Offering some amazing cocktails and charcuterie boards in a cool and relaxed environment this charming Kings Cross pub is a great option for birthday drinks in London. Whether you're just stopping in with friends or looking to hire out a private room, or even the whole venue, The Racketeer is here for all your birthday party needs.
Birthday Drinks in London
There's surely nowhere better to celebrate a birthday than in London. The capital is bursting at the seams with quirky, vibrant and compelling hangouts at which to enjoy a few birthday drinks with your mates. Check out our selection of best places to go for birthday drinks in London, and find your ideal place to celebrate today!
If you're looking for somewhere a little unique and out of the ordinary for your birthday drinks in London, The Bermondsey Arts Club is a former public conveniences turned art deco cocktail bar. Venture down to this basement space of 1930s leanings and bespoke furnishings where the cocktails come hand crafted, ultra creative and of exceptional taste.
Gather the gang together for a night of drinking, dancing and debauchery at Brixton's Tequila Mockingbird. Their menu has all the classics and a couple of contemporary cocktails on offer and come the weekend the bar transforms into a party spot, playing tunes till the early hours.
Looking for something a bit different when it comes to those all important birthday drinks? Of course you are, and we happen to have just the thing. Join Call Me Mr Lucky not only for the ultimate secret bar experience, there's booths, quirky cocktails and more.
If you're looking for some fine brews and great burgers, head to BrewDog where their London bars serve fresh pints and American bites. The bars have popped up across London, each with a different theme, from vegan-dedicated Dalston to cryptocurrency Canary Wharf.
The Four Sisters Townhouse is a cocktail bar close to St Paul's that wows and dazzles its patrons with traditional decor and hand-crafted cocktails. Serving small plates and sharing boards to help keep things on an even keel, the cocktail menu is the headliner here; think classic recipes and a few quirky creations. Perfect for a birthday celebration with your nearest and dearest, this spot will definitely leave a lasting impression on you.
If you're after a great location for birthday drinks in east London, head to Hackney Wick where this transformed barge awaits. There's a great selection of drinks, which are perfect for soaking up the British fusion dishes on offer. Stay for sunset and take in the unparalleled views.
Multi-purpose and atmospheric, Under The Bridge nestled beneath Stamford Bridge Football Stadium in Fulham showcases everything from live music gigs and off-your-seat-funny comedy nights to late-night club-time. Also offering private functions, this happening haunt is more than ideal to host your next birthday drinks, and with its sweet state-of-the-art sound system and lighting, you'll no doubt be revelling with cronies late into the morning.
It's worth heading to Market House for their sumptuous cocktails alone, but their exclusive upstairs function room which is tailor made for hosting birthday drinks with your nearest and dearest takes it up another level. With a happy hour that stretches from 5pm until 9pm every day, it just makes sense to swing by this lively Brixton hangout on a birthday night out.
Add a sprinkling of Kensington luxe to your birthday drinks. Take up a seat in the swish baby blue leather interior surrounded by the blue panelled walls and sip on some of the deliciously kooky libations specially crafted at Goat DRINK. This is a perfect spot for cocktails and chats with your nearest and dearest party posse.
Feeling a little bit extra? Swing by Fitz's for a birthday tipple or two and revel in the extravagance of it all. From the decadent decor to the creative cocktail menu, this bar oozes classic glamour and a luxurious charm that's unparalleled.
Spice up your birthday with the life and legend that is Bobby Fitzpatrick. His eponymous bar is a den of '70s wares, from the vintage wallpaper through to the signed photographs. There's board games, a cocktail list that's filled with delicious goodies and American thick crust pizza to spoil you on your big day.
Scooting down South for birthday drinks in London and simply stumped for ideas? No more we tell you, no more. One of the most fun bar groups in London and heralded for their booming atmosphere, join Be At One Battersea for a teasing roster of cocktails alongside some of the best happy hours in the bizz.
If you're one of those who can't resist the lure of tequila, this Great Portland Street venue has your name all over it. The cocktail kings obviously have a whole host of great tasting tipples for you to sample, with a tequila theme permeating the drinks cabinet. The great location and quirky interior of this Cocktail Club make it one of Central London's best birthday bars.
If your idea of birthday drinks involves late-night partying with cocktails and burgers in tow, then you've come to the right place. With grub from Dip & Flip and an eclectic drinks list, this Leicester Square hotspot is the perfect place for a big blowout.
With a cute fairy-lit terrace area, an extensive cocktail menu and 400-capacity clubbing space, Hackney Central's Night Tales is a great venue for an evening of celebrations. Push the boat out with a private booth for welcome bubbles and table service - saving you from having to deal with queues at the bar.
This pop-up bar at The Montague on the Gardens in Holborn is sure to be a winner when it comes to birthday drinks. Head on over for two hours of bottomless cocktails while learning how to make the perfect mix with a little help form their experts.
Get your friends together to Black Rock for a more sophisticated birthday drinks in London. The bar serves up over 250 bottles of whisky, as well as a great cocktail list to boot, all in a cool, minimalist and contemporary setting. The most spectacular part, though, is their centrepiece: an 18ft, 185-year-old oak tree that's used as an interactive cocktail ageing system.
Make it a night to remember and head to this Marlyebone hotspot for cracking cocktails and delicate dishes to soak it all up. From orange wine to signature sips like the rum-infused Pink Cuban and Smoky Sour, you can't go wrong here.
Offering up some quirky cocktails, tasty pizzas, craft beer and eye-catching decor, this Putney bar is a great spot to get the whole gang together for a bit of a party and plenty of drinks.
Sitting in the heart of London's beating West End, The Roxy is a diverse bar and restaurant that's perfect for a fun birthday celebration in London. To accompany the booze-heavy cocktails served by the bar, the kitchen plates up all your comfort food favourites, including hearty burgers and Mexican snacks. Better still, the resident DJs are on hand to turn things up once the sun has set.
Perfect for a few slick drinks before the big night, head to Library where their list of cocktails takes inspiration from great thinkers, including a gin-soaked Virginia Woolf or a rum and brandy soused Salvador Dali.
Celebrate in style in the swankiest club south of the river. With funky sofa seats and sultry surrounds, get your rocks off in the basement bar, the main terrace or the split level VIP lounge for a night of wild antics and body-popping. With regular burlesque performances and even fire-eating, have a birthday with a difference this time round.
This summer Skylark Roof Garden is the essential drinking destination, so it's a must for birthday beverages. Sitting pretty on the banks of Little Venice, this unique spot is dishing up fresh British eats alongside frozen cocktails that are perfect for getting the party started.
Taking inspiration from coastal drinking dens, Toddy Shop Bar is stylish Canary Wharf bar and restaurant for any birthday party. Head on over and enjoy hand-crafted drinks along with stunning sharing plates of authentic flavours and innovative cooking.
Tasty tapas, delicious cocktails and fiesta filled fun are the orders of the day at Salvador and Amanda. It's fun-time atmosphere is boosted further by the private room upstairs room that boasts its own bar, toilets and music, and with very reasonable minimum spends there's every reason to stop by for a drink or two.
Part speakeasy, part American diner, The Hoxton Seven is a seriously stylish East London bar. There's an excellent basement DJ room downstairs and another level full of tables and booths available to hire as well, making it particularly good for hosting birthday drinks. Oh, and we nearly forgot to mention; drop by between 12 and 8.30pm to pick up two cocktails or four beers for a tenner. Happy birthday to you!
Coupette was recently named one of the world's best bars, yet it gives nothing away with its understated glamour. A birthday drink here would consist of reveling in French sophistication with cocktails such as the truffled white negroni an Champagne pina colada to hand.
For some cool and classy birthday drinks in London, this suave wine bar near Holborn offers a stunning selection of bottles, beers, cocktails and food, perfect for getting the night going in style.
With DJ nights 7 days a week attracting a buzzing crowd, there's every reason to add this bar to the list of venue's to visit on your birthday. You can't get much more central than Bar Soho, making it ideal to both stop by for a birthday drink early in the piece or to finish proceedings later on. Entry on Friday and Saturday is free before 11pm for DesignMyNight customers!
As the name might indicate, this bar has quirky-cool written all over and so makes for an unforgettable evening - perfect for birthday parties. Regularly altering its artistic interiors, Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes comes up with the most fun and inventive themes, generating a mad and memorable atmosphere to celebrate your new number. Experimental tipples to a toy-plane dance-floor, you'll no doubt have a brilliantly bizarre bday here!
When it comes to good drinks, the atmoshpere is just as important and Josephine knows it. She's bringing you punchy cocktails mixed with a dash of vibrant interiors, attentive service and sassy attitude. Trust us when we say, you'll want to spend the whole night here.
This Camden hideout is without doubt one of North London's quirkiest. Their famed dessert-based cocktails attract fun-time revellers from all over the city and the six hour long happy hour starting at 3pm means you can try them at amazing prices. It's Simmons' mixture of vintage charm and lovely drinks that make it such an ideal birthday venue.
Head over to Christopher Street where this sleek little bar offers one of the best whisky drinking experiences in London. Located on top of the original site, Black Rock Tavern has one-upped its big sister with a range of stunning, Japanese-inspired artworks.
Looking for a hidden gem in London to impress your friends with this coming birthday? We've just the thing. Tailored to those who like their nights out with a dose of quirky and originality, join Dr Kluger for cocktails and drinks in a cool, retro setting.
Borrowing its name from the Mad Hatter's poem, expect Alice in Wonderland-themed quirks from Islington's latest neighbourhood cocktail bar. Brought to us by the team behind Callooh Callay you can expect nothing but the finest cocktail creations, with cosy vibes and friendly staff to round things off. An absolute must-try if you're seeking something a little different in one of north London's most popular nightlife neighbourhoods.