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
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
I did -not- want to go here, I could tell from peeking inside that this is -not- our kind of crowd ... but The Husband insisted we step in for a drink. Just -one- drink.
We made our way through the storm of twinks and their BFF girlfriends to the bar, got a couple of glasses of red wine, then my husband led me further into the swirling mass. We were at least two decades older than anyone...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
Soho's cheap thrills and spills gay bar. One of the most well known gay bars in town, but, for what reasons one may ask...
If you've ever been to Soho or just had a wander down Old Compton Street then you'd be no stranger to know of or spot this bar. The big G-A-Y logo outside the front and the pink setting visible outside as well it being inescapable inside is bound to plant a memory in your...more