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Retro Bar

#238 of 1,210 Nightlife in London
Open Now: 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Great small bar.

This is a fab little bar and has a great jukebox. So many gay bars try too hard and this one... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2015
MikeD934
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Appley Bridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
in an alley a very friendly pub

for those who love music, this LGBT bar is certainly worth a a visit: walls are covered with... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2014
GianniS2
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Genoa, Italy
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2 George Court, London WC2N 6HH, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Great as ever but who on earth is polishing the beer fonts? Nobody by all appearances. They are tarnished and covered in dust - not appealing in the least. Staff have plenty of time on their hands but don't appear motivated. This is simple!

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Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

This is a fab little bar and has a great jukebox. So many gay bars try too hard and this one doesn't. We had a relaxed afternoon drinking here and I would definitely recommend it.

Thank MikeD934
Reviewed December 23, 2014

Cool jukebox and friendly staff. It is on a tiny passageway off the Strand.If it is not over crowded you definitely enjoy the atmosphere. Pints are less then 4 Pounds. Go there and get Retro..

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Spent Sunday afternoon in this little bar and loved every minute.. Great atmosphere in a small back street of central London.... We will be back soon... So I hope they have re stocked the gin !!!

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Reviewed September 16, 2014

for those who love music, this LGBT bar is certainly worth a a visit: walls are covered with excellent vintage pictures of mainly all-UK musicians, including a stunning black and white picture of Kate Bush. Incidentally, price is more than OK and a smiling staff....More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a fairly regular place for us especially if meeting friends up town. It's ideally located near to stations covent garden and soho and is always always busy enough or raging with a great crowd and lovely mix of business peeps tourists and local...More

2  Thank suenhelen
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great little bar with lots of fun characters. Great drinks! Great music! Great fun! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a good time and a drinks.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Always glad to visit when in London. The most welcoming gay bar I know, bar none. Highly recommened by the International Gender and Sexuality Alliance as one of the International bars in their "Places You Must Visit 2014" listings.

Thank julienfitzg
Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

I used to be a local of this place, until last night. Without any reason, the waiter was plainly rude and treated me like s... I'm not coming back

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Visited Retro Bar with friends one evening a few months ago - it was about 11.55pm when we got served - I bought a not inexpensive round totally about £30. By the time I had managed to sit down and start on our drinks we...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
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hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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