London Bisexuals Monthly Pub Social

  • August 28, 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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  • Jaa.68

    Thank you all. I had a fantastic time! Can't wait for then next meetup!

    1 · August 30

  • Andy W.

    Cool!

    1 · August 30

  • Rachel-lee

    Had a great time. I love how friendly everyone is... Can't wait for the next one.

    2 · August 30

  • John G

    Fabulous as always. Lots of great people - new members and regulars, and hopefully some new (soon to be) regulars

    August 29

    • ally m.

      Ho It look like I missed a good evening , I hope that I will make next month

      August 29

  • Nadem

    Sorry guys,can't make it today due to being tired and unwell.

    August 28

    • John G

      Thanks for the apology. No problem - why not try again next time! I only care noticably about people not showing up for booked/ticketed events, pub meets there's always a few who can't make it but its their loss as we always have a good number show and I'm used to the attrition ratio..

      August 29

  • Layon S.

    Due to unforseen circumstances I was unable to make this meet up: ( Please do keep me posted regarding meet ups in the future. I hope the guys and gals that did attend had a good time (y)

    August 29

    • John G

      Im pretty sure they did! Sorry you couldn't make it. Hopefully next time.

      August 29

  • Xavier

    Hi there .Is going to be my first time in this meeting.
    does anybody can tell me how many people do normally go to this meet ups?

    August 25

    • John G

      As a new member, I suggest you read the event description where I detail lots about the event including that. It's at least 40 in the room at the busiest point, but people come and go through the evening so total attending is a bit more than that, perhaps 50 - depends on things like weather and other factors. Look at the RSVP count on the day and it'll be at least 2/3rds of that.

      August 26

    • John G

      I think we had at least 45 of us in the room or not long left at the busiest point. Though a few more turned up after that too. A successful meet I think all those who made an effort enjoyed!

      August 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    very nice and easy atmosphere and people

    1 · August 29

  • John G

    On my way but will be a few mins late, sorry early folk. There'll be a few there already to say hi to though.

    August 28

  • AJ

    I think I may have difficulty attending this month too need to set of fie Eurotunnel at 5am tomorrow, damm

    August 28

  • ally m.

    Sorry guys. I will not be there this month. See you next month

    August 28

  • Craig

    Hi there guys and girls. After a number of tries to get to one of these I can finally make it. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and sorry If I seam a little nervous at first :)

    3 · August 15

    • John G

      Many new members (and there will be lots more like yourself) also feel nervous - but it doesn't usually last once you're there. It's friendly welcoming and inclusive and as long as you're polite and respectful you should have a great time. Read the event details fully and some past event comments from people after the event for hints what they think of it - vast majority love it.

      August 26

    • ally m.

      It s a very friendly and nice and fun event

      August 26

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