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London Bisexuals Monthly Pub Social

  • Nov 27, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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Our regular pub social on the 4th Thursday every month, this month with a little extra (see details)! Great for new members; say hi, get a feel for the group. Very friendly, happy, relaxed atmosphere, definitely social, fun, and happy; not meat-market.

This month its also a launch party for our (first ever) new group logo! Thanks ever so much to Elisa, group co-organiser, who has great design skills and made this for us (and is available for work if you or your company need something too). It'll be great to have a recognisable logo for our community on Meetup and elsewhere. We'll be showing it off around the venue on Thursday and looking forward to your comments, and then you'll start seeing it on our Meetup group website, Twitter and Facebook profiles. Do tell us what you think of it and feel free to tweet, facebook share or selfie with it (careful who you include in photos unless you have permission of course). It could even help you start conversations on the evening.

Now back to the event details as usual...

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

    New group logo launched tonight!

    November 27, 2014

  • Jo A.

    Awesome!! :)

    2 · November 28, 2014

    • Paul

      Was great seeing you Jo! :)

      November 28, 2014

  • Louise

    Got there early & left late! A first for me :-D Had some nice chats, to newbies & regulars :-)

    November 28, 2014

  • Craig

    Hi there Group. I'm looking to make it on Thursday to meet all you wonderful people but I can only come a little later in the evening. Does anyone know if it's hard to get in around 10??

    1 · November 26, 2014

    • Elisa M.

      Don't be nervous - everyone is lovely...well most everyone...my Husband is not only lovely but awesome (but i am biased)

      2 · November 27, 2014

    • Craig

      Thanks for the reply. Oh I'm only a little nervous but more excited to be honest to coming down an meeting you all. Hahahaha I'm sure your husband is awesome too and it's ok to be bias lol.

      1 · November 27, 2014

  • Mason

    Hopefully i will make it to this one, this will be my first meet with this group even though i joined some time ago. Look forward to finally meeting some of you.

    1 · November 24, 2014

  • Elisa M.

    Hi Ross, a good sized group went to Greedy last Friday (it's beenin the calender for a while), and there are a few going to the cabaret in Shepherds Bush next week. You could organise an event and post it on here if you wish!

    November 10, 2014

    • John G

      I do weekend events sometimes too - as Elisa said, there's a cabaret one she posted coming up, and also a Wellcome exhibition visit. Weekend Bars/clubbing nights also happen but we haven't had one for a while - usually organised by someone else to be honest as I can only manage some weekends. Christmas/festive dinner is always on the weekend too (Fri 12th). Noone pays us for this.. Its not actually that hard to do one yourself if the venue is already there and ready to provide, though easier if you've been to an event before and recognise some of the regulars/experienced the atmosphere (and I'll be more comfortable to let you do it if I've met you though that shouldn't stop you trying).

      November 13, 2014

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