A mecca for those who live for gin, the Gin Foundry brings you some of the best drinks tasting events in London. Located in Fulham, you'll find sessions with some of the most exciting gin brands and distilleries in the country.
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.
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.
It's all about tequila with this evening of eight margaritas at various bars across the city. Taking over several venues in London, the night will include plenty of cocktails, bites and live music.
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.
The fantastic Spirited Sermons will be continuing at Reverend Jw Simpson. Enjoy a cocktail masterclass based around your favourite spirit at this great London drinks event.
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.
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.
Looking for a wine bar in London that offers only the best in wine tastings? Join Abbotshill Wine Bar for just that as this South Ealing spot can cater tastings to suit your palate, and the palate of your guests.
Join the White Horse for one of their wonderful drinking experiences, whether you are after a sparkling and sweet wine master class, beer tasting, or wine and beer pairings with delicious food.
Step inside the Kitchen of The Little Blue Door and see how they whip up some of Fulham's finest cocktails. Choose your poison then shake it like you know what you're doing at this quirky drinks events in West London.
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.
One of the best drinks events in London, this quirky mojito masterclass at Chino Latino will teach you how to craft the perfect rum cocktail and serve you up some very tasty dim sum.
Prepare to be led on a booze-fuelled journey, as Mac and Wild and whisky author, Blair Bowman, take you on a whisky journey like no other! Expect cocktail and canapes alongside tastings in the dark, for a truly immersive experience.
Try tequila and mescal like never before as you immerse yourself in Mexican culture, with artisanal spirits, delicious street food from their arena, cultural showcases, and craft beer, wine and live music.
Grab your favourite bottle of hooch and head west where a team of expert mixologists at the Moonshine Saloon are waiting to mix you up some stunning cocktails at one of the best drinks events in London.
The ultimate craft beer tour for those that love their hops, travel through Shoreditch and the City, discover how to drink properly, meet the breweries, and taste your way through seven different sites.
One of the best upcoming drinks events in London, this quirky cocktail pop up in Covent Garden will let you taste test all your favourite drinks with a very chocolate-y twist.
Head to Notting Hill this month as The Ginstitute opens its doors for some serious gin-based learning. With history, making, shaking and drinking all mixed into one, it'll turn any novice into an immediate master.
Try mezcal cocktails, learn all about the origins and samples blends at this festival which is back for the second year.
Explore mescal like you've never explored it before, as Sin Gusano's founder curates a special selection of the drink not typically seen in the UK, alongside refreshing fruits, salts and tasting notes.
Hosted by head chef Delroy Simpson and sommelier/general manager Mimi Tokumine, this luxurious event takes you on a journey through indulgent Japanese dishes; there's 11 impressive courses with delicious sake to match.
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.
Bringing together some of the best gin finds from across the emerald isle, this great drinks tasting event in Southwark will furnish you with some tasty samples of the evenings featured spirits, along with a gin and tonic of your choice from the bar.
Leave the lime and salt at home and join MAP Maison for a tequila masterclass, where you'll learn the fascinating history from a Mexican mixologist, enjoy three premium tequilas and two cocktails, which you'll be able to make behind the bar yourself.
Goat in Chelsea is known for its delicious cocktails and stone-baked pizzas and now they're letting you in on their secret. Head to the swish spot every Thursday for a different themed cocktail class, along with 50% off food and drink when you're done.
One of the coolest upcoming drinks events in London, this three-hour boat ride mixes gin-tasting and tour as you wend your way around the city's waterways feasting on tasty tapas and sampling some very special gins.
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.
Soak up all things whisky, as the experts from Chivas Regal bring you a masterclass; complete with tastings, blending and canapés. You can even create your own signature blend to take home!
This cool London drinks tasting is a dream ticket for an gin fans. You'll taste test four different variations of the spirit, expertly paired with different tonics, with talks and information given by The Distillery's knowledgeable bartenders.
Fly out of London for one night of Chilean deliciousness as this wine show hits the banks of the Thames. Love Wine, Love Chile will have more than 270 bottles of wine on offer to try, winemakers to chat to, and scrumptious Chilean cuisine.
If you have a taste for the finer things, then this summer series is just for you. With New York's famous cocktail bar Dante and English sparkling wine producers Rathfinny Estate providing the refreshments, you can't go wrong.
If you missed out on Proseccoville the last time round, fear not because the fizzy festival is back for some more. Soak up the finest bubbly stuff from a variety of vendors and sample street food, with music and entertainment throughout the day.
If it's beer that you're after, then strap yourself in as this circus spectacular is going to rock your socks off. Soak up all the beer, as you watch live performances; from aerial acrobatics, to marching bands and more.
One of the coolest drinks events in North London, head to The Racketeer for an evening with Angostura Bitters. Enjoy a few tasters of their delicious rum cocktails and learn the history of the iconic brand.
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.
This is the ultimate bar crawl, with unlimited £5 cocktails until 12am, as well as, discounted drinks and and fabulous offers at some of the best cocktails in London.
Gin Tonica is a mecca for gin lovers; head to the revamped Victorian pub in Notting Hill to find more than 100 types of gin, all served Spanish style in a great goblet. Line your stomach with their scrumptious range of tapas.