10 reviews of The Edge in English
I used to really dislike the Edge, but in the last year the owners have had a re-think, it seems, and as a result the bar is much friendlier and comfier. The quality of clientele seems to have changed a little as well - less posers, and more amiable types!
I don’t know if they still have this, but when I went a while ago, there was a small dancefloor that lights up different colours, on the top floor. Awesome. You can’t beat a lit up dancefloor.
Also, its perfect in summer, beause you can grab your beer in a plastic cup and head into Soho Square for some people watching.
It’s always been hit and miss in this bar and even more so since they re-fitted the place.
Ok it’s a four storey townhouse on Soho Square. It’s tall and not very spacious. This causes problems during peak times when there is no chance of reaching the bar due to the selfish 'so and so’s’ who insist on drinking at the bar.
Each floor has a different vibe and I like that. It’s a good place to hang out and have a quiet drink if you need or want one. A broad range of gay men come here. It seems to be either the very young 'just out’ crowd or the professional side but there’s a mix at weekends.
Prices are very expensive, even for Soho, and the crowds can border on the pretentious, but that’s London for you.
A great place to go for the hip and trendy. However, be warned that it does get extremely packed in the evenings with standing room only! There are limited seating space on the upper floors, so get there early to be guaranteed a seat. A good mix of people, although straight couples ocassionally wonder in and make an exhibtion of themselves. Usually a good service, although as with most popular London bars, it’s always heaving at the bar.
Although it is small, this place has character - if you can get in. It has three or four floors, the top one being where you dance. But don't let that fool you, the space of the floors is very restricted. Music is great, drink prices usual for soho (high) but the staff are quite friendly and fun. The other floors are varied lounge bars and it is a male prominent gay bar however they welcome females. Well we were welcomed when we went and there were quite a few other females there too. Average i would say and closes early.
The Edge is the perfect summer bar, seeing as it's ideally situated by Soho Square. For gay men it's so easy to grab a drink and retire to the square itself to view the topless eye-candy and occasional tramp.
The bar itself is very pleasant, not in your face or pretentious but well run and ideal for those looking to chat with friends, rather than out on the pull.
Spread over three floors, the ground floor has DJ's and small seating area, the second a small bar with larger seating area and then the top floor which is popular for functions. None of the levels are particularly huge but for once size doesn't matter as you never feel more than welcome at the bar and service is simple but good.
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