If you’re heading out tonight to kickstart the bank holiday weekend, be sure to hit up some of London’s finest happy hours. Not only will your night be purse-friendly, but it’s a great opportunity to explore new drinking holes in the capital.
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1. 100 Hoxton
Every self-professing ‘best bar’ list needs an entry from north London’s trendiest region. So we’ve chosen our favourite restaurant-come-cocktail-bar from the hipster domain. Grab 2-for-1 cocktails between 5 and 7pm every evening.
Where: 100-102 Hoxton St N1 6SG
2. The Rum Kitchen
This Caribbean-tinged Notting Hill establishment embraces the spirit of the West Indies and offers a wide selection of delicious cocktails for just £5 between 6 and 8pm daily.
Where: 6-8 All Saint’s Road, W11 1HH
3. Slim Jim’s Liquor Store
A real rock ‘n’ roller of a whiskey bar, Slim Jim’s in Angel features an award-winning juke box loaded with classics and one of the finest selections of spirits we’ve ever seen. The self-titled “masterful purveyor of good times’ offers 2-for-1 cocktails from 4-8pm every day.
Where: 112 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1QN
4. Bar Story
North London isn’t the only place to be, don’tcha know. Bar Story in Peckham is the lynchpin of the south London enclave and offers a relaxed warehouse vibe for the art school crowd. Happy hour is 6-7pm and drinks are dirt, dirt cheap.
Where: 213 Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL
5. Rosa’s Thai Cafe
Proof that names can be deceiving, this Chelsea haunt does not only sell big delicious bowls of curry, it also serves some kick-ass cocktails. Make the most of their two-for-one offer between 5 and 7pm every weekday.
Where: 246 Fulham Road, SW10 9NA
6. The Well
Get down to Clerkenwell’s best beach hut cocktail bar every Monday to Thursday for some Brazilian-themed fun. 5-7pm is the time to arrive for two-for-one on all their cocktails and shrubs (fruit syrups topped with Prosecco).
Where: 180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V 4JY