*Tube: Farringdon. Turn left onto Cowcross St. and continue until you hit Charterhouse St. Cover F-S £15-20, Su up to £10. Get discounts by buying tickets in advance. Beer £4.50. Open F 10pm-6am, Sa 11pm-8am, Su 11pm-6am. www.fabriclondon.com
The White Horse
*Tube: Brixton. Make a left leaving the station and stay on the road as it turns into Brixton Hill. Pints about £3.50. Wine from £4. Open M-Th 5pm-midnight, F 4pm-3am, Sa noon-3am, Su noon-midnight. www.whitehorsebrixton.com
*Tube: Brixton. Make a left as you exit the station and continue on Effra Rd. as it forks off. 21+. Most shows are free; occasionally £5 cover. Shows W-Su start at 8 or 9pm. Beer from £3.80. Pub open M-W 3pm-midnight, Th 3pm-2am, F 3pm-3am, Sa noon-3am, Su noon-midnight. www.hootanannybrixton.co.uk
*Tube: Old St. Make a right down Great Eastern Rd., then a left onto Rivington St. Cocktail £9. Upstairs bar closed on M and Su. Make a table reservation if you don’t want to stand at the bar. Open M-W 6pm-midnight, Th-Su 6pm-1am. www.calloohcallaybar.com
*Tube: Shoreditch High St. Make a left after leaving the station, then a right onto Great Eastern St., and a right onto Curtain Rd. Pints around £4. Open M 9am-11pm, Tu-W 9am-midnight, Th 9am-1am, F 9am-2am, Sa noon-2am, Su noon-10pm. www.strongroombar.com
The Book CLub
*Tube: Shoreditch High St. Make a left after leaving the station, then a right onto Great Eastern St., and a left onto Leonard St. Cover varies from free to £12; on most weekends, it’s £5 after 9pm. Open M-W 8am-midnight, Th-F 8am-2am, Sa 10am-2am, Su 10am-midnight. www.wearetbc.com
Duchess of Kent
free dinners at the pub’s restaurant.
*Tube: Highbury and Islington. Turn left down Holloway Rd., left onto Furlong Rd., and left onto Liverpool Rd. Pub quiz M 8pm. Pints from £3. Wine from £4.50 Open daily noon-11pm.
Slim Jim's Liquor Tore
*Metro: Angel. Turn right and continue up Upper St. Bourbon and scotc £3-10. Pints from £3.75. Open M-W 4pm-2am, Th 4pm-3am, F-Sa noon-3am, Su noon-2am. www.slimjimsliquorstore.com
69 Colebrooke Row
*Tube:Angel. Turn right after leaving the station and stay to the right as you pass Islington Green. Then turn right onto Colebrooke Row. It’s number 69. Cocktail £9. Open M-W 5pm-midnight, Th 5pm-1am, F-Sa 5pm-2am, Su 5pm-midnight.
*Tube: King’s Cross St. Pancras. Head left when leaving the station. Cover varies, usually £8-16. Club nights F-Sa 10pm-4am or later. Opening hours depend on the night; check website for details. www.scala-london.co.uk
The Golden Eagle
*Tube: Bond St. turn right onto Oxford St. and left onto Marylebone Ln. Music Tu 8:30pm, Th-F 8:30pm. Pint £3.50-4. Wine from £3. Open M-Th 11am-11pm, F-Sa 11am-midnight, Su noon-7pm.
*Tube: Bond St. Turn eft onto Oxford St. and right onto James St., which eventually turns into Thayer St. Then turn right onto Blandford St. Reservations recommended for tables; book online through the website. Cocktails £9-12. Open M-Th 5-11:30pm, F-Sa 5pm-midnight. www.purl-london.com
*Tube: Oxford Circus. Turn right onto Regent St. then turn right onto Little Portland St. Live acts on the ground fl. most nights. Student cards will get you discounts on most covered nights. Cover £5-7. Pints £4-5. Cocktails £8.50. Open M-Sa noon-midnight, Th-Sa noon-1am. www.thesocial.com
*Tube: Notting Hill Gate. Exit the station and walk down Bayswater Rd. toward Hyde Park; the pub is on the corner with the main road. Pub quiz on W. Live music every other Su. Pints from £3. Open M-Th noon-11pm, F-Sa noon-midnight, Su noon-10:30pm. www.thechampionpub.co.uk
Sun in Splendour
*Tube: Notting Hill Gate. Take a right onto Pembridge Rd., then a left onto Portobello Rd. Free Wi-Fi. Pints £4-6. Wine £3-6. Spirits from £3. Open M-Th noon-11pm, F 10am-midnight, Sa 9am-midnight, Su 10am-10:30pm. www.suninsplendourpub.co.uk
*Tube: Notting Hill Gate. Take a right onto Pembridge Rd., then a left onto Portobello Rd. Cocktails £7.50-15. Open M-Th 11am-11:30pm, F-Sa 11am-12:30am, Su 11am-11:30pm. www.portobellostarbar.co.uk
Notting Hill Arts Club
*Tube: Notting Hill Gate. Walking up from the subway, it is on the right side of the road between two segments of the A204 (look for the large triangular crosswalks). The door isn’t well marked, but look for the smoking area and metal fences keeping the entrance line in place. 18+, be sure to bring proof of age. Check the website beforehand for specific opening times and events. Cover varies, generall £5-8. Beer £3. Cocktails from £8. Open M-W 7pm-2am, Th 7:30pm-2am, F 7pm-2am, Sa 8pm-2am, Su 6pm-1am.
*Tube: Knightsbridge. Walk left down Brompton Rd., take right onto Lancelot Place, and a right onto Raphael St. Cocktails £10-12. Open daily noon- 3pm and 6-11pm. www.zumarestaurant.com
Azteca Latin Lounge
*Tube: Sloane Sq. It’s a 10-15min. walk from the station, so you can also take bus #11 or 22. Salsa lessons Tu 7:30-8:30pm. Beer from £3. Cocktails from £6. Party cocktail (serves 4) £25. Open M-Th 5pm-midnight, F-Sa 5pm- 3am, Su 5pm-midnight. www.aztecalatinlounge.com
The Troubadour Club
*Tube: Gloucester Rd. Turn right onto Gloucester Rd., then right onto Old Brompton Rd. Live music most nights. Poetry night every other M. Friday shows 21+. Happy hour Tu-Su 8-9pm. Cover usuall £6-12. Cash only. Cafe open daily 9am-midnight. Live music M-W 8pm-midnight, Th-Sa 8pm-2am, Su 8pm-midnight. www.troubadour.co.uk
The Drayton Arms
*Tube: Gloucester Rd. Turn right onto Gloucester Rd. and right onto Old Brompton Rd. Theater productions Tu-Sa. Quiz night M £1 buy-in). Pints around £3.70. Wine £4-7. Cocktails £6-7. Open M-Sa noon-11pm. www.thedraytonarmssw5.co.uk
Ministry of Sound
*Tube: Elephant and Castle. Exit toward the roundabout, walk down Borough High St., and turn left onto Gaunt St. Cover £13-20; £5 discount with student ID. Open F 10:30pm-6am, Sa 11pm-7am. Weekday hours vary; check the website. www.ministryofsound.com
*Tube: London Bridge. Exit down Borough High St.; the pub is where Southwark St. splits off. Quiz night on Tu. Pint £4. Open M-W 11am-midnight, Th-F 11am-1am, Sa 10am-1am, Su noon-midnight. www.thesouthwarktavern.co.uk
*Tube: London Bridge. Walk toward the bridge and turn right onto Tooley St., then right onto Bermondsey St. Most spirits £4. Beer from £4.80. Cocktails £9-10. Open Tu 5pm-midnight, W-Th 5pm-1am, F-Sa 5pm-2am, Su 5pm-10:30pm. www.thehidebar.com
*Metro: Covent Garden. Head right down Longacre and turn left onto Drury Ln. Pints from £4. Tasters £7.50-15. Open M-W 11:30am-11pm, Th-Sa 11:30am-11:30pm, Su noon-10:30pm. www.lowlander.com
*Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Turn right onto Shaftesbury Ave. Beer £3.50. Mixed drinks £5.50-7.50. Credit card min. £10. Open M-Th 11am-11pm, F-Sa 11am-1am, Su noon-10:30pm.
*Tube: Charing Cross. Turn right from the station and head down Villiers St. The club is under the archway about halfway down. Cover £5; usually free before midnight or if you sign up on the guest list. Open M 11pm-3am, Th 11pm-3am, F-Sa 11pm-5am. www.heavennightclub-london.com
Ain't Nothin' But...
*Tube: Oxford Circus. Head down Regent St., turn right onto Great Marlborough St., then right onto Kingly St. Cove £5 F-Sa after 8:30pm. Beer from £4. Open M-Th 5pm-1am, F 5pm-2:30am, Sa 3pm-2:30am, Su 3pm-midnight. www.aintnothinbut.co.uk
*Tube: Covent Garden. Head down James St. to the Covent Garden Piazza, turn left and go around it until you come to the corner of Russell St. Happy hour M-Th until 10pm, F-Sa until 8pm, Su all day. Cover £5 high-capacity weekend. Beer £4. Cocktails £8-9. Open M-W 5pm-1am, Th 5pm-3am, F 4pm-3am, Sa noon-3am, Su 1-11pm. www.dirtymartini.uk.com
*Tube: Tottenham Court Rd. Turn right onto Charing Cross Rd. and right onto Manette St. Punk on W. Student night on Th. Indie rock and Brit pop on F-Sa. Cover W-T £5, F-Sa £7. Frequent £2 drink specials. Open W-Sa 11pm-4am.
West End Nightlife
The Jerusalem Tavern
*Tube: Farringdon. Turn left onto Cowcross St., left onto Turnmill St., right onto Benjamin St., and left onto Britton St. Pints from £3. Open M-F 11am-11pm.
The Slaughtered Lamb
*Tube: Barbican. Turn left onto Goswell Rd. and left onto Great Sutton St. Pints aroun £4. Open M-Th 11:30am-midnight, F-Sa 11:30am-1am, Su 12:30-10:30pm.
The Betsey Trotwood
*Tube: Farringdon. Turn right onto Cowcross St. and right onto Farringdon Rd. Pints fro £3.50. Open M-F noon-11pm, Sa noon-11:30pm, Su noon-10:30pm.