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Covent Garden

The concept at this tiny candlelit space beneath a juice bar in Covent Garden is ‘Bring Your Own Cocktail’ – or rather, bring your own bottle of spirits, and the bartender will create bespoke cocktails for you with the syrups, fresh juices, bitters, own-made cordials and other concoctions from his old-fashioned drinks trolley. It costs £20 per person, and you have to book through their website.


Venue name: BYOC
Address: Basement
28 Bedfordbury
Opening hours: Open 6-11pm daily.
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square tube
Price: £20 per person.

Average User Rating

2.8 / 5

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Kuljeet S

Loved the experience! We started by discovering the bar in the basement of a rather ordinary looking juice bar. However we were quickly immersed into an intimate space with details in every nook and cranny. It's a very cosy space but as the sittings are timed everyone has their own allocated area and it almost feels as though you're completely alone. We took multiple bottles of different spirits, to try out a few different drinks. The mixologist was incredibly knowledgable and hit the spot with each drink. He wheels around a little vintage trolly full of fun ingredients and you'll watch in awe as he crafts the most beautiful cocktails in front of you. A must try experience!

beauty B

I've been in Byoc Covent Garden many times. I just love the concept. The last time was this incredible bartender called Pete who makes for us this extravagant yellow pepper cocktail never heard before. It was amazing! I highly recommend. 

Anony m

Great cocktails, bar staff were very attentive and we were never without a drink. They even made a special drink for our friend who's birthday it was. Would definitely go again.

The only issue was the front of house staff who need to brush up on their client manner. A friend and I were slightly late to meet a larger group and we were asked so many questions that we thought we would never get downstairs to the bar. Would suggest they put someone else at front of house as this did taint the experience slightly.

All in all - a good evening out.

Anne C

Abusive staff, terrible cocktails and an awful atmosphere. We were made to wait 45 minutes for drinks, eventually making our own, and then the bar tender tried to use our alcohol to make drinks for other people. A very awkward and dissapointing night out.

James Rogers

Utterly awful. Staff are rude, the bartender couldn't handle the pressure and we waited up to 30 minutes for another drink! (the table is only for 2 hours). Have emailed for a refund.


Do NOT bother. Very rude staff, a limit on how many drinks you can have-we had three some people have said they've had four. You pay £20 each and take your own alcohol and then are expected to tip the bar man who was not attentive what so ever. The actual bar is a nice idea, but in no possible way does it compensate for terrible service and waiting for drinks. Just go to any normal London bar, £10 a drink at any one would work out better value then this!