London's small but intimate 12 Bar Club showcases around 4 acts a night, 7 nights a week, from solo performers through to full bands. That's a lot of music, and with the emphasis placed on song writing, we feature artists from around the world and cover a wide range of genres. Please check out our listings section for upcoming shows.
12 Bar Club
22-23 Denmark Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 8NL
020 7916 6989
Monday to Saturday: 3pm - 3am
(As we are a live music venue there will be a cover charge after 7pm)
Sunday: 7pm - 12:30am
Credit Cards Accepted
Live Music Played
All In London Review
Rough round the edges, but truly London
However there’s something about the dinginess that appeals to performers, for this is truly a musician’s music venue. In the past Jeff Buckley and the Libertines have played here, and it’s located in ‘Tin Pan Alley’ aka Denmark Street, an epicentre of rehearsal rooms, recording studios and guitar shops.
There’s a pool table for those disinterested in the live bands, which play every night and lean towards rock, blues and folk. Food is served until 9pm too and is particularly inexpensive. The club stays open till 3am and is therefore a good spot for a cheap late night drink though admission fees apply, but these are usually around £6 - £7.
A place to gather for (rock) music lovers, down to earth drinkers and wannabe musicians, the 12 Bar Club is rough and ready but a true London experience nonetheless.
Reviewed by Leila
Published on Oct 14, 2008
It’s not just the location on the legendary Denmark Street that makes the Twelve Bar Club so highly regarded. It’s the bands and the tunes they play. An eclectic lineup from rock and roll to skuzzy garage rock graces the intimate bar from night to night and rarely disappoints.
The staff are very friendly and the drinks are cheap.
Sep 14, 2013
May 22, 2010