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GayCities Members report that The Shadow Lounge has closed

A velvet rope sways in Soho
Glitzy, glamour-loving and low-lit lounge club veering towards a Studio 54 sensibility, with intimate but roomy and party-friendly booths overlooking a sunken illuminated dance floor right out of 1979. A hefty mirror ball dangles above, like a kind of religious icon. Alcove booths are black and aloof, with one of the seven devoted to VIPs. This is a very together club — not too big, great sound sytem and nicely detailed — and occasionally attracts famous people (Elton John, Kylie Minogue etc back in the day). As of June 2016, Wednesdays are BOMBSHELL!, for transvestites, transexuals and their friends and admirers. Fridays are HAUS DU PERVERSE – a "dark and twisted" night of live and theatrical performances, augmented by DJs and go-go dancers. Saturdays are DJ-driven TRIBE, featuring gay porn stars for an audience of "twinks, hunks, otters, bears and trans" etc. Opened in July 2001 in a space previously occupied by gay/straight-porn Astral Cinemas. Refurbished in early 2012, then rebooted in 2014. But then it all ended in September 2016, when the owners announced plans to close the club and then concentrate on neighbouring businesses including Village [see entry].

Tags: Mixed Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Dancing, Lounge

5 Brewer St (Wardour Street)
London, England W1F 0RF

(207) 317-9270
Wed, Fri and Sat 10pm—3am