You can do a lot with a pack of cards: gamble, play for fun, perform magic tricks, contact the spirits, build a pyramid. Add to that list two new items: discover some of London’s best drinking spots, and get money off food and drink at 52 of them.
Drink Deck is a fully playable pack, but on each card you’ll find a London bar or pub. The set runs the full gamut from vaunted craft beer joints (Southampton Arms, Old Red Cow) to craft cocktail bars like Nightjar and Lab. Even the odd burlesque bar and sherry bodega gets a look-in — see if you can guess. You can browse the full list of venues here.
Each card gets you a discount at the featured bar and restaurant — usually around 20% or a fixed amount averaging at £7. Every time you take advantage of a deal, the bottom-left corner of the card is removed by the establishment, making this the only card game where you’re actively encouraged to mark your cards.
Drink Deck is available now for £18.58 — which includes £400-worth of savings as well as a fun pack of cards. You can also get the deck and free drinks at three of the listed venues during a bar crawl of Soho for London Cocktail Week. Drink Deck is also available as an iPhone or Android app.
Enjoy a good drink? Get the Londonist guide to London pub crawls ebook for less than the price of a pint.