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The Friendly Society

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Nice bar staff

we have been going on and off since it opened and it never fails to thrill out of townies - great... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
Just try to find it - it’s worth it

A subtle side door opening leads you down 15 or so stairs to this hidden gem for cocktails. Feels... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Burlington, Canada
via mobile
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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!

Thank Sheilamong27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Chris0007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I must apologise to the owner for my hideous behaviour. My partner and I rapidly deteriorated into a drunken mess after some delicious mojitos and shots of something vaguely like espresso martini. We chatted to loads of hilarious people and the staff put up...More

2  Thank k8bse
Reviewed 25 September 2018

we have been going on and off since it opened and it never fails to thrill out of townies - great atmosphere still with the dolls etc . Bar staff very nice and friendly, but they did have a slightly odd friend with them who...More

Thank Monkeybearspider
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A subtle side door opening leads you down 15 or so stairs to this hidden gem for cocktails. Feels like a place you have to know about for as a tourist you would walk right by- part of the charm is the fact that’s it’s...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018

If I'm taking someone who doesn't know Soho out for drinks, I always take them to the Friendly Society. The thrill of leading them down the alley and into the doorway they would certainly otherwise overlook, the stairs down, the decor once you're down there,...More

2  Thank Rose Y
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This place has an awesome atmosphere and is a great place to go either as a place to commence the start of a late night out in London or just as a place to chill then head home after. The staff are all friendly and...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 28 April 2018

After despairing of the bars while having an after work drink in the City, we headed west to find something more to our taste. Stumbling across The Friendly Society with a bit of help from Google maps we were greeted by a super helpful barman...More

1  Thank FatViking
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This is an amazingly odd venue many nice cocktails and staff. Decorated it Babi bodies and bits and bobs. Only down side trying to get in the next day we where told by door staff. They are at full membership. It’s not amemners bar.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Quirky little bar hidden away in Soho. Definitely worth a visit. Service is very hit and miss. Barman seemed distracted and quite rude. He served a customer that had pushed in who he seemed to know. There appeared to be some kind of disagreement between...More

2  Thank TravelerLON
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