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 February 2018
From cocktail making to cocktail tasting, T.T. Liquor brings some of the best drinks events in London to Kingsland Road this winter.
Head over to Shoreditch's Strongroom Bar & Kitchen for a night of craft Australian beer. Nomad beer is in the building and will be letting you taste six of their products, showing you how its made and explaining their incredible story.
This London drinks event is more than a simple tasting evening. Join some of the city's best bartenders as they mix their hearts out to bring you some truly stunning cocktails.
Sipsmith and Ham Yard Hotel present one of the best drinks events in London. The Hot Gin Roof promises steaming cocktails, gorgeous views and blankets galore. What better way to warm yourself this winter?
Join this unique wine event where some of the world’s best wine producers will discuss the complexities of the taste and winemaking process, all while you feast on a delicious meal expertly paired with wine.
Cool and quirky London Cocktail Club in Central London is putting on a night of mixing and muddling as they host Lanique. The fashionable Russian brand is being poured into cocktails, served straight and bumping up your mixing knowledge.
Join the master mixologists at Sakagura for this super fun drinks event in London. Sign up to the Spirit Club for the chance to try out a new spirit every month. With tips, tastings and tipples, it's a fantastic London drinks tasting event.
Learn why beer and food pair together all while drinking and eating at this event, where you’ll feast on five pub classic and comfort foods, and as each is brought out, the head chef and brewery explains why they work together.
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.
Welcome to London's newest cocktail event. This fun drinks tasting event let's you enjoy canapes, cocktails and so much more.
Celebrate London’s best margaritas at this amazing cocktail event, where you’ll drink two hours worth of margaritas from the likes of Cielo Blanco and Café Pacifico, and you’ll decide who makes the best Margarita in London.
Taking place in a swish central London restaurant, this aquavit masterclass will teach you everything there is to know about the Nordic spirit, from its history through to tasting notes.
Beavertown Brewery are heading West to showcase more of their renowned beers. The London brewery is taking over Latymers in Hammersmith for a night of Thai food and five beers.
Wine and cheese are the ultimate pairing, so you should learn how to put them together from absolute pros. Bedales’ wine specialist also happens to hail from New York City’s finest cheese company, meaning he can guide you through five gorgeous pairings with tonnes of tips, conversational questions and lots of wine.
One of the finest drinks tasting events in London, this evening at Voltaire is a dream evening for any Champagne and oyster aficionados. Enjoy a trio of the freshest oysters, paired with a glass of bubbles courtesy of Pommery.
Two titans of the booze industry are coming together for one of the best drinks tasting events in London. Learn how to pair your favourite whiskeys with your favourite pints and enjoy some delicious tapas dishes incorporating one of the two.
This great London drinks tasting event will not only teach you everything there is to know about gin, it also offers you the opportunity to try your hand at making your own Negroni.
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.
Sometimes all you have to do is push a button - Brockmans Gin are bringing back their gin button for ondemand gin cocktails, live entertainment, small plates and gin-tastic prizes.
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.
This series of London drinks tasting events looks at the various different facets that make up good wines. Enjoy informative talks on elements ranging from flavour to body along with some delicious food to pair with the wines.
Voltaire and Fair Trade Gin have joined forces to deliver a night of spectacular gin, from an arrival G&T to drink deals on gin-based cocktails and straight gin all night long.
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.
Want to learn how to prepare your very own haggis? How about what chocolate goes best with whisky? Then head over to Mac & Wild this January for their series of Burns masterclasses.
From three delicious courses of steak and cheese through to wines chosen by expert Guillermo Pontis, this evening at MASH is a show case in fine dining and drinking.
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.
Taking place in Ealing, this tasting evening will teach you all there is to know about wine. For a bargain £15, spend a Thursday night, sniffing, swilling and swallowing delicious wines, all explained by the excellent sommelier.
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.
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.
Taking place in Shoreditch, this evening is a unique opportunity to learn more about the much misunderstood spirit, tequila. Join an expert as they show you four different brands, explain the history and the making process, all for only £10.
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.
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.
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.