Pubs and Bars to Visit After Olympics Events in Mayfair and Belgravia
Mayfair and Belgravia are the perfect places to drink in some of the excitement surrounding the London Olympics 2012.
If you're planning on socialising after Olympics events, Mayfair and Belgravia have a fantastic array of pubs, bars, gastro pubs and nightlife. You can enjoy cocktails, fine wines, real ales and good food whilst being just a stone's throw away from all the athletic Olympic action.
Olympics Nightlife at the Punch Bowl
Built in 1750, The Punch Bowl – housed in a traditional Georgian building – is a prime Olympic pub. Located on Farm Street in Mayfair, it's open between 12pm and 11pm on Mondays through to Saturdays, and from 12pm to 5pm on Sundays. At this high-profile hangout, you might even spot celebrities watching the sports and enjoying some Olympics drinking games alongside you!
The Guinea Grill for an Olympic Visit
The Guinea Grill balances style, sophistication and tradition in an understated location that’s perfect for relaxed Olympics bar drinks. It has a fantastic selection of pies, fish dishes and steaks to tempt your taste buds, and its bar offers a range of ales to enjoy drinking after Olympics events – it’s the ideal gastro-pub to wind down after the excitement of games. If you're inspired by the Olympians, meanwhile, and fancy a bit of gentle exercise, The Guinea Grill offers a guided tour of Mayfair that includes drinks, as well as lunch or dinner. It’s located at Bruton Place in Mayfair and is open Mondays to Fridays from 11.30am to 10.30pm, and from 6pm to 10.30pm on Saturdays.
The Nag's Head for an Olympic Celebration
The Nag's Head, at Kinnerton Street in Belgravia, is another great place to unwind after an exhausting day of Olympics events. This is a bar steeped in tradition, with an unspoilt interior that’s full of bric-a-brac and unique curiosities. Here you can discuss the day’s events with friends and enjoy Olympics drinks away from the jostling crowds of the capital – there’s even a strict ‘no mobile phones’ policy. It is open from 11am until 11pm Monday to Saturday and from noon until 10.30pm on Sunday.
Olympics cocktails at Kona Kai
Just a short distance away from Mayfair and Belgravia, you can enjoy Olympics cocktails and games within a uniquely fun and vibrant atmosphere at Kona Kai in Chelsea. Take part in this Polynesian-themed bar’s hula hooping and dancing competitions and you could experience the rush of an Olympics victory – albeit on a slightly smaller scale. There are medals and awards for the winners, so you can even take a memento of your triumph home with you. And if you partaking in socialising as an Olympics event, you can’t leave without tasting Kona Kai’s Spirit of Olympia Iced Tea Cocktail – it's sure to get you in the mood for the night ahead. This bar is open Tuesdays to Thursdays from 5pm to 12.30am, Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 1.30am, and on Sundays from 4pm until 12:30am.
Mayfair and Belgravia near the Olympic Park
For those who want to enjoy your Olympic party in luxurious style, Mayfair and Belgravia are ideal. Just a short tube ride away from Olympic Park, and with a range of pubs and bars offering drinks, great food and a chic, stylish atmosphere, there’s no better time to visit these lively and fascinating parts of London.