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G-A-Y Bar

Nightlife, Alternative nightlife Soho
3 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)

Jeremy Joseph’s G-A-Y Bar has everything you’d expect: cheap drinks offers, a young crowd and plenty of Kylie. It’s spread over three floors, and is always busy. Some love it, others hate it, but if you’re the kind of person who adores pink whistles and cowboy hats, and likes to party with their gal pals, this is the place to come. And, fear not, when this door closes, another opens at G-A-Y Late – the same old formula only later. G-A-Y Late is housed in a plush lounge bar at 5 Goslett Yard that was once home of gay members’ club Shaun & Joe.


Venue name: G-A-Y Bar
Address: 30 Old Compton Street
Transport: Tube: Leicester Sq
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Average User Rating

2.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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It is cheap, the floors are sticky and the music is played from a jukebox. It attracts younger and older guys, great for hen parties.

I'm not sure if it's just no. 1 bar destination to go to, I think it very much has a shelf life, unless I'm feeling poor.


It is what it is - cheap and tacky. Sunday - Thurs most drinks are £ really can't find that anywhere else! There is a lesbian room downstairs, and the rest are mixed. It's loud, jukebox music, but can be fun...and cheap!

I only go for the ridiculously cheap drinks, I mean on a weekday a single mixer and a shot will be less than a fiver, crazy prices. And on Fridays and Saturdays they aren't as cheap, but still cheap than your usual bar or club. I'd say if you go, make it a starting point of your night, grab some cheapish drinks and move on to another venue. Don't really like the music in this venue,.

I had been to g.a.y  before after rallying outside parliament to lower the age of consent for gay was a good night. im a lesbian & the one thing I always thought was fantastic about the gay scene is that everyone was made to feel welcome no matter what!! in a time when clubs required ties & trousers .. no jeans & no trainers the gay scene didn't do that & it was home town has no gay scene so I  travelled over 100 miles for a night out at g.a.y . as I was filing in with everyone else this troll of a door woman put her arm across blocking my entry & told me I couldn't go in. i hadn't done anything. i was completely embarrassed & shocked, when i tried to ask her why & talk to her she got aggressive & got the men doormen over to get me away. i had to just go, i didn't know London very well,  i didn't know anywhere else to go, i think my crime was that i was alone & maybe because i was too old... i was 32 at the time. i would never attempt to go there again because it was totally horrible. so if you are solo, female or over 30 don't bother with the place because it could happen to you. the door staff need attitude adjustment!!

i have been there 2time and like it but i did not like they new i have a bf and they still asking me out or for a fuck

I went this bar 2011 / 2years before very nice time pass Friendly I enjoy every thing!!!!

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Awful, just awful. I nearly cried into my boyfriends arms it was so awful

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