Rupert Street
Rupert Street
4
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
About
A Gay bar in the heart of Soho. Daily happy hour from 12-8pm Offering up a warm welcome open to everyone.
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Neighborhood: Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
How to get there
  • Piccadilly Circus • 3 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 5 min walk
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  • Joseph
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great vibe of a bar
    Rupert Street Bar in Soho is incredible, and Mario is an absolute gem! Hes quick at making drinks (unmatched), his recommendations are on point, and his friendly demeanor creates an inviting atmosphere. A must-visit for a memorable cocktail experience!
    Hello C954jujosephf, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback.
    Written July 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Ali S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing cocktails before theatre
    Had a fabulous time before going to see Les Miz matinee around the corner. They had a very attractive Australian bar tender, who made us margaritas and even though it was the middle of the day and rather quiet, bar had fun atmosphere and the barman was fabulous. Definitely coming back!
    A3278lfalis, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Rupert Street Bar! We hope to see you soon!
    Written August 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Alex D
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great hospitality from Joe & Co.
    A nicely laid-out, modern gay bar with personable and diverse staff, a gem in the area. Looked after particularly well by Joe. Cocktails are good here, reasonable and good late-night atmosphere
    Alexdv2503jr, thank you so much for the positive review!
    Written August 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Alice C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous
    Had a fabulous time ! We wanted to especially thank the wonderful barman with the beautiful arms- Joseph ! He made our evening particularly memorable- he looked after us all evening, kept us entertained and he remembered our drinks before we had even asked. Highly recommend will be returning for sure x
    Alice C, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Rupert Street Bar! We hope to see you soon!
    Written August 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Bonnie L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing atmosphere
    I recently visited this bar for my birthday with a few friends and was immediately struck by the lovely atmosphere it exudes. The ambiance was perfect for a evening of celebration Upon entering, we were greeted by our server, Joseph, who left a lasting impression with his impeccable politeness and helpful nature. He truly went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and ensure our experience was top-notch. We enjoyed a few cocktails during our visit, and Joseph's attentive service added to the enjoyment of our evening. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone seeking a delightful atmosphere and exceptional service. Kudos to Joseph and the entire staff for creating such a memorable experience!
    Bonniele6329ov, thank you so much for the positive review! We look forward to your next visit! Take care! Anthony and the Team
    Written August 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Cruiser06255703570
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great vibe & atmosphere
    Went to this bar a couple of nights ago with some friends and we absolutely loved it. The atmosphere and all round vibe of the place was awesome. The staff were also great and special mention to one of them especially named Tom who really insured we had a great time and was really funny. Thanks guys !!
    Cruiser06255703570, thank you for the high star rating! We hope to see you soon!
    Written August 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Tour68387791071
    England, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a good vibe!!
    AMAZING bar, so lively, so much fun, and the bar staff make you feel so welcomed!! Joe O'Kane by far made my night, if you go to the bar, ask for him!! He'll rock your world and keep the party going!
    Tour68387791071, thank you so much for the positive review! We hope to see you soon!
    Written August 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Guide62212135400
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great craic!
    I went in with my friends from Ireland and was served by the amazing Joe! He was so lovely, hospitable great patience when taking our orders and we could have great craic with him. He is a credit to the place and an absolute legend! Really made our night! great atmosphere and most certainly come back again.
    Guide62212135400, thank you so much for your high rating! We hope to see you soon!
    Written August 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Jim J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Bar with Delicious Drinks
    While exploring London over the weekend, me and some friends popped in for a few drinks. We were greeted by a lovely gentleman with a great beard named Joe. He was very charming and made us all delicious cocktails! The bar overall has a very fun vibe to it! Its definitely on our list next time we visit London!
    Jim J, thank you so much for the positive review! We hope to see you soon!
    Written September 3, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Rafael E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bartender Joe’s arms
    I was there on a Thursday and had the funnest time with friends. The music was mainly good old pop classics and we were served by the most handsome bartender, I think his name was Joseph. Joseph’s ability to carry served pints was so impressive, we could not stop talking about his muscly arms and smily face. Would totally recommend the place and return whenever Joe’s there. Xx R
    Rafael E, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. We hope to see you soon!
    Written September 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 29, 2023
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles196 reviews
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LeeJW
London, UK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I’ve been coming here for a few years now.
The management and staff work tirelessly to ensure everyone is happy and leaves with the feeling that you had a great night. I always tend to book a table as I’m not too good with crowds after my army service and like to be out of the throng. The management are always so good at accommodating this and I can’t thank them enough.
Day times are pretty quiet but evenings can get very busy. The atmosphere is buzzing, electric, very welcoming and very friendly.
Some people do sometimes complain at the amount of time they’ve had to wait at the bar to be served. All I can say to that is.....this bar serves cocktails. If all bar staff are making cocktails then you will have to wait a few mins. Staff are not ignoring you, they will get to you. The bar staff are brilliant and VERY hard working.
This is an extremely busy Westend bar with a great atmosphere. You could do a lot worse.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thank you for this review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Written January 22, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gay London Traveler
London, UK245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
I love this bar, and I appreciate that all bars are struggling at the moment, so we went as group to support.

The door man was very informative, advising us what to expect inside and how to order etc.

the main issue with the visit was the attitude and arrogance of the waiters and gentleman cleaning the tables. We asked how he was, he gave us the filthiest of looks, picked up our glasses and without talking to explaining, cleaned the tables. I appreciate that staff are fielding peoples anxiety at the moment, but being friendly will make everyone feel safe and want to stay. Due his attitude and the drink server (female) attitude, we decided to leave.

I have always loved this bar, the music, atmosphere and staff make it a special place so I am hoping this is a one off.

It was lovely to see the regular bar staff back doing a job they love.
Written July 23, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, Sorry to hear you haven't had the best experience here with us. If you'd like to discuss this further please email us at rupertstreetbar.london@stonegatepubs.com. Otherwise we look forward to welcoming you back soon and hope we reach your 5 star expectations next time. All the best
Written September 4, 2020
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JP
London, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
I have now been here a number of times in the past two months. The kind of service I have received here has been amazing! The staff is so friendly, yet professional. They help make me feel safe and secure as a queer person visiting a new space after such a long time. Lewis is a great ambassador for the bar, and is very skilled at making a mean cocktail. As someone who has worked in hospitality for a long time, I know workers such as Lewis make a huge difference in the level of service offered and play a huge decision in whether or not customers want to return to an establishment. The happy hour is a generous offer, and even out of it the cocktails are well worth the money.

After the hell of COVID, I am happy to have found a place I can feel comfortable in and taken care off by the wonderful staff.
Written September 7, 2021
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thank you for this feedback!
Written October 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Markandnige
249 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Usually a great place but bar staff seem to be very mixed. Some bar staff just seem to serve who they want when they want, hang around with their friends at the bar which makes it hard to get a drink. Lewis was super cheerful which was nice
Did get overcharged by £10 for a bottle of Lanson which just shows the bar staff are but really concentrating - less dancing and chatting and more serving customers please
Written January 19, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're glad to hear you usually have a great time, fortunately we do get very busy behind the bar, we're sorry to hear on this occasion you were left feeling disappointed. I have fed back your comments to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, and hopefully we'll meet your expectations and get those stars up to a 5. All the best
Written January 22, 2020
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CorkcityFrog
Cork city6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Myself and my partner “tried” to call to this bar one Sunday evening about 6.30pm, we had been here on previous trips to London and found it a fun and friendly bar.
As we were about to go in the front door a very unfriendly, smug almost aggressive doorman stood in our way without even saying a word, when I said excuse me he asked us if we’d ever been in here before? We said we had but he still didn’t move, he then for no other go reason asked to search my partners bag, when I asked why? He replied because I can, we this I said come on let’s go.
This is an extremely poor reflection on a London city centre iconic landmark bar, this is the type of aggression that is 20 years behind the times to a community that has tried for many years to gain equality. A word with door staff on costumer service is very badly needed here.
The next time we go to London (2024) we will try this bar again and see is there a different attitude, hopefully there will be and I’ll write a new review.
Written December 28, 2023
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Corkcityfrog, we regret to hear that you had this experience with us.
Written January 1, 2024
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Paul
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
I was with a friend, both followed procedures. Then embarrassingly got kicked out for “dancing” but we were literally stood at our own table. Instead of asking us politely, the manager sent over 2 bouncers to kick us out. Bear in mind too the music was WAY loud anyway and there were others slightly dancing. I found this completely unacceptable to embarrass us this way and other people in the bar couldn’t even believe this either. Think about what you’re doing before kicking people out.
Written November 5, 2020
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Sorry to see you haven't had the best experience here with us, unfortunately on the evening you had broken our covid policy several times and this resulted in you being asked to leave the venue. We have measures in place as I'm sure you are aware for the safety of our customers and our team. If you would like to discuss this further please email us at ruperstreetbar.london@stonegatepubs.coom All the best
Written November 26, 2020
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CLHScott
London, UK182 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This bar used to be our go-to for midweek drinks and for long Saturday evenings getting slowly drunk on gin and tonics. Sadly last night a very surly member of staff angrily told us we had to leave the bar as our dog was with us (note we have had two dogs over the last 12 years and they've both been with us on multiple occasions when we've been to Rupert Street). Apparently there has been a change of policy and despite this being London, a city in which a quarter of the population has a dog, and despite literally every other gay bar in the area accepting dogs, Rupert Street now doesn't, inexplicably. Furthermore, the vexatious way in which we were angrily told to leave the bar by the officious and brusque member of staff has left a really bitter taste.

Even on days when I don't take my dog to the office I don't see us going back to Rupert Street anymore. A huge shame.
Written August 2, 2022
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Hello Christian. I’m sorry to hear that you feel you have been spoken to poorly, I will address this with the team member who spoke with you. Dogs have always been welcome outside, but the policy for no pets inside has always been the case as the bar plays loud music and there is often broken glass making it unsafe for the dog/ any pet. I apologise if this hasn’t been communicated to you on previous visits. I am currently away on annual leave but if you would like to discuss this with myself in person (General manager) I return next week. It’s a shame you have chosen to go to every social media platform to leave a 1 star review for a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community that we would like to see you continue to use, so please feel free to speak to me in person and we can have a chat and a gin & tonic on me.
Written August 8, 2022
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Bonnie L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
I recently visited this bar for my birthday with a few friends and was immediately struck by the lovely atmosphere it exudes. The ambiance was perfect for a evening of celebration Upon entering, we were greeted by our server, Joseph, who left a lasting impression with his impeccable politeness and helpful nature. He truly went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and ensure our experience was top-notch. We enjoyed a few cocktails during our visit, and Joseph's attentive service added to the enjoyment of our evening. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone seeking a delightful atmosphere and exceptional service. Kudos to Joseph and the entire staff for creating such a memorable experience!
Written August 15, 2023
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Bonniele6329ov, thank you so much for the positive review! We look forward to your next visit! Take care! Anthony and the Team
Written August 18, 2023
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james j
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Great bar, we had a wonderful time here on the weekend.
was really good to see see the management on the door taking their covid protocols seriously, we felt very safe.
very busy on the weekend, lie seems to be returning to normal.
Written May 24, 2021
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Hi James, thank you for this review we appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Written June 30, 2021
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Andrea G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
This bar had a very positive atmosphere and was great to go to for some drinks on a Friday night. There was an incident where me and my friends (gay) felt unsafe and discriminated against by other guests and the security were really professional at dealing with it. This bar really does keep the safety of the LGBTQ+ community at its core and is a great safe space! I highly recommend and thank you so much for helping us out.
Written September 4, 2022
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