THINGS TO DO THIS AUGUST
THINGS TO DO IN LONDON THIS AUGUST
August is looking HOT - calling for floral terraces with spritz menus, pink Champagne pop-ups and of course a whole lot of yummy Espresso Martinis for Mr Black Espresso Martini Fest - yasss!
Have you been to any of these great newly opened London bars yet?
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Latest News & Openings
Your insiders' guide to latest news & openings in London. From new wine bars, to the hottest cocktail bars to the latest menu's from our favourite spots.
London Cocktail Week - CELEBRATING TEN YEARS!
London Cocktail Week is an enormous celebration of our capital's fantastic cocktail scene and the biggest event of it’s kind in the world. With £6 signature cocktails served in 300 bars across London, an entire Cocktail Village complete with 30+ pop-up bars, street food and DJs, plus pop-ups, parties and masterclasses all over town – this is one festival you do not want to miss!
Best Bars To Visit In London
London's Most Instagrammable New Bars Of 2019... So Far!
2019 has seen a wave of beautiful bar openings across the city. From fancy new hotel hideaways to simple and stunning spots in the East and a whole lot of velvet in between... they're all destined for the gram and serve equally tasty drinks. Go check them out now!
Where we're drinking this week
Every week we give a shout out to the places we've visited, drank at and thoroughly enjoyed.
New Menus in London
All the spots in town with brand new menus full of tasty drinks for you to try...
London we know you love a rooftop bar, so head up to these great spots for sun-downers and selfies with a fabulous skyline.
When you're off to the theatre but have already eaten, these are the spots to meet at and enjoy a martini before your matinee or a glass or two before singing your heart out at Dreamgirls...
Best Bars Near You
Your nearest bars from our list of the very best places to drink in London.
London's Best Drinks Events
Step into a world of flora and fauna at these pop-up terraces that are perfect for summer. Grab a G&T or delicious cocktail and escape the hustle and bustle of the city, if only for an hour or two.
THE ESPRESSO MARTINI EXPERIMENT
Our very own masterclass celebrating the modern classic Espresso Martini...
Food & Drink Events
All the latest foodie events in the capital, from special menus with superstar chefs, winemaker dinners to bottomless brunches with booze pairings...
Learn to hone your bartending skills and soak up boozy knowledge from the best in the biz.
Here you'll find all the weird and wacky pop-ups in London, from airstreams serving amaretto sours, inflatable bars on rooftops or hidden forest themed bars... plus our very own festival hubs curated by the DrinkUp team for our award-winning festivals. The possibilities really are are endless.
Meeting the people behind the brands is an opportunity you should always seek out as a drinks connoisseur.
Something for the summer
A short train ride and a hop over the Atlantic ocean from Southend airport and you’re in Normandie, the land of Camembert, Calvados and lovely cidre… we were lucky enough to take a trip to the beautiful Chateaux Sassy and see what makes their range of cidres so extra special.
LONDON'S FIRST WHISKY HOTEL!?
Award-winning subterranean whisky bar Black Rock, launched by Tom Aske and Tristan Stephenson in 2016, will expand over five floors this summer to include a second bar, a blending room for guest experiences, and lodgings – making it the first whisky hotel in London!
NIGHTJAR'S NEW MENU LANDS
This summer, the award-winning bar Nightjar has launched the second iteration its of Arts & Crafts cocktail menu with a focus is on fascinating new distillates, liqueurs and bitters from independent distilleries...