After decades of being a hub for travellers, King's Cross is becoming a destination in its own right. Case in point: the number of bars and pubs in the area. Bar Pepito it an Andalucían sherry bar and VOC is modelled on a seventeenth-century punch house.
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Venue says: 2-for-1 offer on main courses Monday and Saturday after 5pm! Enjoy our lunch offer too on weekdays with £6.95 for any burgers and fries!
From Fluid Movement, which brought us Purl and the Worship Street Whistling Shop, VOC occupies a smallish, cosy space in one of north London’s most restaurant-intensive precincts.Read more
Venue says: One of the best happy hours in town! 4pm-9pm, Sun-Fri. Beers, wines and spirits at £2.50, a bottle of wine or two cocktails, £10. Plus more!
This now evening-only DJ bar still attracts a studenty, music-savvy crowd to what looks like a cross between an old-style corner newsagents and a Shoreditch-like retro bar.Read more
In Clerkenwell, this place would almost go unnoticed. Here, amid a Legoland of housing estates and shops catering chiefly to custom from the Indian subcontinent, it’s practically miraculous. Comprising a simply furnished room of stripped wood and tables occupied by after-work regulars, this corner pub enjoys considerable local status for being a smart but unpretentious spot for a decent pint, a natter and a Sunday roast. Früli, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Erdinger, Amstel, London Pride and Staropramen pour from the beer taps lining the long bar counter, staffed by friendly foreigners. Festival tables outside offer extra seating on sunnier days. Standard gastropub fare is well put together and fairly priced.Read more
Venue says: Adventure time tonight until 9pm. £6 selected cocktails and £3.50 Peroni Rossa.
One of three Adventure Bars in London, this subterranean spot on Bedford Street brings a combination of cocktails, tunes, food and good times to Covent Garden. The food menu features dishes such as jerk skewers, burgers and sharing platters showcasing some of the mains as well as sides including sweet potato chips, sunshine slaw and rainbow peppers. The drinks list ranges from vodka shooters infused with strawberry bon bons or cookies and cream, to porn star martinis, caipirinhas, flaming zombies, sharing cocktails and beers from around the world. Selections from the cocktail list are available for £6 each during the extended happy hours.