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Best Drinks Events And Tastings In London
Of course there's nothing wrong with indulging in the same drink every time you go out, but with the summer in full swing, there's never been a better time to explore everything that the city's bartenders have to offer. It's time to stop dipping your toes; just dive straight in. Check out our recommendations for the best drinks events in London and discover some of the ace liquor-centric activities this city has to offer.
Based in London Bridge, the Hide Bar is a elegant cocktail bar and restaurant that serves Londoners delicious concoctions and crafty dishes. Hosting a number of regular cocktail classes, the bar's team of mixologists are purists, sticking to traditional recipes and techniques.
Snap up a ticket for The Rhythm and Booze Project's events over in London Bridge for a night out to remember. Taking place at Crol & Co., this will see you enjoying one helluva music performance, as well as sampling international bevvies from an open bar (yes, you read that right).
A top spot to learn more about your favourite beers, Kill The Cat hosts an array of fun London tasting events. Book in with friends or workmates and their chief cicerone will be able to talk you through a selection of exceptional sips.
Over at opulent drinking parlour Silverleaf, they're hosting this a series of exclusive whisky tastings. In these sessions, you'll be walked through fabulous bottles of the heavily peated and deliciously smoky spirit, all while in seriously slinky surrounds.
For a glimpse of the process that goes into creating craft beers, look no further than North London-based Hammerton Brewery. Running regular tasting sessions and guided tours, this is the perfect place to get to know the world of craft beer creation.
Expand your palate with Iberica Experiences, which guides you through authentic and contemporary Spanish food and drinks. Whether you want to discover your favourite type of sherry, learn how to craft the perfect G&T or pair wine and cheese, they've got you covered.
Raise a glass for this incredible event by Haché, the gin-loving burger pros. Home to a weekly gin-fuelled Wednesday special, the restaurant is offering three whole hours of free-flowing G&Ts alongside one of their mouth-watering patties.
Head to Parsons Green where Pilango is opening up its shop floor for a series of tastings and masterclasses. You'll get to sample everything from Champagne-style fizz to dessert ciders in a fun and welcoming South London setting.
Head to M Restaurant and you'll be greeted by an interior of deep dark tones, lavish interiors and top-notch service. But while the delicious food and beautiful inside is one bonus, they also have a dedicated wine tasting area, meaning you can sample before indulging in a bottle yourself.
Searching for drinks events in London? Then Ale Hunters' range of events is bound to impress. From fun-packed beer festivals to tastings and tours around some of the city's best or hidden breweries, these activities won't fail to keep beer lovers occupied.
One of the best drinks events in London this month, Half Hitch is inviting you to their Camden micro-distillery for a fun and interactive session where you'll be able to infuse your own bespoke bottle of gin with your choice of ingredients.
A brilliant drinks event in London, Meantime Brewing Company's guided tours will have you learning all the steps that go into making beer. As well as seeing all the processes - from mash tun to finished product - you'll also enjoy a tutored tasting to end things on a hoppy high.
When it comes to Oktoberfest parties in London, Hiverfest is a top-notch shout. Enjoy munching on bratwursts and sipping on steins of beer from Krombacher brewery team all while shaking it to live music and non-stop entertainment.
From whisky and chocolate pairings to kombucha tasting events, Urban Pubs & Bars has got a whole range of exclusive drinks events taking place across their many London venues. Whether you're in the market for a boozy supper club or a simple wine night, they've got you covered.
The Terrace Bar at The Chesterfield Mayfair is as classy as they come. Even better, this joint hosts a whole load of unique drinks tasting events. So, whether you've got a penchant for gin, whisky, rum or beer, there's an experience with your name on it.
A fan of rum? The Skylark Spirits' tasting event is sure to leave you feeling satisfied, whether you head down for a date or with friends. Taking place at Rhythm Kitchen, this one offers five different tipples and a welcome cocktail to boot.
Callooh Callay is renowned for its exciting drinks events, whether at its Chelsea or Shoreditch outposts. What's on the roster? Everything from mojito masterclasses and Champagne tasting to seltzer-making sessions and whisky sampling.
Make your way to The Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge for some top-notch drinks events. Head to their much-loved martini masterclasses, to not only learn all about how to make the iconic bevvy, but to also learn some cool facts about it too.
Salted caramel, Toblerone, mint-flavoured... The Chocolate Cocktail Club sure know how to do a tasty mix. Make your way over to their East London venue for a night indulging in quirky, delicious creations that you can't get anywhere else.
Home to some of the best drinks events in London, MAP Maison always has something in-store for those looking to expand their palates. From mezcal masterclasses to practical cocktails with afternoon tea, this Haggerston spot is sure to impress.
It's all about gin at this quirky masterclass. Located in Hackney's Martello Hall and Brixton's Serata Hall, you can go on a journey through the history of gin, before sipping on G&Ts, tasting tonics and blending botanicals as you create your very own gins to take away.
Grab your favourite bottle of hooch and head to the Wild West (in Central London). It's here you'll find a team of expert mixologists at the Moonshine Saloon, who are waiting to create stunning cocktails as you take part in a thrilling cowboy-inspired immersive drinks experience.
If you're a bit of a beer fanatic, you'll love this. The Five Points Brewing Co is hosting a brilliant roster of events centred around craft and cask creations. Whichever happening you bag a ticket to, you'll be sipping all kinds of tasty pints.
Head to Bloomsbury's Montague on the Gardens where their unique Leopard Bar plays host to stunning drinks events. From sampling lip-smacking wines and light snacks to sipping whisk while puffing cigars, this swish spot always has something worth booking into.
Gin Tonica is a mecca for gin lovers, giving them the chance to explore over 100 different types of gin and simple yet stunning cocktails in a welcoming setting. And if hunger pangs strike? This place also serves a delicious range of tapas-style dishes.