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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If plenty of food and lots of booze sounds like your idea of a fun time for Burns Night, then head on down to Rotunda. You'll be treated to a range of traditional small plates (haggis, neeps and tatties, anyone?) alongside tastings of Scottish whisky and a welcome drink.
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.
If you're a bit of a beer fanatic, you'll love this. The Five Points Brewing Co is hosting a brilliant roster of events centred around craft and cask creations. Whichever happening you bag a ticket to, you'll be sipping all kinds of tasty pints.
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.
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.
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.
With Iberica, you can enjoy a fantastic evening of guided vegan wine tasting from the comfort of your own home. Taking place on the 21st of January, this event will send you a package ahead of time so you can sample the vinos while learning about them over Zoom.
If you're searching for a great spot to try some of the finest Scotch whisky, then make your way to Callooh Callay in Shoreditch. Enjoy an arrival cocktail, haggis croquettes and Scotch eggs, and then a special cocktail menu after tasting.
Looking to become a wine connoisseur? Or just try something new? Humble Grape has you covered with a whole host of tastings and masterclasses to really tickle your taste buds, which are perfect for nights out with mates and dates alike.
London Craft Beer Cruise is up there with some of the city's quirkiest drink tasting experiences, taking you on a journey past iconic landmarks while you sip on a choice of tasty brews. Better yet? There's a tasty selection of dishes and alternative tipples to enjoy while you're there.
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.
If you're looking for fabulous drink events in London, then The Perseverance has you covered. Boasting a range of fun classes from cocktail making to whisky and rum tasting. You won't want to miss out on this one.
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.
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.
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're a fan of espresso martinis, then head over to Ninetyeight Bar in East London for a session drinking as many as you want. The bottomless event will see you sipping classics and signatures, with the option to instead have Christmas cosmos.
Dreaming of a luxe trip to Italy? Bellavita Academy are giving you a sneak peek with its Sicilian-inspired event, which comes complete with a wine tasting, virtual tour of its cheese factory, three scrumptious dishes and a bunch of other surprises.
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.
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.
Celebrate Burns Night over in Shadwell at Skylight Tobacco Dock's fabulous bash. What to expect? Wicked DJs hitting the decks to spin top tunes all night long, which will make the perfect soundtrack to all your traditional dancing and whiskey sipping.
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.
Cocktails in the City is back for a summer series, heading to the stunning Bedford Square Gardens for an exciting roster of drinks-related goings-on. With 20 of London's leading bars in tow, there will be mixology classes, tasting sessions, exclusive drinks and more.
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.
If you're all about alcohol-free and plant-based alternatives to spruce up average ol' cocktails, then stroll on over to Lyaness in London. Their fabulous drink events include tasting and making classes, where you'll learn from a small team of experts how to perfect three delightful mocktails.
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.