Listed below are a selection of BARS that we believe SQ site visitors would like. As with our recommended clubs, these bars attract a wide range of London’s gAylisters. Usually, the best night for these bars are Friday & Saturday, although some weekdays can be great fun and full of midweek hunks!
WHERE: 62 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 3JN London, England. (>>MAP).
OPEN: Mon-Sun Midday – 1am
CROWD: A hip, young, trendy and metorsexual bar attracting a glittering of gays and their friends.
Owned by Alan Winter and set on Frith Street in the heart of Soho, Circa is that slick neighbourhood bar with a personal touch that’ll make you feel like you’re hanging out in someone’s living room, and interiors that mix high camp with comfort.
DJs daily include Munroe Bergdorf, Adam Turner & Jonathan Bestly spinning pop, commercial house and club anthems.
TUESDAY: #TWERK – Soho’s baby #boy/girl / #hotmess JONATHAN BESTLEY brings you hot tunes, cheap drinks and happy spankings every Tuesday!
WEDNESDAY: DETAINED – Hotting up the midweek with Dance, Pop and R&B remixes. With DJs KINGSLEY, MUNROE BERGDORF and KRIS DI ANGELIS, incarceration has never been so fun!
THURSDAY: V’s. – The two super sexy hot messes that are MUNROE BERGDORF and ADAM TURNER bring you scorching tag team action with a night of Pop, R&B and House mixes to get you ready for the weekend.
FRIDAY: DISCIPLINE – One of the scene’s hottest drag divas MUNROE BERGDORF spinning a truly unique mix of pop, commercial house and r&b. This girl only plays the most up-to-date music around.
SATURDAY: the super talented and smokin’ hot ADAM TURNER spins the most cutting edge beats to freshen up Soho’s sound.
SUNDAY: Studio – Rounding off the week is DUSTY O bringing you pop pleasures and camp classics from the biggest, sparkliest, glitter-iest Disco Ball/Dj Booth in town.
One of London’s most well known and oldest bars that has been dominating the heart of the Soho gay bar scene for many years. With it being the local to many Sohoer, it has some of the scenes top DJs on the weekends along with various entertainment during the week.
WHERE: : 51-53 Old Compton St, Westminster, London W1D 6HN
OPEN: Midday-10.30pm. Midnight on weekends.
CROWD: A mix of Bears, Sohoers, gAyListers, hunks, spunks and more…a local watering hole for many with a down to earth attitude and relaxed and cruisey atmosphere.
WHERE: 30 Lisle Street, Soho, London, England. (>>MAP).
OPEN: Mon-Sun Midday – 3am
THEY SAY: Attracts a young and mixed crowd…the barmen are some of the hottest, relaxed, friendly.
Just a short step from Leciester Square, Ku Bar is open every day with serving beers, cocktails and with music and videos. London’s independently owned and run – Events and DJs 7 nights a week. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere with lots of gorgeous staff and customers, the best commercial music, videos and drinks. Hire the upstairs bar for your celebration or function or party away in Ku Klub to some of the hottest DJs on the circuit.
WHERE: 50 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DR (>>MAP).
OPEN: Mon-Sat 12:00-23:45, Sun 12:00-22:30, DJs Fri & Sat from 9pm FREE
THEY SAY: Attracts a very easy on the eye good looking crowd from hunks to clubbers, from Soho socialites to gAylisters. Very busy.
Rupert Street is ideally located right in the heart of all the action. Open 7 days a week, by day it is a relaxing & calm space, with an accomplished food offer & a massive drinks list to match. But by night the venue really comes alive with the most metrosexual crowd you will find anywhere, plenty of eye candy & thats not just the sexiest looking bar team around!!
DJS on special occasions, otherwise recorded music is played during the week and weekend.
Happy Hour on, it’s Midday till 8pm every day. All Champagne reduced. And 2 Cocktails for £12
You can also enjoy alfresco socialising, with an ideal space right round the venue and with massive glass window expanses, inside feels like outside & outisde like in.
With the pretention gone and the fun back in, Rupert Street is THE place to see & been seen on the scene. What more could you ask for?!?!”.
WHERE: 81 Wardour Street London, United Kingdom (>>MAP).
OPEN: Mon-Wednesday 5pm – 2am Thursday-Saturday 5pm – 3am Sunday 5pm – 11:30pm
THEY SAY: The Village really does offer something for everyone ‘all under one roof’. The upstairs ‘Soho Bar’ dance floor is where all the snap crackling pop, chart and commercial dance action happens, plus our gorgeous gogo boys on the bar! Descend into the basement club, where you’ll find the best in chunky funky deep house & tech with the cream of London’s dance scene DJ’s on rotation. Through to the ‘Cafe bar’ you’ll find a more relaxed vibe with lots of seating & comfy booths. Further more, head upstairs to the new ‘Cocktail Lounge’ where you’ll find another bar with luxurious booths, chandeliers and a stunning view of all the action right up Old Compton Street. Happy Hour every day from 17:00-20:00 – 50% off cocktails & selected drinks!
WHERE: 57 Rupert Street, London, Greater London W1D 7PL (>>MAP).
OPEN: Mon-Wednesday 4pm – 11:30pm Thursday 3pm – 11:30pm Friday-Saturday 2pm – 12am Sunday 2pm – 10:30pm
THEY SAY: Mon-Thurs The Yard welcomes an intelligent and attractive afterwork and evening drinks crowd, often a venue of choice for gay networking events and social gatherings. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and intimate with background rather than over whelming pumping house and lounge music. Come the weekend the ties come off and the pecs come out as the Yard revs up the gears and becomes Soho venue of choice for the smart, toned and sexy! Regular guest DJs play the freshest vocal house and the air is alive with excitement, laughter and testosterone!