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London Bisexuals Monthly Pub Social (pre-Pride)

  • Jun 27, 2013 · 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 month works out to be right next to the London Pride parade and celebrations, so you could come start a long weekend with us and getting to know a few folk before the craziness of the Parade! Want to be in a walking group in the Parade but don't know anyone? Come along and find some people to look for and recognise on the weekend!

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 of cheap drinks if you're there before 8pm. To get a better idea what it's like, 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a good time out

    June 29, 2013

  • John G

    If you want to go for the march, Fara+others planning to gather 12.45 at Baker St. before the parade starts, to try to find a spot. I might not be there early enough for that, but can pass messages on if not; comment on here/look for info maybe too. Twitter /might/ (?) be useful too, @londonbi

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such fun! xxx

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • Lara

      Definitely! Just trying out this app, not sure if you sent the message from here or via web? Nice to meet you and speak to you sonn when I get back from my trip! :-) xx

      1 · June 28, 2013

  • Lara

    Had such a fun night last night...so hungover, but happy I made it despite coming on my own! Everyone seems very friendly - Thank you!

    June 28, 2013

  • Fiona

    Sadly I am not feeling well today so will keep my bugs away! :( Hope to catch up next month!

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're coming, bout 40 mins away apparently... How's it looking there?

    June 27, 2013

  • claire

    Can't make it as have to work but un watching parade from regents street are the group meeting anywhere after that.

    June 24, 2013

    • John G

      2.30, NE plinth, or as close as we can.. read the event description (updated)

      June 27, 2013

  • Sarah K.

    Heyya I signed up months ago but haven't had the chance to attend any of the meetups until this one, but it will be my first meetup, I was wondering if anyone can swap numbers so I won't get lost. Thank you :) x

    1 · June 23, 2013

    • John G

      Sarah - I plan to list my number here, or maybe email it round a day or two before; but keep an eye out on here also for updates/comments on where people are at/who's looking for us.

      June 25, 2013

    • John G

      the number is there I believe, in "how to find us" near location info

      June 27, 2013

  • Rory S. W.

    I'm hoping to go... first time, nervous (:

    June 24, 2013

    • John G

      Ops, wrote this as though it was for the Saturday events.. Ignore the "different from our usual", though it might be busier /quieter than normal.

      June 25, 2013

    • John G

      or noisier as it now seems!

      June 27, 2013

  • Sarah K.

    Is it near westmister college soho campus ?x

    June 27, 2013

    • John G

      Im not familar. read the event description bit at the bottom, "how to find us", or use the map link.

      June 27, 2013

  • Laurent F.

    Is there a meet point post march on Sat?

    1 · June 27, 2013

    • Jerome

      First time to you too ?

      June 27, 2013

    • John G

      I updated it - read the event details. (2.30, NE plinth). My phone no. is there too.

      June 27, 2013

  • Nikki

    Farthennougat! Not going to be able to make this one! *Pouts*

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing you all in an hour or so - I'll be the lady in the Orange dress!

    x

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Jerome

    First time for me. Looking forward.

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • rob

    Dammit - something has cropped up and I will not be able to go now. Do any of the guys want to meet for a coffee or beer sometime next week?

    June 27, 2013

    • Sarah K.

      I'm up for that, inbox me, sorry cnt upload a pic but more then happy to swap numbers or twitters have whatsapp as well :) x

      June 27, 2013

  • Sarah K.

    I'm so sorry something come up at work, I really do wanna go to one of these meet ups, I will try to make the next one, sorry about today x

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Probably won't be there right on time... We are both first timers :) looking forward to it

    June 27, 2013

  • simon

    i want to come but i am miserable today

    June 27, 2013

  • simon

    i have lost my username for my other meetup profile.
    so i am RSVP using this profile.

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Newbie hoping to go tomorrow night

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Jules S

    Finally able to go to my first meetup, after months of schedule conflicts! Looking forward to it.

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • claire

    Is group meeting anywhere afterwards

    June 24, 2013

    • John G

      Claire, sometimes we go to a club after; but O Bar is open til 3am so you can turn up quite late as we don't usually leave til at least 11, 11.30 - often midnight or later. If its after 10pm there will be more general public in the basement but look out for me or ask someone at random if they're part of the meetup group, do it a few times and you'll find someone who can point you at the rest of us (early on its basically all us, perhaps except one or two small groups in the corner)

      June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi hi, I'm Kent coming to meet You all at O bar. Thank You

    June 17, 2013

    • John G

      Presume you mean the Thursday then - the Saturday of course is around the procession/Trafalgar Square

      June 25, 2013

  • Adam

    Hi

    June 24, 2013

  • Laurent F.

    Thanks Simon, good to know. I'll have to dig out my old tranny gear, now what heels, I got 60 pairs!

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • simon

    i like tranwomen:
    cds ts tg
    i also like the ladies.

    June 24, 2013

  • Fiona

    Invited a friend, waiting for her confirmation

    June 24, 2013

  • Fiona

    New too, looking 4ward!

    June 24, 2013

  • Abigail (.

    Hello. Another first timer here; looking forward to it. :)

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • rob

    Looking forward to coming - my first time!

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Nicole

    I'm new and looking forward to attending this event.

    2 · June 17, 2013

  • Drew O.

    I am a 27 y.o. guy and I have just moved to London; this will the my first LB event. see you all there.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Nash

    I am New in here,so guys saying hello to all.

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, I'm new in London

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Tyna

    It's my one year anniversary with this group and London!

    2 · May 27, 2013

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