American Bar


One of the most distinguished bars in the world, the American Bar lies within The Savoy hotel.

Experience timeless elegance and award-winning cocktails at the American Bar which has been pioneering original cocktails and slick service since it's original inception in 1898. With its art deco fittings alongside electric blue and gold chairs and constant buzz, the American Bar retains the style of the golden age of cocktails in the 1920's.

Staff follow ‘The Savoy Cocktail Book’ - written by head bartender Harry Craddock in the 1930s - which remains the quintessential cocktail recipe guide. Obtaining the coveted title of head bartender here is still considered one of the most prestigious roles out there, so you know you're in good hands. 

Voted as the World’s Best Bar multiple times, the bar's cocktail list includes classics with a twist, new and vintage creations and legendary bartender’s signature drinks – like Harry Craddock’s famous White Lady and Ada Coleman's Hanky Panky. With a live pianist every day of the week and the current Songbook menu, you're in for a good time.


  • Splash the Cash £££
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • Smart Casual, Dress to impress


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:30 0:00
Tuesday 11:30 0:00
Wednesday 11:30 0:00
Thursday 11:30 0:00
Friday 11:30 0:00
Saturday 11:30 0:00
Sunday 12:00 0:00



American Bar, The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, WC2R 0EU


Central London

Nearest Station

Covent Garden (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Bar Snacks and International food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Award-winning cocktails and a concise menu of bar snacks.

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Customer Reviews (3)

Our Review

American Bar at The Savoy Hotel Bar Review

The American bar, first opened on August 6th 1889,  is one of the defining bars of cocktail culture and was a sanctuary from the American Prohibition. It has been host to some of the worlds best barmen like Ada Coleman, Harry Craddock, Peter Dorelli, Salim Khoury and Eric Lorincz. Not to mention…