Cabaret, live music and some of the city's best cocktails - Covent Garden has it all. Try the raunchy fun of cabaret bar Cellar Door, or hang out at relaxed wine bar Bedford & Strand. The area's drinking scene is diverse, so check out more of our picks of the best places for after-hours drinks in the area. Think we've missed a great bar in Covent Garden? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions. And don't forget to read our guide to Covent Garden pubs.
Kitsch, messy and a late-night legend, this basement bar attracts a regular crowd of debauched luvvies and miscreants. Play spot-the-soap-extra as you order a pint of Red Stripe, Kirin Ichiban, Heineken or Wells Bombardier at the bar, which is surrounded by signed black-and-white publicity shots of not-quite-familiar faces. The club is members only, but the trick to enjoying its way-past-midnight hospitality is to arrive before 8pm and stay put.Read more
Venue says: Hendrick's takes over the bar and lounge for July 19, 20, 26 and 27, with £7 cocktail specials! Email for guest list with a free cocktail!
Behind a very discreet entrance on Endell Street, almost opposite The Hospital members' club, jazz joint Octave played its last 7th augmented flat 9th chord in July last year, and Circus has now moved in.Read more