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Retro Bar

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Address: 2 George Court, London WC2N 6HH, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7321 2811
Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 14:00 - 23:00

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Evening out with friends

This is the place to meet for a catch up with friends on a Friday evening. Friendly relaxed great bar. Also you're not ripped off with drink prices in the centre of London

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Martin G
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to meet for a catch up with friends on a Friday evening. Friendly relaxed great bar. Also you're not ripped off with drink prices in the centre of London

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1 Thank Martin G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

It's nice to be treated like a regular, even on your first vist. I go to Retro Bar regulalrly, but not often. Over the past 2 years I've been there 6-8 times. Most visits are to enjoy a stand-up comedy night in the upstairs room, but also include drinks downstairs before or after the show. Every time the greeting is... More 

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1 Thank JRBrookes
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We always come here if we are seeing a Show in and around Charring Cross as it's a fantastic little bar. It's down an alleyway and very unassuming but it's got a fab group of people who are a bit different to the 'other' bars around town. Well worth trying out. You might just bump into me 😋 Love this... More 

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2 Thank Gavin O
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have only ever been here during the day and it is a lovely retreat from the bustle of London. It is hidden down a side alley off the Strand and we have always enjoyed a quiet drink here.

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2 Thank pdobison
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

A friendly, welcoming gay bar. The jukebox alone, is an excuse to visit this pub. Tucked down a little alleyway, just off the Strand, I cant believe I've only discovered this place. Staff were so friendly, one even offered to carry my drinks for me....you don't get that much in London these days! I got chatting to a few people... More 

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2 Thank Stephanie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Great laid back gay bar. Good music. Nice people. Nothing too fancy. We had great drinks and good company. Lots of fun!

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2 Thank Benjamin S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here recently for a drink ax it Was a nice day , not a large venue space ours use to stand and drink and chat , nice place

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2 Thank robert k
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

A good venue for meeting up with friends but music can sometimes be a little loud! Popular and friendly staff. Amazingly priced bottle of wine for Central London.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This bar is quieter than most of the ones around it but still thought it was worth a visit. The decor is very cool and the music is excellent. There is an upstairs room that can be hired out for private functions. We were drinking bottles of wine and found it very good value.

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2 Thank Voilareally
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Love going here. 1 of the few places in central London where a bottle of wine doesn't cost a small mortgage. Always very friendly. Great place for a pre show drink

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London 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 these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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