30 Old Compton Street, London, United Kingdom, W1D 4UR
G-A-Y is part of the fabric of gay London. Originally a popular nightclub at the now demolished Astoria Theatre G-A-Y now operates two bars in central London and dance parties at Heaven.
Located in the heart of Soho, the G-A-Y Bar attracts a fun-loving younger crowd most nights of the week. Cheap drinks Monday to Thursdays. The bar is a bit like the Tardis – bigger on the inside than you think.
The venue is spread across three floors. The 1st floor (upstairs bar) can be far more popular than the ground floor during the week as it has a small outdoor terrace (usually full of smokers). The basement is slightly more chic.
G-A-Y is packed at the weekend. Everyone is frisked on the way in. Like all big bars, be aware of your wallet and phone.
Nearest Underground: Tottenham Court Road
“Definitely a popular choice with the younger camper guys – having said that, it was the most lively bar we visited on Wednesday (middle July 2015). The ground floor was almost deserted when we walked in (about 8pm). But the upstairs bar had a decent crowd and the outdoor space packed. Don’t expect to have any sort of meaningful conversation – music is just too loud. First timers tip – toilets are on the 2nd floor and basement.”
Steve on 07-19-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Europe user, not of Travel Gay Europe. Problem with this review?
“Pickpockets and bag thieves. Seating what their is of it is poor with no comfort. Owner isn’t bothered about his customers and hasn’t spent any money on his venue since he opened it over 10 years ago!”
Peter on 04-29-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Europe user, not of Travel Gay Europe. Problem with this review?
“Nice, relaxed vibe. Great music, cheap drinks deals and lots of cute, hot guys to keep an eye on – G-A-Y is a good place to start a night out in Soho. Upstairs is more relaxed than downstairs, which is quite dark and gloomy. Prices on weekends are expensive, so go during the week.”
David on 03-17-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Europe user, not of Travel Gay Europe. Problem with this review?