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 14th August 2018




1 events @ Gin Foundry with 1 upcoming dates starting on 16 Aug 2018

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.

6 events @ 2 venues with 198 upcoming dates from 15 Aug 2018 until 05 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.

2 events @ Reverend JW Simpson with 2 upcoming dates starting on 28 Aug 2018

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.

@ HALF HITCH Micro-Distillery on Various dates from Friday 17th August 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.

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. 

1 events @ The White Horse Parsons Green with 1 upcoming dates starting on 13 Sep 2018

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.

2 events @ Sakagura with 11 upcoming dates from 28 Aug 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.

16 events @ 15 venues with 17 upcoming dates from 10 Sep 2018 until 15 Sep 2018

Try mezcal cocktails, learn all about the origins and samples blends at this festival which is back for the second year.

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.

2 events @ 2 venues with 2 upcoming dates starting on 18 Sep 2018

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.

1 events @ Ham Yard Hotel with 3 upcoming dates starting on 15 Aug 2018

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.

@ 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. 

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