The Retro Bar

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The Retro Bar

2 George Court
Charing Cross
+44 (0)20 7839 8760
Public transport:
Charing Cross, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 24 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

2.0 out of 5 27 March 2012
by Bill T.

I-- I'll do anything that you want me to do,

And I'll do almost anything that you want me to do,

But I can't go for that, (No can do)

No, I can't go for that, (No can do)

Oh, I can't go for that, (No can do)*

That sums up my opinion of Retro (also what I said when I went out with someone who was into thanks!). I gave it a shot, but I just can't go for that. There was nothing...more

4.0 out of 5 1 July 2011
by Duncan W.

The first bar I was introduced to in London when I went for a Trip to visit some friends.

Has that hip/indy/studenty slightly grungy, old leather sofa feel, there just don't seem to be any places like this on the Manchester gay scene.

Had a really nice relaxed night here, good music, friendly staff and to top it all the drinks wern't even as much as I expected! would deffinately go again.more

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