24 July 2014


28 Bedfordbury Street, London WC2N 4BJ

Bars Covent Garden
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 6-11pm

Square Meal Review of BYOC ?

Hidden away in a juice bar’s cellar (complete with a Gatsby-era soundtrack), this atmospherically dark den is an address to know, if you’re after a unique cocktail experience. Here’s the deal: book a two-hour slot, go armed with a spirit base (from basics such as brandy or bourbon to baijiu or similarly bizarre brews), and let the bartender conjure up bespoke brilliance as he combines your proffered poison with ingredients from a vintage drinks trolley. Unlicensed to sell alcohol (but permitted to mix alcoholic drinks as a service, in return for an entry fee of £20 pp), BYOC (‘bring your own cocktails’) is closer to the real deal than most so-called ‘speakeasies’. With fellow guests encouraged to pool alcoholic resources, expect some very interesting results... and a thick head in the morning, most likely.

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  1. BYOC

    28 Bedfordbury Street, London WC2N 4BJ
    Overall rating:
    Clive B.

    So far impossible to book

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  1. Published : Sunday, 11th May 2014

    The Little Brown Book :: BYOC

    Since its opening last year, there has been much buzz about Covent Garden's BYOC. While the concept of a cocktail bar without an alcohol license may cause a raised brow or two, they have adopted the BYO element but not as you’ve ever experienced before. This is not your carpeted student curry house deal, this is a secret speakeasy with cocktail masters and a trolley laden with syrups, herbs, fruits and secret ingredients awaiting your tipple of choice...
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Essential Details for BYOC

  • Address: 28 Bedfordbury Street, London WC2N 4BJ
  • Telephone: no telephone
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 6-11pm

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