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Zoo Bar

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Address: 13-18 Bear Street, London WC2H 7AQ, England
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+44 20 7839 4188
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16:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 03:30

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ok for the footie

Ok bar to watch football at, shame its foreign satellite so no sound and booming music. Only went to watch a match, no atmosphere and seemed more geared up to groups of young... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul H
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awful , overcrowded to maximum capacity where you can't even take a step, 2 staff at the bar with overpriced drinks in short plastic glasses, a till breaks down leaving 1 till and a £5 charge to go in stand at the bar waiting to get served for 20 minutes and walk out without even getting a drink. No thanks

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2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well placed, very small, and crowded. Do not go on fridays, they will charge you 5 pound for half pint. You will be not being able to move, dance or speak. As it's very small and crowded. That not the worst, cause despite this, with the 50% offer in drinks me and my friends where enjoying the evening, until they... More 

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Thank Amanda M
Esbjerg, Denmark
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to stop in an see the rugby on Sunday aftenoon, could see plenty of screens and thought we'd give it a go. They had no draught beers, run out because they had been busy on Saturday night. Got a bottle of cider and was asked to go next door to get a Coke for the wife and kid. Plenty... More 

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Thank Jonathan M
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place offers good beer and music, if you are in London and exactly in leicester Square you definitely have to get a beer or a Cocktail un this bar and si not expensive.

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Thank Juanseortegav
Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok bar to watch football at, shame its foreign satellite so no sound and booming music. Only went to watch a match, no atmosphere and seemed more geared up to groups of young people starting a night out. Drink prices were decent

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Thank Paul H
Greenford,middx, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends drinks were reasonably price not busy for a Saturday night .There is a club also downstairs we could hear each other and didn't queue long at bar .You wouldn't know you were in central London .

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Thank Deena B
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Horrible, watered down drinks and an awful selection for ridiculous prices. Classic tourist trap. Extremely disappointed. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Watered down drinks. Pay for coat storage and have employees badger you for putting your coat on the railings or even the floor. Terrible music. Boring crowd. Avoid if you want somewhere interesting

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Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

As a foreign working in London im not really into going to places where is full of spanierds therefore i never wanted to go there as i knew it would be full of spanish people.. but i wanted to give it a chance... bahh not worth it... its just not a nice atmosphere to be... the place is not nice... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

When in the Leicester Square area this is a good early meeting point if you're in town for a night out. I would not normally go to this sort of joint as I imagine it gets very busy later on, so I prefer the small bar on the right entrance which has excellent prices beer/wine/cocktails from 5-9pm. I believe it... More 

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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 neighbourhood 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.
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