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!
Last updated on 16th August 2017
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!
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.
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.
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.
The stunning dining space of this central London restaurant isn't the only thing that makes it a top destination for your birthday in London. Boasting artistic cuisine and contemporary finishes, you can also hit up the lavish cocktail lounge for some fragrant mixology to really round off your experience of this stylish Vietnamese restaurant bar.
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.
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!
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.
Looking for a place for your birthday drinks in London? Get way more bang for your buck at Jamies, where if you put £100 on your tab, they’ll double it! And considering the swanky bar has one of the best wine offerings in the business wrapped in a venue that oozes laid-back good times, you’ve got yourself a good birthday. If you’re elsewhere, check out their other venues at Fleet Place, London Bridge, London Wall, Ludgate, and Minories.
Nine Lives is a great place to impress people on your birthday. Set in an old Victorian basement, they weave a shabby-chic aesthetic with bamboo shoots and hanging plants, creating a gorgeous environment for you and your friends to enjoy their zero-waste cocktails. But their focus on quality drinks is only matched by their commitment to good music, so a trip there is pretty much guaranteed a good time.
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.
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.
For birthday drinks in London, then hot new bar Scout have got you covered as they serve a unique selection of cocktails. Using seasonal ingredients, the bar creates fresh cocktails while any left over ingredients are used to make bar snacks; you can also hire the downstairs laboratory privately.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Any claims that you can't get a high quality yet affordable drink in Chelsea quickly go out of the window at The Chelsea Pensioner. As it’s your birthday be sure to take advantage of their happy hour from 4pm – 9pm any weekday, which includes bottles of lager and spirits and mixers for £2.90, a bottle of wine for a tenner and Prosecco for just £15!
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!
The Jam Tree in Clapham infuses a lively bar, exquisite restaurant and late-night party den to create an all round atmosphere perfect for a celebratory birthday drink (or 5). Boasting an enticing secret bar which comes complete with a ping pong table and access to the venue's beautiful garden, this vibrant nightspot is certainly one to visit if you're looking to celebrate South of the river.
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.
Does a disused railway station sound like the sort of spot to celebrate your next birthday bash? The Old Shoreditch Station has now been revived by "Jaguar Shoes Collective", who we can be sure will have transformed this former platform into a trendy and uber-current corner hangout. Overflowing with organic wine, locally sourced coffee, fine whiskey and great beers, this green café bar calls out quirky from its music and snifters to its exhibits and hipsters.