Adam & Eve
£3 beers and house wines. Mon–Fri, 16.00 – 20.00; Sat – Sun, 12 noon – 16.00.
It looks like a good old fashioned boozer and when we crossed the threshold that’s exactly what we got. A relaxing vibe, a mixed age crowd and plenty of cheap booze. It’s a venue you could visit alone, pull up a stool and find yourself someone to chat to. The Adam & Eve is super friendly. It’s more of a local bar than a busy bar, so no need to worry about missing out on all that cheap drink. You’ll get served fast.
The Adam & Eve, 77a Wells Street, London W1T 3QQ. www.theadamandevew1.co.uk
Two-for-one drinks for members. Mon–Fri, 11.30 – 21.00; Sat 18.00 – 21.00. A city venue not full of dickheads!
The Social is a small venue that livens up after office hours, so best to arrive early. If you’re super organised and there’s a group of you call ahead and book a booth for your evening ahead.
The Social are pretty generous when it comes to happy hour, basically two for one on pretty much everything.
It may not have the city dickhead vibe, but it delivers on the city 'let’s get on it' vibe. Oops we nearly forgot happy hour is reserved for members, so email or call beforehand to get your free membership sorted out. It’s that simple.
The Social, 5 Little Portland St, London W1W 7JD.
£7 for two house cocktails or £8 for two premium cocktails. Mon – Sun, 18.00 – 19.00. Bar Story is beneath the railway arches on Blenheim Grove under Peckham Station. The bar is fresh, basically everything is white and simple.
The staff are capable as you’d expect, but the venue full of after work drinkers, all wanting cheap drinks, served up within the hour. Be prepared to wait to get served and be nice.
A bad attitude won’t get your thirst quenched within the hour. My long-time favourite negroni is on the menu, which is a good enough reason to keep returning.
Bar Story, 213 Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QL. www.barstory.co.uk