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  • Nicholas H
    Llanelli, UK104 contributions
    Called here for pre-theatre drinks before going to see Get Up Stand Up on Shaftesbury Avenue. First time at Comptons since before the pandemic. First thing I noticed was that the security on the doors didn't have an attitude and were welcoming as well as the bar staff as well who were all friendly and not stuck up muscle Mary's that used to be employed there. They genuinely chatted to you while they were making your drinks. Managed to find some seats there. Good dance music playing in the background. Used to be depressing trance music they played there. The other good thing was that they still accepted cash as well as the opportunity to pay by contactless. London prices for drinks expected but hey, I was away for the weekend so didn't mind paying them. Nice crowd of people in there too on an early Saturday night.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • Gary S
    United Kingdom291 contributions
    This little theatre and bar in the arches are a must to visit,. you will enjoy the performances there. Great to meet friends for a drink in the bar area as well
    Written 15 December 2021
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  • Benjamin B
    2 contributions
    Marc is gorj he was so fun 🤩 you get so much for your moneys coming down today I will have to check it out tomorrow and let you know when I get back to you to confirm your meeting with the new one thanks buddy merry Christmas merry Christmas Eve merry Christmas merry Christmas Eve
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Kevin D
    1 contribution
    Had a lovely Sunday afternoon in the Admiral Duncan - Tomeiz (the Polish bartender) is always very friendly and delivers a first rate customer service. Thank you Tomeiz
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,255 contributions
    Rupert Street has a real vibe and is generally buzzing. Loads of bars and restaurants throughout and some great places to eat.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • itsme1891
    Birmingham, UK15 contributions
    Excellent afternoon and night for the jubilee … the acts were all amazing and a fabulous compère! … music and partying after! Loved it
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • frances397
    London, UK6 contributions
    I love this bar. Brilliant staff (especially Jack, the fabulous bar manager and cocktail maker), fabulous cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere for all whether gay, straight or something else. Cool temperature too for those sticky summer nights. Love it.
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • 10V3W1N5
    London, UK41 contributions
    Nothing saddens me like regression. Here is Theo happy as can be with me enjoying cabaret at Halfway To Heaven

    Fast forward a few months and suddenly he is not welcome.

    He is 💯 happier with me than he would be at home alone.

    Very frustrating when venues project reason like “it’s too loud for dogs” - this is subjective and down to the owner to decide.

    I love Halfway, always have - it’s a fantastic cabaret venue - but ludicrous policy changes like this aren’t the way forward.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • knackeredMum
    Droitwich, UK98 contributions
    Post theatre and Just made it in time for the end of happy hour one Sunday evening (so obvs had to double up)!
    Lush cocktails and bar tenders ...... mmmm mmmm
    Very happy evening had. Met a couple of Ru Pauls stars which made our day. What a lovely crowd.
    Laid back vibe (well that’s a Sunday for you!)
    Hopefully back soon
    Written 7 November 2021
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  • daveyh87
    Horwich, UK697 contributions
    We came here for an after work drink for a leaving do, we had a great evening and mainly down to the staff. The owner introduced himself and was very welcoming and had a great deal on drinks. The music was good, drinks good, great space and a brilliant dance floor. Highly recommend it if you work in the Holborn area.
    Written 26 September 2017
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  • Iudita v
    London, UK2 contributions
    We firs have been to the Exilio in last summer where we had best Latino party ever, the music was just excellent, service and staff absolutely friendly. That’s why decided that we will become regulars when we like to have Latino dance. We really recommend. Even if is a LGBT 🏳️‍🌈 club everyone is welcome here who like to dance 💃 and have fun. Really good atmosphere.
    Written 11 February 2019
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  • TheFussyTeenager
    Manchester, UK455 contributions
    A beguiling, alternative London gay bar. We didn’t feel cool enough but had a good time watching Drag-A-Long’s Wicked. The cocktail I ordered was mind-blowingly strong, haha.
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • Rafael
    London, UK14 contributions
    It’s not a fancy place so I don’t understand why the drinks are rather expensive.
    The staff are friendly.
    Not worth the price I’m afraid.
    Written 16 August 2020
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  • LauraCork-2006
    London, UK17 contributions
    Sound is right in the heart of Leicester Square. Queues are always inevitable but there are ways of skipping, hehe. Staff are friendly, maybe a little too friendly!! There are 3 floors for us commoners. First floor which is located on floor 3 is mostly a mix of dance, chart, pop, hip-hop and cheese. Second floor which is on the 4th floor is a balcony floor overlooking the first floor. Finally on the 5th floor is an RnB, hip hop room overlooking the london eye. To use the bathroom you have to walk to the fifth floor (ridiculous). Drinks are pricey 2 vodka + 1 red bull £12.10, bottles are less than £4. Sound opens early and is usually open till 3-ish. If you're looking to go clubbing on a Sunday night try Sound as a lot of places aren't even open on a Sunday night. Mixed crowd in here, black, white, asian, mostly early 20's. We fly to London once a month and always go to Sound, its our "local". Trying to get out is a bit of a nightmare as everyone has to exit via the same stairs. Its quite dangerous as the queue barely moves because the cloakroom is at the end of this stairs. Usually there is a cloakroom on the third floor so its better to go there and skip the queue at the end of the night
    Written 3 January 2007
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  • RicLondon89
    London, UK23 contributions
    This bar/club was one of the sleaziest and fun places to go in central London when trading under the name of 79CXR. It closed down for a few years and then re-opened under the name of ManBar. In my opinion, ManBar ceased to trade after a dispute with a stupid neighbour and Westmister's plans to "sanitise" the west end and get rid of gay bars. So sad!
    Written 13 September 2015
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