London Cocktail Week and beyond

This year London Cocktail Week has been extended to the whole month of October. Being the largest city-wide celebration of cocktails in the world, you can take part by purchasing a £15 wristband and access £7 cocktails in 250 of the best bars in London, like Apples & Pears and Aviary. Alternatively, if that is not within your reach geographically, let’s explore some of the best bars in top University cities.

Manchester – Dirty Martini Manchester 

Serving bespoke cocktails alongside a food menu, Dirty Martini is a stunning bar with a late night DJ and gorgeous interior features. Bottomless brunch is also available including bottomless gin & tonics, martinis and prosecco. Manchester happy hour times are open-8pm, allowing for even more drinks to be tasted, with half price cocktails and more. Book now at

Bristol – Loose Cannon

Loose Cannon is a stylish independent bar with a creative menu, hosting themed nights and good music, it is bound to be a good night. The team has an array of knowledge on classic cocktails, so even if the elaborate menu isn’t your thing, they’ll have what you want. Enjoy its cosy atmosphere and special offers during the week and book now at

Edinburgh – Last World Saloon

With a classy but cosy feel and friendly staff, the Last Word Saloon is a candle-lit basement bar with an extensive drinks list. Decorated with vintage items creating a beautiful interior, it’s the place to be if you are in the quieter part of town.

Jordan Ricketts