Cheap Drinks in London

You certainly don’t need us piping up to tell you that boozing in London rarely comes in at the budget-friendly end of things. If you’ve ever found yourself at the bar, grimacing as you tap your card for the third time, losing the last of your hard-earned coins to a watered-down pint, this list is dedicated to you. We’ve been busy tracking down the best places to get cheap drinks in London, from budget cocktails to banging happy hours, and we’d love to get you involved.

Last updated on 29th August 2019

Dirty Martini Monument

11 user reviews 4

Extended Happy Hour this January

Dirty Martini's collection of cocktail bars offer a stylish and chic option to get stuck into some serious cocktails. Pick out your most convenient basement haunt and revel in a sophisicated ambience without emptying your pockets - happy hours run every day until at least 8pm.

Did someone say £2.50 beers, bottles of wine for a tenner and signature teapot cocktails for just £15 a go? Meet Simmons and their extensive happy hour. Aside from offering superb value, this is also a super-kitsch, super-cute spot to kick back and relax, too. With venues across the capital, all you have to do is find your nearest venue.

Nordic Bar

381 user reviews 4

Nordic Arkad (Arcade) and 6 other offers

For a slice of Scandinavia without the extortionate prices, get down to the Nordic Bar in Fitzrovia. This central London bar offers a wide selection of traditional drinks without the price tag. With a different happy hour each day of the week and 2 for 1 cocktails to satisfy your thirsty Thursday, The Nordic is the sensible choice if you're looking for an awesome time at little expense. 

Ruby Blue Bar

267 user reviews 3

Bringing you one of the most bustling clubs vibes in town, Ruby Blue goes through the gears every night, offering the West End's party-lovers a spot to dance the night away. The happy hour in operation between 5pm and 8pm, Sunday to Friday, draws in the crowds, and the idyllic terrace area boasts stunning view of the never-sleeping Leicester square below.

Thirst Soho

285 user reviews 4

Free Magnum Of Prosecco and 1 other offer

Thirst, a highly recommended Soho bar, offers up a relaxing home to sip on cocktails during the STUPID hour, 5-7:30pm, with great half price drink deals on the impressive cocktail list. From your all-time favourites to funky concoctions that are yet to pass those lips, tuck into fruity flavours and smoky scents alike.

Bar Rumba

625 user reviews 3

Student Night- Wednesdays. £3 selected drinks with valid Student ID. T's & C's Apply and 2 other offers

This late night party hub in the centre of town is not only a great place to get down to the latest chart bangers until the early morning, it's also a great place for your bank balance! Enjoy their daily happy hour deals that run Monday - Thursday until midnight with 50% off drinks! 

Don't listen to the nay-sayers, a cheap night out in Covent Garden is possible if you're planning on partying at with the folks at Be At One. Located a stone's throw from the piazza, this atmospheric basement bar offers 2-4-1 drink deals every day from 4.30pm alongside an infectious feel-good atmosphere.

Barrio Shoreditch

229 user reviews 4


We'd heartily recommend checking out this Latina party den anyway, but their Amigo Hour deals make it impossible to overlook if you're hoping for a night out that doesn't break the bank. Running throughout the week from 4 until 8pm (7pm on Friday and Saturday), get your thirsty lips around £5 cocktails and £3 bottled beers, with a fiver off on bottles of wine.

Cheap drinks are hard to come by in specialist spirit bars, but Mezcaleria offers a magnificent margarita mix for a respectable £5.95. With fruity twists available for this cool classic, rake in a load of the Mexican libations for a few peso. Can you say Arrrribbaa? We know you totally can, so we'll be seeing you by the bar, either here or at their Canary Wharf venue.

28 West Bar

307 user reviews 4

Happy Hour and 1 other offer

If you want cheap drinks as well as a winning Canary Wharf location, it's all about 28 West. Come after work when there's some lovely deals to be had, with parched office workers able to relax and freshen up with 20% knocked off bottled beers, wines and bubbly, as well as getting hold of selected cocktails at 2-4-1 rates.

  London Pub Crawl Experience!

72 user reviews 4

@ Barhopping UK | Meeting point: Ruby Blue on Various dates from Saturday 18th January 2020

Reasons to get a BarHopping ticket #1: the exclusive drink deals, #2: there's free shots and unlimited pizza to get you started. Still not convinced? The amazing drink discounts will continue at each of the next 3 venues, there's welcome shots, queue jump, and you'll wrap things up dancing into the night at one of the best clubs in town. 

Blame Gloria

584 user reviews 5

Always great for a night on the town in Covent Garden, Blame Gloria is fun, buzzing and most importantly... pocket friendly. With drinks deals that vary throughout the week, you'll always be able to find something affordable if you're having to budget, and you'll often find that the party style hubbub is priceless too.

Big Chill Brick Lane

12 user reviews 4

Found in Shoreditch and sporting a regular roster of students and student inspired nights, Big Chill bar know a thing or two about keeping their drinks prices low in London. head on over for a no holds barred night of partying in the city with this laid-back favourite in tow. 

The Grand

543 user reviews 4

Free Birthday Bubbly! Only valid before 11pm.

As one of South London's most popular live music venues, the Clapham Grand is well-known on the city's nightlife scene for its fun-loving vibes and opulent decor. To sweeten the deal, guests can enjoy great deals on drinks all night long, and free bubbly if your birthday lands on a Saturday.

Tequila Mockingbird Putney

147 user reviews 4

Martini Wednesdays and 1 other offer

Putney's three-floored cocktail joint Tequila Mockingbird serves up bargain bevs every night of the week. Head down and enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails, £3 bottles of Peroni or £3 glasses of wine from 5pm 'til 9pm everyday! Naturally, get the cut-price tipples in, knock'em back, and dance the night away as DJs spin the biggest party tunes in the early morning hours here. 

It's over to Clapham Junction, where we're going on a cocktail-fuelled adventure. This is a party bar that gets the good times rolling with the help of its Happy Hour, serving cracking cocktails for £6 and beers for £3.50. Snap up a discount until midnight Sun-Thurs, and until 8pm on Fri and Sat.

Patch St. Paul's

229 user reviews 5


Head down to Patch St. Paul's Monday to Friday between 4pm and 7pm to take advantage of the spectacular Happy Hour specials. There's great deals to be had on cocktails, wines, prosecco, beers and platters - our favourites are 50% off all bottles of wine, spirits, 2-4-1 cocktails, as well as a bucket of 5 beers for £15.

Nags Head

1 user review 3

A budget friendly boozer in North London may seem like something hard to come by but the Nags Head satisfies those punters looking for a cosy atmosphere, some countryside charm and, most importantly, cheap and cheerful drinks. With a humble but classically orientated cocktail offering, the Nags Head props up wine, beer and no fuss concoctions that won't make your wallet weep. 

The Piano Works Farringdon

1206 user reviews 4

Complimentary prosecco reception and cake for birthday or pre wedding celebrations (Minimum group size 10)

Time to quit your Monday moaning as The Piano Works brings back their beginning of the week special. Offering some of the best drinks deals in London, Jukebox Live is one of the funnest events in the City. 

The Wheatsheaf

19 user reviews 5

As a watering hole favoured by the bohemian set, this Fitzrovia boozer has seen the likes of Dylan Thomas, George Orwell and Quentin Crisp through its doors. With a charming interior, central location and an incredible selection of reasonably priced food and drink, The Wheatsheaf is perfect for a West End tipple.

  Love Shack

6 user reviews 3

@ Cargo on Every Monday

This one's for all you students. If you're just waiting for loan to drop and feels like centuries away, but you still want to go out and party, Cargo are serving £2.50 drinks all night long, as well as giving you three floors of massive hits from the 70's, 80's and 90's. What more could you want from a cheap and cheesy night out?