Monday, 4 January 2010

The sound of the crowd

I spent a couple of hours early on Saturday night in the Candy Bar in Soho. As a lesbian bar with apparently a rather strict door policy I was unsure of the welcome I would receive. However I found it a welcoming place with high quality bar staff. When I arrived it was rather empty but by the time I left it was packed. What struck me, when I was listening to the crescendo of animated female voices throughout the bar, was that I had never been in a totally female dominated bar before, and as bars are either mixed or male dominated, how out of the ordinary it sounded to me. Pity far more bars aren't like this!


  1. I've had a couple of nice visits to the old Candy Bar (or is it Kandy Bar?), didn't know they had reopened.

  2. Hi Jess, I don’t know if it is the same place as before. Although Soho it's close to Oxford Street and is a long thin bar with a small pool room upstairs and a downstairs bar/dance area.