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 23rd November 2016
A Shoreditch corker, they may be the new kids on the East London party block, but Canvas are giving other bars in the area a run for their money. Found just shy of Old Street Station, Canvas is primed for birthday nights out in London thanks to their roaring bartenders, top notch cocktails and plush party playlist well on into the night.
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.
Try something different than your usual cocktail escapades - Lotus is a new concept bar in Clapham redefining the craft of cocktail making. They've created a menu of drinks infused with edible flowers, so you can experience a totally unique flavour and taste to your classic conceptions. Get your birthday crew together and experience some divine drinks and eats for your birthday festivities.
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!
Perfect for some semi-civilised cocktail lounging, Dirty Martini is the place to be if you've got some serious liquor lusting on your birthday. Sup one some of the best Martini's in town and stay 'til late when this place cranks up the DJ and the dance floor vibes are strong. Grab your birthday bundle of mates and check out this plush drinking den in Clapham!
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 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.
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!
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!
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.
For some atmospheric birthday drinks in South London, look no further then The Walrus Room. Brimming with vintage style and stuffed with all manner of retro memorabilia, this low-lit bar is an ideal place to perch for some creative cocktails and seafood bites with mates. Far from the crowds of people you'll find in central, The Walrus Room is a good shout for some chilled birthday drinks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Camden hideout is without doubt one of North London's quirkiest. Their famed desert-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.