The Escapologist

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Description

Based in the riotous Headquarters of the secret society that ran Victorian London, The Escapologist is styled as part ‘modern day Victorian men’s club’ and ‘part Masonic lodge’. Partying like it's 1899 seven days a week, the focus is on memorable times with great drinks in an outrageous space.

Legend has it that in 1898 party fiend and general vagabond Baron Von Took fled to London shrouded in scandal. With little to his name but his skills of cunning and a questionable reputation he battled for survival from one day to the next until his erratic behaviours landed him a date with the gallows. His final wish being a drink in one of Covent Garden's numerous brew houses, from which he promptly escaped. His following days were spent in hiding, rebuilding his power base. This new phase saw him galavanting with the stars of the time from Disraeli, to Brunel, Dickens to Nightingale, Tesla and Shaftesbury. By now he had adopted an almost mythical reputation as a heroic party goer and evader of the realm. Since history has a way of smoothing rough edges, his moniker over time became ‘The Escapologist’.

 

 

Info

Door Charge may apply
Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden
21
No music
None
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 23:30

Location

The Escapologist
35 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LD

Area:
Central London

Nearest station:
Covent Garden (Tube)
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Our Review

The Escapologist Covent Garden - London Bar Review

The Escapologist Covent Garden - London Bar Review

Shrouded in myth and mystery, the latest experience on Adventure Bars' list of pearl jams comes the secret London party den, The Escapologist. Styled around the scandalous and fiendish figure, Baron Von Took, who famously escaped from imprisonment...

Read our full The Escapologist Covent Garden - London Bar Review review

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Great cocktails and place but music was very loud from 5pm which was annoying. We had to leave actually because of that. visited The Escapologist on 19 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017 by
3

The cocktails are amazing and bar staff are great. However, we'd reserved a table for table service but never had the waitress come over so had to get them ourselves. Also took about 10 minutes for us to get seated because the staff were busy. Would still go back though. visited The Escapologist on 19 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017 by
3

Always a great experience.. from your staff on the front door to the serving team. Easy no hassle booking. Great cocktails and fabulous surroundings. visited The Escapologist on 15 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017 by
5

Great venue extremely friendly staff and very decent cocktails . Would highly recommend . T visited The Escapologist on 16 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Initially had a booth but moved to bar area, some booths are quite small and out of the way. Had a good night after that and manager gave us a round of drinks on house. visited The Escapologist on 15 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
3

Fantastic night - we were incredibly well looked after, loved the venue and the cocktails were great. The food was superb too - great pizzas! Thank you to the staff there - they were all really friendly and extremely helpful - great stuff! visited The Escapologist on 15 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017 by
5

Very good value with very attentive staff without being pushy. I found the music a bit too loud so it made talking difficult but other than that I couldn't fault it and would certainly recommend it. visited The Escapologist on 15 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017 by
5

Great night with amazing cocktails!! Katie visited The Escapologist on 15 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017 by
4

Fantastic evening, Waitress / Waiter could not have been more helpful and polite. 100% recommend to friends and will definitely be returning. Thank you for an outstanding evening visited The Escapologist on 14 Jul 2017
15 Jul 2017 by
5

I booked a table for 10 people for my sister's hen party but when we arrived we were shown to a tiny table that fit about 6 people squeezed together and were told that the reservations were for sitting and standing. I was very disappointed as I had specifically booked 3 weeks early in order to have everyone seated. I complained to the manager and after half an hour we were shown to a larger table, which was lovely. Cocktails and decor were fantastic. visited The Escapologist on 14 Jul 2017
15 Jul 2017 by
3

I went to The Escapologist on recommendation from a friend who had heard good things. After making a reservation via the website I was called to make a deposit of £25. We went for drinks at 5pm which is when happy hour is on and were shown to our table, given the menus and some time to peruse. Spoilt for choice, one of the staff could tell that I was having difficulty in choosing one cocktail from their expansive list. He recommended the Rocking Pisco and it did not disappoint. We had a further 2 drinks, which were brought out promptly (the Porn Star Martini and Flaming Zombie). The service was fantastic and I will be sure to return. Whilst we had already eaten, I noticed that the pizza's being served looked VERY tasty too. All in all a great experience and look forward to going back. visited The Escapologist on 13 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017 by
5

Drinks and decor were nice. The music however was awful and did not compliment the overall style of the place. Mainstream Pop and cocktails do not go hand in hand - I think it lessened the value of the place We was positioned right by a speaker which was very loud so I had to request that we changed our seats. Staff were friendly and the toilets were ok Thomas visited The Escapologist on 13 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017 by
3

Awesome cocktails, good music, and super nice atmosphere! Perfect for after work drinks! Dani visited The Escapologist on 13 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017 by
5

Excellent cocktails and good table service visited The Escapologist on 07 Jul 2017
13 Jul 2017 by
4

Had a really good time but got charged my £25 deposit even though I showed up on time. Can I have this back please? visited The Escapologist on 12 Jul 2017
13 Jul 2017 by
3

I booked the Escapologist to celebrate for birthday drinks, it was a fantastic night in a fantastic venue! The cocktails are great, the staff are friendly and happy to help. Definately recommend! visited The Escapologist on 27 May 2017
11 Jul 2017 by
5

A fabulous night- thank you. The staff were very accommodating and looked after us well so a good time had by all! visited The Escapologist on 08 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017 by
5

Amazing place. Delicious cocktails. Will become a regular! visited The Escapologist on 09 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017 by
5

A great place. Lovely, cool and creative atmosphere, very friendly staff and great cocktails especially at Happy hour when they are two for one. visited The Escapologist on 06 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017 by
5

Help with the booking was poor, service on the night was excellent. visited The Escapologist on 08 Jul 2017
09 Jul 2017 by
3

Nice cocktails, friendly waiter - they need to be clearer on the £10 credit as they initially didn't want to honour it, they did in the end, but then the bill hadn't deducted the £25 pre paid bar tab or the £10. An honest error, but always good practice to check your bill !! visited The Escapologist on 06 Jul 2017
09 Jul 2017 by
3

Awesome! Booked an area to celebrate a milestone birthday, all staff were so welcoming from the moment you walked off the street until close and so much fun. Loved when they all wanted to join in whilst we sung happy birthday! The venue was so quirky, cocktails were yummy and the air con was a bonus. Will definitely go back! Thanks guys visited The Escapologist on 07 Jul 2017
09 Jul 2017 by
5

Great venue, really accommodating and the perfect spot to start our friends hen parties with prosecco and games! Terriannisis visited The Escapologist on 08 Jul 2017
09 Jul 2017 by
5

Fantastic service. Amazing cocktails! Really great evening, thank you! visited The Escapologist on 08 Jul 2017
09 Jul 2017 by
5

Had a brilliant evening catching up with family On arrival we were greeted by the door staff with big smiles and warm welcomes The bar staff were really happy and entertaining Extremely happy bunch of staff Well done for making our first cocktail stop a good one visited The Escapologist on 07 Jul 2017
08 Jul 2017 by
5

Had a great night, lovely drinks and very attentive staff. Returned after being here before as was very impressed with the service. Again the service was great. Will be back again. Highly recommend visited The Escapologist on 07 Jul 2017
08 Jul 2017 by
5

Excellent bar, although as in the basement perhaps not a summers night venue visited The Escapologist on 06 Jul 2017
07 Jul 2017 by
5

Fantastic venue, friendly staff, amazing cocktails even more so when buy one get one free. . visited The Escapologist on 05 Jul 2017
07 Jul 2017 by
5

I had a fabulous evening! I met up with my university roommate whom I hadn't seen for 30 years and we were treated like queens even though we were two of the oldest ladies there! I will definitely go again. visited The Escapologist on 03 Jul 2017
05 Jul 2017 by
4

Polite and helpful staff from booking to table service visited The Escapologist on 01 Jul 2017
04 Jul 2017 by
5

We had a really nice pre-theatre cocktail at The Escapologist. The music and atmosphere were both great, which contributed to our enjoyment! visited The Escapologist on 02 Jul 2017
04 Jul 2017 by
5

Great cocktails and atmosphere! Friendly staff...definately would recommend it visited The Escapologist on 30 Jun 2017
04 Jul 2017 by
4

Great cocktails and atmosphere! Friendly staff...definately would recommend it visited The Escapologist on 30 Jun 2017
04 Jul 2017 by
4

Great cocktails and atmosphere! Friendly staff...definately would recommend it visited The Escapologist on 30 Jun 2017
04 Jul 2017 by
4

Amazing cocktails and perfect service from our Waiter Lorenzo. Really made our night! visited The Escapologist on 02 Jul 2017
03 Jul 2017 by
5

Fantastic drinks and amazing cocktails - staff is ultra friendly and Robert at the door is exquisite ! visited The Escapologist on 30 Jun 2017
01 Jul 2017 by
5

Booked a table and was put in the worst possible place by the bar. Far too noisy and why anyone would want to order food in here is beyond me. visited The Escapologist on 30 Jun 2017
01 Jul 2017 by
3

Cocktails were amazing, the staff were super friendly. The service was very good, the pizzas were lovely - even the gluten free ones. The music was brilliant and the atmosphere was great, we had our own booth! visited The Escapologist on 30 Jun 2017
01 Jul 2017 by
5

Had a fantastic evening with great cocktails (especially the Flaming Zombies!) and the staff were all really friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back! I would recommend booking a table if you are going for happy hour (which is between 5pm and 7pm) because it gets very busy. visited The Escapologist on 24 Jun 2017
27 Jun 2017 by
5

I reserved an area for my birthday and had a really great night. The team were more than happy to answer any questions I had in the run-up to the night and on the night of the party they were great! I had a team member who checked in with me throughout the night- he was really friendly but also very attentive which I appreciated. The night ran very smoothly with lots of my friends who have never been there before commenting on how good the vibe was (big compliments to the bar staff and music!). If you're looking for somewhere to host a casual but fun evening with good drinks and great staff then I would definitely recommend The Escapologist! Thanks again for such a fun night. visited The Escapologist on 23 Jun 2017
27 Jun 2017 by
5

Our second visit to The Escapologist and another great night!! The cocktails were really good and the pizza amazing. Friendly staff and attentive service too! We will be back next time we are in London!! visited The Escapologist on 23 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
5

Enjoyed my second visit to The Escapologist - efficient booking system, buzzy atmosphere, eclectic cocktail options, generous happy hour, energetic, bubbly staff - what's not to like! Oh and the pizzas on the adjoining table looked appetising - a thought for next time. Keep up the good work! visited The Escapologist on 23 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
5

Really lovely atmosphere, all the staff were really welcoming and helpful. visited The Escapologist on 24 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017 by
5

Great service and cocktails! Fun night to catch up with friends. visited The Escapologist on 23 Jun 2017
24 Jun 2017 by
4

Very cool place, original and cool ambience visited The Escapologist on 23 Jun 2017
24 Jun 2017 by
5

Totally cool unusual place. Have recommended to friends . Service excellent visited The Escapologist on 17 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017 by
5

Drinks are ok. It's pretty loud quite early on. I had to pay in advance to have a table for 2, and was told there's no refunds unless there's an emergency. It's pretty much the strangest policy I've ever heard of for a bar. Until they just take a credit card to confirm a table not superfluously charge your card an arbitrary amount of money, I'd recommend going elsewhere for bookings. visited The Escapologist on 22 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017 by
3

Excellent customer service and value on happy hour cocktails. visited The Escapologist on 22 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017 by
5

Excellent as always, staff are so polite and helpful and nothing is ever a problem for them, We love it here!! visited The Escapologist on 20 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017 by
5

Staff , food, atmosphere were fantastic !! Will definitely visit again !! visited The Escapologist on 17 Jun 2017
18 Jun 2017 by
5

Incredible spot when you need to escape the typical bar. Perfect atmosphere and tasty cocktails visited The Escapologist on 16 Jun 2017
17 Jun 2017 by
5

Staff were really nice and friendly, drinks were delicious. Was a bit quiet for a Friday night but we still had lots of fun! Staff were really accomdating would definitely come back! Oh and the Pizza was yummy although I swear it was ham and peaches instead of pineapple! Benita visited The Escapologist on 16 Jun 2017
17 Jun 2017 by
5

We had a fantastic experience at the escapologist! Lorenzo was an amazing server but so was everyone to be fair! Cocktails were brilliant and the veggie pizza was delicious. Thank you! visited The Escapologist on 16 Jun 2017
17 Jun 2017 by
5

Nice looking venue. Cocktails were not great. Seating was uncomfortable. Music was too loud and choice of music quite tacky. visited The Escapologist on 15 Jun 2017
16 Jun 2017 by
3

Thank you a great evening! great space and good cocktails. visited The Escapologist on 15 Jun 2017
16 Jun 2017 by
5

Some of the friendliest staff, in a great location. I would highly recommend the Escapologist to anyone who will listen visited The Escapologist on 15 Jun 2017
16 Jun 2017 by
5

Great experience, super nice staff, good cocktails and loved the music visited The Escapologist on 15 Jun 2017
16 Jun 2017 by
5

The music was way too loud to talk, so we left visited The Escapologist on 14 Jun 2017
15 Jun 2017 by
1

We booked a table for pre dinner drinks and wished we could have stayed longer. Great atmosphere, classic cocktails (happy hour so two for one!) and excellent, attentive service from Isaac. Will definitely return for a longer session. visited The Escapologist on 09 Jun 2017
14 Jun 2017 by
5

Good location, friendly staff but most importantly great cocktails. It was my wifes birthday and she thought it was fab! visited The Escapologist on 09 Jun 2017
12 Jun 2017 by
5

Excellent atmosphere in a quirky setting with an extensive drinks menu and really good food. The staff were great and I'll definitely be back. Daniel visited The Escapologist on 27 May 2017
11 Jun 2017 by
5

Excellent service.. table booked online.. shown straight to table.. staff excellent.. cocktails amazing... we will be back...!!! visited The Escapologist on 09 Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 by
5

Really fun environment. Great cocktails! natashamountford visited The Escapologist on 09 Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 by
4

The service was attentive and fun... recommending cocktails off the menu and serving them with style. Douglas visited The Escapologist on 08 Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 by
5

Not the best experience really, was super busy and majorly loud. I would suggest for the booth seats perhaps looking at turning the volume down a tad. The waiter was obviously rushed off his feet so I feel for the poor guy but it took nearly an hour to get our drinks and then we had to rush off to our show. Maybe not just my cup of tea but to loud and slow service. Sorry team! visited The Escapologist on 08 Jun 2017
09 Jun 2017 by
1

Fantastic drinks and staff and decor, my favourite bar visited The Escapologist on 08 Jun 2017
09 Jun 2017 by
5

The staff were so lovely from the start, very funny and engaging when placing drinks orders. We had a table in the private area which was great, lovely and secluded. The atmosphere in the bar is great, very quirky and dimly lit! We had a wonderful evening, thank you!!! visited The Escapologist on 05 Jun 2017
06 Jun 2017 by
5

Cocktails were perfect, table waiting and bar staff were uber friendly and welcoming, and the music and atmosphere was fantastic, we had a fab time and we'll be back! visited The Escapologist on 01 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by
5

Had a great time here with a group of girls for my mums 50th bday! the booth was perfect for us who wanted to have a good gossip whilst listening to awesome music! Anneka visited The Escapologist on 03 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by
5

Had a great time, service and music were good Victoria visited The Escapologist on 03 Jun 2017
04 Jun 2017 by
5

Great relatively intimate setting for a first date. Really nice space and laid out well enough to not get too overcrowded. The reception staff upstairs were very friendly and welcoming and an absolute hoot. Service at our table was attentive but not too overbearing. Absolutely fantastic evening. Will definitely be coming back again and again. Thanks guys, you were great! visited The Escapologist on 03 Jun 2017
04 Jun 2017 by
5

First visit to the escaptologist and it was lovely! Great drinks, staff and atmosphere. We did have to wait 45 minutes for a bottle of prosecco but the staff did apologise and didn't charge, that is my only negative, otherwise a wonderful night visited The Escapologist on 03 Jun 2017
04 Jun 2017 by
4

First time. Would highly recommend. Ace cocktails. Ace service. Awesomely dangerous during the happy hours... visited The Escapologist on 02 Jun 2017
04 Jun 2017 by
4

I had casual birthday drinks with about 20 friends at the Escapologist and had an amazing time. Vlad our waiter looked after us very well and the customer service overall was exemplary. Although there was a minor hiccup with oven issues on the night, the communication was great from the staff and my friends and I had a wonderful night. Will definitely be back! B visited The Escapologist on 02 Jun 2017
03 Jun 2017 by
5

The music got a bit too loud at some point, which is totally fine for a club but perhaps not too suitable for the more "loungy" vault section we were in (which has a feel more of a "speakeasy") so we were all shouting at each other. Otherwise, fantastic cocktails, great staff, lovely atmosphere and will DEFINITELY be visiting again! Kat visited The Escapologist on 02 Jun 2017
03 Jun 2017 by
5

Good drinks, good staff, bad music George visited The Escapologist on 01 Jun 2017
02 Jun 2017 by
4

I love this quirky little place. It's a basement bar so forget about sunlight and phone signal. Order the Ziggy Stardust or the Flaming Zombies. Happy hour is 5-7 daily and is 2-4-1 drinks. We'll worth it!! Donna visited The Escapologist on 01 Jun 2017
02 Jun 2017 by
5

The hidden room behind the painting is one of my new favourite places to take someone on a date. The flaming zombie is an absolute winner of a cocktail! visited The Escapologist on 30 May 2017
02 Jun 2017 by
5

Another great evening at the Escapologist! The staff couldn't be more helpful: music was a little too loud, ( we were sat directly under a speaker) on asking it was turned down: arrived having dropped my phone in water, they swiftly took it off to the kitchen in a pot of rice to see if it would dry out. Drinks always great! Thanks Escapologist! visited The Escapologist on 30 May 2017
31 May 2017 by
5

A friend and I came by the escapologist for a pre-show cocktail and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was during the peak time for the bar (7pm on a Saturday evening) but we didn't have to wait too long to be served (considering the crowd) and once our order was taken the cocktails were prepared in a flash. I would recommend this venue for people fond of a cocktail who are not in too much of a hurry to get somewhere else. visited The Escapologist on 27 May 2017
29 May 2017 by
4

Such a great night and excellent service!!!!!! I will be coming back visited The Escapologist on 27 May 2017
28 May 2017 by
5

Amazing music, service, drinks and atmosphere. Couldn't ask for a better evening! visited The Escapologist on 26 May 2017
28 May 2017 by
5

Drinks and service were brilliant, only problem I had was the tall stools we had on our reserved table. Would have preferred cushioned seating but that's only personal preference. visited The Escapologist on 26 May 2017
27 May 2017 by
4

Excellent time! Thank you. If table service would be an option for large groups for cocktails and food that would be good. visited The Escapologist on 25 May 2017
27 May 2017 by
4

We all had a good time yet again. The staff are very friendly and we will definitely be back again. visited The Escapologist on 25 May 2017
26 May 2017 by
5

Great bar, very cool and delicious cocktails at 2-4-1!! Oscar visited The Escapologist on 24 May 2017
25 May 2017 by
5

Myself and my group of 10 friends had an amazing night at The Escapologist. It was a Monday night, so very quiet; but from enquiringly about booking down to being served by very friendly and accommodating staff on the night; the whole evening was a great success and everyone enjoyed themselves! Thank you to everyone involved! visited The Escapologist on 22 May 2017
23 May 2017 by
5

Loved it, what a fabulous bar. The staff were very warm and welcoming and the cocktails were amazing. Would definitely go again and definitely recommend. visited The Escapologist on 22 May 2017
23 May 2017 by
5

Perfect place for some birthday bevvies. We had a wonderful time. We were made to feel so welcome by all the staff, who were incredibly diligent and efficient. From making the initial booking, through to last orders on the night, the service was brilliant. The Pizzas were fantastic, the cocktails delicious, and the playlist: spot on. Multiple members of my party also commented how impressed they were by the speed of service at the bar - especially considering how busy it was. Another favorite was the £10 voucher for signing up to the mailing list - the only shame was that it didn't last slightly longer! Overall, a tremendous evening - thoroughly impressive service and really charming appearance to the bar throughout. Would DEFINITELY recommend. rossv visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

We had a great time - cocktails were fab, and the staff were lovely. Great venue! visited The Escapologist on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

We had a great night and although we were crammed into a little corner (in an annoying place for the staff), everyone was really lovely about it and added to a fabulous atmosphere. visited The Escapologist on 19 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

Great surroundings, friendly attentive and hardworking staff, the cocktails were fantastic, we tried to go through the menu but they're deceptively strong so we never completed it. We had a brilliant waitress,already looking forward to our next visit! Advisable to book as just turning up will probably result in standing only and that'd be a shame. visited The Escapologist on 20 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
5

So many cocktail bars in London, this is the best place I've been to and my girlfriend is from Manchester she said the same thing. Cool staff cool vibe... no service inside is also genius. visited The Escapologist on 20 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
5

Excellent service! Staff extremely friendly. Only slight negative was the music volume as we were sitting so close to the speakers and so had to shout to talk to each other... was off putting at first but we adapted! visited The Escapologist on 20 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
4

Great vibe and drinks. Excellent service. visited The Escapologist on 20 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
5

The cocktails were lovely and we really enjoyed our night! visited The Escapologist on 19 May 2017
20 May 2017 by
5

What a find. Fabulous venue, buzzing atmosphere, flawless service and incredible cocktails. visited The Escapologist on 19 May 2017
20 May 2017 by
5

I worked a table for my boyfriend and I for 1 hr 15 mins so we could have a few happy hour cocktails before heading to the theatre. We arrived for our reservation, it took them a few minutes to seat us which was fine. When we sat down and were told a waiter would come over and sort out order. By 18:20, we had not seen the waiter, let alone ordered a drink. We made an order and by 18:35 we still didn't have drinks. The drinks eventually arrived and were average tbh, not worth £12 a drink. Basically, if you want something where you have to put down a £25 deposit (which is silly to get a table for 2 for 1 hour), slow service and can't chat cause the music is ridiculously loud, go here. visited The Escapologist on 18 May 2017
19 May 2017 by
1

Nice bar staff, nice venue, nearly empty when we went in, but it was 5pm on a Tuesday. visited The Escapologist on 16 May 2017
18 May 2017 by
4

What a find! The perfect escape for a cocktail or three - not too crowded, friendly staff and reasonable prices. visited The Escapologist on 13 May 2017
18 May 2017 by
5

An amazing bar, with great cocktails. Really good atmosphere and music with great friendly staff. visited The Escapologist on 09 May 2017
18 May 2017 by
5

Amazing service despite her being the only server on the floor! Was a bit loud and we weren't seated at the table we'd requested on the phone, but it was really lovely with great cocktails and pizza! visited The Escapologist on 16 May 2017
17 May 2017 by
4

I went here on a Tuesday evening for a date night. Booked a table beforehand which was a great move as it was busy. However, it wasn't clustered - a brilliant atmosphere, reasonable yet fantastic cocktails. All round great evening. visited The Escapologist on 16 May 2017
17 May 2017 by
5

Great service! Waiter/bar man (sorry don't know what your name was) , from Birmingham was so friendly and helpful, gave my wife a free cocktail for accidentally making wrong cocktail! Great atmosphere too visited The Escapologist on 15 May 2017
16 May 2017 by
4

Had a great evening. A group of us joined to celebrate an event -we joined at happy hour and left at 10-after far too many Ziggy Stardust's and Pornstars ! Great venue-proper London Cocktail bar. Highly recommended and wont break the bank! visited The Escapologist on 12 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
5

Group of 8 went to Escapologist this weekend, great location in Covent Garden. Excellent cocktails, our waiter fully explained them and made great recommendations according to our individual tastes. Buzzy atmosphere and excellent value 'happy hour' 5-7....buy one get one free! Will go back! christinasten visited The Escapologist on 13 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
5

A fun night with excellent service. visited The Escapologist on 13 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
4

Can't fault the service/drinks etc but booked a table for 13 people.. the one we were given we managed to squeeze 9 around. visited The Escapologist on 13 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
4

Absolutely fabulous time. Cocktails were fabulous, happy hour a right result. Staff were great. Music was brilliant. Wish we had stayed longer but had a dinner reservation. Will definitely be returning. visited The Escapologist on 13 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
5

Really great night. Friendly staff, really good atmosphere with great music. Booked a table, which I would recommend. Table service was good, a little bit of a wait, but it was Saturday night so to be expected. Would recommend to friends and will definitely be back. visited The Escapologist on 13 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
4

Great experience. Drinks and food were amazing. And the staff made sure that we were well-attended the entire night. The only thing was that the music was a tad bit too loud - we often had to shout to be heard at the other end of the table. But other than that, fantastic. visited The Escapologist on 12 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
5

Very upsetting night, after agreeing with Lawrence our drinks vouchers would be accepted and a note had been put on our file the manager on the night had no idea about it and said he wouldn't allow them to be used, after an incredibly embarrassing discussion in front of all my friends who were celebrating it was agreed that you would honour the vouchers, Ive never experienced poor service like it lack of communication ended up us leaving very promptly. visited The Escapologist on 12 May 2017
13 May 2017 by
1

First and last time for sure. Loud, packed and music with Britney and her mates from 90s decade leading the way. When I phoned it to book it they assured me I'd have a time of my life and it makes me laugh as it was just awful haha. Oh dear.. Ania visited The Escapologist on 12 May 2017
13 May 2017 by
2

Great atmosphere and great music. Booked a table and had space to dance alongside it. Cocktails were great -love the flaming zombie! visited The Escapologist on 12 May 2017
13 May 2017 by
5

Great service and help by the bar staff and managers during a busy happy hour. Group of 20+ was a success. Great work, much appreciated. B. visited The Escapologist on 12 May 2017
13 May 2017 by
5

Very accommodating and great venue! visited The Escapologist on 09 May 2017
11 May 2017 by
5

It was ok. I would not go back personally. Tables without table service. Bartenders were pretty average, the guy I had did not know how to pour a glass of wine and handed me drinks in dirty glasses and booze spilling everywhere. Better bars out there. visited The Escapologist on 09 May 2017
10 May 2017 by
3

Not great to be honest. The cocktails were lovely but there was no one to greet us at the entrance and show us to our booked table so we had to wander around and look for an A4 print out stuck to a table that had our name on it. There was no table service so we had to then go up to the bar and wait. Plus they were playing really naff House music on really loud for some reason?! We thought the bar was supposed to have a olde worlde Victorian Escapologist theme?! It doesn't. But lovely cocktails. visited The Escapologist on 08 May 2017
09 May 2017 by
3

Brilliant selection of cocktails included in the happy hour deal and the private area we had booked was great. A fun couple of hours spent with friends Hannah visited The Escapologist on 29 Apr 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Great atmosphere, cocktails were really good, staff very attentive. Only negative was music was very loud but as we were sat right beneath a speaker it might have been quieter had we sat somewhere else! Would benefit from having nibbles(crisps, nuts, olives) available to buy to soak up the alcohol! visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Great atmosphere, cocktails were really good, staff very attentive. Only negative was music was very loud but as we were sat right beneath a speaker it might have been quieter had we sat somewhere else! Would benefit from having nibbles(crisps, nuts, olives) available to buy to soak up the alcohol! visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Hadn't visited before and booked a table for my birthday... and loved it! Cocktails were great and service was excellent throughout. Preferred it here to Be At One where I've often been before as the music is at a reasonable level for a cocktail bar, whereas Be At One will blast it at full volume at 5pm when you're just trying to have a catch up over a few drinks! Will definitely revisit in the near future! visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

It was a great night out and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The bar staff is very friendly and fun and the cocktails were just amazingly tasty!! I also liked the music. Thanks Escapologist for making my birthday celebration even better!! Mari visited The Escapologist on 07 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Booked this with three friends based on the awesome decor and did not disappoint. The booths are set back from the busy main bar, the staff are incredibly helpful and prompt, and the drinks delicious. Incredible to find a happy hour on a saturday at such a nice establishment - I will certainly be visiting again! Daphne visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Great service, good atmosphere, very good drinks and not overpriced. The venue is good too, the speaker was just above our table and made talking a bit hard. Will definitively be back visited The Escapologist on 05 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Everything was perfect! drinks, staff, people! definitely we will come again!! visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
07 May 2017 by
5

Very much enjoyed the atmosphere, the drinks, the service and the happy hour. It was a lively busy bar. Recommend the flaming zombie. Errol visited The Escapologist on 06 May 2017
07 May 2017 by
5

Had a great night here last night. Delicious cocktails, cool atmosphere and wicked music Louise visited The Escapologist on 05 May 2017
06 May 2017 by
5

From the guys on the door, to the ambience, music, food and drinks; this is the perfect spot for drinks with friends, moments from the tube. Loved it! visited The Escapologist on 05 May 2017
06 May 2017 by
5

Good service, great drinks, lovely venue. Will definitely be going back! visited The Escapologist on 04 May 2017
05 May 2017 by
5

4 stars "only" because the bar can really use a better music selection, and less volume. The cocktails are good, and the environment really well curated, but the overbearing volume and the horrible selection really dented an otherwise perfect experience. visited The Escapologist on 04 May 2017
05 May 2017 by
4

Amazing! Went during happy hour (5-7pm) and had the best time on half price cocktails! We also booked a table which was a great shout as it was even quite busy at 5.30! Staff were very friendly and knowledgable about the cocktails which tasted amazing! Will definately be returning! visited The Escapologist on 03 May 2017
04 May 2017 by
5

Great service, mental cocktail menu! Go for happy hour Rob visited The Escapologist on 14 Apr 2017
04 May 2017 by
4

Thanks Escapologist, we had a lovely Happy Hour in your company following a matinee theatre performance, celebrating a friend's milestone birthday prior to a meal out. The service was good, and friendly, and the cocktails certainly strong, not watered down for happy hour !!! I would have given 5 stars if it hadn't been far too chilly when we arrived! visited The Escapologist on 02 May 2017
03 May 2017 by
4

Great cocktails and lovely interior! visited The Escapologist on 02 May 2017
03 May 2017 by
5

Fantastic experience - the cocktails were delicious and the staff were all very friendly! visited The Escapologist on 27 Apr 2017
03 May 2017 by
5

Booked an area for my 30th birthday and unfortunately was greeted by the rudest waiter I think I have ever come across. So much so my friends actually decided to order from the bar rather than from him. We were also given a much smaller area than we had booked. This was rectified after complaining. Drink orders took up to 45 minutes which was also very disappointing. However the music was very good and other members of staff were very friendly and fun. visited The Escapologist on 29 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by
2

The cocktails here are lovely but ss I was leaving I was rudely blocked by the concierge and asked if I had settled my bill!! I was extremely offended. I booked a table for my friend and I for her 50th birthday. We only had two cocktails, the first by table service which I paid there and then. We waited ages to be served again to no avail so I went to the bar and bought our second cocktail of the night as we had dinner reservations and time was ticking. If the staff cant keep track of who has paid and who hasnt then something is wrong as that is their job! Dont accuse your customers if stealing, which in essence was what they were implying, because you cant do your job properly!! I mistakenly thought The Escapologist was more upmarket! NOT. I wont be going back. visited The Escapologist on 29 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by
3

I booked and paid for a table for my birthday, but when I arrived I was told that some girls were using it but had just popped in for a pizza and would be gone very soon. So not a great start. An hour later and no one had come to take our drinks order and these girls were still sitting at our table. When we asked why no one had come to take our drinks we were told it was busy! Obviously it was busy, it was a Saturday night! Get more staff. It took another half an hour to get rid of the girls at our table and to receive our drinks. Suddenly, after complaining some more we had very efficient service. Not a great experience. visited The Escapologist on 29 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by
1

Great drinks, had a great time just wish we could have gotten a table! visited The Escapologist on 29 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by
4

Great night but the table was too small for our party despite having paid up front for the booking. Service was also a little slower than what we'd have liked but the place was packed and it was a Friday night in Central London, so understandable I guess. Drinks and ambience were amazing though. visited The Escapologist on 28 Apr 2017
30 Apr 2017 by
5

AMAAZING DRINKS AND STAFF! GREAT MUSIC AND ATMSOPHERE. CANT WAIT FOR MY NEXT VISIT visited The Escapologist on 28 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017 by
5

Great door staff (especially Rob). Unfortunately our reserved table for four wasn't quite as expected - just two high bar tables pushed together against a wall in a room packed with people and blaring music wasn't the experience we'd been hoping for. We left after one round of drinks. Would have appreciated a booth in a slightly quieter room for a better (and longer) night out. visited The Escapologist on 28 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017 by
2

Absolutely great night for my brothers 30th birthday. We hired the grand hall which is quite small but was a great night. Fridge full of drinks and staff were amazing, fun and helpful visited The Escapologist on 28 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017 by
5

Brilliant service and excellent cocktails! visited The Escapologist on 12 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017 by
4

Great cocktails . Tasty pizza . Brilliant music It's yhdnpkace to be visited The Escapologist on 27 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017 by
4

What a brilliant happy hour! The best one I have come across in London. Style and substance are not compromised but all cocktails are 2 for 1! Be prepared to wait for drinks but otherwise it's worth it. visited The Escapologist on 27 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017 by
4

Good value happy hour with a great selection included in the happy hour. The cocktails we had tasted really good! The music was a little bit loud for an after work catch up though but otherwise it was good ritasandhu visited The Escapologist on 27 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017 by
4

Such a nice place, wonderful aesthetic and equally delightful and friendly staff, this is a place you want to frequent 👌🏼 visited The Escapologist on 25 Apr 2017
26 Apr 2017 by
5

The space worked well for an informal corporate drinks evening. We just squeezed in. The staff was really helpful and charming. Meagan visited The Escapologist on 24 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017 by
4

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