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The Immersive Cocktail Experience: 7 Awesome Bars to Visit in London

Looking for awesome immersive cocktail experiences in London? Look no further!

In recent years, there has been an abundance of bottomless brunch options popping up across London. 

From the standard bottomless Prosecco with your breakfast to a Fleetwood Mac sing-along, the list of options are endless.

Whilst most of us are partial to bottomless brunch, there is another kind of drinking experience in London that is capturing everyone’s attention – The immersive cocktail experience.

The Immersive cocktail experience in London gives the bottomless brunch a run for its money and after experiencing over 5 immersive cocktail experiences in London for myself, I can totally see why!

Not quite familiar with the concept of an immersive cocktail experience? Think of it as the theatre meets the cocktail bar scene. These two elements are perfectly combined together to give you a fun-filled, boozy experience.

Whether you are heading out for a date night, an evening with your friends, or even a work-doo there is an immersive cocktail experience in London to suit all occasions.

So, what are the best immersive cocktail experiences in London? Read on below to find out!

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Evans & Peel Detective Agency

Location

310c Earls Ct Rd, London SW5 9BA

Price

Bookings are free. This is not a ticketed experience.

Includes

Drinks and food are subject to purchase.

Theme

Evans and Peel Detective Agency is an immersive experience that sees you transported to a bygone era.

As you step into the world of Evans & Peel, you are greeted by a private detective immersed in an office brimming with evidence.

After a brief discussion, he grants you access through a covert door to a hidden speakeasy, dating back to the 1920s, while he works on your case.

Here, you’ll get to indulge in “contraband” liquor mixed to make delectable cocktails and enjoy renditions of live jazz, swing, and blues from the 20s.

Alcotraz

Location

Unit 3B, 127 Hackney Rd, London E2 8GY

Price

£39.99 per person

Includes

  • A private prison cell
  • An orange prison jumpsuit
  • 4/5 cocktails made by expert mixologists (spirit is BYOB)
  • 1hr 45 minutes inside the experience

Theme

As you may have guessed from the name Alcotraz is a playful nod to the famous Alcatraz Island prison located in San Francisco.

In this novel experience, you will cunningly sneak in your favourite spirit, past the watchful eyes of the ‘warden’.

The staff then transform your smuggled spirit into a series of delicious cocktails throughout the evening.

To fully immerse yourself in the Alcotraz experience, you’ll don an orange prison jumpsuit and enter a private prison cell for your party.

The event then comes alive with interactive entertainment and audience participation.

Without giving away too many surprises, prepare to endure possible solitary confinement and an interrogation from the warden

Alcotraz also has branches in Liverpool, Manchester, Brighton and Cardiff.

Slammers

Location

 2, 4 Tooley St, London SE1 2SY

Price

Bookings are free. This is not a ticketed experience.

Includes

Drinks and food are subject to purchase.

Theme

Slammers is yet another prison-themed experience.

You’ll be greeted and served by staff, who will be playing their roles as prison wardens or inmates.

You’ll get to sit at either a table or in an authentic cell, complete with handcuffs for that real prison feel.

Mixologists are stationed behind security screens and are there to whip up some amazing cocktails.

The best bit about slammers? They even have an “electric chair” and serve up cocktails in fun, quirky vessels to keep the theme going.

The Cauldron

Location

5d Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London N16 8BH

Price

£38.99 per person

Includes

  • Magic wand and equipment rental
  • 1 welcome drink poured by magic wand
  • 2 molecular cocktails (or non-alcoholic drinks) that you brew
  • 1hr 45 minutes inside the immersive experience

Theme

The Cauldron, as you may have guessed, has a wizard theme that has drawn inspiration from the world of Harry Potter.

Upon arrival at the Cauldron, you’ll be greeted with a spellbinding cocktail (or mocktail) that is uniquely served from the mouth of a Unicorn.

You will then be led to an interactive potion brewing station, where you’ll begin to concoct two magical elixirs (cocktails), each with its own distinct powers and effects.

If you want to purchase or try any additional potions you can do so at an extra cost.

Avora

Location

Unit 5C, 127 Hackney Road, London E2 8GY

Price

£40-£47 per person

Price is dependent on the day and time slot booked.

Includes

  • An Avora jumpsuit
  • 4/5 cocktails made by expert mixologists (spirit is BYOB)
  • 1hr 45 minutes inside

Theme

At Avora you’ll find yourself in a dense, mystical forest. The locals, known as Avorians, are there to guide you.

They’ll help you discover the beautiful and unique plants of Avora, including a magical flower that only blooms for those it deems worthy.

During this experience, you will have to win over the Avorians and attempt to unlock all the amazing secrets Avora has to offer.

Moonshine Saloon

Location

28-30 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7DB

Price

£39.99 per person

You can pay an extra £10 if you would like to become a character and join part of the show. You can become the following characters:

  • The Deputy Sheriff
  • The Brothel Keeper
  • The Mayor

Includes

  • Cowboy hat and poncho
  • 4/5 cocktails made by expert mixologists (spirit is BYOB)
  • 1hr 45 minutes inside the experience.

Theme

Moonshine Saloon is from the same creators of Alcotraz and Avora so you can expect to be impressed!

This time, you will enter a raucous tavern of the Wild West. Your mission is to smuggle your preferred spirit, (or Moonshine as it will be called in this experience), into the saloon.

You will be fitted in true Wild West clothing, which includes a cowboy hat and a dashing poncho.

Here you can expect the unexpected — From visits from the town sheriff, saloon shoot-outs that will have your heart racing, and a sneak peek into the clandestine moonshine brewing room.

Poison Chalice Cocktail Experience

Location

W12 Shopping Centre, London W12 8PP

Price

£35 per person

Includes

  • Complimentary drink
  • 4 cases to crack
  • Cocktail creation
  • 1hr and 30 minutes in the experience.

Theme

At Poisin Challice you will find a secret Sherlock speakeasy.

You have been summoned here by Sebastian Moran, the trusted lieutenant of Moriarty, to challenge you.

Your mission is to decipher the case and discover the ingredients.

If you succeed you can enjoy your success with a cocktail concoction. However, if fail you may pay the ultimate price.

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Happy Drinking

I hope this post has helped you narrow down which immersive cocktail experience in London to choose from.

On a personal note, Alcotraz is my favourite immersive cocktail experience in London, so much so, that I’ve been twice.

If you are having a hard time choosing from this list (because they all sound epic) I would say make Alcotraz your first choice and work your way through the rest of this list on other occasions.

If you have any questions about anything else that has been mentioned in this post then please feel free to reach out!

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