Horse Meat Disco (at Eagle London)

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Pleasure-pushing Sunday evening party south of the river
Buzzy, weekly event providing happiness and gayness to mixed dance-lovers dancing to everything from Italo disco to punk-funk, with disco the dominant sound. It's an all-inclusive queer party for homos, heteros and their friends, with not an ounce of prejudice against bears, fashionistas, naturists, guerilla drag queens and ladies. It's also not quite what one would expect of the conventionally manly Eagle pub — and sometimes the room resembles a den of dancing bears — but it somehow works, especially with a very pleasing patio area for cigarette breaks and disco breathers. Started in 2003. Located seconds away from the Royal Vauxhall Tavern [see entry] and minutes from leather bar the Hoist [see entry]. Tube stations: Vauxhall and, slightly further afield, Oval (a six-minute walk).