Party Earth Review Under the cobbled paths and romantic twinkling lights of Covent Garden’s historic square lies Dirty Martini, a cruisy cocktail bar pumping with energetic bartenders and high-spirited revelers. A short flight of stairs... ... read full review
11/12 Russell Street
London WC2B 5HZ
Piccadilly Line: Covent Garden
0844 371 2550
M–W 5pm–1am, Th–Sa 5pm–3am, Su 5–11pm
Covent Garden / Soho, London –
Under the cobbled paths and romantic twinkling lights of Covent Garden’s historic square lies Dirty Martini, a cruisy cocktail bar pumping with energetic bartenders and high-spirited revelers.
A short flight of stairs leads party seekers down to a club decked out in flashy modern décor, black ottomans, eye-catching chandeliers, and a wall awash in purple radiance.
Though the DJ deck is tucked into a discreet corner, the music still makes its presence known with a rotation of familiar chart toppers that inspire squeals of recognition from the swaying dancers.
Low tables and cozy diner booths offer a slice of privacy for intimate groups of young professionals and stylish urbanites who prefer to sit this one out and sip their personally designed drinks, while the more image conscious guests can order from a special selection of low-cal skinny cocktails.
Popular with a glam clientele that likes to play dress-up, Dirty Martini is the perfect spot for cocktail connoisseurs and pop anthem lovers alike.
If your love for cocktails is rivaled only by your passion for theater, consider making a day of it. Parties of ten or more can score tickets for Legally Blonde at the nearby Savoy Theatre and enjoy a cocktail-making class at the Dirty Martini, an offer that comes at a discounted flat rate and includes private use of the bar.
Post-theater crowd, stylish professionals, city dwellers, and glamazons, 20s to 40s.
DJs spin chart toppers, pop anthems, hip-hop, and R&B. Free Wi-Fi.
Menu includes skewers, burgers, and canapés. Drink menu includes skinny cocktails listed at fewer than one hundred calories each.
Happy Hour 5–10pm M–Th, 5–8pm F–Sa, and all night Su. Entry restricted to 18+ Su–Th and 21+ F–Sa.
Appetizers £4.75+, burgers £6.95, sharing platters £14–£15, canapés £17–£22. Beer £4, wine £4–£6/glass or £16–£28/bottle, cocktails £7–£9, shots £5.50, skinny cocktails £8, mocktails £5.50, martinis £8.
Stylish, polished, smart casual.
Wednesday nights for cheap drink deals and design-your-own-cocktails, and Saturday nights for the busiest crowd.
Boswell’s (8 Russell Street) features outdoor seating, perfect for dinner al fresco before heading below ground at Dirty Martini.