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.

Last updated on 27th July 2021

Merchant House

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Merchant House know more than just a thing or two when it comes to drinks in London. Notorious for their masterclasses, tastings and workshops, these bars are sure to help you get to know whisky on a whole new level with experts on-hand to guide you through every sip.

Humble Grape

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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.


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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. 

The Last Talisman

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The Last Talisman have got you covered for drinks events in London. From martini and macaron tastings that'll have you learning more about Monkey 47 Gin to cocktail masterclasses where you'll be taught how to make a number of tipples, this Bermondsey bar has got just the thing.

Pilango Cider Bar

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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.

Hammerton Brewery

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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.

The Tapas Room

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Fanatical about wine? Head over to Battersea or Peckham this summer where The Tapas Room will be teaming up with four suppliers to bring you a number of brilliant tastings. Simply pick the event for you - whether that's discussing sherries, rosés, orange wines or more- and you'll enjoy an interesting and delicious evening.

Cocktails in the City 2021

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One of the best drinks events in London this summer, Cocktails in the City is one for tipple connoisseurs. Head to Bedford Square where the pretty garden space will be packed out with incredible bartending talent and live musicians waiting to soundtrack your afternoon or evening.

If you're a sucker for tropical cocktails, you will not want to miss out on what's happening at Limin' Beach Club. Found in the heart of South Bank, this place will have you sipping rum from across the globe at one of their unmissable drinks tastings.

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.

Sin Gusano

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One of the coolest drinks tastings in London this summer, Sin Gusano are pitching up at Caldera in Hackney for a series of fun sipping session dedicated to all things mezcal. Alongside a range of samples, guests will be treated to snacks, welcome cocktails and notes to take home.

Urban Pubs and Bars

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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.

Lost Boys Pizza

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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.

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.