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Sway Bar

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Covent Garden
4 out of 5 stars
(11user reviews)

Time Out says

There's certainly a lot going on at this Covent Garden venue - it's huge. Expect five rooms set over two floors, with most bases covered, including food, cocktails, events and club nights. They'll even host your conference, should you have some clipboards and name tags going spare.

By day the focus is on food and drink. Dishes range from small plates of tandoori lamb cutlets, pork belly bites and macaroni cheese to burgers, a range of pizzas, risotto primavera, New York strip steaks and a chicken and chorizo cassoulet. The drinks list goes big on cocktails, served alongside craft on draught and by the bottle, and a short selection of wines from worlds old and new.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are where the party's at, with resident and guest DJs playing house, mostly. Keep an eye out for generous happy hours, too.

Sway Bar says
Welcome to Sway, London’s most impressive new restaurant, bar and club located a five minute walk from Covent Garden and Holborn underground stations.



Address: 61-65 Great Queen St
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Users say (11)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Unlimited pizza and prosecco for an hour and a half... I can't think of many other ways that I would like to spend my Tuesday evenings. The pizzas are thin, crispy, cheesy and over-loaded with toppings, I went for the artichoke, parma ham and sun dried tomato and I was not disappointed! This place is such a gem. Don't be fooled by the swanky decor and atmosphere, the waiters are friendly and accommodating and you can expect service with a smile. 

Really cool place, pizzas amazing and the cocktails are delicious I can't wait to go back!!!


The venue is lovely and the music is great. Only downside is the staff can be unhelpful and spilled tequila all down me.

The staff aren't particularly friendly and it's next to impossible to get served at the bar. We tried to sit in on of the booth areas, which there were 6 other empty ones and were told we had to move as they were all booked. After waiting over 40 minutes to get served at the bar and drinking our half-price bottle of processco, the only good part of this visit no-one came to sit at any of the tables.

It's a shame as there is a nice decor and reasonable prices drinks unless they up their game I won't be back.

Great place for a work Christmas Party! I thought the staff did a great job dealing with the large amount of people. The food came around promptly and there was more than enough to keep everyone well fed. The bar service was really quick and there was never a line up for a drink. The upstairs provided a good area for chatting while downstairs was a fair bit louder and had everyone on the dance floor. We had about 900 people in the venue on the night and there aren't many places in Covent Garden that could deal with that many people!

This place is great for straight guys, apparently, because when a woman dares to not want you to touch her inappropriately, you can ask management to throw her and all of her friends out for being dressed and dancing "inappropriately." The female security officer refused to listen to me when I tried to tell her that the person who made the complaint had been harassing me and it wasn't until I started threatening legal action that my friends were allowed to return downstairs for our personal belongings. I waited at the exit but was denied the opportunity to speak with management. Sway hates lesbians and women in general.

A friend of mine recommended this place to me on Teepee  so I knew I had to try it!  Great pizzas. 

Regular after work haunt..great happy hour and amazing food! Especially the pizzas

Perfect place to go after work, always have great offers on and a fantastic happy hour. Food is also great. Great quick service too!


Working in Covent Garden for over a year, I've walked past Sway hundreds of times but had never had the desire to walk in. It looked too swanky, not my type of place. It would probably cost me an arm and a leg. The atmosphere would be snobby. Well, I finally ended up going for a burlesque show. Turns out it's not just a bar: it's several bars, a club and a restaurant! The burlesque show was lots of fun and there was a great happy hour from 6pm to 7pm: 2 cocktails for £10! The staff was also very friendly. However, I don't think I would go again just to have a drink. It was indeed pretty snobby and stank dirty money – that might just be in my head.

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