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The Polar Bear, Leicester Square [Closed] - pub details


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Address: 30 Lisle St, London, WC2H 7BA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25490) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Leicester Square (0.1 miles), Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles), Covent Garden (0.3 miles)

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.3 miles), London Waterloo (1 mile), London Waterloo East (1.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 3.8/10 (rated by 22 users)
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Metra Club and Bar, Leicester Square (0.0 miles), brb At Soho, Soho (0.0 miles), Ruby Blue, Leicester Square (0.1 miles), De Hems, Soho (0.1 miles), 79 CXR, Charing Cross Road (0.1 miles) - see more nearby pubs

user reviews of the Polar Bear, Leicester Square

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Interesting to see how this place evolved. I used to vitually live there in the early 80s. Great juke box brilliant Aussie staff and enough 'character' to scare away tourists and amateurs.

For a while the best bar in London.
Magpie - 3 Apr 2008 18:26
The new location for KU BAR. Great atmosphere and gorgeous bar staff....heaving at the weekends so far. Free admissiom to 3am downstairs...
Clivers - 9 Mar 2007 20:24
Why can't this place work - since I've known it - ot's been a Soho dive, an Aussie pub and a gay pub. The location is great - perhaps another Waxy's because there aren't enough places for dickheads to go round Leicester Square.
murgatroyd - 11 Feb 2007 22:06
This is reverting back to gay bar. The owner of Ku Bar has taken it over and it should be opening the weekend of 10 Feb.

steve5312 - 8 Feb 2007 17:46
I am pleased it has closed down ... the reason it stopped being "West Central" (it's gay incarnation) was alledgely that one of the brewery's executives thought it wasn't quite right to have one of their pubs in such a prominent location catering to gays! Another of their pubs in Greenwich was "straightened" again with disasterous results ... lower takings, fewer customers etc ... it serves the brewery right. My only fear is that it will reopen as a two storey Starbucks/Costa Coffee!!!!!
anonymous - 14 Jan 2007 11:27

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