Swift Swift hopes to transform London's drinking habits with fast-paced cocktail concept
12 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4TQ
Happily Affordable ££
Type of Venue

What they say:

Serving signature cocktails, but cutting out the long waits, the Swift in Covent Garden opens this November and hopes to change the way London's crowds look at the idea of a 'quick drink'. We’ve designed a slick, clean standing bar; the place for cocktails, champagne and even the odd oyster. Enjoy fantastic cocktails without having to spend hours in the bar. Downstairs will have a suave, seated bar with beautiful Art Deco sofas, a library of whisky and a cocktail menu that suits the slower pace...with a live pianist for weekend nights.

What we say:

We heard the names Edmund Weil and Rosie Stimpson, and were immediately excited; the brains behind internationally renowned bars, Nightjar and Oriole. As if one industry power couple wasn't enough, they are teaming up with Mia Johansson and Bobby Hiddleston - both industry heavyweights in their own right too. Dream team springs to mind! Introducing an exciting drinking concept is never an easy thing, but this reinvention of the 'quick drink' will definitely make a splash. Widening the choices available to everyone on a night out and offering cocktails without the strict rules that usually surrounds them, we think London will lap it up. Pairing this with a more sophisticated drinking den, hiding below, will ensure there is something for everyone at Swift. We are very excited! Bookings will be available on DesignMyNight in November.