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: Today: great wine club deals! Ten wines at £12, plus a sharing platter and a Perfect10 bottle of wine for £21.95! 5-9pm. Book 020 7287 5267
The Soho branch of Zebrano is a hive of activity throughout the week, taking on a lively atmosphere during happy hours and later on in the evening when the bar hosts live music and DJs - it's all about the soul and funk. The food menu serves up bar snacks spanning European, Tex-Mex, US and Asian cuisines, but it also runs its daily pop-up brunch club 'The Full English', where British classics like bubble and squeak and corned beef hash are served alongside a solid fry-up from 9am to 4pm. Most head here for the drinks, though. Cocktails are whipped up to satisfy the after work crowd, with most of the classics served alongside shooters, shots, jugs of Pimms and house drops - such as a mango and chilli mojito. Beers by the bottle and a few bottles of wine complete the list.