The best bars in Covent Garden attract an eclectic mix of Londoners and a few lucky tourists who sensibly didn't gravitate towards Leicester Square as soon as they felt thirsty.
Some of the best Covent Garden bars include Adventure Bar, consistently ranked as THE best bar in London by our savvy users; Punch and Judy - the world famous landmark pub and Tuttons Bar - designed by Russel Sage.
The narrow cobbled streets house such a multitude of bars it can be hard to decide where to go. Our pick of the best bars in Covent Garden should help to get you started.
Don't forget to check out our recommended list of Covent Garden restaurants
More Covent Garden Bars
20 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9HP
(020) 7924 6055
Adventure Bar is a small group of bars attracting a young and friendly crowd. They offer a wide choice of cocktails, a selection of food and a lively, upbeat atmosphere.
Be At One is based in close proximity to the theatre district, providing a traditional drinking establishment for theatre goers to enjoy.
23 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DA
(020) 7240 9889
St Martin's Lane London, 45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HX
(020) 7300 5588
Blind Spot is a chic cocktail bar within the St Martin's Lane London hotel. Andrew Loudon creates a variety of unique cocktails while Tien Ho offers impressive bar snacks.
Cellar Door is an appropriate name for this kooky little bar as entry is quite literally through the pavement outside the One Aldwych Hotel.
Zero Aldwych, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DN
(020) 7240 8848
11-12 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HZ
(020) 7632 2088
Beautiful cocktails surrounded by beautiful interior and located in a beautiful place, Dirty Martini in Covent Garden is perfect for those who love a bit of glamour in their lives.
35 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9LD
(020) 7240 5142
The Escapologist concentrates on creating a great atmosphere with unique drinks in an engaging space. From the brains behind Adventure Bar, this popular Covent Garden bar offers a menu of expertly created cocktails and high-quality pizzas.
This is a Shepherd Neame pub which copes well under the pressure of Covent Garden workers and tourists frequenting the place in serious numbers most evenings.
81-82 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9NG
(020) 7836 3115
Henry's Cafe Bar is open all day and serves a variety of brasserie food.
5-6 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8PS
(020) 7379 1871
This all-American bar has Marco Piroli (formerly behind the bar at LAB) to thank for its bourbon-based drinks and sweet, fruit cocktails.
34 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JD
(020) 7240 4008
Drop by for top-notch drinks and heaps of fun at this Shaftesbury Avenue cocktail club.
224 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 8EB
(020) 7580 1960
The Long Acre is a contemporary bar in the heart of the West End. With an all day menu offering a range of light snacks and hearty mains plus a late licence and weekly DJ nights, the Long Acre is an ideal Covent Garden venue for any occassion.
1 Upper St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NY
(020) 7395 1200
Head to Drury Lane for a range of Belgian beers beyond your wildest dreams.
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5RR
(020) 7379 7446
One of the few pubs in Covent Garden that is actually a charming, non-touristy local. Check out their excellent selection of lager on tap.
51-52 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HS
(020) 7379 0367
If London and the history of its pubs interests you then the Old Nell Gwynne can be explored as something of an anthropological treat as well as an excellent place to drink.
2 Bull Inn Court, Strand, London, WC2R 0NP
(020) 7240 5579
If you're looking for gastro pubs in Covent Garden, seek out The Old Crown for its sensational pub grub.
33 New Oxford Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 1BH
(020) 7836 9121
One of the most popular pubs in Covent Garden has a nice outdoor space and an excellent selection of beer and lager.
21-22 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7NA
(020) 7379 7917
The world famous landmark pub in Covent Garden, the Punch and Judy was built in the late 1700's and is still a fully functioning pub today with a terrific food menu.
40 The Market, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RF
(020) 7379 0923
Consistently busy come rain or shine, the Roundhouse is one of Covent Garden’s best loved pubs.
1 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9BF
(020) 7836 9838
There's much more to Salsa! than some South American dancing. This classy bar also turns up the tunes and lays on the tapas throughout the week.
96 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 0JG
(020) 7379 3277
The Two Brewers is the kind of pub that breeds contentment, a little like the feeling you get after a large Sunday Roast.
40 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9EP
(020) 7836 7395