Covent Garden Bars

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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 too.
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123 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE
(020) 7613 3554

The Cornershop is a bustling bar that offers a variety of drinks from its prime location in Shoreditch as well as hosting live comedy, live sport and gigs. The Cornershop also boasts an eclectic food menu including homemade pizzas.

  • A relaxed bar situated on Shoreditch High Street
  • A range of live sporting events shown
  • Hosting regular comedy and music gigs
  • A tantalising menu including sharing platters and pizza
  • Extended happy hour drinks deals from 3-7pm

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Be At One


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
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Blind Spot

Blind Spot

St Martin's Lane London, 45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HX
(020) 7300 5588

Blind Spot is a chic, speakeasy cocktail bar located within the luxurious St Martin's Lane London hotel. Wilfried Rique creates a variety of unique cocktails and guests can choose from an impressive selection of bar food.



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

Dirty Martini


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.

11-12 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HZ
(020) 7632 2088

The Escapologist


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.

35 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9LD
(020) 7240 5142

The Freemasons Arms


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


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

Joe's Southern Kitchen and Bar


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

London Cocktail Club


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

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

The Marquis


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

Nell Gwynne Tavern


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

The Old Crown


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

Punch and Judy


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


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