London Bisexuals Monthly Pub Social

  • April 25, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Our regular pub social on the 4th Thursday every month. Great for new members; come say hi, and get a feel for the group. Very friendly, happy, relaxed atmosphere, definitely social, fun, and happy; not meat-market.

This is our biggest regular event with 50 of you or more, always a good mix of regulars and first-timers (roughly half and half), guys and girls (not far off 50/50). Always a lot of new faces every time, nearly all of whom came on their own (just a few couples/+1s) which keeps it fresh and friendly to all - regulars chat to new folk. You won't be the only new person (by a long way).

We meet downstairs (in the basement) of the O Bar in Soho - not upstairs anymore as we outgrew it! The stairs down are at the back corner of the ground floor. We usually have the room to ourselves until later on. Look for myself, John (the organiser) - 6' tall, long hair, I match my profile picture; and I usually have a meetup.com logo somewhere on a table/wall to confirm you're in the right place (though I occasionally forget).

Shy? Or what to expect...

I can introduce you to new/regular people from the group and get the conversation started - just ask! Come find me when you get here, I always look out for new members to introduce myself. Expect a normal bar sort of mood, atmosphere, and chat levels - sometimes bi-related, often not, in a club-like sparkly white room with a couple of seated booths. Music is mixed, generally disco/club-oriented and slightly quieter early evening (though we have limited control) but louder later. Cocktails/lagers not ales, of course soft drinks are also available, and there's a happy hour (or two) of cheap drinks if you're there on time. To get a better idea, read some past-event comments or the group reviews.

A little warning: if you turn up later (maybe 9pm-ish onwards) and the pub happens to be busy, it might be hard to get in or to our group with a wait for someone else to leave (from another group, not usually ours) before you can enter. Tell them you're there for John G's meetup group as I reserve space for us, and that should ease getting in. The stairs down are at the back corner of the bar. Bring photo ID if you've been asked for it at all recently anywhere (they have been known to be picky).

 

We have a twitter presence ( londonbi), and a facebook page, but the meetup site and sometimes twitter are where the info/news/activity is.

Finding O Bar

The O Bar is at 83-85 Wardour St, right on the corner of Brewer St and Wardour Street, near Leicester Square / Piccadilly Circus, or more of a walk from Trafalgar Square or Charing Cross. Its opposite the end of Old Compton St. furthest away from Charing Cross Rd and Leicester Square tube. I am easily recognisable from my profile photo (6' tall, slim, even longer hair). Don't be afraid to ask groups if they're the meetup group or call me to check where we are, though sometimes a text might be better - mobile signal is not always great and in the hours up to it my work's signal is terrible. Hang around a bit if you're early. By later on we've usually taken over most of the space in the room (except on holiday weekends). We have reserved tables from 7.30pm and are there til at least 10.30pm, sometimes til 3am when the club closes (or clubbing elsewhere if enough of us fancy it).

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  • Jackiii

    Hey guys,

    we´re going out this Friday 3.5.2013. We´ll meet in front of Reflex bar (near St.Pauls) at 9pm. If you wanna join us, send me message (by Friday 5pm) or just turn up. See you X

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I was unable to make tonight - late finish at work! Hopefully next time x

    April 25, 2013

  • sam b.

    Can't make tonight but hope to make next time.

    April 25, 2013

  • Kayleigh

    Won't be able to make it again this month, definitely next month

    April 25, 2013

  • Komu

    Hi everybody! I hope to see you today and to meet fantastic people.

    April 25, 2013

  • Lee-pan

    This is my second meeting,Don't be shy to speak to me or others if ur a first timer, we are happy people,

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • John G

      Yep we certainly are!

      April 25, 2013

  • John G

    Its my birthday month this month btw, do come along!

    April 25, 2013

  • eliza

    I found the information online friendly and reassuring . looking forward to coming on thursday. can you tell me if the meet up is in soho or else wher?
    thanks . It will be my first time attending. One of my major interests is reading. x eliza

    April 24, 2013

    • John G

      Its at the usual place Eliza, see the meetup details. Downstairs in the bar, right in the middle of soho!

      April 25, 2013

    • John G

      (if you have probs finding it give me a call/text from my number in the meetup description - see "how to find us" bit above the main text, but remember its a busy night and can be noisy so have a little patience if I dont get back to you immediately)

      April 25, 2013

  • Louisa

    Sorry i can't make it!

    April 24, 2013

    • John G

      Sorry to hear that, sure we'll see you again soon though :)

      April 25, 2013

  • Manny A.

    Ok I chickened out of the last one but will def come to this one, I know I have not met him but I see Dele is from the same country so at least someone to break the ice with then mingle lol....

    April 21, 2013

    • John G

      We're all so friendly you won't have a problem - just come with a plan to chat to lots of people and have a fun relaxed time, maybe a dance later on if you're in the mood. It'll be a busy evening, so try not to hold out hopes too much on meeting any one person on the rsvp list as some of them won't make it anyway, but there'll be plenty others who will surprise you with how interesting they are.

      April 25, 2013

  • Manju

    It's my first time with this group.

    April 21, 2013

    • John G

      That's ok, its many many other peoples first times too - about half of the folk at the meet, so dont be afraid.

      April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to.

    April 21, 2013

    • John G

      Deise, Shahan, do come along!

      April 25, 2013

  • Prit

    Can't wait to meet you all tomorrow! for birthday Drinks!

    April 24, 2013

    • John G

      This month is my birthday too! See you there!

      April 25, 2013

  • sam b.

    Sounds good been a while since I've had a night out.

    April 24, 2013

  • Steve s.

    Lookin 4ward !!

    April 22, 2013

  • Sam T.

    really excited for the first meet up.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finishing work at 22:00 by the time i come you'll long be gone. Next month maybe ;-)

    April 4, 2013

    • John G

      Actually we're always there til after 10. Usually still a reasonable crowd til at least 10.30 or 11, sometimes later. I rarely leave before midnight, and there's always at least another 4 or more there then. Sometimes its bigger and 10 or more will be partying til v.late.

      April 17, 2013

  • Alson

    coming with the flow

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Jackiii

    Hello All,
    this Saturday (6th April) we are going to Heaven. Do feel free to join us- the more, the merrier:-) It´d be nice to see some members of the group including new ones.

    April 3, 2013

    • Kevin

      I'll be out later in the city and probably head to G.A.Y or Heaven so might see you around. They're busy places so we'll see if we bump into each other.

      April 6, 2013

    • Jackiii

      Ok, great, we are going to G.A.Y. bar at 10pm, maybe see you:-)

      April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    All being well I'll make it this time. Had too much to do at the last minute before going away last week.

    April 2, 2013

  • John G

    Great to see lots of you signed up already for April! Glad you had a great time for last night's March meetup (if you were there).

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first meeting.

    1 · March 20, 2013

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