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Friday, 11 March 2011

Detroit Cocktail bar in Covent Garden

Going out in Central London doesn’t have to be insanely pricey. Last weekend I was invited to 'Detroit' for a friend’s birthday celebration. Tucked away just behind Seven Dials in the heart of Covent Garden, this is a convenient bar in which to meet.

Detroit has real character and flare, with a stylish and comfortable interior, plenty of seating, and even some individual booths for those wanting a more exclusive private area. There are far too many pretentious London venues, but luckily this is not one of those. It was a Saturday evening and there was a real buzz but even though the place was busy the atmosphere was relaxed and easy going.

The cocktails are what make this London bar so supreme, a delicate mix of flavours and aromas make Detroit’s drinks original and delicious. The bartenders are expert at what they do, and are seriously clued up as to which spirit works with which. They will help decide on a drink that suits your preferences but for this tailor-made service you will have to wait. While it’s relatively easy to order a couple of beers, the cocktail crew are constantly busy juggling bottles, mixing and tasting - so getting noticed can be rather tricky. Once I had their attention I was able to order a pear and cardamom martini, loving pear I thought this one was worth a try. It was so good, really fresh tasting with just the mildest hint of spice, lucky as I was beginning to worry it would taste more like a curry with cardamom as an ingredient!

We had a great night at Detroit and with cocktails priced at a reasonable £6.95, it’s worth going just to try a few out.


  1. This is the most wonderful entrance! How much do I love those doors? Oh my, they are just begging to be opened and walked through.

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  3. It sounds lovely.I always like a good , yummy cocktail :)

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  5. sounds like an awesome place!
    pretentious places sound good only on paper!
    definetly a must on my to do list when in london!
    thanks for sharing!

  6. The doors are so unique and sounds like an interesting place!
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  8. Haha i actually live in Detroit USA and find it so great that you're going to "Detroit". It looks sweeeet! have a lovely time(:
    -Courtney Ann

  9. london is such an amazing city! if I ever make it out there I will have to check this out :)


  10. great blog ;D

  11. such a cool entrance! :)

  12. Sounds like it might be worth a try then :)