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The Escapologist

#187 of 1,223 Nightlife in London
Open Now: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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A great range of cocktails and atmosphere , low lighting. Small bar but perfect for a Relaxed... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Ruislip, United Kingdom
via mobile
For the price I'd expected table service

but in reality, the bar staff tended to deliver the order to our table as they were very busy... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
James M
London, United Kingdom
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Aug 14, 2018
“Perfect ”
Jul 23, 2018
“For the price I'd expected table service”
Located in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden, The Escapologist cocktail bar offers twisted classic cocktails and a menu of high-quality pizzas. Reserve a table or area for friends, book a party or hire out a room for a private function or...more
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35 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LD, England
Covent Garden
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Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

5 of us booked here for Saturday happy hour. It was very busy, the cocktails were good & there was a good choice Prices reasonable due to happy hour

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dgosul
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited @ 5.30 on a Saturday evening. We had booked a table however this was right under the air conditioning unit so it was cold. The lady who served us did switch the air conditioning off for us thank goodness. We each had 2...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

A great range of cocktails and atmosphere , low lighting. Small bar but perfect for a Relaxed drink at a bar. Mid week nice and chilled. No doubt weekends would be packed.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank theroline
Reviewed July 23, 2018

but in reality, the bar staff tended to deliver the order to our table as they were very busy. Drinks were great. My favourite was not on the menu but they expertly and happily mixed it for me. Tiny gripe - the music is too...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

For london i suppose 10 pound cocktails are average, but for me that's expensive, so I went at happy hour 5-7 (everyday). I also signed up for the email list for a free cocktail which was nice. Barstaff was kind, bouncers had some weird comments...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Thanks to a friends recommendation, Booked a small area for group of friends. Wasn’t disappointed at all. Great service and amazing Pizza if your peckish! Great for a cheeky beverage or a longer stay.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank rochelles627
Reviewed April 9, 2018

I reckon this would certainly be a place to visit during happy hour otherwise you will find yourself spending just over £20 for two drinks. Being a cocktail bar enthusiast I was not blown away by the presentation of the cocktails (tasted good) more just...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

I booked for some drinks for mine and my brothers birthday, I didn't think 8pm would be exceptionally loud music, I thought that would be much much later. Alas we couldn't hold a conversation in the bar as it was too loud. We were seated...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

We chose to visit The Escapologist after a quick google of cocktail bars in the Covent Garden area. We were swung by 2 for 1 cocktails from 5 til 7 and we were not left disappointed. Absolutely top drawer service from bartender Charlie who recommended...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Had an exceptional evening at this Bar. The selection of cocktails were very good and the staff were very helpful.everyone in my group did not have a bad word to say! Will definitely be visiting again very soon.

Date of experience: January 2018
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up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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December 11, 2018|
Response from rochelles627 | Reviewed this property |
I would say to maybe start there but move on, it’s not from what I remember an all night type of place, and I’m sure they could cater to that many would be best to speak with them directly