London Bisexuals Monthly Pub Social

  • Jan 23, 2014 · 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 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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  • Louise

    Sorry I didn't make it! Was still hennaing my hair! :-D

    January 29, 2014

  • Elisa M.

    Fab night as always :)

    4 · January 24, 2014

    • Elisa M.

      And you! I have put your gorgeous origami on my mirror - how was the long train ride home last night?

      January 24, 2014

    • Kee

      It was fine! Sad I had to leave early x

      January 24, 2014

  • ally m.

    Last night was a perfect night and lovely people. Thx you so much to john. You do a great eventand job to keep people together. See you next time. Have a nice month everybody

    2 · January 24, 2014

  • Jolly La B.

    Good seeing everyone last night… Had a jolly good time. Bring on next months…!!!

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Emma

    how many couples have met through this event and would anyone recommend going regularly for that reason?

    January 15, 2014

    • How P

      We need the sexy members to stay single to attract newbies :-)

      2 · January 15, 2014

    • John G

      Thanks for the great answers guys and gals (all you regulars who know what we're about), spot on. Come with an open mind (not focussed just on meeting the one, or something like that) and if you're ok with noisy (but shiny) bars and ready to chat to anyone you should have some lovely meets with us. John (organiser). often its the friends you make accidentally who are the best gift, or who help you cope, or help you find someone really special. Having fun while you do it ensures you don't turn potentially amazing people away. Mmm hope that wasn't too heavy for this casual comment! :)

      2 · January 24, 2014

  • AJ

    Hello John G, I am caught up to work late tonight so will not be able to attend. Will try next month. You all have a great time

    January 23, 2014

    • John G

      sorry to hear that. hope you can make it next time - you missed out on a great night, must be all the new year's resolutions to get out and meet more people

      January 24, 2014

  • mark f.

    Hi want to make New friends

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I didn't have a wedding in Durham on Friday, I'd be there! Maybe next time.

    January 14, 2014

  • Angie

    Hi, I'm new to london and I've never been to one of these events before. Looking forward to it!

    2 · January 10, 2014

    • Rachelle

      Will be my first time too :)

      2 · January 10, 2014

    • ally m.

      So what we can say, welcome to you. See you soon

      2 · January 10, 2014

  • Sandra A.

    Had an event changed on me - sorry guys :( I will come next month xx

    January 9, 2014

  • Joan

    This will be my first time with this group. Hope to meet some really nice people.

    1 · December 10, 2013

    • John G

      Hi Joan! (from your group's organiser). Am sure you'll have a great time, its such a friendly welcoming place. It can be a bit noisy with music though its our biggest event every month and always brings lots of new members and a good crowd of regulars.

      December 13, 2013

    • Rachelle

      Mine too! Looking forward to it :)

      1 · December 29, 2013

  • Jessica B.

    Shouldn't this be on Thursday 30th January? :-) xxx

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • ally m.

      Hi jessica

      December 12, 2013

    • John G

      Nope! We're always FOURTH Thursday. The Gay Geek meet is the last Thursday so anyone who's usually there earlier in the evening can do both events fully this month!

      December 13, 2013

  • ally m.

    My name is ally . Let meet again

    October 25, 2013

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