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Soho basement bar
Slightly tucked away in a subterranean spot in the thick of Soho, the Friendly Society is a haven for a rather young crowd craving a touch of gloss, a splash of camp, a reverence for kitsch and a nod to indie in a low-intensity but sparkling hanging-out environment. Like something out of a movie.
79 Wardour St
London, England W1D 6QB
+44 20 7434 3805
Mon to Sat 4pm—11pm; Sun 4pm—10.30pm
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freshlyroasted gave this placesomething differentSomething different from the usual off-the-peg gay bar look. A quiet and friendly place to relax in the afternoons. I like it.
dannilondon gave this placeurgh!!If you think the name is pretentious wait till you get inside. Dreadful decor, bad and over-priced drinks. "We only sell lager in two pint pitchers".,Indifferent service- with so many good bars in soho why would you bother?
legalbeagle gave this placequirkyI had no idea this bar existed. Later my boyfriend told me it had been there for years! Any way, went in for a after dinner drink with a friend and like everyone else I noticed the Barbie dolls stuck to the ceiling. It seemed quite chilled and pleasant. The only thing my friend didn't like was the fact that the bar did not accept American Express. I did't like the fact that it shut at 11.30! I would have quite happily stayed there for longer! I would go back though may be not for a whole evening but I would pop my head in.
Mollykat gave this placeDon't bother if female!Was physically thrown out of this bar tonight. On hen night with two lesbians getting married after 22 years together. The irony is that we were being harassed by straight guys in straight bar and decided to go to the friendly society for solace. The two brides had matching joke veils which obviously offended the homophobic staff and we were made to leave. When made clear party was gay they tried to back track but damage done!!
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