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 21st February 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.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 on Various dates from Friday 22nd February 2019

From making scientific cocktails in a clapped out RV to cracking codes Bletchley Park style, Lollipop are no stranger to organising incredible events. This latest one will no different as they take on the world of AI, for an escape room and cocktail experience.

@ 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. 

@ HALF HITCH Micro-Distillery on Various dates from Friday 22nd February 2019

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.

@ Good & Proper Tea on Fri, 1st Mar 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Calling all whisky fans, this night will show you how to taste the different profiles of various whiskies with the help of an expert. Taking you through a journey via five different drams, Felipe will be showing you what to look out for when slurping, as well as pairing the drinks with canapes to demonstrate different pairings.

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.

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.

It's all about gin at this quirky masterclass. Located in Hackney's Martello Hall and two South London bars, you can go on a journey through the history of gin, before sipping on GTs, tasting tonics and blending botanicals as you create your very own gins to take away.

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Friday 22nd February 2019

This quirky pop-up is creating marvellous inventions from everyone's favourite sweet treat. From chocolate cocktails to the wines and beers, to the signature Chocolate Chocotini, there's plenty to sink your teeth into. 

The Hide Bar

5 user reviews 4

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. 

Head to Parsons Green where Pilango is opening up its shop floor for a series of tastings and masterclasses where you'll sample everything from Champagne-style fizz to dessert ciders.