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 step into the dark and explore everything that the city's bartenders have to offer. We've always been blessed in London. Constantly surrounded by hundreds of bars and with an army of expert mixologists and sommeliers, we get to experience exotic tastes and spices from all over the globe. 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.

Last updated on 16th October 2018




  Erdinger Oktoberfest London

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@ Erdinger Oktoberfest London on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

There's drinks events and then there's Erdinger Oktoberfest. Back for another smashing year, the beer festival is taking over Stratford for a month of Bavarian waitresses, Live bands, communal tables, themepark rides, and lots of beer.

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7 events @ 3 venues with 131 upcoming dates from 16 Oct 2018 until 07 Jan 2019

Merchant House's two London venues promote the finest collections of gin, rum or whiskey anywhere in the world and now you have the chance to soak it all up at a masterclass dedicated to your spirit of choice.

The Hide Bar

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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 cocktail classes and with a library of books all based around mixology, the team of bartenders are purists, sticking to traditional recipes and techniques. Alongside the many plates of traditional food, the masterminds behind this bar make use of Borough Market to supply their chefs and mixologists with the finest ingredients available in London. 

7 events @ 3 venues with 10 upcoming dates from 23 Oct 2018 until 24 Mar 2019

From orange wine through to a taste trip in Spain, Portugal and Morocco, Divino In Vino is all about trying different wines. Head to the North London bar for tasting, nibbles and masterclasses.

3 events @ 3 venues with 37 upcoming dates from 16 Oct 2018 until 20 Dec 2018

The Rhythm and Booze boys are back with their latest whisky tasting event. Merging live performance with a multi-sensory experience, it's one of the most unique events in London.

2 events @ Sakagura with 5 upcoming dates from 23 Oct 2018 until 27 Nov 2018

Bringing you some of the best drinks events in London, Sakagura will be opening up their bar to some of the world's finest liquors as part of their Summer Spirits Club.

@ Meet inside the Marquis of Wellington Pub on Every Saturday

If nothing pleases you better than an ice cold beer on a hot summer's day in the city, then head south and explore the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile. Led by a team of specialists, this craft beer tasting in London features pit stops at the finest breweries south of the Thames, including Anspach & Hodbay, Fourpure and Partizan Brewing. From the Flatiron to the Beartooth, guests will have the chance to sample a huge range of beers and ales, all produced using the freshest ingredients and grains. 

Step into M Restaurant and you'll be greeted by an interior of deep dark tonnes, lavish interiors and impeccable service. But while the delicious food and beautiful inside is one bonus, they also have their own dedicated wine tasting area, meaning you can sample the wines before indulging in a bottle yourself.

@ HALF HITCH Micro-Distillery on Various dates from Wednesday 17th October 2018

The team at the Half Hitch Micro Brewery in Camden are throwing open their doors this Autumn, inviting guests to a special masterclass revolving around all the wonders of gin. In a special session, guests will first try some of the Half Hitch's finest gins, before learning all about the spirit courtesy of the gin specialists behind the bar. After that, you'll have the chance to create your own bespoke gin, made using ingredients that you've brought from home.

@ Blenheim Forge Steel Workshop on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th October 2018

This series of workshops features dedicated artisans teaching you valuable skills as you discover the pleasure of Appleton Estate in a cocktail-making masterclass. You ticket will include cocktails, a rum masterclass, crft workshop and a home-tasting kit for your every day rum tasting needs. 

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