Molly Moggs (Closed Permanently)

97% love it
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Friendly, intimate, local drag den in the centre of town
A tiny, traditional-style corner pub at the entrance to (or exit from) Soho, Molly Moggs went all gay and dressed up in 2001 following centuries of heterosexuality and ultimately going to seed, with regular drag performances visible and audible from outside. Dame Julie Paid served as resident artiste until late March 2017, when the pub went dormant. In early June 2017 new management invited celebrated Molly Moggs fixtures Cookie MonStar and Diamond Pearl and DJ and sound-and-lighting pro Dave Bunce, together with bar manager Grace, to breathe new life into this Soho institution. Joining the cabaret roster were Soho newcomer and burlesque specialist Misty Vine, Rose Garden and Tiffany Wells, who takes her titular inspiration from Shelley Hack's character in the 1970s TV series CHARLIE'S ANGELS. In short, this is one of Soho's gay institutions that few people talk about. It's just there doing its thing, with spirit and a bit of kick. And occasionally the odd tourist wanders in unawares. Sadly the 2017 reboot did not work out, and the bar closed its doors for good on Sunday 20 August 2017. One and a half months later, on 8 October, it officially reopened as The Compton Cross [see entry].


    • Gaymarlyn
      Gaymarlyn Over a year ago
      Loves it

      fantastic night
      Absolutely amazing cannot wait to come back!!!

    • PhilAK
      PhilAK Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Molly Moggs you need to sort yourselves out
      I was told by the barstaff at Molly Moggs that they have karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays, and that anyone can perform. Well, I went along on Saturday night to perform karaoke and I was turned away for no good reason. If I get treated like that at Halfway to Heaven on Monday night, then it is all off for gay people. Basically, if I get the same treatment on Monday night at Halfway to Heaven, all gay people can forget about coming to my shows, Lady Gaga's shows, Madonna's shows, Kylie's shows, Charlotte Church's shows, Katy Perry's shows and Rihanna's shows. Because, if you treat me with that level of disrespect, there are serious consequences.

    • MammyGraham
      MammyGraham Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The real deal
      This is the best bar to go to in London if you want to experience the truly local scene. Very small space that gets packed, but it's very jovial and the drag show is fantastic. The good old fashioned kind that's campy and the queens actually sing with their own voices and don't lip sync.

    • androo
      androo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love this place. Can get a bit touristy and mixed, but had rapidly become a London institution.

    • Chrisko
      Chrisko Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Free drag show!
      It would be just a sad old pub if not the free drag show almost every day of the week. My favourite drag is Jeff Kristian who can turn his charm and bitchy, but intelligent, sense of humour in a very nice evening. 4 stars instead of 5 only because it's the only place I have ever seen with a cctv over the urinals!!!

    • simjaha
      simjaha Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Camp as christmas, fun and friendly cabaret bar. Bette Rinse, Jeff Cristian and Tiffiny Wells usually steal the show. Cabaret every night except friday. The only downside is it's a bit small and the bathroom is tiny and down some very narow, cramped and steep stairs. Not great if you're tipsy. Still love it though and i'm there at least once a week.