10 North London Happy Hours to be Really Happy About
Written by: Violet Myers
Is there anything happier than happy hour? The joyful call of the morning chorus? The innocent laughter of a child? A mother’s love? Pah! Shove it mother! Give us two Mojitos for a tenner any day. We’ve scoured the Northern line and found 10 of the best post-work boozers with the cheeriest deals.
1) The Hideaway, Tufnell Park
Just how happy is it?: Happy as Kanye West in mirror world, all cocktails 2 for £10 and a bottle of house wine for £12.
Savings in the bank: £4, that’s the 2027 price of a Freddo bar! Result!
Ours is a: An Espresso Martini, with homemade vanilla syrup.
2) Oven and Hearth, Finsbury Park
Monday – Friday 5-8pm
Just how happy is it?: A double rainbow, all the way across. One cocktail is a mere £4, while £7.50 will get you two and a tenner will cement a third.
Savings in the bank: £5 saved off three cocktails, that’s a wedding dress from Ebay!
Ours is a: Tom Collins, an oldie but a goody.
3) The King’s Head, Crouch End
Monday – Wednesday 4-7pm / 6pm – close Sunday
Just how happy is it? Slimmer of the year at her high school reunion. These boozy beauts are yours for a fiver.
Savings in the bank: £3 pounds, or four Leona Lewis albums!
Ours is a: Gin Mojito with grape fruit bitters.
4) The Bar With No Name (69 Colebrooke Road), Angel
Monday – Saturday, all day.
Just how happy is it? Only one cocktail is up for grabs so it’s not exactly Christmas.
Savings in the bank: 4 whole English pounds.
Ours is a: Prairie Oyster, with plenty of horseradish vodka – spicy!
5) Be At One, Islington
Monday – Saturday 4:30pm – 8pm / Sunday 4.30pm – 12am
Just how happy is it? Nigella Lawson in Columbia, buy any cocktail and get the same one free!
Savings in the bank: Up to £10 depending on the tipple.
Ours is a: Endless choice, but at a push we’ll have a Lychee Gin Martini.
6) The Four Sisters, Angel
Monday – Saturday 4-7pm
Just how happy is it? Larry and his entire extended family, grab two for a tenner.
Savings in the bank: A saucy £6.60.
Ours is a: Just Dandy, with peach liquor.
7) Fifty Five, Camden
Monday – Saturday 6-8pm, Friday 5-8pm
Just how happy is it? Lottery winners in Costco, buy any cocktail and get one free.
Savings in the bank: £7, enough for a second hand onesie.
Ours is a: The Diablo, with blackcurrant liquor and ginger ale.
8) La Tasca, Finsbury Park
Just how happy is it? Pretty much ecstatic, it’s two for one on Sangria, house wine and San Miguel.
Savings in the bank: £5.50 for the hangover fund.
Ours is a: Classic red Sangria.
9) Simmons, Caledonian Road
Sunday – Friday, 4-9pm
Just how happy is it? It’s drunken Disneyland, with a whole host of offers from two-for-one cocktails, £2.50 glasses of wine and bottles of Prosecco for £16.
Savings in the bank: Up to £9, that’s enough to hire Rebecca Loos to watch your kids.
Ours is a: Pornstar Martini, hold the botched boob job.
10) Slim Jims, Islington
Tuesday – Friday, 4-8pm and until 10pm on Sunday and Monday
Just how happy is it? Getting a Furby on your 10th birthday, two-for-one on all listed cocktails.
Savings in the bank: Up to £8.50, nearly enough for a plate of avocado toast in Chelsea.
Ours is a: A classic Long Island Iced Tea.
Photos courtesy of: The King’s Head, The Four Sisters and Louis Amore for Simmons Bar.
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