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The Friendly Society

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Friendly place and good cocktails

Somehow I’ve never been here. A real shame as a great bar. The owner was welcoming and the bar... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whitstable, United Kingdom
via mobile
Overpriced drinks

The decor in this place is definitely not my thing - I understand what they've tried to do here but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Very good12%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible11%
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79 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Somehow I’ve never been here. A real shame as a great bar. The owner was welcoming and the bar staff were charming . Loved the padded sofa beds and the decor was right up my street

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank emilyteereviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor in this place is definitely not my thing - I understand what they've tried to do here but it's dirty and falling apart. I had relatively nice time there, unfortunately the drinks are overpriced - you can find many other bars close by...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank leuveen
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Didn’t have a clue how to make an Aperol Spitz.....first the barman filled a glass with ice then added 1 oz of Aperol then topped up the last 2mm with a stagnant bottle of Prosecco without measuring it out ! When I said that’s not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ischgl2016
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

A really fun party bar with great decor and awesome music. The bar is quite small, could do with being bigger as it takes a long time to get served. We had two vodka mixers and two shots which cost £30 at one stage and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank W6935KQpeterp
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Had such a great night last night dancing and drinking! The bar staff are brilliant - so much fun! Thank you xxx

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrsAkh
Reviewed 30 November 2018

This FRIENDLY bar has great drinks and super FRIENDLY Bar Staff who are always on hand to serve super cocktails or just your ordinary mixers! The Manager is really helpful I handed over too much money and he came round personally to give me my...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank taurus21042017
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We're a heterosexual couple and although this is a gay bar we felt as comfortable as we would on our own lounge! The music was the best part and the staff super friendly, but the drinks reasonable and so strong..... we will be back on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank philmarriesdonna
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite bars ever! The decor is so incredibly cool, drinks are delicious, staff are so friendly and the music is fantastic! Highly recommended!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sherpa11502296397
Reviewed 8 November 2018

I loved this bar, they played banger after banger and everyone was just there for a good time! My only complaint is that it closed too early for a Saturday night, other than that it was great!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sheilamong27
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Great place down set of stairs. Babycham rules here! So funny! The decor inside is great, almost has a 1950s theme at times. Great selection of music played! All ages will love it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris0007
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I understand you can reserve the back room
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