Budget Cocktails in London
London is rife with incredible cocktails bars, but they're not always exactly affordable. A common problem on most nights out in the capital; finding that one bar that simultaneously serves some exquisite drinks, whilst not breaking the bank. But fear not London, as this is no longer the case thanks to DesignMyNight. Check out our recommended list of great bars to get budget cocktails and start drinking your way through them.
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Simmons is a cool and quirky drinking den in the heart of Camden that offers a great night out without having to break the bank. Snap up their happy hour between 3pm-9pm and dabble in their generous 2 for £10 cocktails deals that'll leave you more than happy by the end of the night.
This Angel resident is a fine old boozer of country side charm and vintage styled interiors. The laid-back atmosphere of this pub owes itself to their no mess, no fuss attitude when it comes to fine pub foods and their drinks offering. You can expect servings of classic cocktails and all manner of spirits for pocket friendly prices no less. Charming indeed, eh?
Another indication of Brixton's rising nightlife scene, Market House is a fantastic venue which infuses great music with sumptuous cocktails. With daily happy hours running between 5pm and 9pm, enjoy a whole host of cocktails for only £5 with classics and in-house creations on offer.
This quirky and incredibly entertaining venue has a lot going for it, but one of its best features are the great cocktails on offer. Between 5pm and 7pm every Tuesday to Thursday, enjoy cocktails for only £5 at Shoreditch's Floripa. It has to be noted that these aren't your run of the mill cocktails, offering some truly unique and innovative choices.
One of the best cocktail joints in the heart of Clapham, The SouthSider Cocktail Club serves a fine array of amazing options while maintaining a dedication to being as affordable as possible. Thanks to their daily happy hours from 5pm-8pm, treat yourself to their great selection of £5 cocktails.
Barrio Soho is one of the best spots in central London, it's even better thanks to their very generous daily happy hours. Running between 4pm-8pm from Monday to Thursday and 3pm-7pm from Friday to Saturday, such deals include £4.50 cocktails, which really can't be turned down.
Fancy going out in Mayfair but without the expensive price-tag? Then look no further than Salvatore's Bar! Every Monday - Thursday from 5pm till 7pm they offer a Five O'Clocktails Treat where you can indulge in their world famous concoctions and they'll pay for your friend to enjoy one too - you can't get much better than that in Mayfair!
An incredible cocktail chain throughout the capital, Be At One not only offer some of the finest cocktails you'll try, but they're also incredibly affordable. With daily happy hours between 5pm-7pm Monday to Saturday, and then 5pm-12am every Sunday, enjoy your 2-4-1 cocktails in the cool surroundings of Be At One.
Don't be fooled by the cost effective rates at Be At One; you'll be drinking some of the most flamboyant cocktails in Covent Garden here. Found tucked away in a basement just off the piazza, get to grips with a vast cocktail menu that lines up with favourites like the Aperol Spritz and Bangkok Garden Party; with drinks available at even cheaper rates if you're visiting during their daily happy hours from 4.30pm.
Just opposite Liverpool Street Station, Dirty Martini Bishopsgate is a respected drinking den, serving up some delicious cocktails in a lively and energetic party vibe. Arguably one of the most generous happy hours in the area, they run from 3pm-10pm every Monday to Wednesday and 3pm–8pm every Thursday to Saturday with cocktails at half price. There's some fantastic deals to be had at their St Paul's and Monument outpost, too.
Open October 16th 2014, Dirty Martini Monument is one of the most hot to trot new destinations on the liquid scene. Following suit with the slick Dirty Martini brand, this Monument is an ode to all things classy without any of the overt fuss. Classic and toting cocktails at affordable prices, you'll be supping your way to seriously cool in no time. Can't make Monument? You could always check out their St Paul's or Bishopsgate liquid lairs instead.
The Vineyard in Islington has an impressive choice of classics and signatures available for just £6.95! The low prices don't speak for the quality though, with the 'Garden of Islington's skilled bartenders on hand to make sure every concoction is perfectly formed. You can also grab a pitcher for £16.45.