Bars which serve London's biggest drinks

Thirsty? Just as well...

Hen party? Bad day at the office? Relationship on the rocks? Nearby fire? ... you're gonna need the biggest drink you can get your hands on.

Pitchers, buckets, two-pint steins... we've scoured London to bring you a list of the capital's largest drinks.

As ever, Mummy AIL encourages you to drink responsibly.

(Although, in fairness, we always ignored our mummy.)

(Apart from when she said tuck your shirt into your underpants - it wards off colds by keeping your kidneys warm AND it looks awesome.)

The Roxy
3 Rathbone Place W1T 1HJ
Region: Fitzrovia
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road

AIL Says: This basement club is a hit with students thanks to indie, pop and hip hop nights and cheap drinks. Cocktail pitchers are £16, but go during happy hour (Monday to Friday from 5 to 8.30 pm) and they’re half price.

  • USERS 10/10
Big Easy
332-334 King's Road SW3 5UR
Region: Chelsea
Nearest Station: South Kensington (0.6 miles)

AIL Says: American crab shack restaurant Big Easy is a perennial favourite on the Kings Road thanks to its menu of burgers, seafood, fajitas and pitchers of margarita.

  • USERS 6/10
The Loop
19 Dering Street W1S 1AH
Region: Mayfair
Nearest Station: Oxford Circus (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: A favourite West End bar for the after work crowd thanks to a generous happy hour and carb-laden food. Tuck into pitchers of the usual suspects Mai Tai, Woo Woo and Long Island Ice Tea, or order the Giant Porn Star Martini intended to serve three people.

  • USERS 8/10
Cuba Libre & Bar Havana
72 Upper Street N1 0NY
Region: Islington
Nearest Station: Angel (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: This Cuban-inspired restaurant on Upper Street has been around since 1990, way before the burgeoning foodie scene appeared here.Get a jug of any of the house cocktails, which include Singapore Slings, Margaritas and Hemingway Specials and soak up the booze with corn tamales and cod croquettes.

  • OUR REVIEW 7/10
  • USERS 5/10
Cafe Pacifico
5 Langley Street WC2H 9JA
Region: Covent Garden
Nearest Station: Covent Garden

AIL Says: Back in the 80s Mexican food may have been scarcehowever Café Pacifico was around, having opened in 1982. It may not be classed as the most “authentic” of Mexican venues, but it’s a good place to get a strong margarita in a large jug.

  • USERS 6/10
48 Lower Marsh SE1 7RG
Region: Lambeth
Nearest Station: Lambeth North (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: You can’t escape the theme at this bar near Waterloo station, with bright murals and Cuban flags on almost every wall. All the cocktails are available by the jug, including margaritas, daiquiris, mojitos and caipirinhas.

  • OUR REVIEW 5/10
Bavarian Beerhouse Old Street
190 City Road EC1V 2QH
Region: The City
Nearest Station: Old Street (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: German-themed bars are not just for Oktoberfest, as the popularity of Bavarian Beerhouse shows. Big crowds gather whenever a relevant football match is screened, on other nights the Oompah music and staff dressed in Bavarian costume is entertainment enough. All the beers can be ordered in two-pint steins.

  • USERS 8/10
The Nightjar
129 City Road EC1V 1JB
Region: The City

AIL Says: If you want non-traditional drinks, speakeasy-inspired Nightjar has enticing concoctions to share like Hug a Wildcat, made with cachaça, mezcal, pisco, blood orange and kumquat among others.

  • OUR REVIEW 7/10
Spice Market
10 Wardour Street W1D 6QF
Region: Soho
Nearest Station: Piccadilly Circus (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: This restaurant at the W Hotel is the sister of NYC’s Spice Market in the cool Meatpacking district. The food is pan-Asian and overseen by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, but this pedigree doesn’t mean you can’t order Singapore Slings by the pitcher.


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