QX Preview: City of Quebec

One of London’s oldest gay venues is BACK ON THE SCENE

Still standing proud 72 years on, City of Quebec is one of the city’s longest-running gay pubs, lounging languorously between Mayfair and Marylebone with a gin and tonic in hand and some scandalous stories to tell! She’s been keeping her head down (ahem) in recent years, but new management has recently come in and have promised to re-establish the boozer as a cherished corner of Central London camp.

It’s one of those maddeningly multi-faceted venues that has your back whatever it is that you want. Whiling away a weekday afternoon with a bowl of nachos and the Evening Standard Sudoku? Late night dance floor action from DJ Lewis Taylor-Osborne in their disco cellar? Clinging onto the weekend with dear life at their cabaret Sundays? All bases covered at this corker of a pub! They’ve also got some special events planned in soon and what a way to welcome BACK to The Quebec the very best in DRAG performances. First to grace the stage on Bank Holiday Saturday 5th May is Drag Race contestant and mimicker du jour Charlie Hides, and Son of a Tutu dropping in on the following day.

Plus, if you want to get even more involved, they’re looking for pint-pullers, glass-collectors, and shift-supervisors to join the Quebec team. If you think that could be you, email [email protected], give them a call on 020 7629 6159, or pop in with a CV!

City of Quebec, 12 Old Quebec Street, Marble Arch, W1H 7AF