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The Intimate Bar - CLOSED

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Karen Clarkey and joanna/aiden

My husband and I came here in September... Best nite of our holiday.. Used to be intimate bar but... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2018
Sauchie, United Kingdom
via mobile
what a blast

Spent New Years Eve in the intimate bar, we had a fabulous time, we are always made welcome by... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2018
Coventry, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Long established British bar in the old town of Benidorm since 1965. Gay friendly music bar. Enter as strangers but definitely leave with new acquaintances and friendships.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Calle Palma 6 Bajo, 03501 Benidorm, Spain
+34 682 86 34 08
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All reviews warm welcome every night old town keep up the good work port of call robert regulars holiday xx drinks lads entertainment
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

We were aware that Robert was no longer at the intimate bar and that it had new owners and a new name. The thistle bar appears to be sad and neglected. The pictures on the wall have changed but the very spirit of this once...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came here in September... Best nite of our holiday.. Used to be intimate bar but now the thistle. Amazing owners /staff. We came back in Dec and were recognised straight away. Staff will sit and talk to u for hours if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Y1665HWcb
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Now owned by a straight guy who encourages rough groups of lads with rave music. What a shame no longer a safe friendly haven for nice respectable people.

Date of experience: April 2018
11  Thank Deathoftheoldtown
IANANDROB, Owner at The Intimate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Sorry to hear this. As the previous owner, for 8+ years, this review saddens me. I suppose things have to end and move on, sometimes not for the better.

Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Spent New Years Eve in the intimate bar, we had a fabulous time, we are always made welcome by Robert, best host in Benidorm. We've made so many friends in the intimate bar, everyone's friendly, there's always someone to talk to, this is a MUST...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank kevtravers
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Visited Benidorm for fiesta's and stayed in the old town. Lot of bars and restaurants turned into pena in calla de Palma but not the intimate bar. Atmosphere was friendly and welcoming with people talking and laughing, just what need in a British pub and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank minesavoddy
Reviewed November 7, 2017

I was only in Benidorm a few days but couldn't miss visiting this bar. It's the friendliest place in the resort. Total strangers leave here close friends for many years. Drinks are cheap and a great number of old town visitors make this their ''local''...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Guit4rm4n
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

This bar formerly had a great reputation however, when we went in there were 3 punters in there. The thing we noticed immediately was a smell of damp & the beer prices weren't that cheap compared to others. The bar staff were very friendly &...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank NigelJ34
Reviewed October 13, 2017

We call in past here every time we are in Benidorm. Great to have a catch up with Robert for the latest news and gossip.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Mr-TaxTax
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Great little bar, in the beautiful old town. Robert was hilarious. I don't think I've ever had such a huge Bailey's with ice. Great choice of drinks with a super friendly atmosphere. Lyndon and I will be back. Thanks Robert for being such good entertainment....More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Claire70-19
Reviewed September 19, 2017

I have had the pleasure of knowing this bar for so many years. I have witnessed the changes of ownership over the last 15 years ,the changes of entertainment that is offered but the one constant that remains, is the special atmosphere that lives within...More

Date of experience: September 2017
6  Thank iancarline
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