Fancy an alternative night out that doesn’t just involve sitting around a table? We round up London’s hippest hangouts – from crazy golf to social darts, axe throwing and ping pong – washed down with a cocktail or three of course…
5 Alternative Nights Out in London
Whistle Punks, the home of urban axe throwing in the UK and beyond is launching Europe’s largest axe-throwing venue at Oxford Circus this September. Come and try your hand at hurling an axe with your friends and experience a wide selection of cocktails. There’s also plenty of on-trend craft beers, draught ciders, wine and fizz, while delicious food comes in the form of sourdough pizzas.
Crazy golf, arcade games and bottomless cocktails
Set within Plonk’s newest site at London Fields, enjoy a bottomless brunch that combines all that Plonk has to offer into a two hour session for just £30. The nine hole crazy golf course sits outside with views of London Fields park. Inside putters will find the Pinball Parlour which hosts more pinball machines than anywhere else in London, alongside retro arcade machines, shooters, foosballs and over 100 board games. Cocktails will be supplied throughout the games, golf and food keeping all that enter full of joy. Running every Sunday from 12pm – 6pm.
Darts, bottomless prosecco and pizza
Choose from three locations across London; Shoreditch, Bloomsbury and Victoria. Book Flight Club’s Brunch Social where you’ll enjoy a bottle of Prosecco, bottomless pizza and a Social Darts sampler. There’ll also be complimentary carafes of orange juice (mimosas, anyone?) and water at the ready. You’ll have two hours with the chance to play plenty of games and soak up the atmosphere with your friends. Group sizes must be between 4 and 8 players due to capacity limitations.
Ping pong, bottomless prosecco and vegan pizzas
On Sunday 30th August between 1-3pm, head over to Bounce in Old Street. There’s nothing quite like singing ‘LET’S GET FIZZICAL’ while drinking bottomless Prosecco as you dance around a Ping Pong table. Fuel up on some of London’s best gluten free and vegan pizzas. Expect two hours of pure unadulterated Ping Pong and Wonderball fun. Bats and balls are sanitised between bookings, gloves are available at all games tables.
Singalong brunch with bottomless cocktails and a two-course meal
Garage Brunch is one of Europe’s busiest day time parties and one of the hottest London brunch events! This boozy bottomless brunch has significantly helped reignite and support the resurgence of the UK Garage scene, except now Garage is conquering daytime raves. Live your best post lockdown life this weekend. Featuring one hour of bottomless cocktails, a two-course mean and all the greatest disco hits. The location is kept secret and will only released to ticket holders. All events are in London (within zone 1 or 2), unless stated otherwise. They will not accept a group that is bigger than 12 guests.
A prison-style immersive theatrical cocktail bar
For an evening like no other, head over to Alcotraz Penitentiary in Shoreditch this Bank Holiday weekend. Inspired by Hollywood Movies and TV that have brought to life America’s most infamous prison, Alcotraz is London’s first immersive theatrical cocktail bar. From the orange jumpsuits upon entrance, to the real metallic cells, Alcotraz is the perfect backdrop to enjoy a drink within an epic yet intimate environment. When convicted to Alcotraz, inmates are taken into an exciting world of mischief as they are instructed by notorious bootlegger Clyde Cassidy to smuggle-in liquor to be used to make delicious, bespoke cocktails.
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Hettie is the editor and co-founder of DOSE. A keen runner, she’s also partial to a blast of high-intensity and hot yoga. A country girl at heart, she divides her time between London and the lush rolling hills of North Devon. When she’s not jetting off on her next adventure, Hettie can be found in a candle-lit alcove with a laptop, a spaniel and a full bodied Malbec.