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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 explore everything that the city's bartenders have to offer. 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.
At this Halloween Spooktacular, Mr. Tipsy's will turn into a hellish haunt, with multiple immersive, themed rooms for you to explore. While you do so, you'll get to sip on ghoulish cocktails, such as dark and stormies while in a ghost privates safe haven.
Looking for the best drinks tastings and events in London? The Tapas Room is one of the best places in the South for tapas and glasses of wine. Enjoy the chance to sip expertly curated glasses of vino with expert guides talking you through each sip.
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 regular cocktail classes, the bar's team of mixologists are purists, sticking to traditional recipes and techniques.
A brilliant drinks event in London, Meantime Brewing Company's guided tours will have you learning all the steps that go into making beer. As well as seeing all the processes - from mash tun to finished product - you'll also enjoy a tutored tasting to end things on a hoppy high.
Located in the heart of Camden, Lost Boys Pizza will be hosting a Tequila Taco-Ver this May. Guests will be given the chance to sample a selection of mezcal-based cocktails, with free-flowing nachos and tasty pizzas to accompany.
If you love your rum, you'll love RumFest. It's a celebration of the spirit that is taking place over three days in London. Each event showcases something different, including a trade conference, a show dedicated to spiced variations, plus a day sampling some of the rarest flavours.
Enjoy an evening sampling the Ron Abuelo rum range over at Rhythm Kitchen. Located in Walthamstow, you'll not only get a cocktail on arrival, but you'll also get to nibble on tasty Caribbean snacks and learn all about the product of Panama World spirits.
A top spot to learn more about your favourite beers, Kill The Cat hosts an array of fun London tasting events. Book in with friends or workmates and their chief cicerone will be able to talk you through a selection of exceptional sips.
Head to M Restaurant and you'll be greeted by an interior of deep dark tones, lavish interiors and top-notch service. But while the delicious food and beautiful inside is one bonus, they also have a dedicated wine tasting area, meaning you can sample before indulging in a bottle yourself.
Raise a glass for this incredible event by Haché, the gin-loving burger pros. Home to a weekly gin-fuelled Wednesday special, the restaurant is offering three whole hours of free-flowing G&Ts alongside one of their mouth-watering patties.
From whisky and chocolate pairings to kombucha tasting events, Urban Pubs & Bars has got a whole range of exclusive drinks events taking place across their many London venues. Whether you're in the market for a boozy supper club or a simple wine night, they've got you covered.
Welcome in the weekend over a trio of tipples at The Black Cab Coffee Co's Espresso Martini Fridays. The Nine Elms cafe and bar is whipping up deliciously flavoured drinks, including chilli chocolate and hazelnut latte, for a wallet-friendly price.
Home to some of the best drinks events in London, MAP Maison always has something in-store for those looking to expand their palates. From mezcal masterclasses to practical cocktails with afternoon tea, this Haggerston spot is sure to impress.
It's all about gin at this quirky masterclass. Located in Hackney's Martello Hall and Brixton's Serata Hall, you can go on a journey through the history of gin, before sipping on G&Ts, tasting tonics and blending botanicals as you create your very own gins to take away.
Grab your favourite bottle of hooch and head to the Wild West (in Central London). It's here you'll find a team of expert mixologists at the Moonshine Saloon, who are waiting to create stunning cocktails as you take part in a thrilling cowboy-inspired immersive drinks experience.
Head to Parsons Green where Pilango is opening up its shop floor for a series of tastings and masterclasses. You'll get to sample everything from Champagne-style fizz to dessert ciders in a fun and welcoming South London setting.
Cocktail classes make up some of the best drinks events at lively Chelsea venue the Goat. When you're not sipping on a welcome drink or getting involved in tantalising tastings, experts will be helping you get one step closer to master mixology.
Head on over to Rhythm Kitchen for a range of rum tasting experiences this summer. Found in the heart of East London, this unique haunt will have you sipping various creations with delicious Caribbean nibbles, as well as offering you the option to have some signature cocktails while you're there.
Salted caramel, Toblerone, mint-flavoured... The Chocolate Cocktail Club sure know how to do a tasty mix. Make your way over to their East London venue for a night indulging in quirky, delicious creations that you can't get anywhere else.
Undoubtedly one of London's very best tastings, Pointillart Leroy's Champagne-fuelled series of events is treating you to luxury sips and grub in a chic setting. Head over to the City's 1 Lombard Street and treat yourself to something a little fancy.
Join the expert team at Belvedere Vodka to create cocktails inspired by everyone's favourite weekend pastime: a great big brunch. Shake and stir your way to success using gorgeous infused spirits to craft welcome drinks, a cheeky spritz and more, all while enjoying some light bites.
If you're a fan of Mexican mezcal then this masterclass of flight tastings and booze-laced cocktails is just the ticket. Enjoy shots of your favourite tipple, but the aim here is to actually taste it, not just knock it back with salt and lime.
Wine Online London are set to host a brilliant series of tasting events over at the gorgeous 1 Lombard Street near Bank. Over the course of the day, you'll get to sample a large variety of Portuguese red, white and rosé vinos.
Head over to Marylebone's FAM bar this month where they'll be introducing you to some of the world's best margaritas and mezcals. Teaming up with specialists from the agave industry, the venue will be sorting you out with a tutored tasting and a delicious cocktail.
If you've ever wanted to learn more about the world of wine, now is the perfect opportunity. Humble Grape have teamed up with WSET to offer a range of online courses. Via Zoom classes students will receive expert tuition, ending the course with a Level 1 Award.
This unique session from the whisky experts at Black Rock is going beyond your classic tasting session to bring you a more interactive drinking experience. With five drams ready for the tasting, as well as the chance to create your very own, it's one of the best tasting events in London.
For a glimpse of the process that goes into creating craft beers, look no further than North London-based Hammerton Brewery. Running regular tasting sessions and guided tours, this is the perfect place to get to know the world of craft beer creation.
One of the best drinks events in London this month, Half Hitch is inviting you to their Camden micro-distillery for a fun and interactive session where you'll be able to infuse your own bespoke bottle of gin with your choice of ingredients.
The biggest drinks event on your calendar is back for 2021. Join London Cocktail Week as they celebrate new beginnings with discounted tipples at leading bars, exclusive cocktail tours, pop-up events and unforgettable experiences all October long.
Head to Bloomsbury's Montague on the Gardens where their unique Leopard Bar plays host to stunning drinks events. From sampling lip-smacking wines and light snacks to sipping whisk while puffing cigars, this swish spot always has something worth booking into.
Gin Tonica is a mecca for gin lovers, giving them the chance to explore over 100 different types of gin and simple yet stunning cocktails in a welcoming setting. And if hunger pangs strike? This place also serves a delicious range of tapas-style dishes.