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.
GREEN CARNATION / No5
Now under new management and with a new look Green Carnation relaunched on the London gay scene on Halloween 204. With host Chrissy Darling on the weekends and a line up of some the scenes best known house and commercial DJs…GC offers 3 levels. Top level plays commercial house and hosts cabaret, street level has more club vibes and lounge and basement has the venues facilities plus large table and seated booths.
WHERE: : 4-5 GREEK ST. SOHO London W1D 4DD (map)
OPEN: 4pm-2.30am every day except Sunday 4pm-12.30am
CROWD: A mixed crowd of Soho straights, gay, lesbians, clubbers and drinkers. Nice comfy sofas, top DJs on weekends and 3 levels.
WHERE: 11 Soho Square, Soho, W1 (>>MAP).
OPEN: The Edge Bar is open
Mon-Thurs 4pm – 1am
Friday 4pm – 3am
Saturday 2pm – 3am
Sunday 4pm – midnight
CROWD: Mixed and eclectic from clubbers to metrosexuals over three floors. Top 40 tunes.
WHERE:50, Clapham High St, Clapham, London, United Kingdom (>>MAP).
OPEN: see below
Monday 17:00 to 23:00
Tuesday 17:00 to 23:00
Wednesday 17:00 to 00:00
Thursday 17:00 to 00:00
Friday 17:00 to 01:00
Saturday 16:00 to 01:00
Sunday 13:00 to 00:00
CROWD: Serves as Clapham’s gay local (where a lot of gay people live)
WHERE: 30 Lisle Street, Soho, London, England. (>>MAP).
OPEN: Mon-Sun Midday – 3am
CROWD: 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: 79 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0NE
OPENING TIMES: Monday to Wednesday 4pm to 2am | Thursday and Friday 4pm to 3am | Saturday 2pm to 3am | Sunday 2pm to 11pm
CROWD: Late night gay bar attracting a more down to earth crowd.
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
CROWD: 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!!
At weekends the bar showcases the best of London’s D.J. talent, with Alessandro Londra, Brent Nicholls, Sharon O Love, Massimo Paramour and more. Occasionally with big name guests like the Freemasons, Boy George and Moto Blanco.
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 prentention 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: 5 Brewer St, London W1F (>>MAP).
OPEN: Mon-Sat 10:00pm-3:00am £5 weekday / £10 weekends
CROWD: A bar come club come private members venue Shadow Lounge attracts a wide cross section of people from the secretary/hairdresser type crowd to the more pretentious type. Plenty of Latin lovelies and hunks too.
Shadow Lounge has been freshly renovated installing a state of the art sound system, massive hi definition screens projecting artistic and sexy clips and a super pixel lighting grid. Private booths are available for those with a minimum spend. Opened Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat from 9pm-3am.
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
CROWD: 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!