It’s officially Autumn but things in London are looking hot. London Cocktail Week's back for seven days of fun and killer booze; BarChick's throwing a tequila party and National Vodka Day is on the 4th, giving you an excuse to drink Vespers all day. Rum gets a good go too ‘cos Rum Experience Week and RumFest are kicking off before we dust off our zombie threads for motherf*cking Halloween… October, come at us. 1. Britain's Smallest Pub Time to cosy up in this microscopic pub, made by Meantime Brewing along with six clever UK craftsmen. The 'Make Time For It' pop up bar measures 6ft by 8ft – smaller than a snooker table - that's f*cking small. That means space for just two people - so maybe a biiiit awkward for that first Tinder date. There'll be free Meantime beer though in exchange for leaving your phone at the door - digital detox baby! Every bit of this pub/shed has been hand-made in the UK, from the wallpaper to the beer glasses, pub signs and bar stools. Book yourself a spot here. Open until 30th October 2016. 12pm - 9pm daily The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0SQ 2. The Epicurean Artisanal Drinks' Festival The London Wine Fair crew are bringing you a weekend of artisanal drinks - wines, beers, spirits from the likes of East London Liquor Company and Wildcard Brewery. They'll also be food on hand from the legendary Rib Man, Street-Eats and others. EPIC INDEED. The Truman Brewery // Tickets £25, includes entry and samples at all stalls - get them here 3. The Blend What could be more awesome than drinking drams of whisky in this slick new whisky bar pop up? Drinking drams of your very own blended whisky there, that’s what. Chivas Regal is launching The Blend at the Truman Brewery on the 3rd October and it’s going to keep you warm all winter ‘cos it’s staying put right through ’til 4th December. (Did someone say early work Christmas do?). Geek out learning about the heritage, history and origins of whiskies and if you’re less of a listener and more of a drinker then you’re all good too because you’ll be tasting your way through examples from Speyside, Islay, the Highlands and Lowlands as well as delicate grain Scotch whisky. You’ll be taught by the pros how these are ‘blended’ to create the distinctive Chivas Regal house style and then it’s over to you maestro for ‘Art of Blending’ session where you’ll get to blend your own to take home, or to send to BarChick, whatever. One hour ‘Art of Blending’ experiences start at £22. Get your tickets here!
4. Pumpkin Carving at Drink Shop Do Sh*t at carving pumpkins? Get yourself to Drink Shop Do and get a hand from these crafty babes at their grown up carving sesh. They're chucking in a free Halloween fizz too, which should help get those creative juices going. Don't throw 'em back too hard though, DSD will take no responsibility for chopped off fingers. Tickets include a pumpkin, tools and a cocktail. 9 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX // Monday 17th - Thursday 21st October, 6-8pm or 8:30-10:30pm // Tickets £12 5. Wahaca's Day Of The Dead Party Under The Vaults is this Mexican fest - it's all going on here, there'll be a market with tacos galore, crafts and sh*tloads of tequila bars baby. Pay hommage to Bowie and Prince in the Tunnel of Remembrance or hit it up in the rave-yard (you'll want to after all that tequila). The Vaults at Waterloo, London, SE1 7NN // Monday 3rd-Wednesday 5th October// Tickets: depend on the event - check it all out here. Wanna know where the Halloween parties are at? London's got some epic parties to help you hit it hard, from ghoulish orgies to Halloween raves and apocalyptic discos. Check 'em out here. 6. Hawksmoor’s Charity Dinner BarChick is one of Hawksmoor’s biggest fans. You can’t go wrong with their epic meats and banging cocktails so when they’re doing something special for charity we love ‘em even more. This is their sixth annual dinner in aid of Action Against Hunger and they’ve got a special menu put together by their chef Richard Turner and his hot stuff team. The food will be amazing and the drinks, devised by Gustavo Battino, Brazil’s biggest booze expert, will be all about Cachaca. Bring it on! Hawksmoor Guildhall, 10 Basinghall Street, London EC2V 5BQ // Saturday 29th October // Tickets £150 per person
Munich’s p*ss up is coming to east London for four days only. Bottomless beer and one hell of a party takes over Oval Space for 10 days, kicking off at the end of September. Here you can get hold of Hacker-Pschorr’s – one of the few beers served in the Oktoberfest tents – along with those legendary stein glasses. Message BarChick and we can get you upgraded to a free stein of beer with £15 tickets and unlimited booze with the £45 tickets. Want in? Chat to us in our new app, we’ll get you hooked up. 28 Sept – 8 Oct 2016 Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF // Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th October, from 12pm // Tickets £10 + booking fee 8. Rum Fest Every warm up needs a party and mid October the tenth annual Rum Fest will hit West London. It’s everything you need to know about rum all under one roof; cocktail competitions, seminars, rum auctions, workshops, amazing food, over 400 rums to see and taste as well as the famous Carnival hour that really kick-starts the party! ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD // Saturday 22nd-23rd October // 12-6pm // Tickets from £49.50 9. Hackney Wonderland Heatwave season is over, which means all the fun stuff we moved outside: cinema, frolicking, drinking.. moves back inside again, music festivals included. Hackney Wonderland sees top indie bands strut their stuff across five London music venues. Get your wristband and see as many gigs as you want. Expect loads of JD and cokes, plus, guaranteed hottie hipsterville.