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
Everyday 5-7pm

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
Everyday, 3-7pm
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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