Step into Retro Bar, just off the Strand near Charing Cross, and you'll feel as though you've walked into a timewarp. This little indie bar features memorabilia of iconic musicians from the 1950s onwards, and even has a jukebox to match.
The lively bar is set out over two floors, with the downstairs bar being the more raucous of the two - look out for the quizzes, game nights and impromptu singalong sessions.
Venue Details & Map
2 George CourtLondonWC2N 6HH
- +44 (0)20 7839 8760
- Public transport:
- Charing Cross, Underground
Top 5 reviews of Retro Bar
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
A cute little bar tucked away down a side street off the Strand. A great selection of drinks, helpful staff and a friendly atmosphere. more
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 diapers...no thanks!). I gave it a shot, but I just can't go for that. There was nothing... 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
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