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.
Last updated on 17th February 2017
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.
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!
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.
Boasting a SIX hour happy hour during week days from 4pm (yes, 6 hours people), The Slug and Lettuce in St Paul's is somewhere you can definitely find cheap cocktails in London. Their fabulous selection of come in at 2 for 1 during this time so you can stock up on the suckers until closing time at any one of the Slug venues across London by Tower Bridge, Waterloo, Greenwich O2 and Leicester Square.
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.
If you like your cocktails on the juicy, fresh and tropical side, the Viva Dalston has all you need for a night of affordable cocktails in East London. The quaint bar mixes everything from mezcal through to bourbon and fresh figs; perfect for a date, head here for exposed brick walls, colourful interiors and delicious South American style street food.
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.
You can’t say fairer than 2-4-1 cocktails from 4pm until close, Thursday to Sunday. This is exactly what you can snap up at the Slug & Lettuce after a day at work or perhaps a day out at the Tate Modern or London Dungeons. But don’t go thinking cheap prices reflect the quality on offer; the chain has gone to great lengths to source top-notch ingredients for their concoctions.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Slug & Lettuce cocktails represent great value for money as it is, but swing by between Tuesday and Thursday to take advantage of their buy-one-get-one-free offer. A good range of the classics are available, all put together by the venue’s skilled bartenders. There’s also a good range of very affordable mocktails should you fancy freshening things up.
Slug and Lettuce is the ideal place to go in London if your looking for affordable yet tasty cocktails. Known for conjuring up some sweet creations you can head down Monday to Friday after 4pm and treat yourself to the 2-4-1 cocktail offer, so there's no need to worry about burning a hole in your pocket.
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.
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.
Slug & Lettuce has something of a reputation for whipping up tasty cocktails at seriously knock down rates. Nowhere is this truer than County Hall, where guests fill their boots with 2-4-1 cocktails from 4pm to close between Thursday and Saturday. When you consider that the cheapest available is a reasonable £7.95 in its own right; you’re looking at a first-rate deal for Central London.