The Retro Bar

3 out of 5 Based on 23 reviews

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The Retro Bar

2 George Court
Charing Cross
+44 (0)20 7839 8760
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Charing Cross, Underground


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3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Retro Bar

2.0 out of 5 28 August 2013
by Tanya V.

Saw the flags, but did not get the hint. I'm certainly not opposed to dropping into a gay bar now and then, but was surprised to see the Ladies room sign on the back of the entrance door. :)

Anyway, we stayed for a drink and it was fine. Retro is a sticky little bar that seems like it would be a good party spot if you're a bit tipsy. We were here at about 5 on a Saturday, so the crowd was...more

4.0 out of 5 12 November 2012
by Michelle B.

Only a few months since my last review, but it's lost a star.

The last few visits to my favourite bar in town have been disappointing to say the least. The service has gone downhill.

A friend had booked the upstairs for her birthday and the service was shocking. The barman, who I've known to be rude before was on top form. Very offensive, shout-y and overcharged me twice on drinks. I feel...more

4.0 out of 5 2 October 2012
by Lauren V.

What a win. A visiting friend discovered this gay bar (thanks Yelp!) while in London and brought me along to check it out. The drinks were CHEAP, especially considering the area. £3 for Smirnoff drinks that magically got even less expensive the more you ordered (2 doubles for £8? I'll take it!).

The music was FANTASTIC (pet shop boys, Morrissey, the cure, the ronnettes) and atmosphere really...more

4.0 out of 5 12 July 2009
by Carol K.

I had to laugh as I let my colleague pick the bar that we went to tonight and as we were walking down the street she points to Retro and says, "There".

There, indeed. Retro is a gay bar located in the Covent Garden area and situated down a narrow alley. We walked in, and unbeknownst to my colleague found ourselves right smack dab in the middle of men playing board games. singing along to the...more

3.0 out of 5 9 April 2009
by Simon C.

Retro Bar is a hidden gem to those gays in the know. basically, if you're desperate to get away from the Soho crowds and relax with a few good friends (including Kate Bush on the juke box) then this is the place for you. Hidden down a small alleyway, you'd blink and you'd miss it, when you get to the 'Superdrug' pharmacy turn right.

Drinks are reasonably priced for central London. There's a...more