Circa 5th Birthday

05/05/16: Can we just take a moment to celebrate one of the coolest bars that’s ever been?

Ever! Five years ago Circa landlady Alana Wintour (SIC) opened a little bar on Frith street with just some hot bar men, a few sequins and a big dream.

Half a decade later, Circa is not only one of the few independent gay bars we have left, but also one of the finest places for Sohocialites to ‘she’ and be seen.

The ever-growing roster of diverse DJ talent faithfully serves the homo-massive and commingled together beautifully on this epic 4AM sesh. Adam Turner’s hands-in-the-air house collided with Attack Attack Attack’s Shoreditch cool, with Jonathan Bestley’s post-gender disco bringing up the rear.


A huge shout out to the wonderful bar team, too. Hard-working, beautiful and always serving shots with a smile. The regulars have all had each other, and the newbies always have an amazing time. Circa’s one of those bars we should treasure.

Drags, fags, lads and hags all under one roof – it’s the epitome of what Soho and the gay scene is all about.

62 Frith Street, Soho, W1

Words by Lee “She’ll do anything for a fiver” Dalloway

Photos by Mark Storey