Can anyone recommend any really nice

bars near The Savoy?

My friends (from NY) are staying at The Savoy so not the bar there as they want something a little different.

If they are from out of town they might not have experienced the cliché that is Gordon's wine bar. 

 

Otherwise No.1 Aldwych, Rules or the Punch and Judy.

There is also a bar on top of that new hotel opposite No 1 Aldwych. Seven Stars is a nice pub on a summer's afternoon

Sorry, I meant Bedford and Strand

Smith and Wollensky's is near too

One aldwych would be ok.  coal hole for authentic booza

They liked The Punchbowl in Mayfair, but am not sure authentic boozers are their scene.

I think that Rules bar will be perfect: English but also with nice cocktails.

Last time I went the cocktail barman was from Boston....

Actually send them to the  cheshire cheese (the one at the ludgate end of flt st - they wont care about the sam smiths problem being seppos) - it is exactly what yanks love to imagine about "olde england" and has the Samuel Johnson connection (and they can take in his gaff just behind).  Also worth thinking about that one in licoln's inn fields combined with a trip to the john soane and hunterian.  all easily walkable.

I am going to, and I don't want a Sam Smiths £3.50 glass of white wine.

If its later on then take them to the Players Bar in Charring Cross Theatre.  I reckon your average yank would love it even if they are a bit uptight.  

The Bar in Christophers is OK if you want an ordinary yank style upmarket bar.

Oh, also The Den Terrace at the St Martins Lane hotel is v nice on a warm summer's evening.

A good night isn't predicated on expensive wine -take them down the boozer and have a laugh. There's a spoons on Holborn.

There used yo be a brilliant bar upstairs at Simpsons, dunno if still there.

yes it is! Knights bar. Fabulous place, yanks would love it.

we're going out for dinner afterwards.  

Another chap is joining us for drinks.  I hope that they re going to try to set me up!

Surely American tourists are going to want a old skool british pub rather than a swanky bar which are ten a penny in NY?

Somewhere like the Harp or the Lamb & Flag.

 

Surely American tourists are going to want a old skool british pub rather than a swanky bar which are ten a penny in NY?

Somewhere like the Harp or the Lamb & Flag.

 

Have we established whether Judo is hooking for a better class of clientele, seeking a sugar daddy or taking guests out for drinks yet?

You want to take Judy up the coal hole?  Man, you're a dark horse, Abbster.

Christopher’s is basically predicted on yank visitors

lobby bar at aldwych

what everybody else said