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London Bisexuals Monthly Pub Social

  • Jun 26, 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 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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  • John G

    London Pride is also the weekend after by the way!

    June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not for me - don't feel welcome...

    June 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yep, I'd be up for that - how about in a pub with a beer garden, now the summer is here?

      2 · June 26, 2014

    • John G

      We do need to get some quieter social evenings back again - we had a few in Doggetts last year, am up for doing more of those now its summer; they have outside balconies looking over the river. Or - suggest somewhere else? There'll surely be more picnics this year too (won't there, Max.. :) )

      1 · June 27, 2014

  • Neil

    Thanks for making me feel welcome. Shame I had to leave early but look forward to meeting all of you again.

    1 · June 27, 2014

    • ally m.

      Good. It was nice to meet you . Come again next month. Take care

      1 · June 27, 2014

    • John G

      Glad you could come, even more so for making the effort if it could only be a short while. Lots of folk wouldn't bother going to a new group, new location, new event if they could only be there a little while.

      June 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make it. Last minute personal issue. If anyone want to meet outside the normal meet up, just let me know. I am cool and friendly:-)

    June 26, 2014

    • John G

      Sorry you couldn't make it. Come along next time to meet people, that's where you'll find people feeling more comfortable to chat, surrounded by others in the group and myself as responsible organiser

      June 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      John will be definitely next time. Last minute issue.

      June 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'll be trying my best to make this. First timer, so please come chat, I'm not great at initiating conversations too smoothly. :)

    1 · June 17, 2014

    • Jim S.

      That she will

      June 25, 2014

    • John G

      Conaire, I always try to be sure I introduce myself as organiser to new members every one of these meets; so you should meet me. Can help you get chatting, remind me / ask if you need help.

      June 26, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Sorry, things haven't been too crash hot lately with work or health, so no meetup this month for me. Will see how next month is looking. Take care guys, girls and girl/guys... lots of best wishes for a good one.

    June 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, I am new here. Thanks for accepting me.

    1 · June 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will come. Hope I won't find myself lonely :-(

      June 25, 2014

    • ally m.

      Never alone at this kind of event.

      June 25, 2014

  • ally m.

    Hi it s ally

    December 13, 2013

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