London Bisexuals Monthly Pub Social

  • March 28, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Our regular pub social meet on the 4th Thursday of every month. These are great for new members to come and say hi at, and get a feel for the group. Its our biggest regular event with 60 of you or more, always with a good mix of regulars and first-timers (roughly half and half), guys and girls. So always a lot of new faces, 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. So you won't be the only new person I promise (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) and usually a meetup.com logo somewhere around on a table/wall to confirm you're in the right place (though I occasionally forget the signs). I can introduce you to new people from the group if you're feeling shy - just ask! Expect a normal bar sort of mood, atmosphere, and chat levels - sometimes bi-related, often not, in a club-like sparkly white room but not at club-level music volumes (well, not until late). Its cocktails and lagers rather than ales but of course soft drinks are also available, and there's a happy hour of cheap drinks if you're there on time (before 8 I think). We do our best to influence the staff not to have the music too loud to allow talking, its much quieter than the ground-floor's club-like volume level; at least until later 'eve.   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, underneath the stairs that go up. Bring proper 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. Its opposite the end of Old Compton St. furthest away from Charing Cross Rd and Leicester Square tube. I try to have a printed out meetup logo for the table (half A4) nearby and I am easily recognisable from my profile photo (I'm also 6' so look for a tall guy with very long 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. We have reserved space from 7.30pm and are there til at least 10.30pm, often enough til 3am when they close (maybe even clubbing after if enough of us fancy it, occasionally).

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  • Jackiii

    Hello All,
    this Saturday (6th April) we are going to Heaven. Do feel free to join us- the more, the merrier:-) It´d be nice to see some members of the group including new ones.

    April 3, 2013

    • Kevin

      I'll be out later in the city and probably head to G.A.Y or Heaven so might see you around. They're busy places so we'll see if we bump into each other.

      April 6, 2013

    • Jackiii

      for Liam and maybe others: today 10 pm (after 10pm we´ll be somewhere inside); Gay Bar (30 Old Compton St London W1D 4UR)

      April 6, 2013

  • Louise

    Probably because of Easter - Too loud to talk comfortably & too packed, particularly with people not in our group, so didn't know which 'our' new people were or weren't! :-(

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First meet up ever. Looking forward to this. :)

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Eve

      Great to see you liz, much love and hope tpo see you again soon

      1 · March 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Definitely Eve. Just say the word! :)

      March 29, 2013

  • Manny A.

    I was unable to attend due to other commitment even though I was so looking forward to it

    March 29, 2013

  • Prav

    Thanks all for a very fun night, especially to my new boogie buddies. Looking forward to the next one. Thanks for organising and playing a good host John.

    March 29, 2013

  • Aurélie S.

    Running very late but on my way now:-) hope you are still there. Finished work late. Hectic day, I so need to laugh, talk, meet new people and have fun. See u all soon. Aurelie

    March 28, 2013

    • John G

      Hard to tell from your pic, and I'm so terrible at remembering names for the first-time members, so many! - did I say hi?

      March 29, 2013

  • Lee-pan

    They say,When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Then find someone who's life is givin' them vodka and have a party, we did friendly nice people , thanks all

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • mike

    i will join for the first time but not there before 9pm sorry as I have a flight arriving late

    March 26, 2013

    • John G

      I guess you made it? There were two Michaels/Mikes there I think.. trying to guess if you were one of them

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice having met all these people, was shy at first, but few drink further and I loosen up. I'll try next time to be sober and more confident

    March 29, 2013

    • John G

      Glad you came then after your earlier unsure comment? :)

      March 29, 2013

  • Lee-pan

    iam shy if u see me please dont forget to smile and say hi am sure i will give big smile back first bi world meeting that iam going

    March 28, 2013

    • John G

      Hope you're gonna make it - dont worry its quite easy to get over the shyness but I will try and help if you remind me - so many new people each time its not easy to remember who I've spoken to!

      March 28, 2013

    • John G

      So you weren't so shy! Glad you made it, great to see you there, stylish dresser!

      2 · March 29, 2013

  • arti

    Is anyone going to Club Pedestal this friday?

    March 28, 2013

    • John G

      We would quite often (I mean my wife and myself); not this time. Maybe next one?

      March 28, 2013

    • John G

      I think there could be others interested too, perhaps for a group outing at a later one.

      March 29, 2013

  • Alexis

    Sorry team, I'd intended to come down after work but I'm knackered and heading home instead. Hope to see you at the next one.

    March 28, 2013

    • John G

      Sorry to hear that. I don't mind - we still have a great party at these regular events anyway, there's always plenty enough people - the more the merrier!; but I do appreciate an rsvp update beforehand or alternately clicking on the "I didnt make it" link in the email it sends you after the event if you can. Helps my job as organiser a bit.

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A really good night lastnight, although it was my first time there! A good crowd and a good vibe!

    March 29, 2013

  • John G

    The night before the Easter weekend made for a bigger, later-ending meet with more of us there til 3am. Louder music though, and more regular clubbers filtering into the room made it harder to tell who our group was, but we had proper reserved space which helped. Lots of hugs at the end (its cold outside)!

    March 29, 2013

  • Eve

    Amazing to meet everyone. Will definitely come again :DDDD

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Julie

    Sorry big problems tonight, couldn't make it. Hopefully be at the next one!

    March 28, 2013

  • Laura

    Sorry, going straight to a lez party!

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mite b a bit late david is in the shower lol joke

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, got ill, feeling pretty awful, so have to miss on this one... Next time

    March 28, 2013

    • John G

      Sorry to hear that. so you're wearing the suit already?

      March 28, 2013

    • John G

      :)

      March 28, 2013

  • Elisa M.

    We will be there but not until late - about 9-ish. Cocktailing at Covent Garden Cocktail Club from 5pm if you want to drop by.

    March 27, 2013

    • John G

      Hi again - as usual we'll be there until fairly late again, well after 9pm anyway.

      March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will try to make it

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • John G

      If you don't you'll be missing out on a great evening!

      March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm feeling so intimidated already and undecided... Should I take a leap of faith ?

    March 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Everyone at the meet up is really nice and no judgemental. I'm sure you would meet a few friends there. So forget fear and instead focus upon happiness and joy!

      March 27, 2013

    • John G

      Thanks Liam, and Fred - he's right, it really is a great atmosphere and friendly and relaxed and welcoming - if you're nervous I can introduce you to folk, new or regular - just ask! (find me, or I'll find you - I always try to introduce myself to new people so they know who's running it and who to go to).

      March 27, 2013

  • claire

    first meet looking for to bringing a mate hope that ok?

    March 27, 2013

    • John G

      Sure! the more the merrier! I see you put a +1 so that helps track the numbers, great!

      March 27, 2013

  • Raych

    Cant make it this time hope to make next

    March 27, 2013

  • Mark Anthony A.

    I like to be with you I miss the buzz my boss has a tendency to make me work six days a week I will look out for Sundays

    March 27, 2013

    • John G

      You can wait for one to happen (might be a while..); OR! suggest one! (use the "suggest a meet" or similarly titled link)

      March 27, 2013

  • Mark Anthony A.

    PI want to come next if I persuade the boss I will try sick if I dare

    March 27, 2013

  • Maria

    It would be great to see nice people and catch up!!!!

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Decided that I will come. Have booked my hotel ;-)

    2 · March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry im away..

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I'm coming alone hope it's worth it lol.

    March 27, 2013

  • Manny A.

    First time coming so might be a bit nervous but looking forward to it.

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Recently returned to London & looking for new friends.

    March 16, 2013

  • konstantinos

    yes

    March 13, 2013

  • Renoss

    This will be my second attendance and I'm looking forward to the day

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it.

    March 4, 2013

  • Simon

    Hey looking for to seeing you all again :-)

    March 1, 2013

  • Simon

    Thanks all, had a great first meet tonight. Lovely group of relaxed people. Looking forward to meet you all again soon. Thanks again Simon

    March 1, 2013

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