Horse Meat Disco (at Eagle London)

100% love it
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).


    • richard.kiddle
      richard.kiddle Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best mixed/gay club night in London.
      Always a joy to visit this intimate and funky club night. Where else will you hear the likes of Donna Summer,Diana Ross and Divine being played to an appreciative diverse crowd? It's also one of the few gay venues that doesn't treat smokers like social outcasts,instead providing a large outdoor patio space -particularly enjoyable in the summer months. The club attracts a diverse crowd of bears,club kids,young and old although a mature cub/bear crowd dominate. There are always lots of sexy & interesting guys here but the emphasis is on fun rather than cruising, it is not (in my opinion) a pick-up joint and is all the better for that. There is a relaxed friendly vibe here which you won't find in Soho or most of the other Vauxhall venues. Bank Holiday Weekends are much much busier,hectic and more full-on. This gay prefers the normal Sunday nighter. Entrance is currently £6 and coat check is £1.50. A pint of lager cost me £4.50 and a double vodka & tonic was £6.30. Club closes at 3am and peak-time seems to be 11.30pm-2am. Go, you will have a blast!

    • 2good2miss
      2good2miss Over a year ago
      Loves it

      go go go!!
      The very best Disco in town!!

    • ukflyer
      ukflyer Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Absolutely unmissable on a Bank Holiday weekend, but get there early!
      Horse Meat Disco is held every Sunday at The Eagle. However, it really comes into its own on a Bank Holiday weekend when Londoners have no school the following day. The venue is guaranteed to be rammed with resident DJs serving up a mix of known and lesser known disco classics to a mixed, hugely appreciative and friendly crowd. Nothing can raise the spirits more than disco combined with no work on a Monday! If you're planning a visit on Bank Holiday weekend I cannot emphasise enough that you really must arrive early (30-45mins+ before published opening time is recommended) as there will be a very large queue around the block at opening time.