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.
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!
The perfect place to get the gang together for a birthday celebration, this Walthamstow brewery is turning up the goods with plenty of space to fit your friends, as well as 10 taps of gorgeous craft beer. Home to Exale brewing, you'll find quality pints, cocktails and live DJs - truly the ultimate birthday combo.
If only something a little different will do for your birthday drinks, book a group of you into Market Halls on Oxford Street. Here, there's two fully stocked bars, eight creative kitchens offering smashing grub and live music on Thursday or Friday nights.
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.
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.
Act Bar in Notting Hill is not only boasting a fabulous space, but they are hosting a glorious selection of top-notch live entertainment. Get ready as this hotspot will have you up on your feet dancing, while enjoying bespoke cocktails and Indian small plates.
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.
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!
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.
Whether it's your birthday or your best friend's, finding that perfect haunt to celebrate over a glass of bubbly, or a few cocktails can be pretty hard. Lord Napier & Star not only has plenty of food and drinks options, but they can be enjoyed on their rooftop or stunning terrace.
Looking for the best places for birthday drinks in London? 163 Upper Street is a sleek cocktail lounge in Angel, offering a mouth-watering collection of signature cocktails inspired by 80s hits. Raise a glass to your big day with handcrafted tipples that utilise local suppliers and carefully chosen ingredients.
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.
Looking for an outdoor venue to celebrate your special day? Look no further than Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden - a wonderland of mouthwatering street food, punchy cocktails and gorgeous surroundings, all within a stone's throw of the River Thames.
Perfectly situated in the heart of all the action, London Bridge Rooftop is a brilliant place for birthday drinks. As well as boasting first-class views across the city, the bar is also spicing things up with a range of DJ sets, bottomless brunches and weekly Aperol spritz deals - we're talking £5 sips.
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.
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.
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!
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.
If you're one of those who can't resist the lure of a quirky drink, then these cool venues are perfect. The Cocktail Club are the kings of signature concoctions and have a whole host of great tasting tipples for you to sample on your big day.
Spruce up your regular ol' birthday drinks at The Alchemist on Old Street. Expect bespoke concoctions made by expert mixologists that not only taste fantastic but, are also orchestrated to add a devilish dash of theatre. Need we say 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrating your birthday but not sure where your drinking destination is? No worries, The Star by Hackney Downs is an excellent place for your soiree whether you're tipping back pints with pals, nibbling on street food or checking out karaoke.
Not sure where to celebrate your birthday festivities? Fleets in London is serving up some of the best cocktails and drinks in St Pauls. And with a signature gin to die for and refreshing craft beer, there will be endless tipples to suit everyone.
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.
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!
If you're looking for somewhere unique to celebrate your birthday in East London, Gigis Hoxton is a fabulous choice. Head on over for a range of delicious sips, from fun cocktails through to beer, then shuffle your feet to the dancefloor to enjoy DJs, live music and more.
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.
Fancy doing something a little different for your birthday drinks? Head on over to BYOC Camden and you'll experience a bespoke cocktail experience unlike any other. Simply bring a bottle of your favourite spirit and the bartenders will create something just for you.
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.
If plain 'ol birthday drinks just won't do, then Louche is serving up something even better for your birthday in London. Head to the Soho spot to sip on cocktails while listening to contemporary live jazz or catching a performance, all topped off by house sets on weekends.
Get the gang together and head to Monument where this chilled out party bar is bringing you the ultimate spot for birthday drinks. Get stuck into their great cocktails and delicious pizzas, before hitting the dancefloor to celebrate until late into the night.
If you're after a top-notch spot for birthday bevvies, then head along to 28-50 By Night. Located in Marylebone, this fabulous venue whips up a glorious range of bespoke concoctions and high-quality tipples in its 1920s-themed space. Fancy having a dance? It has live jazz music for that.