Swift Soho


Located on Old Compton Street, Swift brings an elegant and grown-up cocktail offering, combined with the welcoming friendliness of a local bar. Taking inspiration from the European class of bar where a quick drink marks the end of the day or the beginning of the night, Swift sits effortlessly between a local pub and a reservation only bar, swooping in to join the cultural hub of central Soho. Since its inception in 2016 Swift has won a plethora of awards including GQ bar of the year 2018, Time Out bar of the year 2017, Time Out's cocktail bar of the year 2018 & 2019 and #41 Best Bar in the World at World’s 50 Best Bars 2019.

A tale of two halves, Swift's upstairs bar is a buzzy, elegant and casual setting. With strong European apertivo vibes, it's the perfect spot for a quick Sgroppino between West End shows or a catch up with colleagues over champagne. Visitors who wish to linger a little longer can head to the Downstairs Bar to relax with an atmosphere and drinks list expertly curated to reflect a slower, more languid pace. Built for decadent comfort, with art deco sofas, table service and a drinks list that inclines more towards a darker spirit, guests can enjoy traditional serves with a contemporary twist. Alongside the mixed drink offering, a refined Whisky Library showcasing a range of interesting but affordable drams will be on offer. Specially trained bartenders will be on hand to guide guests through the extensive list and live piano music will provide a harmonious backdrop throughout weekend nights.

Owners, Bobby and Mia who have honed their talents at some of the world’s leading cocktail institutions between them, lead the direction of the bar. With stints at famous venues including Milk & Honey, Dead Rabbit and Callooh Callay, they have built a wealth of knowledge and cultivated a range of skills for which they have become renowned; meticulous attention to detail and service, and a simple and classic style of deliciously balanced drinks.


Swift Bars
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
£25 - £200


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • No door charge normally
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 15:00 0:00 Last admission 11pm
Tuesday 15:00 0:00 Last admission 11pm
Wednesday 15:00 0:00 Last admission 11pm
Thursday 15:00 0:00 Last admission 11pm
Friday 15:00 0:00 Last admission 11pm
Saturday 15:00 0:00 Last admission 11pm
Sunday 15:00 22:30 Last admission 9.30pm



Swift Soho, 12, Old Compton Street, W1D 4TQ



Nearest Station

Piccadilly Circus (Tube)


  • Cuisine

    This venue serves Bar Snacks food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Guests can expect to find a selection of small plates and bar snacks, including fresh oysters and other light dishes.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Downstairs at Swift 0 0 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Swift Soho - London Cocktail Bar Review

Swift Soho - London Cocktail Bar Review

 "All men are created equal" is an unforgivably-overused phrase taken directly from The United States Declaration of Independence. And whether you agree with it or not, the big question I want everyone wants to know is: can the same be applied to bars? With the recent opening of Swift inSoho…

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