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G-A-Y Late
gay bar · club
mon-sun 23:00–03:00
17 reviews
Rated 1.8/5 based on 16 user reviews
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5 Goslett Yard
London, UK

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What is it?

G-A-Y Late is the late night sister bar of the one in Old Comptonstreet.

Popular pop and dance songs on many LCD screens around the venue, which is where the whole budget on decor was spend.

Young crowd and usually a long cue in weekends at the door.
Open every night, Sundays it is only one of the few late options in Soho, so usually a cue. Get a flyer before at G-A-Y bar to get in.

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mon-sun 23:00–03:00

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8 days ago   

Went to GAY before hand had two drinks nothing else before that queued for GAY late for 30 minutes only to Be rejected by the most ignorant staff you can find on the door saying there were 2 out of the 5 of us who could go in while the rest of us were too drunk to go in. GAY late needs to really rethink their staff if they are not happy working nights and dealing with drunks then why are they working there. For a bar that opens for midnight are you not supposed to be able to have a few drinks in another bar before you go in??? Waste of time and all the way from Ireland to experience this sh*t
People before us were drunk and drinking in the queue and they were just let in, just cause we were having a joke between us and laughing they said we were too drunk.

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2 months ago   

Manipulated breathalizer test to justify door policy:
At the door the woman asked me whether I would accept a breathalizer test because I look like maybe not ok. I just had 2 small beer before, so I accepted. The woman after the test walked 2 meters away with the device, came back and asked me to do it again and to breathe more constantly. After that second try the machine showed 0.89. "Sorry but we cannot admit you, you are not even fit to drive". Later I checked on a website, and with 2 small beers I should have had 0.34. Very strange door policy disguised by "objectivity". Years ago that was a fun place to go to - no more.

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2 months ago   

This place is hugely let down by the incredibly rude and disrespectful door staff. Such a shame as these establishment are supposed to be a welcoming and safe place for gay and lesbian people and yet the door staff treat you awfully and discriminate against who they want to let in and not. There should be a consistent policy not one where they pick and choose. For example last night they let 4 girls in that have never been before and then stopped one girl who had forgotten their membership card and refused entry saying members only.

. I hope the future seems some improvement in how gay and lesbian people are treated and respected. You would not get a straight club behave this way.

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2 months ago   

This club is a dive. its full of tacky,shifty, emaciated, and generally dodgy queens who will probably rob you. I've had my phone stolen from here AND had my wallet taken from my bag in the cloak room and emptied. STEER CLEAR

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3 months ago   

Place is nasty, security is formed by a team of sadistic, poorly trained ego destoyers.

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3 months ago   

I should have heeded the bad reviews.
Bouncer looked at me and said he was going to breathalise me. I said that was fine since I don't drink alcohol and have never been drunk in my life. He asked me to stand on a spot, I stood there. He then asked me to step back which I did. Then he refused me entry because I was too drunk.
I must commend him for being able to breathalise someone with his eyes, though I must dispute their accuracy. In all honesty, he looked a little out of it himself. I guess the breathaliser threat was said in an attempt to make me turn away and he never produced one because it would prove him wrong and he'd have to let me in.
Not sure whether I was turned away for not looking gay enough or not looking young enough. Shame you can do nothing when they talk bollocks to you because they don't want to give you evidence for blatant discrimation of some sort.
Wouldn't advise anyone to make a purposeful trip here because it seems that if your face doesn't fit you're not getting in.
One star simpy because no stars can't be given.

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3 months ago   

almost everything was good. The entrance woman in blonde hair was very rude and so unfriendly. I was in gay late like 2 months ago and also a month ago and when I visited the club yesterday the music was still the same what I found a bit boring.

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3 months ago   

I went to G-A-Y bar last year but they refused me to entry, the man was rude and said I needed a membership card. I think he thought I was straight. How gay people can complain about homophobia and these places acts the same way?

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9 months ago   

I'm a straight young female and I've been g.a.y. late once with my 3 gay housemates and had a really good night, had a bit to drink but didn't cause anyone any problems and left quietly when it closed. I also kissed a guy when I was inside. Since then they refuse me entry. The first time I tried the doormen refused me because someone infront of me who i didnt know was too drunk? I protested but in the end I gave up and went elsewhere. A couple weeks later i tried again and the doormen and manager claimed I kicked off and kicked the barrier the previous time I tried to enter.... Sorry what!? No I didn't and I was stone cold sober so I remember but they still refuse me entry and in fact have said I'm never allowed in! For what!? After reading reviews on here I've noticed I'm not the only one they've taken an unfair dislike to. So if you're planning on heading down to g.a.y late please don't be a straight female, don't be the only girl with 3 gay guys, don't protest your innocence, and make sure u bow down to these higher gods! Place is a joke. For somewhere that's meant to be gay friendly they're a bunch of judgemental, homophobic, arrogant, lying, stuck up, rude C***S!!!!

Ku bar on the other hand is a delightful place =) go there!

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10 months ago   

My friend and I attempted to access the G-A-Y LATE club. I have a membership card to the area which allows immediate entry so I approached the man guarding the front door who examined my card and informed me that I would not be allowed access because I did not have sufficient ID to accompany the card. When I presented my driving license, the individual in question walked away, spoke with his female colleague briefly and came back informing me I was 'too drunk' to access the premises (my friend and I had only consumed a cider each beforehand). He had also written on my membership card in thick permanent marker that I should not be able to access G-A-Y premises for a two week period, claiming it was 'punishment' for attempting to access the club while 'drunk'. I refused to let this sad episode ruin my night and we went elsewhere.

I have accessed G-A-Y Late on numerous occasions and not had any issues. Not sure if it was my look, age or if they perceived me to be straight but I feel I was discriminated against by the door staff and will not be giving the business my custom again.

G-A-Y really need to re-evaluate their security procedures. If a gay person was refused access to a straight bar on the basis of looking gay there would be a huge uproar so not sure why these establishments are getting away with it?

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10 months ago   

Horrid security staff who rejected me on the basis of no ID, yet this transitioned to me being 'too drunk' when I presented my ID and membership pass. They also wrote in permanent marker on my membership pass that I would not be able to access G-A-Y facilities for several weeks due to my 'drunk' behaviour (my friend and I had consumed several drinks beforehand but nothing like they were making out). I have accessed G-A-Y for many years and never had any issues. Can't quite believe the arrogance of the people manning the door. However, I am voting with my feet and will not be back.

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11 months ago   

They are very good, polite and disciplined, if you stay in discipline , if you do not have membership, simply you can't get an entry, and they tell you clearly when you wait in the queue. i am a member of the club when I have guests with me, I still have to wait in the queue to take my friends in . I respect their discipline and always respected from all Gay Late teams.

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over a year ago   

This is the worst place I've ever been. Why should you go to a club where they bully you? I thought that it was an open minded place but it's totally not. They are so exclusive they make you feel like a piece of shit. I will never go back, I promise.

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over a year ago   

hi we been tonight to gay late.we come tonight to get membership. there was lady outside she said u have to come regularly then we give u membership.but they didn't allow us to go inside.then how u guys knows that we are regular.so plz tell us how to get membership.

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over a year ago   

Bitchy, unfriendly place, full of over the top people, horrible staff and horrible security.

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over a year ago   

This club is running on racism. I went there several time i paid 2 pound on each night money no problem but last week i went there but the guard stopped me to entered in the club i had flyer i showed them because on flyer it was clearly written that with flyer entry free but he said the manager specially gave instruction that you are not allowed in this club but i was shocked i said why but the staff said sorry you go back home we don't give you permission to go inside they behave me like i am thief or bulgur but i am still sad about that behaviour this club is very nice but only problem is that they are racist i still want answer from manager about that rubbish behaviour there is only white people allowed they like only white people this club is made only for white people not allowed asian and other people i give advice to asian not go there if u want to safe you dignity . I will wait the reply from the owner of the club for this racism .

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over a year ago   

Located just a five-minute walk from G-A-Y bar this is late version of it. If you want to keep the party going this late-night bar open sometime between 11 o’clock and midnight but keep in mind you have to first gain entry to G-A-Y and get a wristband in order to enter into G-A-Y late for free. The crowd is very much similar to G-A-Y with lots of twinks and young boys with their fag hags. Make sure you get there before midnight, otherwise you'll have to queue up for at least an hour!

If you want to know more info about this or other bars in London you can check it out here www.mygaylondon.co.uk/london-gay-bars/

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