After Work Staff Drinks: 10 Best Bars in North London
After work staff drinks are a great way to bond with the team and cement client relationships. When drinks are flowing, however, it’s easy to lose track of business entertainment expenses. This is a problem that a prepaid business card, like Soldo, solves.
With Soldo, employees can pay for their own business entertainment expenses, such as drinks after work, whilst you control the budgeting from a central web console, allowing for more accurate expense reporting.
With that in mind, take a look at our top 10 best bars in North London for after work staff drinks…
Humble Grape, Islington
If you enjoy artisan wines, this is the venue for you and your colleagues. Humble Grape established in 2009, offers more than four hundred artisan wines including chilled reds as well as a wide selection of spirits, beers and soft drinks. The wines are imported from carefully selected vineyards around the world, and visiting winemakers are hosted at the monthly wine tasting events. One of the weekly wine events such as Tasting Tuesday or Live Music Wednesday is an excellent way for you and your team to enjoy after-work drinks in London.
Laki Kane, Islington
Cocktail lovers won’t find anywhere better in North London than Laki Kane on Upper Street. The freshly prepared cocktails don’t include any refined sugar, so you could argue that this is a healthy option! With artisan rums, exotic fruit and hand made sugar cane syrups; all cocktails are created by Georgi Radev, the bar’s founding partner and well-known rum connoisseur. Why not try something new with your colleagues and book a team-building event here in the form of a rum-making workshop.
Just remember to keep a record of your receipts, because logging your staff entertainment VAT or client entertainment VAT shouldn’t get in the way of a good cocktail!
Little Bat, Islington
A relaxed bar in a secluded location, the award-winning Little Bat is open for after-work drinks from 5 pm, Tuesday to Friday. The bar is furnished with leather and warm woods, creating a relaxed and homely atmosphere – perfect after a hard week in the office.
The Mount Grove Bothy, Finsbury Park
The Mount Grove Bothy is a family-run wine bar in Finsbury Park. In addition to delicious rare wines, the bar serves craft beers and a range of cocktails. During the week they serve delicious small plates that complement their wines perfectly, and be sure to take the team to their kitchen pop-ups!
Big Chill, Kings Cross
Hosting one of the best rooftop bars in London, the Big Chill is a memorable venue is great for after-work drinks in the summer. The bar serves local beers, ciders, cocktails and an extensive wine list. The Big Chill is also well known for its food and, in particular, the range of burgers available. If your colleagues feel like staying a little later, DJs provide music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Shaker & Company, Camden
This relaxed bar is located close to Euston Station and Camden, making it the perfect location to call in on your way home from work. Shaker & Company serve innovative cocktails and craft beers, allowing you to bring along your own food. Martinis and deliveroo anyone?
Heads + Tails, West Hampstead
Situated in West Hampstead, Heads + Tails is the ideal bar for summertime drinking, with bars and gardens both upstairs and downstairs. Heads + Tails opens from 4 pm, so it’s perfect for close clocking off early. This over 21s bar oozes class and exceeds expectations when it comes to bar snacks. No nobby’s nuts here – the charcuterie board will blow your socks off.
As the name suggests, Lockside is situated overlooking Regent’s Canal and is also a great option for lunch in North London as it’s close to the West Yard food market. The outside space is perfect for warm summer evenings with the team. At Lockside’s regular Fizz Thursdays events, you can enjoy Prosseco, Champagne or bubbly cocktails on special offer between 6 pm and 10 pm.
Original Sin, Stoke Newington
Situated on Stoke Newington High Street, Original Sin offers a selection of classic and signature cocktails, in addition to wines, lagers and ciders. Food is reasonably priced, and options include a cheese or charcuterie plate for just £8. Happy hour is every day from 6 pm to 9 pm, which is ideal for after-work drinks, just don’t forget your business credit card or prepaid company card.
Drake & Morgan, Kings Cross
Centrally situated in St Pancras Square, Drake & Morgan covers two floors and has a beautiful terrace. This year the venue has been transformed into a Japanese garden. The menu includes cocktails based upon the language of flowers and feature ingredients such as Toki Whisky and Roku Japanese craft gin!
Find out more about how Soldo can help your company manage its business entertainment expenses here.