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Cool (gay) bar

Great location, old school bar with friendly service. We were at the Beareoki (get it?) on Sunday... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2019
Snapcase1968
Karen is the best

No matter the time of day, or night this place is welcoming, friendly and proper old school pub... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2019
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Jul 27, 2019
“Cool (gay) bar”
Jun 11, 2019
“Karen is the best”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this bar, It was small but has a large upstairs seating area. Great atmosphere, reasonable drinks and friendly staff. Did karaoke on the Sunday evening which was enjoyed by all. The bars is just off Oxford Street so easy to get to and does...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a couple drinks (stood outside) on very busy Friday night. Good atmosphere inside though and away from the hustle bustle of central Soho bars! Quick service as ever!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chris0007
Reviewed July 27, 2019

Great location, old school bar with friendly service. We were at the Beareoki (get it?) on Sunday which was great fun. The bearflags outside indicate what kinda people you can expect inside ;)

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Snapcase1968
Reviewed June 11, 2019

No matter the time of day, or night this place is welcoming, friendly and proper old school pub. Conversations with engaging people and always a shot or five to be enjoyed. The assistant manager Karen is the best, always willing to go the extract mile!...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank karensfriend
Reviewed June 11, 2019

Great pub for a chilled out drink, especially if you're alone and just want to feel atmosphere. No pressure to be on show as there so often is in other gay bars.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank ExecutiveBiker
Reviewed June 11, 2019

friendly welcome and great prices ( esp Tuesday for beers ) . When other bars in Soho change their look/style The Kings Arms still looks/feels like the best place to hang out with your mates or meet new folks. Also the quiz night is fantastic...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Terence6
Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Fowl beer, place smelt. I had a doom bar. Tasted sour and off. Took one sip and left. Needed the loo, but didn’t dare go in there. Avoid

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank william B
Reviewed June 3, 2019

The Kings Arms has great atmosphere in the evenings at the weekend. During the week, it is also a nice quiet pub to escape from Oxford St. Nice real ale and craft beers as well as mainstream lagers. Great value on Tuesday and Wednesday discount...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Quantumlondon1
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

Visited here 5th December with my other half. Only popped in for a pint about 9.30pm and ended up staying till closing. Friendly helpful staff. Mike and a Scottish guy. Ended up drinking raspberry sambucca shots. Relaxed happy environment. Mike helped with club suggestions and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KAMandSTU
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Not a bad bar at all, lots folk stand on pavement. Service is ok but decor inside bit 80s-90s. Decent selection drinks and prices ok.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris0007
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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
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