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Good bar

The California Inn is a bar on the outskirts of Luton city centre. It caters mainly for the Gay... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
FrequentFlier756853
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Revived and refreshed

This popular gay venue may still be finding it's feet after a change of ownership and an extensive... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
GaryNash
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Luton, United Kingdom
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11 Jul 2018
“Good bar ”
27 Jul 2017
“Heart of Luton’s gay scene”
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The California Inn is a bar on the outskirts of Luton city centre. It caters mainly for the Gay community but is a pleasant, clean and welcoming bar with a variety of ales to choose from. It is a little bit more pricey than traditional...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Many great nights down the Cali with wonderful bar staff, regular cabaret & DJs - Plus Drink Deals and Calioke, well worth a visit....

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Now under new ownership the Cali looks great after having a refurbishment and lick of paint. The stage is much better positioned for all round views! And of course the top acts keep coming including the top names in the drag circuit: Miss Jason, Mary...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This popular gay venue may still be finding it's feet after a change of ownership and an extensive refurbishment but it shows consireable promise.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank GaryNash
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night, quite quiet but it was London Pride which may have had an effect. They do hold at least monthly drag queen cabaret nights mainly on Saturday nights with some big names performing such as Miss Jason, Drag with no name,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank jw1983
Reviewed 24 August 2013

The staff were rude and arrogant never before have I felt so intimated buying a drink came here with 5 mates and not been for a while so didn't know the new staff but safe to say wont be back unless they change

Date of experience: August 2013
6  Thank David W
Reviewed 21 March 2013

I loved the bar. I had a run in with Chris and he honestly was so wonderful and sweet. Sat with me and talked to me the whole time he was there. I'd definitely would return!

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed 23 January 2013 via mobile

Small but very nice inside & they have some great drag acts. It's called the California inn not calefornia inn. Great beer garden in the summer. Drinks can be expensive & they do sell champagne. Lots of interesting people. This is a gay bar

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