Think free alcohol sounds too good to be true? Not sure cheap drinks exist these days? Well, I am here to tell you, there are plenty of places to drink without spending a fortune, you just need to be in the know!
Since moving to London I have been on the lookout for drinks deals and freebie cocktails, so here’s a huge list of every single free drink or cheap cocktail you can get your mitts on.
How to Get Free Alcohol
Dusk App (formerly Drinki)
Dusk, (previously ‘Drinki.com’), is a rewards app, offering completely free drinks every single night of the week. What’s the catch? There isn’t one. Truly!
Select your location, and click ‘Free drink’ in the drop-down menu to view every local bar offering a complimentary tipple. Once you have arrived at your chosen bar, click to claim your cocktail and show your code to the bar staff.
The drinks on offer vary, and there are often seasonal specials; this week, free Patron Paloma’s, Lucky Saint beers and Gin & Tonic’s are up for grabs in bars across London.
Dusk is currently live in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Brighton.
Get 6 free cocktails at these London bars
Six completely free cocktails? Correct!
Six fabulous themed bars across London (and other areas of the UK) are offering a completely free cocktail just for signing up to their mailing list.
Get registering for your 6 free cocktails asap! My favourite of the bunch is The Escapologist, a basement bar in Covent Garden.
Free Cocktail at Simmons via Yoyo Wallet
The Yoyo Wallet app allows you to earn reward points at some of your favourite bars and coffee shops, and by referring your friends you can earn even more rewards. Yoyo Wallet have teamed up with Simmons bars (a top London location for fun cocktails), and customers can earn rewards points which are then redeemable on drinks.
If you’d like a free beverage of your choice at Simmons, follow these four easy steps:
- Click the link here and download the free Yoyo app (you can download the app without clicking the link and heading to the app store instead, but you need to be referred to receive points for your freebie)
- Set up your Yoyo account
- You should be instantly credited with 10,000 points
- Head to the drinks carousel to decide which drinks to spend your points on!
With this deal, you can choose from various different drink options, including cocktails, beer, shots, wine, and more! There is also the option to get multiple free drinks depending on how you choose to spend your points… up to four free drinks to be precise!
You can then refer your mates so that they receive their freebie drink, and you will receive another 10,000 points per referral.
Be At One £25 Free Birthday Bar Tab
Popular cocktail bar Be At One are giving away a very generous birthday treat for those signing up to their mailing list; a £25 birthday bar tab!
Sign up to the Be At One mailing list for your complimentary bar tab.
Free Tanqueray Gin
Who wants a free gin?
As part of this summertime promotion, you can choose from three delicious sounding flavours; Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla & Tonic, Tanqueray Rangpur Lime & Tonic, or Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale & Tonic.
After purchasing your gin & tonic, take a photo of your beverage and keep hold of your receipt. Head to the website to submit both, and receive the cost of your drink refunded (up to the value of £7.50).
For more info and to claim your refund, head to the Tanqueray website.
Ember Inns Free Drink
Download the Ember Inns App and get a free drink on the house. You will be issued an app voucher which you can show on your first visit. (The rewards programme looks pretty good too; after two visits you can bag a free side, and by your fourth visit you can choose a free starter or dessert.)
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Free Drink at Sizzling Pubs
Get a complimentary welcome drink when downloading the Sizzling Pubs app.
You can also participate in the Carling Score Prediction game via the app with a chance of winning prizes, such as free alcohol and coupons.
Two Free Drinks Every Thirsty Thursday via the 02 Priority App
You can bag two free drinks every Thursday between 5-8pm at O’Neills, Ember Inns and Sizzling Pubs.
The range of complimentary drinks available is huge, and includes wine, beers, bottled soft drinks and cocktails such as Sex on the Beach and Long Island Iced Tea.
For more information on Thirsty Thursdays, head over to the 02 Priority offers page.
Free Dirty Martini
Dirty Martini, offers a fab selection of drinks, including a whole host of delicious and unusual flavoured martini’s, including chocolate, and mango & chili!
Receive a complimentary martini at Dirty Martini by completing this feedback survey.
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How to get Cheap Alcohol
Want more cheap drinks deals? I’ve got you covered.
El Tab App
El Tab is a daily digital bar tab app, perfect for those who are looking to spice up after work drinks.
A bar tab of up to £1000 is set up in a different London bar every single night (within zones 1 and 2). Members are sent the location via the app, and can claim up to four free drinks per night, depending on how quickly they arrive to use the tab.
Membership costs £12.99 per month, which is the equivalent of perhaps two cocktails in London usually (if you’re lucky!)
This app could be a money saving gem if you head out for drinks regularly, as you’re likely to make your money back in no time.
Free Cocktails with Food Orders
So the drinks included in these offers aren’t completely free, as they require a food purchase. However, they are still great offers, and if you are already heading out for food then this is a nice bonus.
Miller & Carter
Sign up to Miller and Carter’s mailing list and claim a complimentary glass of house wine (175ml) with your next meal.
Sign up to Brown’s mailing list and receive a voucher to claim a free Muddled Strawberry Mojito when ordering food.
You can enjoy a complimentary drink with food when downloading the O’Neill’s app.
Bills £5 Cocktails
Bills have offered a range of fun seasonal cocktails in recent months, and they are reasonable too! At just £5 each, cocktails such as the festive Gin-gle Bells, and even a Boris Johnson themed drink complete with candy floss hair, have been up for grabs. They are creative and inexpensive, as cocktails go.
Keep an eye on Bill’s Instagram page to see what they have up their sleeves next.
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Birthday Drinks Freebies
Take advantage of birthday drinks freebies; here are some of the best:
Get a free bottle of birthday prosecco with the purchase of two main meals at Pizza Express. Just sign up to the Pizza Express mailing list.
TGI will treat you and up to 5 of your friends to a cocktail or mocktail with every main meal purchased on your birthday, when you sign up to their Fridays Rewards App.
All Bar One
Get a free sharing cocktail on your birthday when purchasing two main meals, by signing up to the All Bar One newsletter.
Shopmium is a discounts app with a catalogue of ever changing food and drinks deals and freebies. You can buy selected items in with your usual grocery shop and then receive the cashback for the items straight to your bank or paypal account.
Shopmium often run alcohol deals, and there is also the opportunity to build up referral credit via referring your friends, to save even more money.
Keep an eye on the latest Shopmium alcohol discounts; the products can be fab birthday gifts.
Final Thoughts: How to Get Free Alcohol
I hope this bumper free drinks list saves you some money!
Have I missed any free alcohol offers? Know any other ways to nab some cheap booze? Let me know in the comments!