Shot Bars in London
Shots! Shots! Shots! It's the drink that is simultaneously the best and worst idea of all time, the cause of nearly every one of your hangovers, and the thing that unites generations as the ultimate 'we thought it was good at the time' experience. But no matter how many times our heads take a pounding, we keep coming back, so let us find you the best shot bars in London where you can get the highest quality shooters... or at least the best bang for your buck. Find out where to drink shots in London and continue having THE. BEST. NIGHT. EVER.
Last updated on 4th August 2017
While Wahaca might not be the first name that pops into your head when you think about shot bars in London, their Azulito bar has a trick up their sleeve: tequila! Normally reserved for their delicious cocktails – to be enjoyed with some of their delicious Mexican street food – their impressive array of tequila is the perfect excuse to get some slammers down ya.
Sports, beer pong and a man cave filled with games consoles – there’s lots of reasons Belushi’s is a hangout for so many people. But while you and your mates mess around watching sport, eat some of their American comfort food, or storm the dance floor during their DJ days, be sure to compliment all that with a nice shot of Sambuca or two.
While Translate isn’t really a London shot bar, this party hotspot are more than happy to serve you shooters all night long. The friendly vibe combined with the party atmosphere means it’s a great spot to bring all your friends, and if you need something other than shots, they’ve got a great selection of cocktails too.
Every night is a cheesy night at Infernos. The home for the forever young, they’ll play all your favourite throwback pop tunes, mixing it together with pocket-friendly drinks and a buzzing crowd, it’s one of the most adventurous nights out there. Mix it together with their selection of shots and shooters and you’re in for a great time.
If you’re looking for some of the best shooters in London, Nordic Bar should be on your list. The fun Scandinavian den might be all about sports, beer and food most of the time, but head here for a range of Swedish brand Absolut vodkas, where you can shot down some high quality vodka for a change.
1 Big Night Out – it’s all in the name here, and what’s a big night without shots? One of the rowdiest bar crawls around, come here for cheap drinks, club entry, glow sticks and you’ll make enough friends that the shot trains will be as long as the bars.
Trapeze is a circus-themed, quirky bar in Shoreditch that is all about glorious cocktails and shooters left, right and centre. A great shot bar in London, they party till the early hours of the morning come the weekend, and among their (often circus themed) mixed drinks, they do offers on selections of shooters and in birthday party packages too.
Who needs one shot bar in London when you can have multiple? Pub crawls are nothing without shots and the guys at BarHopping agree, taking you through four different bars where, not only do you get free shots in each – as well as exclusive discounts just for you crawlers – but also free pizza! When dealing with shots, it’s definitely best to line your stomach first.
Every day of the week, the Camden Pub Crawl is taking you through some of the finest venues the quirkiest part of town has to offer. If you’re looking for where to drink shots in London, this is not only the most fun way to do it, but one of the cheapest, as you get free shots, free entry into every venue and discounts everywhere.
Zebrano know how to have a good time, hosting club nights, cocktail masterclasses and bottomless brunches all in the same venue. But this wouldn’t be a great London shooters bar without, well, shooters. They have them in oodles, with deals for six of them, as well as their speciality ‘long shooters’ too.
Tequila and tacos are the greatest pairing ever bestowed upon the world and if you agree, you’re in luck with the Cartel. This late-night tequila bar in London serves it in shot or cocktail form, all to wash down their impressive list of tacos and Mexican food. Head for good vibes and lashings of everyone’s favourite shot.
This is the Original Shoreditch Pub Crawl for a reason. Free entry into five of the best bars and clubs in the place with the greatest selection of nightlife around, Shoreditch. And with five free shots across the five bars and drinks specials all night, you’ll be in for one hell of a night.
The Grand, hosted in a Victorian-era listed building, is as famous for its raucous nights out as it is for its historic interior. When looking for where to drink shots in London, remember the Clapham Grand is here for you, hosting themed nights out nearly every week – with specialised shooters a lot of the time – and whether you’re here for theatre shows, live gigs or bingo, they’ve got shots for you.
The best shots in London might seem hard to come by, but the shooters in Revs are a great start. The notorious vodka bar serves up vodka-based cocktails, as well as different flavoured shots sticks so all your mates can get involved. And with the venue turning into a DJ bar pretty much every night of the week, you might find yourself going to the bar more and more.
In the middle of Soho is a party bar like no other. Their commitment to cheap alcohol means that, not only do they offer happy hours for cheaper drinks, but ‘Stupid’ hours for even more discounts. Well, come here for the great music and cheap drinks, then you simply must try one of their different shooters – and these ones are basically concentrated cocktails in shot form. They just don’t stop treating you here.