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.
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.
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.
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.
£2 pints of excellent quality beer - yep, you heard that right as Tank and Paddle host a range of deals throughout the week. The venue serves Meantime beer fresh from their tanks, there's a huge range of craft bottles and cans, and prosecco starts from £5.50.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. They've also got a spot in Wimbledon that promises equally great drinks deals along with DJ sets come the weekend.
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.
This cheap and cheerful basement club offers an affordable night out just a stone's throw away from Tottenham Court Road. Head inside and get those hands in the air, there's plenty of cause for celebration during Happy Hour when there's discounted cocktail pitchers, bottles of beer and wine fo the taking.
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.
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.
You can't say fairer than Zebrano's happy hour discounts. They're in the business for slashing 50% off their fantastic cocktails, and bring selected beers and wines to the counter for just £2.95 a go. For Soho, these prices are pretty much peerless. Best of all? Happy Hours run every day of the week.
When you're looking for cheap drinks in London, you can't go wrong with an Irish bar. Specifically, you can't go wrong with McGettigans, who offer up a delicious array of Irish drinks and food for cheap prices. And while you're there, why not catch a game on the screens, or maybe some live music?
From a chilled Sunday through to buzzy after-work drinks, The Grange in Bermondsey is a top spot for whatever you fancy. Local artwork decorates walls, there's an affordable food menu, and a beer garden that's suitable for winter and summer.
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.
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.