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Zoo Bar

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Address: 13-18 Bear Street, London WC2H 7AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7839 4188
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16:00 - 03:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 03:30

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Was here with a friend on a night out. Very mediocre crowd, but that was expected for a wednesday night. However, after paying for entry (10 Pounds to get in? What?) and paying... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Laurens v
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When in the Leicester Square area this is a good early meeting point if you're in town for a night out. I would not normally go to this sort of joint as I imagine it gets very busy later on, so I prefer the small bar on the right entrance which has excellent prices beer/wine/cocktails from 5-9pm. I believe it... More 

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Thank willjohnson747
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there with a friend; despite occasional guy getting too close and grinding on us was fun, good music, drinks not too expensive. Then I noticed a man had taken some coats and amongst them was mine, I went to the man and grabbed my coat, he grabbed me by the throat and threatened me. Some bouncers threw him... More 

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1 Thank Ellie C
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was here with a friend on a night out. Very mediocre crowd, but that was expected for a wednesday night. However, after paying for entry (10 Pounds to get in? What?) and paying another 1.5GBP for cloakroom service, we left after one set of drinks. Crowd was not very lively and we were overdressed, which doesn't happen very often in... More 

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Thank Laurens v
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a drink between 5pm and 9pm £2.30 for a Guinness can't go wrong ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺😚😚😚😚😚😚😚😚☺☺☺☺☺☺☺😶☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺😋😋😋☺😋😋☺☺😂😋☺😂☺😋☺😋😋☺☺☺☺☺

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Thank Andrew A
London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Second time in this place and things are getting worse. Now they charge £5 for entry. Basically to be able to get in and buy drinks. Once we get in we realised that they have displayed notes all over the place saying. "Cash only" which is ridiculous nowadays. The The place was so filthy. smelly and the music so loud... More 

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Thank Juan Pablo O
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My friends and I decided to try this bar one night to get a feel of the London nightlife. On a cold Thursday night we joined a line of about 15 persons to enter the bar. We were asked to present some form of identification at the door; this can be a passport, drivers license or ID card. Your card... More 

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Thank ChicaEmery
Barcelona
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Back in 2000 when I moved to London my flatmates took me out and this was the first bar we visited. Well, the first one we tried to visit, since one of us had dreadlocks and we were not allowed in. 16 years on still in London and seeing the kind of people that frequent this bar, I am so... More 

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1 Thank Daniel P
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Not really my scene, but they were supposed to be having a Latin night event, but the theme disappointed, apart from some music, there was nothing Latin about it. The positive: drinks are quite cheap, which lead to some funny sights and some angry drunks; nothing too terrible, one thing balanced the other. There are 2 floors but there is... More 

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Thank Paola O
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

For my best friends 20th she booked a VIP booth for £200. This came with a table, 20 shots of Apple Sourz, 10 beer bottles and a hat full with sex on the beach. The booth was cosy and the seats were comfortable, however on numerous occasions throughout the night we had random members of the public joining us as... More 

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1 Thank Thetwoenglishgirls
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Great party place, different areas with different music and dj's for any taste, loved the main area downstairs with a big dance floor, it was very busy even on thursday night and if you come earlier, 5-9pm All drinks are half price which is great, very long happy hour for a bargain prices in central London area where everything is... More 

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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