An offshoot of the famous G-A-Y club night at Heaven, G-A-Y Bar is the perfect place to start your evening. There are three floors (with a lesbian bar on the lower floor), plus a video jukebox and screens displaying customers' text messages. For late-night drinking, head to nearby G-A-Y Late.
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G A Y Bar
Old Compton Street
- +44 20 7494 2756
Used to come here all the time before I moved to the States. Just moved back to London and the two times I've tried to come in here... Completely rejected. MEMBERS ONLY. There was barely a line and they just opened. They told us "full capacity", but it was definitely a lie since they let a group of just boys in, this is definitely against women and shouldn't be tolerated. They wouldn't let us...more
If you like bitchy twink queens who don't brush their teeth then come here. Was very disappointed. The door staff were rude, ditto the bar staff. Prices were pathetic, even for London standards. There are so many good gay bars in London. This is not one of them, Stay away.more
The place I have frequented the most this year.
Drinks are very cheap, music is good and atmosphere is friendly - good place for dancing, drinking, hanging out with friends and getting wasted without having to sell a kidney (not something easy to do in London).
It would be my favourite place on Earth if it didn't close at midnight.more
I came here on a Thursday night with a friend, and we headed straight to the bar on the first floor. Queues were packed at 10PM, but £1.70 for a selection of 7 drinks (beers, ciders, basic mixed selection, jaegers)? Yes!!! Because the wait can be annoying, I wouldd suggest buying drinks in bulk - I saw one guy carrying 8 shots away from the bar, haha.
The second floor also has a bar, a...more
If you want an unpretentious, dance happy gay bar that leans on the young side of the demographic scale, then G-A-Y is perfection. We found the drinks to be relatively cheap by London standards, the bartenders were very friendly, and the crowd was loose and fun.
I agree with those that state the music can be bi-polar. It's all over the place...from current top 40 to obscure brit-pop....more