Reviewed by Courtney Grace R.
"MY TAKE: Walkabout Temple is a great place to go when you feel like just leaving your house and getting shwasty-faced. There’s lots of drunken debauc ..." more
City of Westminster, WC2R, UK
Party Earth Review The name may not be the most politically correct out there, but funky-chic bar and restaurant Navajo Joe isn’t big on proper behavior anyway. The owners have amalgamated all things with even a hint of south of the Mason-Dixon line flavor into the multi-level former warehouse space, forming a collection that ... more
34 King Street
London WC2E 8JD
Party Earth Review Part casual country pub and part swanky Parisian saloon, Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen is a little subterranean joint serving up Middle Eastern-inspired comfort food and a spirited after-dark cocktail scene. Descending stairs that look more like a fire escape than the passageway to a bustling eatery, executives from the nearby ... more
33–34 Rathbone Place
London W1T 1JN
Party Earth Review When the often frenetic Dalston scene gets too much – or when folks just need a comfortable place to chill – the Marquis of Lansdowne offers a cozy spot for a proper pint, some good conversation, and a little bit of footie on the handful of TVs. The pub consists of a spacious room filled with wooden chairs, tables, a few ... more
48 Stoke Newington Road
London N16 7XJ
Party Earth Review In the heart of gritty Brick Lane is 93 Feet East, a live music institution that provides a platform for new and established acts and that has been part of the cutting-edge club scene for the past decade. Upcoming bands from all over the world and many signed bands like Kaiser Chiefs, The White Stripes, and Radiohead grace ... more
150 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
Party Earth Review A welcome addition to the charming Maiden Lane a few blocks south of Covent Garden Piazza, Jewel Covent Garden is indeed a jewel of a venue whose four different bars each offers a unique setting. The Crystal Bar at the entrance level boasts a spectacular chandelier and cathedral ceilings fittingly adorned with murals of ... more
29-30 Maiden Lane
London WC2E 7JS
Party Earth Review Full of separate rooms – each with its own menu – not to mention a flamboyant decor and ever-quirky themes, Piccadilly Institute is a labyrinthine club that’s equal parts kitsch and glam. Noir, the first small dance floor, goes for a sultry vibe with crystal antler chandeliers, skull-patterned wallpaper, and DJs spinning ... more
1 Piccadilly Circus
London W1J 0DA
Party Earth Review Party seekers who are both thirsty and thrifty would do well to stop by Thirst, a snug but chic Soho lounge where the too-good-to-pass-up drink specials explain the continuous crush at the bar. Home to some of London’s hardest-working bartenders, the venue features an expansive cocktail list in book form that draws a loyal ... more
53 Greek Street
London W1D 3DR
Bar / Beer Garden
Party Earth Review Walking into Elk Bar can feel like entering a cabin in the middle of the Adirondacks, save for the rowdy young regulars who are far more preppy professional than plaid-clad lumberjack. This spacious, high-ceilinged bar has deep red walls and hardwood floors, pictures of mountain habitats, and that sort of fake rural ... more
587 Fulham Road
London SW6 5UA
Party Earth Review Although it may look like a fairly ordinary upscale bar and restaurant by day, at night The Loop transforms into a packed club that’s perfect for partiers looking to really let their hair down. Daily lunch and Happy Hour specials promise a strong crowd of local office workers, who fill the place in the afternoon to grab ... more
19 Dering Street
London W1S 1AH
Party Earth Review While it’s true that prohibition-style speakeasies are nothing new, The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town may be the only one that’s accessed through a refrigerator. A retro SMEG handcrafted in Italy, to be exact, that’s inauspiciously tucked in the corner of the cozy American-style diner The Breakfast Club. After asking staff ... more
12-16 Artillery Lane
London E1 7LS
London is a celebrated party mecca that has been going strong with a hopping social scene for decades. While renowned for the ever-stylish "it" crowd that fills its venues, this city also caters to laid-back libation lovers. With ample variety all across town, London happy hours are just as diverse as the people who live in this lively metropolis.
From the moment the typical workday starts winding down at 5pm, weary-eyed Londoners make their way to the streets in search of the nearest watering hole, which is never far. Groups of friends also take advantage of happy hours in London to make the most of their money before a big night out.
Zebrano Soho is a great London happy hour hotspot that suits all types of patrons. With suits and army boots seated side-by-side, this place is welcoming both in atmosphere and drink deals, which are held Monday through Thursday from 5–8pm. With half price booze and oodles of space to kick back, this is a popular haunt for the after-work crowd.
The Roxy in Soho is the ideal London happy hour for younger, more tenacious partiers. With a mix of twenty-somethings and young professionals running the show, this joint has an electric vibe that draws denizens to its half-price wine and beer, served during its daily happy hour from 5–8:30pm.