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Ku d'état
Modern-day Soho institution on two rather pint-sized, intimate and sleekly decorated floors, serving drinks, tea and cakes to a casual and subtly cruisy mixed but mostly male crowd since 2009. Located immediately south of Old Compton St — just look for central Soho's token rainbow flag dangling out front — with more clubby-like sibling bar on Lisle St in nearby Chinatown [see entry]. Pronounced 'kew', not 'koo'. In late January 2014 the basement space reopened as lesbian den She Soho [see entry] and in February 2014 the main bar changed its name from 'Ku Bar Frith St' to 'Ku Soho'. And the decor went all gold and exotic.

Tags: Mostly Men, 20-somethings, 30-somethings, 40-something, Lounge

25 Frith St (Old Compton St.)
London, England WC1D 5LB

+44 20 7287 7986
Mon to Thu noon—11pm; Fri and Sat noon—midnight; Sun noon—10.30pm


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    November 20, 2014 via foursquare

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