Happy Hour in London
Why beat around the bush - getting the rounds in when you’re out drinking in London usually hits those pockets hard. If you’re fed of up of spending big and seeking a thrifty alternative, we’ve got just the guide for you. Check out our run down of the best Happy Hours in London and unearth the capital’s most wallet-friendly places to get a drink.
Last updated on 14th November 2017
Ladybird Bar in Islington is a long-standing, quirky Angel boozer with a four-hour daily happy hour. The bar serves quality cocktails in incredible surroundings - know anywhere else with a Bottocelli styled ceiling in Angel?!
Any claims that you can't get a cheap drink in Chelsea go straight out the window here. The perfect place to unwind after a long day at work, stop by between 4 and 9pm on weekdays to take full advantage; they'll have selected bottles of lager, glasses of wine and spirit & mixers available for just £2.90. Bottles of wine are £10 or treat yourself to some bubbles; a bottle of Prosecco is yours for £15.
Based on Islington’s Upper Street, Dirty Martini is a fun-loving cocktail bar that offers Londoners a mad night on the town. The team of mixologists have mastered a number of classic recipes, while also boasting the expertise required to come up with brilliant concoctions on the spot. If that wasn’t enticing enough, head down after 4pm and enjoy an unbelievable happy hour, where drinks prices are drastically cut.
We’ve come across some pretty generous happy hour discounts in our time, but deals that last from open until close? Unheard of. That was until Burlock opened in Marylebone, bringing along a selection of over 200 types of rum with them alongside these unrivalled offers. Come along for exotic mixed drinks paired with Cuban and Caribbean food, a cavernous rum bar with a party atmosphere and a drinking challenge which involves a grasshopper...
Enjoy luxury without breaking the bank at Jamies Minories, a swanky bar in the City of London's thriving metropolis. With great deals such as 2-4-1 on selected cocktails from 5pm and going on all night every weekday, you'd be bonkers not head on down to Jamies for some real good nosh and crackin' drinks deals.
Blues Kitchen just so happens to be one of the most unique party bars in London and it's repping all things New Orleans, but how about that all important happy hour? Join them every Thursday to enjoy a dose of the 2-4-1 cocktail offer.
A unique and quirky cocktail bar, Simmons Camden has one of London's largest range of fruit flavoured beers as well as an outrageously long (five hours, to be exact) happy hour from Sunday through to Friday. Simmons is great if you want to enjoy a few cocktails in an unique environment, serving two beautifully presented cocktails for £10, as well as a spirit and mixer for only £2.50. Check out their Tower Bridge, Soho or Fitzrovia venues if you can't get to Camden.
Fusing a Latin American feel-good factor with a local community feel, Barrio’s Amigo Hour specials offer great savings on all drinks throughout the week. There for you Monday to Thursday 4-8pm (until 7pm on Friday and Saturday), head here straight after work and cash in on beer, wine and cocktail deals. Check in at their Angel and Soho outposts for some similar Amigo Hour antics.
Lost & Found conjure up some of our favourite cocktails in the whole of south London. If 2-4-1 deals on these luscious drinks between 5 and 9pm wasn't already enough, you can land yourself a free sharing cocktail if you book yourself a table for 8 or more people on DesignMyNight. Head along and get some cheap cocktail joy!
Head to Salvador and Amanda near Leicester Square between 5 and 7pm, Monday to Friday when the fiesta is fuelled by great happy hours. Choose from four bottles of beer, a bottle of wine or a litre of Sangria for just £10 whilst chowing down on some authentic tapas dishes at this lively basement tapas restaurant and bar.
Kicking off from 4.30pm every day of the week, Be At One's master bartenders get busy whipping up all sorts of creative mixes on offer at very competitive rates. Get your lips around favourites like the Aperol Spritz and the Bangkok Garden Party, available until at least 7pm and setting you up for a big night of partying that continues until 3am. Be At One boasts a number of party spots about town; each offering great happy hour discounts to the people of London!
The Warwick dispels the myth that it’s impossible to get a drink without breaking the bank in the West End. A lavish, warm and welcoming pub space just off Regent Street, join them for happy hour between 5 and 8pm, where you can get up to 50% off on selected drinks. Ideal for loosening up after work or for catching up with an old friend in one of the most vibrant parts of town.
Quite the smiths-man when it comes to the drinks trade, this Farringdon joint is all about showering you in the best liquor and spirit concoctions every night of the week (and the weekend, obviously). Their happy hour is a pretty sweet tune as well, bringing in the bargain booze between 5pm and 10pm Monday to Friday and then ALL DAY on a Saturday. Marvelous!
A fantastic subterranean drinking den just a stones throw from Oxford Street, The Roxy is perfect for after work drinks in London. With New York inspiration forming the interior of this cool cocktail haven enjoy the happy hour Monday to Friday between 5pm and 8.30pm and Saturday from 6:30pm until 10:30pm, and grab half price pitchers, house bottles of wine and prosecco. Boom.
Cha Chaan Teng is a wonderful Hong Kong bar that is very popular with the after-work drinkers, and there’s a reason for that too. Their happy hour deal gives you discounts on cocktails and lager every day of the week – and all day on Sundays.
This Greek Street bar has a Stupid Hour Monday-Wednesday from 5-7:30pm when drinks are practically half price and a mad hour where two cocktails are £10 from 5-10pm. Thirst bar is a great late night music and cocktail bar in Soho and is a perfect spot for happy hour in London.
The hottest cocktail bar, club and dining experience in Covent Garden. If you don't do stuffy decor, badly made cocktails, rude staff or chart music then Foundation is the bar for you. They offer an eclectic decor, extensive cocktail list, a tasty food menu and great music with a Thursday special that will ply you with 2-4-1 cocktails from 5pm until 1am.
Floripa is a melting pot of Brazilian beach bar and London bloc party club thrown together to create one of the best party atmospheres in London. Something a little different for a night out in London, you can eat Brazilian street food, drink the ice cold caipirinhas and take in the vibrant decor, perfect for a party night in London. Come here for the happy hour every weekday from Tuesday to Friday 5pm-8pm.
With cocktails at £5 from 3pm - 7pm every Monday to Thursday, this dim sum restaurant and bar is one of London's best Happy Hours.
Based in the heart of Clapham, Venn St Records is a venue that takes its love of music to the next level. Covered in tour posters, old NME covers and with walls lined with vintage records, the bar staff keep the mood light by serving flavoursome cocktails all throughout the night. Head down between 5-8 PM and enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails during their happy hour.
Between 5pm and 7pm head down to Core for their 'Good Times' happy hour where selected wines are half price, you can get £10 off Champagne, classic cocktails go for just £4.50 and Champagne cocktails come in at a fiver. Becks is also a steal at £3.50 so there's really no need to even ponder over it at those cheap drinks in London prices!
A favourite haunt in Old Compton Street, Bar Soho has a generous 50% off the regular cost of cocktails, bottles of wine and champagne between 5-8pm every day, with bottles of beer, single spirits and mixers and a small glass of wine priced at £3.50 each. A venue perfect for sitting outside after-work, or enjoying the cosy intimate vibe inside in the booths, Bar Soho is definitely the destination for cheap drinks.
Join this East London bar for their irresistible happy hour everyday, from 5pm - 8pm. Its always 50% off cocktails, selected bottles of wine and champagne to help you get the party started straight after work, or to start celebrating a special occasion early. What could be better than avoiding the dreaded rush home and paying only £3.50 for a beer, glass of wine or spirit and mixer in this beautiful and quirky open plan bar.
Not only can you enjoy a great range of craft beers and delicious pizzas at The Compton Cross, but come during their daily happy hour and you can enjoy 2-4-1 on their cocktails made with handmade liquor and house-infused spirits.
Everyday between 4:30pm and 7:30pm take advantage of Patch St. Paul's spectacular Happy Hour specials. There's great offers to be had on cocktails, wines, prosecco, beers and platters - our favourite is the 50% off ALL cocktails, spirits and bottles of wine. The real day to visit though is Tuesday, when these prices are on ALL NIGHT LONG!
This foosball-filled table has an amazingly cheap happy hour. Not only is it cut priced house beer and wine, but cocktails and double spirit mixers are rock bottom too. Which is great for when you want to watch football in their basement.
It's party time down in South London as Cottons in Vauxhall put on an amazing happy hour. The restaurant, which serves Caribbean food, has a dedicated bar whipping up cocktails and rum-based drinks, all discounted on their daily four-hour happy hour.
Catering to the liquor hungry masses with creative cocktail combos, craft beers and ales aplenty, fine vino and sassy ciders, you'll find a sumptuous sipper on this uber-extensive boozy roster that is tailored just for you. Absorb the atmosphere, take advantage of their generous Happy Hour and guzzle down a Gorilla Gardener or sup up a Sunset Fizz as you catch up with ol' buds.
Nestled away behind Peckham Rye station, Peckham Springs is the perfect spot to stop off for an after work happy. With cocktails half price and a sizeable garden in which to enjoy them, its one of the coolest happy hour bars in London.
Serving old school classics with a contemporary twist as well as a few new found favourites for good measure, Smollensky’s is a top place to visit for cocktails in Canary Wharf. Time your visit with Happy Hour (every day from 6 to 7pm) for a little extra bang for your buck, and there’s discounts on wines, spirits, bubbly and beers to look into as well.
Come to cool Jamaican hangout Rudie’s and not only can you enjoy a delicious array of tasty Jamaican bites, but also enjoy 2-4-1 on Island Classic cocktails from 5pm till 7pm every weekday.
The team of expert mixologists at the Map Maison really lead with their creative eye. Armed with a collection of strange ingredients, fresh fruit liqueurs, flavoursome punches and international spirits, they mix and flair together an impressive range of fun concoctions that are sure to leave a lasting impression on you. To really offer their visitors a great experience, there's an unbelievable 2-4-1 cocktail deal in operation between 4-7:30 PM on 6 days of the week,
Translate is already known across East London for its fun late-night vibes, cool retro tunes and delicious drinks, but they’ve even got a mean happy hour every day of the week. Discounts on beers, cocktails, wine bottles, prosecco, burgers and sharing platters – how much more convincing do you need?
If these delicious Happy Hour drinks don't get you in the party mood then nothing will, but don't worry, THEY WILL. This lively cocktail bar serves up incredible cocktails and the daily changing themes keeps it spontaneous and fun. So go and hit the dance floor and let your weekly worries slide away, because the only worry you'll have here is how you're going to hold all of the drinks you've bought in a happy hour frenzy!
Fun, cute, and now seriously affordable, you have no excuse not to visit Ray's Bar in Dalston as their generous happy hour includes £6 cocktails.
Head over to Hackney Wick for sustainably sourced dishes and craft beer as Shane's on the Canalside open their doors and outdoor terrace for summer. If you're there between 5-6pm, there's 50% off everything.
This one is perfect for stopping by after a hard days work. Pop in between 4 and 8pm Monday right through until Saturday to take full advantage of the great deals on offer. A bottle of the venue's fantastic house wine is yours for just £12.50, with a bottle of Sagres or 1664 coming in at just £2.50 too!
Get down to Hackney Wick to Gotto Trattoria every Wednesday to Friday for 2-4-1 on all tap and house cocktails, between 5pm-7pm. Cheap drinks, water-side views and a cool industrial-styled setting - what's not to like?
Head to Nordic Bar to indulge in Scandinavian food and drink and week-round happy hours, including 50% off wine, beers and spirits 5-7pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. If that isn't enough to entice you, there's also a ping pong table, with regular tournaments taking place for dab hands, all accompanied by DJs spinning the freshest new tunes around.
Through a busy week, who doesn't need a little pick me up? One of the most luxurious bars in London, The Tale Bar are coming at you with a happy hour offer that you simply can't resist. Join them as they're offering £5 off when you order your first cocktail at the bar on selected days and dates.
A cool and casual hangout in the centre of the city, Abbey offers great boozy discounts every day between 5 and 8pm. Pick out your choice of beers, wines, champers or spirits available at a knock-down rate and come on Thursday for a bumper session of cheap drinks - Happy Hour is extended for 5 hours and there’s DJs ‘til late for good measure.
Mayfair might not seem like the easiest place to find drinks deals in London, but with Balls Brothers Mayfair, you may just be surprised. Head on down to this cool and contemporary branch for the likes of £5 cocktails and more.
Happy Hours at The Old School Yard cannot be overlooked. Between 5.30pm and 8pm, get your hands on £4.50 cocktails and two beers for £5 - the Old School Yard the perfect London Bridge Bar for after work drinks, catching up with mates or that quick wallet friendly drink before exploring some London nightlife.
As well as a hot line-up of DJs playing the best in funk and soul, SAMA Bankside are also perking up your Saturday nights with 2-4-1 happy hour between 6-8pm.
Patch East may just be the coolest bar in East London, boasting several distinct areas like a Ski Lodge, Boudoir, and The Shinjuku, a Japanese-inspired room. But the cocktail haven has more than that up its sleeve: get there between 4 and 7pm each night and you’ll receive some great discounts on their unique mixes.
Kanaloa gets tropical with their weekday Happy Hour between 5-8pm, giving you 50% off selected drinks. This popular Tiki bar is the perfect venue to let your hair down after work or have a fun time party night at the weekend. Split into different areas, you can chill out or show your moves on the dance floor whilst enjoying half price cocktails!
The Lucky Voice collective are the biggest and best Karaoke bars you'll set your singing voice on. If you take to their Soho sessions, get behind the mic with your mates and enjoy some of their night of the week offers including Facebook Fridays where if you check in, you can enjoy 1 hour of free singing. Ahhhhh!
Get down to Fulham’s very own Irish bar for some cracking happy hour deals. Not only can you catch some live music or watch some sport on their screens, you can get any of their cocktails for £5 every day between 5pm-8pm!
If you're making a booking with DesignMyNight to head to Mommi in Clapham then there's a wonderful little offer you can bag up in the process for some happy hour and drinks glory. Head down on a Friday or Saturday and book and late night booth for some signature fizz on arrival as well as 2-4-1 on ALL listed cocktails until midnight. WHAT? Yes, we know.
Le Bar is the latest addition to Farringdon's diverse bar scene, pairing fresh cocktails and fine glasses of wine with seasonal small plates of French food. The bar was created by the same team behind the renowned Michelan-starred restaurant Club Gascon. With every drink complementing the flavours that are served by the kitchen, an evening at this restaurant bar will leave you feeling full and with a huge smile on your face. Head down for a late afternoon drink between Tuesday and Friday, and enjoy a special 2 for 1 cocktail deal.
Not only is the Lucky Voice Islington a great bar to visit in London for its cool interiors and soundproofed karaoke rooms, but they’ve also got a mean happy hour as well. Every day they’re offering 2-4-1 on cocktails and glasses of red wine, so you can enjoy the karaoke booth just that little bit more.
This stylish Carnaby haunt offers fantastic value for money. Also with a Soho branch with many of the same brilliant deals, their cocktails are expertly mixed with premium spirits and deliciously spiced ingredients and they’ll come to the counter at a heavily discounted rate during their daily happy hours. Enjoy up to 50% off selected drinks 5pm-10pm on Monday to Wednesday and, from 5-9pm on Thursday to Saturday.
Giving off something of a swanky playground vibe, The Jones Family Project are super stylish but know how to keep their cocktail game up to scratch with a menu designed to cater to your mood/personality. Sup on some of their tailored concoctions and enjoy selective blends for just a fiver from Monday to Saturday between 5 and 7pm.
A hot-to-trot Clapham destination where drinkers, diners and dancers converge under one roof, Gigalum also offers among the best happy hour deals in the area. Get yourself down on a weekdays to take full advantage of 2-4-1 cocktails until 8pm, or settle on a few of these meticulous mixed drinks at the weekend up until 5pm. Either way they're a sure-fired way to get a memorable night of Clapham partying underway.
With happy hours running throughout the week, Voltaire is a hot little spot near Blackfriars that is serving up some delicious drinks. Head to the Grade-II listed venue for 50% off on Tuesdays, as well as to find private vaults, a swish bar and a Cuban smoking terrace.
Putney's cool three-floored cocktail bar Tequila Mockingbird boasts one of the best happy hours around. Forget all of that 'one night of the week only' rubbish, this spot offers bargain bevs every night! Head down between 5pm 'til 9pm on any night and tuck into 2-4-1 cocktails, £3 bottles of Peroni or £3 glasses of vino! With a few in you, dance into the early hours as DJs spin until 2am.
Looking to save a few bucks but still enjoy the spoils of what the drinking scene in Shoreditch has to offer? Join Bounce for just that as you head on down to this ping pong hot spot for games and drinks deals aplenty. Look out for their 2 cocktails for £10 offer.
Not only are Grand Union Chancery Lane offering happy hour deals on their drinks all day, but also something extra special: bottomless wings. That’s right, you can tuck into unlimited chicken wings, choosing from either classic, zesty or fiery – perfect for those midweek cheat days.
Opal in Embankment is the perfect place to head to if you are looking for a few cheap drinks in Central London. With a Happy Hour from 5-8pm every day, you can sip on swanky cocktails at half price and still have enough left for a bite to eat. Sit back and enjoy some great, guilt free drinks, without having to forego the rent money!
The Alice, just a short distance from Liverpool Street and Shoreditch, has some of the most generous happy hour deals in the area. The drinks deals please both the after work drinkers and the pre-drink clubbers - heading out to some great Shoreditch clubs. The cocktail deals run through the week.
Philosophical and scientific scrawlings decorate the walls at this time travelers workshop-stroke-bar. Adventure Bar is a museum for creative energies and that extends right down to their happy hour drinks mantra: Adventure Time. Come down on Sunday to Thursday to enjoy selected cocktails for £6, or Friday & Saturday where you can nab this deal until 8pm.
No one can refuse a daily happy hour offering discounted cocktails - and especially not ones as delicious as those made at Jewel in Piccadilly. If you’re not a cocktail fan, take advantage of their promotions and grab yourself a bottle of wine at 50% off, or a £3 bottle of beer. Enjoy have some R ‘n’ R in the beautiful blanca bar, after work or a hard day shopping in Central London and snap up discounted drinks between 4pm and 8pm. Book through DesignMyNight and you can enjoy their extended happy hour by 120 whole minutes.
Bar Rumba is a late night club close to London’s Leicester Square serving up a mix of delectable cocktails, big hits and good party vibes. The commercial music, RnB and pop is the engine of this wild and crazy club but the generous happy hours and drinks promotions do their bit to fuel the spirits.