London is home to some of the world’s best cocktail bars (and don’t try and tell us otherwise). So it’s no surprise that when London Cocktail Week rolls around, we make quite a big deal out of it. But this year, Elephant Park has got its own plans to let Londoners really capitalise on their cocktail-sipping festivities. *Enter Elephant Park Cocktail Week*.
From October 12-22 (same dates as official London Cocktail Week) you can enjoy exclusive cocktails for discounted prices at selected bars throughout the neighbourhood. But there’s really no need to limit yourself! These bars will also be handing out loyalty cards that you can use to collect stamps on any cocktail bought during this period.
All you have to do is collect ten and you’ll win a prize. But numbers are limited so we advise you to proceed with haste. As you sip your way around the neighbourhood, roaming musicians will be on hand to provide the soundtrack with short sets at different bars. Keep reading to find out exactly where you can partake in Elephant Park Cocktail Week…
Tacos and tequila. Could there be a more iconic (and fitting) duo to headline your Elephant Park Cocktail Week agenda? From red belly pork and soft shell crab to slow cooked short rib and spicy cauliflower, there’s a taco to satisfy every craving. And as for the cocktails – there’s an entire section of the menu dedicated to margaritas alone. But there’s also a number of other fantastic rum, tequila and mezcal based cocktails for you to try. Ash Ave SE17 1GQ
If you’re someone who likes a bit of entertainment whilst enjoying a cocktail, you’ll not be disappointed by Four Quarters. This arcade bar is home to 20 original arcade and pinball machines, and their cocktail menu will leave you wanting for nothing. Sip your way through classics like espresso martinis and spicy bloody marys, or venture out with a Yoshi Sour or a Princess Peach. And if all that gaming has worked you up an appetite, there are countless delicious options on their diner-style menu. 20 Ash Ave SE17 1AZ
Those who live South may already know Hacha Brixton, those who live East may know Hacha Dalston. But now London’s only agaveria and creator of the award-winning mirror margarita has a baby sister who goes by the name of Hachalito, and you can find her in Elephant Park’s Mercato Metropolitano. Here you can enjoy a number of Hacha classics alongside some exciting new additions on their enticing, sustainably sourced menu. 1 Walworth Rd SE17 1RW
4. Feed the Yak
We know it’s called Elephant Park Cocktail Week, but we’ve never been the type to exclude. So if you fancy a crisp pint of refreshing beer to break up the cocktails, we recommend heading to Feed the Yak. This independent bottle shop and bar keeps an impressive selection of craft beer on draft, perfect to be enjoyed whilst watching a game. And you can tuck into mouth-watering tacos and small plates from family-run business Buena Onda from Wednesday to Sunday. Feed the Yak, Sayer Street, SE17 1FG
With a special section of their menu dedicated to daytime tipples, Little Louie’s drinks menu is perfect for those who like to start cocktail hour early. Featuring ingredients such as tamarind tequila, dill syrup and cardamom spiked pear liqueur, their menu is experimental with its flavours, but these people know what they’re doing. And don’t be alarmed, because you can still get your espresso martinis, mimosas and negronis, if that’s more your vibe. 14 Ash Ave SE17 1GQ
6. Bobo Social
Bobo social is really pulling out all the stops for Elephant Park Cocktail week, with an array of deals that are quite simply too good to miss. Throughout the week, guests can sip their signature Bobo cocktail – a concoction of gin, Prosecco, elderflower cordial and blackberry – for just £8. And if you’re smart enough to be a loyalty card holder, you can feast on their delicious menu and enjoy 20% off the food when you buy two cocktails or more. Their 2 for 1 Happy Hour deal will also run 12pm-6pm, Monday to Friday for all guests, throughout Elephant Park Cocktail Week. If those aren’t some good steals then we don’t know what is.