G-A-Y Late

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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G-A-Y Late details

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Monday23:00 - 03:00Tuesday23:00 - 03:00Wednesday23:00 - 03:00Thursday23:00 - 03:00Friday22:30 - 03:00Saturday22:30 - 04:00Sunday22:30 - 03:00
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G-A-Y Late
5 Goslett Yard
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over a year ago

I have had the same experience, only been three times and twice refused. First time “too drunk” but it transpires it was intact the company I was with that were not liked but staff. The last time, last night I was queing with a couple I had met out earlier in the night. In the queue the security man said one of the girls looked “too drunk” so would need to blow into a breatherlizer, she did this and was fine. I was then asked to do the same which I did. The girl administering it said what I had blown was fine but I was then refused entry? When I questioned it I was told the girls I had queued with said I wasn’t with them and it was their managements decision. So going out alone isn't allowed either now?? Awful place, they just make it up as they go along. I will never go back to GAY lates. Why have the breatherlizer system if someone can pass and is still not let in? Such as shame as the staff in GAY are always fab. GAY lates sort it out!

over a year ago

Horrible staff and security
I was waiting to get in and because the girl on the cue she was having an affair with the security girl and I was on the cut before than her she called security with no reason
So I was refuse to get in

over a year ago

I have been coming here for the last 14 years to Gay Bar and Late but GAY Late is becoming worse and worse. From the door staff to the clockroom the attitude is bad.Even the customers have diva attitude!You are not in a posh place remember! My friends and I decided to boycott this place finally. Do not do the same mistake as me for years by going there to save few pounds on drinks. Bye Jeremy Joseph and his arrogant staff! I will only remember Astoria...

over a year ago

The security on the door at this venue are rude, unprofessional and violent. The coloured female security guard here has taken exception to me and refuses me entry every single time. I have questioned this recently, as I feel discriminated against, having caused no issues - I am not a trouble maker and have never stepped out of line in this, or any other venue, and feel my consistent refusal of entry is down to personal and unjust opinion based on looks. I was initially given absolutely no reason, instead I was physically assaulted as I waited five minutes for my friends to come back out. This woman, who is rather large (easily over twice my body weight), purposefully barged in to me with incredible force, causing me a neck injury, upper back injury, damaging my previously broken arm and resurfacing a knee injury that up until this point had been manageable for the past few years. I am now unable to travel to my place of work until my injuries have began to heal. I was also FASELY accused of putting my head in peoples bags and looking at their belongings, which is simply untrue and amounts to slander and defamation of character. Luckily I recorded all of the audio of this, and will be making a report for the unlawful and unnecessary use of physical force (which amounts to assault), using the data protection act to obtain CCTV from the venue in regards to this, and I will be reporting the security guard in question to the SIA.

Through my own personal experience with these staff members, reading these reviews, and hearing stories from countless people about the actions of the security at this venue, it is clear to me that something needs to be done in response to their volatile, aggressive and abusive behaviour towards members of the public, and I encourage everyone who experiences similar actions to make a report to the SIA.

A few years ago 5 of these security guards, including the one in question, dragged a friend to a blind spot and beat her up, smashing her phone as she tried to record the assault to gain evidence in order to report them. The venue also holds an incredibly sexist door policy, often refusing entry to any women in the queue (Once I was stood there as they walked down and told every single female they would not be allowed in the venue, using the blatant BS excuse of being drunk, despite walking past groups of males urinating on the wall and drinking wine from the bottle while queuing for the venue). Unfortunately for the security, I am fully aware of my rights and under what circumstances a security guard is allowed to use physical violence toward someone. I am also very aware that the malicious falsehoods made toward me on the evening in question amount to defamation of character and slander, and I refuse to allow purposeful untrue statements to be made against me when they A) hold no basis in fact, and B) carry the potential to damage my reputation both on a personal and professional level.

Once I have been assessed by my doctor to determine the full extent of my injuries I will be continuing this complaint further, and will be making the decision as to whether I shall be making a report to the police and pursing damages along with my complaint to the SIA.

over a year ago

I've been to this place many times and i always thought the door staff were completely unprofessional and rude. However 2 days ago I decided I will not go back to that place ever again because of these security people. I went there with my friend, we met up straight after work arrived at about 11.30. Once we got there we had to go through a bag and body search from the two security people at the entrance. The guy searched my friend since he is a guy and the coloured woman searched me. Everything was alright until we got to the cloak room were we realized we didn't have enough cash to leave our jackets. The staff told us not to worry and go to the ATM across the road get some money out and come back without waiting in the queue. When we came back, literally 5 mins later, we had to go through a bag and body search again. My friend was searched first by the man and I was just waiting behind him. In the meanwhile that lady came close to me and i though she wanted to check my bag while I was waiting so opened it and showed it to her like I always do. She completely ignored didn't say anything, didn't search the bag, then gave me a bitchy look and left me wondering what I had done wrong. After that, she pulled her colleague to the side, told him something and they both came back pulled my friend from the cloakroom area (who was there because he was told he was fine and he could go through) and told us we are both too drunk to go inside. Wtf was all that about?? Not only I didn't have anything to drink all day since I went there straight after work we were checked and allowed to go inside one time (my friend two times) they tell us to go to the ATM across the road and then they tell us we are too drunk? How did I go from sober to drunk in less then five minutes? They could even see me at the ATM from where they were standing. They knew where I went. What is wrong with these people? Not only that, my friend was checked and then pulled back because that stupid bitch told her colleague something. Like, didn't that man realize he was drunk the TWO times he checked him? This place is a joke!! I promised myself I'm never going back, I've been getting looks and rude behavior from these people nearly every time I go there (Every week) but this incident was out of order. Never ever again!! This place does not even deserve a second chance!! I was putting up with they're behavior, particularly with that coloured lady's behavior for a long time because I really liked the place but after this never again. Well done G-A-Y late you just lost a very good customer and all her friends who came with her every single Friday. What a shame.

over a year ago

The Door staff are incredibly rude. Firstly one bouncer started off with an arrogant attitude towards me and my group of friends and then later that evening whilst queuing for the toilet we were told we were "Too drunk" and then followed into the toilet. When we came out three bouncers waited for us and the bouncer who had been on the door pulled my arm back in a extremely aggressive way and pushed me out of the club and against a wall. The came along a female bouncer with just as bigger attitude as the male ones and claimed that I ASSAULTED her!! What a joke. My friend who doesn't drink and had a glass of water with her was also told she was "Too drunk " and was kicked out too. When we complained not one member of staff cared and even went as far to laugh and smile at us. This is so disgusting and will never be coming here again and will be making sure anyone we speak to knows just how rude and violent the door staff are here. STEER CLEAR!!!!

over a year 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.

over a year 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.

over a year 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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