Ku Bar/Klub Formerly: Ku Leicester Square/Ku Klub

94% love it
Ku ku ka choo
Very popular and casual hot spot luring an image-aware, youngish and camp-friendly clientele, set on three floors and located one minute south of Soho, a minute north of Leicester Sq, and on the edge of Chinatown. Popular, clubby-style, DJ-driven basement bar Klub features a dance floor (with commerical pop) and opens from 10pm, with weekly drag cabaret on Sunday from 8pm. Plus female-led queer night FemmeDaddy (ex-Ruby Tuesday) every Tuesday. Local sibling Little Ku [see entry] opened 2009 (as Ku Soho). The original Ku Bar surfaced in 1995 in nearby Charing Cross Rd, then shifted here February 2007. Renovated Novemeber 2016. Pronounced 'kew', not 'koo'. Upstairs 4pm–midnight cocktail bar The Light Lounge [see entry] is accessible via the ground-floor bar and also via a separate entrance.
  • 30 Lisle St
    London, England WC2H 7BA
  • Central
  • Website
  • Ground Floor: Mon to Thu noon—11.30pm
    Fri and Sat noon—midnight (last Fri and Sat noon—3am)
    Sun noon—10.30pm. Basement: Mon to Sat 10pm—3am (last Fri and Sat 10pm—5am)
    Sun 10pm—midnight
  • +44 20 7437 4303
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    • LondonGuy123
      LondonGuy123 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Pop bar in Chinatown
      Ku Bar is a three-story London gay bar and dance club which is located just a few steps from the Leicester square. Do not confuse it with Ku Bar soho as there are 2 Ku Bars in London close to each other. On the first floor you will find a cocktail bar with champagne as well as a few small private booths, the main floor is a small dance club that attracts a wide range of clientele from twinks, locals and tourists you can find just about all types of people here. The main floor is all about playing top 40 hits on massive video screens.\nI personally prefer this branch of the bar rather than the one in Soho.

    • MickQ
      MickQ Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great atmosphere
      Great atmosphere to bad the staf is not as friendly, not rude, but could be better. A real "see and be seen" place.

    • boybrat
      boybrat Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Ku Bar
      Ku Bar is my favorite! But contrary to the bar's description, it is not camp!

    • GuyGaga
      GuyGaga Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Darwnian selection
      If you are a young gay dude, this place is for you. If you are middle age and not considered hot stuff, you won't be allowed in this place. So all you old gay farts out there have been put on notice. This place is reserved only for young gay bodes.

    • weltonm
      weltonm Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Nice bar but watch out
      Just had a great night out in Soho for my partners 30th birthday. Ku bar is a nice venue but count your change at the bar when its returned to you. The bar staff obviously suppliment their wages by ripping off customers. I wondered why the place looked less busy then a year ago. That may be why........

    • johnTCR
      johnTCR Over a year ago
      Loves it

      My fave London bar ever since original Ku opened
      Fun, popular bar/club over three floors in Chinatown. Ku Klub downstairs open till 3am most nights. Has smaller sister bar on Frith St in Soho.

    • adark876
      adark876 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Loving this place
      smaller than it looks, but the price of drinks makes this place a hit.

    • kirkchi
      kirkchi Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Totz my fav!
      Funnest basement party ever

    • Gr8Karma
      Gr8Karma Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice place
      Several options for the visitor from 2 lounge areas to a dance floor. Music was ok and bar was understaffed as most bars in London tend to be. Crowd was on the 20's side with some locals. Located more so in China town with a slightly medium to heavy Asian Pacific Islander crowd.

    • Stevin
      Stevin Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Odd address
      Great place. Fun crowd. Wierd address. Do love it though.

      NIKILOSADA Over a year ago
      Hates it

      A Small Bar With Mostly Teeny Bopper Patrons
      I was passing by with my gay map and saw the name referenced on the brochure. I could not believe the size of the place. Like the size of a coffee shop with a small bar, two small couch and a few teeny bopper hanging around. Not the place to discuss Socrates philosophy. I am aware some of these London clubs have multiple levels, and asked the front door guy if they had additional floors, he said that there is only one. I thanked the man and continued my inventory of the gay bars.

    • tfcfan
      tfcfan Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Young crowd at Chinatown venue
      This bar attracts a young teen/twenty-something crowd. Quite busy during the week and packed at weekends.