Cover charge lifted at Soho’s Manbar

Today, the City of Westminster Council has lifted the mandatory minimum admission fee that Manbar inherited when it took over the premises licence.

Manbar is now open until late every day and is FREE entry on the door. This free admission includes weekends.

London’s gay scene and visitors now have a Central London gay bar with extended hours they can go to without ever having to pay an entry fee.

Gay owned and run, Manbar offers the gay scene a mature gay bar where customers can socialise and drink until the early hours of the morning. Aside from no cover charge, Manbar continues to offer customers a free coat-check room and free wifi internet usage.


Owner Charles Hill had this to say: “From when we took over the licence, we decided Soho needed a bar where the gay scene can catch up with mates, make new friends, listen to good music and not be ripped off paying for extras. It is excellent news the City of Westminster Council has lifted the cover charge requirement we inherited when we took over the venue. Now all our customers can come in for free until 2am during the week and 3am on weekends.”

Since opening its doors on the 1st November 2012, thousands have enjoyed Manbar. Already the bar is famous for it’s sexy wall murals which includes the now famous portrait of Prince Harry as featured in Time Out, Evening Standard, Boyz, Qx and Grazia to name a few publications.

Please note Manbar is not associated with the Man Bar once opened in Borough a few years back nor is it owned by the former site licensee 79CXR.

Opening hours for Manbar are Monday to Wednesday from 4pm until 2am; Thursday and Friday from 4pm until 3am; Saturdays from 2pm until 3am and Sundays from 2pm until 11pm. Free Entry always.

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