Heralded for their plush interiors and mega happy hour deals, Dirty Martini is a spot worth checking out in Covent Garden. We'd recommend swinging by on the weekend to treat yourself to a birdcage sharer - which come decked out with tasty sliders, arancini balls and spicy samosas.
Cocktail Bars in Covent Garden
From underground caves to fine-dining spots, the West End boasts some of the swishest drinking holes in the capital. For those wanting a quick pre-theatre tipple, a chilled after-work sip or something to get the party started on a Friday night, this buzzing hub of drinking, dining and dancing never disappoints. Check out our guide to the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden and get better acquainted with some of the city's lushest libations.
Salvador and Amanda is all about drinks, tapas and fiestas just a stone's throw from Covent Garden station. A night here feels like a quick trip across the Bay of Biscay, with Spanish-style partying and sangria aplenty. There are even flamenco classes for those looking to improve their toe-tapping skills.
If you're in the mood for elegant dining and refined cocktails in a sleek setting, Roka Aldwych is the place for you. Tuck into plates of sushi, rice bowls and freshly-grilled dishes from the robata, alongside innovative libations that make use of Asian ingredients and expertly-sourced spirits.
This basement pisco bar serves a range of fabulous drink concoctions with speciality spirits. And with its fun-loving Latin American energy? It fits right into Covent Garden's thriving nightlife scene. Expect Mexican mezcals, Brazilian cachaca and Venezuelan rums aplenty.
Covent Garden's best-loved party bar, Bunga Bunga is known for its all-singing, all-dancing weekend spectaculars. With quirky themed cocktails, foot-long pizzas and boat-shaped tables, it's a jewel in the West End's crown.
Let yourself be taken away from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden to a dark and seductive basement bar, where drinkers can enjoy an array of creative cocktails. Combining the essence of temptation, indulgence, and hedonism through innovative blends, Eve is sure to make you swoon.
Located atop the Strand's ME hotel, Radio Rooftop is easily one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden. Offering eclectic and exciting concoctions, as well as some of the finest views of London's twinkling skyline, it's the perfect spot to impress a date or enjoy a special night out with friends.
If you're looking for a bar in Covent Garden with a little bit of wow factor, FLORAL is a winner. The younger sister to Michelin-starred Lima, FLORAL is an evolution of the brand, with a broad menu and a hidden underground pisco bar serving some of London's best cocktails.
Serving craft cocktails without a wait, Swift is completely changing the way we think of 'a quick drink'. Committed to a fast turnaround for each mix, the team here use exotic ingredients and innovative techniques to serve their guests a bevy of top-notch tipples.
Blame Gloria offers tasty handcrafted cocktails in funky basement bar surroundings. Shimmy on down through their glitzy tunnel (decked out with loads of old-school TV screens) before grabbing a seat in one of the cosy alcoves. And on the weekend? This place comes alive with a disco-themed bottomless brunch.
From the same team behind hugely popular spots Bar Elba and Tonight Josephine, comes this pretty in pink venue. Located in the heart of Leicester Square, The Lost Alhambra offers a gorgeous 70s-style setting to sip on disco ball cocktails.
Be At One is a casual cocktail bar located just a stone's throw away from the Strand. Head to this contemporary bar between 4pm and 7pm to take advantage of the epic happy hour, which includes deals on fruity tipples, bottles of fizz and more.
Nowhere does dim sum quite like Ping Pong, but that isn't the only reason to pay this place a visit. A trip here will also allow you to get better-acquainted with the mega cocktail list, which includes Asian-inspired sips along with all the classics.
A stunning secret cocktail bar in Covent Garden, The Escapologist is styled like an elegant Victorian men's club. A hidden underground lair of creative concoctions, it's the perfect spot if you're looking for something that little bit special.
Located on Great Queen Street, LOCKES is a stunning bar serving 24 wines by the glass along with a menu of small plates and sharing platters. Complete with on-street tables, this is the perfect spot for a light aperitif on a sunny day.
Slap bang in the heart of the West End, this gorgeous cocktail bar and restaurant offers some of the most innovative cocktails in the area. Mixing chemistry and a little bit of theatre into their drinks, you'll find concoctions that fizz, smoke and pop.