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London Bisexuals Monthly Pub Social

  • Jul 24, 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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  • Alejandro O.

    It was my first time I quite enjoyed it even though i couldn't stay very long , but even made some friends so not bad at all! See u all soon!

    1 · July 28, 2014

  • Laura G.

    A really fun, friendly group as always and it was wonderful to meet new people as well as people I've seen here before. It was fun going to Heaven afterwards. Thanks again John G for organsing

    3 · July 25, 2014

  • ally m.

    Thx you john to make this nice and great event. Every months and for the last one year, I always enjoyed this venue and meeting people and always some new face all the time. That s a great party where bisexual got a place to express himself and be himself too. Take care. See you next month. Ally

    2 · July 25, 2014

    • ally m.

      Fewpeople and me went to some other club. Back home at 2.30am in the morning

      July 25, 2014

    • ally m.

      Great afterparty

      July 25, 2014

  • Ms N.

    Awesome night with fantastic people!! <3

    2 · July 24, 2014

    • ally m.

      I agree with nara. Great evening nice people, a lot of newbies. With few people we went to some other club in soho. Back home at 2am

      3 · July 25, 2014

    • ally m.

      See you next month

      1 · July 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It a nice meeting you.... thanks John for arranging this meet up......enjoy

    1 · July 24, 2014

  • Louise

    Decided I can't face the potential heat on the Central Line, so won't be there tonight :-( Perhaps there will be a quiet pub meet arranged soon??? :-)

    July 24, 2014

    • John G

      Bus instead? Walk to above-ground train?

      July 24, 2014

    • Louise

      Live too far out & too much hassle, especially getting home! Nevermind, next time! :-)

      July 24, 2014

  • John G

    The door says private party - don't worry, that's us!

    July 24, 2014

  • Lina M.

    It'll be my first meeting. I'm coming from work so very casual - jeans & a purple shirt. I hope that's not too casual.

    2 · July 24, 2014

    • ally m.

      You will be prefect. See you later lina.

      July 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meeting too tonight. Should be lots of fun making new friends.

    1 · July 24, 2014

  • Louise

    Here's some info that could be of interest: http://www.bisexualindex.org.uk/ & http://www.uncharted-worlds.org/bi/ JohnG - perhaps you could add them to the group's description, if they're not already there! :-)

    July 24, 2014

  • M-x C.

    My first meetup but am looking to meet some nice ppl make new friends for clubbing and socialising in and around london

    1 · July 24, 2014

    • ally m.

      We are all nice people and very friendly

      July 24, 2014

    • ally m.

      We don t bite hihihi

      July 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there today evening and look forward to have a good time and make some new friends....

    1 · July 24, 2014

    • John G

      Dress rules are only what the bar has though - mist others dress more simpky. Regular casual, or as smart as you like, it'll be warm remember too.

      July 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      John yes its warm today, so are you suggesting wear as much short as everyone can..... hahaha..... kidding ;-)

      July 24, 2014

  • John G

    People come and go through the evening. if you don't want to miss the majority of the group or risk having to queue at the door (say you're there for John's meet up downstairs if you do), be there by 8.30/9pm. But a few come later, at 10pm even sometimes.

    July 24, 2014

  • Chantelle

    Where to meet Roberta

    July 23, 2014

    • John G

      Did you manage to organise Chantelle? If you'd rather walk in with someone who knows people then I can offer to come up and meet you right outside the venue if I don't have to wait around (duties as organiser etc.)

      July 24, 2014

  • Ian t.

    sorry wont make it now, duties call

    July 23, 2014

    • ally m.

      Bad duties hihihi

      July 24, 2014

  • Andy W.

    Even though I'm not able to attend the meetup this month, I just might pop in on the way home later on to see who's still lurking about?

    1 · July 23, 2014

    • ally m.

      You miss rollers disco last week hihi hi ihi

      July 23, 2014

  • Chantelle

    Hi Roberta how r u hope u r well r we still meeting up to go on the 24 plz let me know Chantelle xxxxxx

    July 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Chantelle, I am well, how are you? Yes let's meet up tomorrow :)

      July 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it this month. So sorry, but hope to you lovely people next month.

    July 18, 2014

    • John G

      Hope you'll fit us in sometime! No need to be nervous.

      July 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks John. Will definitely try to fit in next month

      1 · July 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm watching cricket till 9pm :-) but hope to come down after that. I'll text John if I have any troubles xx

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • lorna

    hi there! really looking forward to coming along on the 27th with my hubby! hoping to meet and get to know some lovely people ;) x

    July 21, 2014

    • ally m.

      It s 24 not 27 darling

      1 · July 21, 2014

    • John G

      Yep, don't confuse the date! We'll be happy to meet you and there's usually a few other couples there too, depending which of the regulars come. That shows how friendly it is.

      July 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry cannot make it now...have changed RSVP... Have fun guys.

    July 21, 2014

    • John G

      Never mind. See you another time

      July 22, 2014

  • Stephanie S.

    My travel plans changed and I just realised I can't make this particular social next week, sorry! Have changed my RSVP and will hopefully be back in August.

    July 21, 2014

    • John G

      Sorry to hear that, hope you can make it next month. Look out for other events too.

      July 22, 2014

  • &:)

    Sorry! :(

    July 21, 2014

  • &:)

    Hoping to make it to this one with a friend x

    1 · July 20, 2014

    • ally m.

      Ho yes take friends with you. We love friends see you there

      July 21, 2014

  • &:)

    Hoping to make it to this one with a friend x

    July 20, 2014

  • Chantelle

    Hello I'm looking forward to the 24 July Roberta r we meeting up Chantelle xxxxxx

    July 10, 2014

    • ally m.

      Hi chantelle how are you welcome to bisexual group

      1 · July 10, 2014

    • Chantelle

      Hi ally thanks babe Chantelle xxxx

      1 · July 10, 2014

  • Chantelle

    Thanks babe

    July 10, 2014

  • Andy T.

    On hoilday till August,, mite go to one then,,,

    1 · July 10, 2014

  • Jaa.68

    Hello Ally, I'm Juan

    July 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am well thanks Ally, just joined this group, nice to see you on here. Hope to see you soon :-)

      July 8, 2014

    • ally m.

      You can miss me. I am everywhere hihihih

      July 8, 2014

  • ally m.

    Hi it s ally

    December 13, 2013

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