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Eagle London *
Formerly: South Central

Cruisy old-fashioned gay-pub atmosphere
Popular, unpretentious, nearly-all-male Vauxhall spot with very pleasing outdoor garden/smoking area. The bar tends to draw conventionally manly guys in their thirties and forties — with bulky-bear barmen dominating the floor — and in October 2012 restored the laid-back cruisy bent to its Mon to Thu evenings. At the weekend it caters to various subsets and interests, including Friday's bear-embracing Tonker [see separate entry], semi-regular Saturday clubs such as Stud (nu-disco, first Saturday), Trannyshack vs Stunners 2 (outgrageousness combined with darkroom naughtiness, second Saturday), Carpet Burn (retro indie/rock/pop/house, third Saturday) and R18 ("unrestricted cruise party" with no dress code, fourth Saturday), plus the ever popular Sunday evening boy/girl party Horse Meat Disco [see separate entry]. Underwear crept onto the menu in March 2013, held on monthly Saturday afternoons. Previously South Central and before that Duke's, the bar opened as the Eagle in 2004. In February 2013 the bar expanded its horizons with its first 'sex entertainment license'; thus the addition of Club R18 to the raunchy roster. And in early 2014 Fetish Freak opened an in-house 'Metro' version of its leather/accessories business, formerly around the corner in the Hoist.

Tags: Mostly Men , Leather , Bears , Cruise Bar , Pub/Tavern , Smoking Area , Pool Table , Outdoor Patio , Sportswear , Underwear

349 Kennington Lane
London, England SE11 5QY

+44 20 7793 0903
Mon to Thu 9pm—2am; Fri 9pm—3am; Sat 9pm—4am; Sun 8pm—3am


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  • richard.kiddle gave this place *
    Amsterdam-Style bar for Blokes
    My review refers to normal Mon-Thurs nights. This is a low-key and unpretentious bar attracting a mostly middle-aged crowd. Good music,friendly (& hot!) bar staff, porn on TV screens, a pool table and outside patio for smokers. Sometimes the bar is quiet, just the luck of the draw on the night. I'm not giving 5 stars because the dark-room area is a bit feeble & not very well thought out-just a couple of bits of camouflage netting. I realise the venue is restricted in what they can do with a small space that has to double as a dance floor but I think a little more imagination & thought could be put into making it a sexy space. As it is,guys tend to congregate in one small corner due to lack of privacy/anonymity and too much light in the rest of the room. Only in this respect does it not compare to other Eagle bars around the world which give a higher priority to the cruising space-here it feels like an afterthought.

    Mar 17 at 10:17am ·

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