G-A-Y Bar

30 Old Compton Street, London, United Kingdom, W1D 4UR

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audience rating G-A-Y Bar, 2.8 out of 5 based on 6 ratings
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G-A-Y is part of the fabric of gay London. Originally a popular nightclub at the now-demolished Astoria Theatre, G-A-Y operates two bars in central London.

Located in the heart of Soho, the bar attracts a fun-loving young crowd most nights of the week. Cheap drinks Mondays to Thursdays.

The venue is spread across 3 floors. Upstairs 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.

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




  1. Younger crowd

    “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.”


     on 07-19-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. G.A.Y. Bar

    “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!”


     on 04-29-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Nice vibe.

    “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.”


     on 03-17-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

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G-A-Y London

venue bar

features bar, music, dancing

exclusively gay

customers Gay

weekday 12:00 - 24:00

weekend 12:00 - 24:00

last updated: 09-22-2016

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