Riverside views? Check. Sundown vibes? Check. Great beer? Triple check. We’ve found London’s best alfresco drinking spot for the summer and we think you’ll want a piece of the action…

Introducing the Somerset House Terrace Bar with San Miguel, a summer experience that brings a slice of Spain to the Thames each year. Returning for its third year, the bar promises to bring the best Spanish vibes – think ice cold beers, a San Miguel Sundown spritz cocktail, live music and delicious tapas. 

Open until October, the bar is set to be the ultimate place to head this summer, creating a golden hour to remember, just as the sun sets over London. Here’s why you’ll want to make summer memories at this alfresco spot…

The competition

Summer time is all about making memories that last a lifetime and San Miguel is celebrating this to its fullest this sundown season.

To celebrate the perfect sundown occasion, we’ve teamed up with San Miguel to offer one lucky reader the chance to win 2 tickets to Somerset House Summer Series with American Express, plus a £100 bar tab to spend at the Somerset House Terrace Bar with San Miguel. They will also be offering a £50 bar tab to the nine other runners-up.

Wondering how to enter? All you need to do is share your memorable sundown moment on your Instagram stories with a short story behind it. Whether it’s hiking at your favourite spot, making memories with friends on a roof terrace or making us jealous with a sunset beach snap, entries will need to tag and follow @sanmiguel_uk and use the hashtag #sanmiguelsundownstories.

Those who’ve captured the best photo have the chance to have their image displayed in the Enhanced Bar during Summer Series at Somerset House. The competition closes 1st July 2022.

The location

Name a better place to perch a terrace bar than along the Thames? You’ve got to hand it to them, Somerset House knew what they were doing. And we’re so glad they did because this bar, in partnership with San Miguel, quickly became our favourite spot for post-work beers and sunset cocktails. 

Let’s not forget it’s handily located alongside Somerset House. Head into the home of cultural innovators and the UK’s largest creative community to get your culture fix topped up as you explore their latest exhibition, ‘Eternally Yours’, a free collection of works from designers, makers and artists exploring ideas surrounding care, repair and healing, before making your way out for an ice cold pint of San Miguel. The ideal date spot, this is the place to head to make memories that’ll last all summer. 

Inspired by its Spanish heritage, San Miguel has created a place that’s perfect for whiling away a summer afternoon or evening. With views overlooking iconic landmarks including the London Eye, where else would you want to enjoy a sundown moment?

The drinks

Whether you’re a beer lover or need a refreshing cocktail to keep you company in the warm weather, the Somerset House Terrace Bar with San Miguel is topped up with the goods. It’s the only place in the UK where you can enjoy San Miguel speciality beers on draught. You can look forward to an ice cold pint of 0,0%, Radler or Selecta.

If you’re after something a little lighter, say cheers with the new San Miguel Sundown Spritz cocktail, perfect for days when the sun is beating down. 

To welcome the weekend, the bar will offer a ‘Sundown Hour’ every Friday from 6pm to 7pm, with an exclusive offer on two pints of San Miguel Especial and two tapas dishes for just £20. Pair your spritz or beer alongside a selection of their delicious tapas dishes from their menu and you’ll be able to convince yourself you’re in Spain, even if just for an hour or two…

The vibes

Not only will you find the best Spanish beer on tap, the country’s vibrant culture will come into its own here through the delicious tapas and atmosphere. 

Somerset House’s much loved annual Summer Series with American Express of outdoor gigs in July, expect San Miguel to put on a show to remember with live music sets, bringing the Ibizan experience to London. Make this summer the one where you make memories, a San Miguel Sundown Spritz cocktail in hand. 

The Somerset House Terrace Bar with San Miguel will be open until October 2022 


Created in partnership with San Miguel 

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