decision comes for a place to grab drinks after work in London. Head on down to the Yorkshire Grey for a laid-back boozing experiences as this Farringdon favourite promises bold beers and top pub grub inspired bites. 

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Farringdon

Simmons Tower Bridge

25 user reviews

Situated right around the corner from Tower Bridge, Simmons brings a quirky dose of cocktails and fun to the heart of the city. Swing by straight after work to take advantage of that famous happy hour; spirit & mixers are £2.50, bottles of wine are £10 and you can even land one of their signature cocktail teapots for just £15 between 4 and 9pm (Monday to Friday).

Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge

Blind Spot

1 user reviews

Nestled in the beating heart of London's Leicester Square, Blind Spot is a smooth, sultry cocktail bar that offers guests a serene location to sit back and unwind with their favourite cocktail. Serving a range of exquisite concoctions and with a well-trained bar staff capable of mixing and flairing together an array of ingredients, the dim lighting and cosy armchairs create the perfect, laid back ambience to lose yourself in. 

Splash the Cash £££
Leicester Square

Apples and Pears

210 user reviews
Apples and Pears
Cocktail Specials for £6.50 until 8pm, Tuesday to Saturday and 1 other offer available.

Located at the Aldgate East end of Brick Lane, Apples & Pears is a non-pretentious hangout fronting delicious cocktails, awesome music and even its own outdoor space (a novelty for the area!). Come here for fun-time after work drinks, brilliant happy hours and good times; all throughout the week.

Happily Affordable ££
Brick Lane

The Chelsea Pensioner

16 user reviews

The Chelsea Pensioner is the ideal spot to grab a few cheeky bevvies after work. Pop in and take advantage of the happy hour from 4pm – 9pm any weekday and enjoy bottles of lager and spirits and mixers for £2.90, a bottle of wine for a tenner and Prosecco for just £15! With tasty bar snacks and a secret beer garden you can’t go wrong!

Happily Affordable ££
Chelsea

28 West Bar

35 user reviews

28 West serves international craft beers and experimental cocktails to the work-weary on the Canary Wharf riverfront. Perfect for city workers looking to toast a hard day's work, get the rounds in at this relaxed lounge bar set up, with great views of the water an added bonus.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

The Allegory

173 user reviews

After work drinks in the City of London are hardly difficult to come by; London's bolshiest neighbourhood are spoiled for choice. But for a slightly different experience from your bog standard boozer, head to The Allegory on Worship Street for delicious eats, a good selection of beers, and a menu of their own bespoke cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Core

27 user reviews
Core
Beer Pong & a Pitcher of Beer and 1 other offer available.

Situated right in the heart of the city, you'll need to set aside a few minutes just to take in everything that Core's cocktail list has to offer. There's absolutely loads of quirky concoctions to pick from, and they're all very reasonably priced. Core is serious about its 'Brew & Brew' concept too - so you can rest assured that the expertly crafted coffees and beers are among the best in the City.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Old Bank Of England

164 user reviews

Is there a grander, more opulent setting for a post-work bevvy than the Old Bank of England? Located at the heart of the city and oozing with opulence and history, the pub serves a crisp range of award-winning ales that go really well when teamed with their delicious pies.

Happily Affordable ££
Embankment

Found yourself with a few spare minutes to kill before your train out of Victoria? It’s probably time to get to know The Phoenix, the homely boozer known for serving fresh British classics in the company of a fine spread of real ales and extraordinarily tasty wines.

Happily Affordable ££
Victoria

The Miller

5 user reviews

Nestled within the backstreets of Borough and not at all far from London Bridge, this cool bar is great for after work drinks in London. After a recent revamp, The Miller now boasts its own ping pong roof terrace, and plays host to an improv comedy night, every Tuesday. Book a space for you and your mates in this cool and quirky London bar, perfect for an after work drink in London.

Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge

Dirty Martini Bishopsgate

45 user reviews
Dirty Martini Bishopsgate
Happy Hour and 3 other offers available.

Directly opposite Liverpool Street Station sits Dirty Martini, a stylish and elegant city bar in London and just the place for after work drinks with friends or colleagues. Careful though - happy hour deals and a late license that keeps this London bar open until 3am every night of the week, you may find yourself teetering out of 'after-work drinks' and into 'before-work drinks' territory. Alternatively? Dabble in Dirty Martini Monument or St Paul's for more after work schmoozing.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Sama Bankside

97 user reviews
Sama Bankside
Beer Pong and 2 other offers available.

SAMA is the perfect place to meet for after work drinks in London. They offer a member’s club feel without the membership, with a sleek contemporary look, sofas to sink into and bar stools to congregate round, as well as a great selection of alcohol and food.

Happily Affordable ££
Southwark

Work in the Covent Garden area? Sometimes you just can’t beat a few drinks with the team at Be At One. Renowned throughout the city for their friendly bartenders and catalogue (quite literally) of amazing cocktails, there’s not a day that goes by where happy hour doesn’t last until 7pm and there’s great tunes overhead.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

The Four Sisters Townhouse

29 user reviews

With one successful Islington bar already under their belts, Simon Bastable and Andrew Green have taken their Four Sisters name to the St Paul's area. The wood panelled floors are accompanied by beautiful wall hangings and quaint antiques spread throughout the venue. However, it's the cocktail list that really steals the limelight. Really making their drinks stand out, the team of bartenders make use of a range of homemade bitters and syrups. 

Happily Affordable ££
St Pauls

The Shoreditch

77 user reviews

Got your sights set on a few drinks on Shoreditch High Street? Full of charm, quirky decor and a vibrancy that you won't find in too many other Shoreditch bars, this place is always lively with workers spilling out after quitting time. Book yourself in and enjoy the drinkonomical happy hour prices on offer from The Shoreditch.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch
Smollensky's Canary Wharf Bar
2-4-1 Cocktails Monday to Friday 7pm to 9pm, Saturdays All Day and 5 other offers available.

Smollensky’s is the place to be if you’re after cocktails in Canary Wharf. Bartenders whip up a liquor-laced storm after work, with old school classics given a contemporary facelift and a few new found favourites on offer by the same token. Happy Hour runs every day from 6 to 8pm, there’s a few light bites to soak up the booze and a large outside terrace that’s always a big hit in the summer.

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Canary Wharf

Burdock

39 user reviews

Up the ante on after-work drinks at sleek and stylish Burdock, located on Finsbury Square. The City spot has bags of personality; head to the bar to work your way through an innovative cocktail list, freshly brewed pints and glutton-inducing freakshakes, as well as having a go on their unique shuffleboards.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Northbank Restaurant

8 user reviews

Based on the water’s edge - with spectacular views of the Millenium Bridge and the rest of central London - Northbank’s terrace is one mighty fine spot to while away the evening and enjoy the last sunshine of the day. There’s an impressive menu of gourmet eats if you should fancy staying for dinner, or you can just keep it casual with something from their liquid menu featuring West Country ciders, wines from around the world, eclectic cocktails and bottled beers.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Found

3 user reviews

Located in Shoreditch, Found is the perfect spot for an intimate and relaxed after-work drink. The hush hush bar has been designed by Oskar Klimaszewski and it is his magic touch that has made the cocktail menu quite so delicious, from Tommy Goes to Thailand through to Corpse Maker.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Ten Bells

118 user reviews

The Ten Bells is a legendary after-work spot for the people of the East End, but few have stumbled upon this secretive cocktail den upstairs so far. Pop in and discover this haven of Chesterfield sofas, mis-matched furniture and iconic artwork for yourself, the shorty cocktails - mixed by renowned bartender Jerome Slesinski - pack a punch, too.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Bloomsbury Club Bar

315 user reviews

Work in the Soho area? Why not treat yourself to a few afterwork drinks at The Bloomsbury Club Bar. This sophisticated hotel bar has it all - a fantastic location, a lavish interior (plus a charming outdoor terrace!), and a selection of the very best wines from across the globe. And to tie it all together, there's a mouth-watering menu that's perfect for afterwork meals.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

The Distillery is Bankside’s destination bar, where you can expect nothing short of tailored perfection from the bartenders. Fitted out with leather Chesterfields and bespoke furnishings, make yourself at home at the London Hilton’s hotel bar and sample a range of signature cocktails that include homemade aromatics, infusions and bitters.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

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