Comptons is located in what used to be a Victorian hotel. In the 1950’s, the hotel had become a pub called ‘The Swiss Tavern’ and acquired a reputation as being a meeting place for gay men which at the time was illegal.
In 1986, the name was changed to “Comptons of Soho” and it came out in the open as being a gay bar. Now, more than 25 years later, Comptons is still regarded as one of the most popular gay bars in London.
The bar attracts a more mature, beer-drinking crowd than found in some of the other gay bars in Soho.
weekday: 12:00 - 23:30
weekend: 12:00 - 24:00; Sun 12:00 - 22:30
venue: bar | features: bar, music | customers: gay | attracts: All types
“Saturday night boozer for London's bears and "real" men. Friendly staff, decent beer and reasonable prices. Toilets can get a bit iffy as the nights progress.“
Steve on 19-07-2015 | Problem with this review?
“My favourite bar in Soho. Good beer, real men and friendly service. Recommended.“
John on 30-01-2013 | Problem with this review?
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