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The Retro Bar
2 George CourtCharing CrossLondonWC2N 6HH
- +44 (0)20 7839 8760
- Public transport:
- Charing Cross, Underground
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
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
This bar effectively combines two of my favorite things in a bar: Hidden in an alleyway and filled with gays. That sounds bad, but you know how I love a bar off the beaten path. Retro Bar is a great place to stop if you're looking for somewhere to go that isn't filled with pretension and has a cozy relaxed crowd.
They get gold stars for 1) Jukebox 2) Seating that allows you to actually be...more
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
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