Queers Without Beers

Queers Without Beers is an alcohol-free LGBTQI+ pop-up bar and social, and now also an online community. We have monthly events in central London, organised by Club Soda and London Friend; and in Manchester, organised by Club Soda and the LGBT Foundation.

In London we meet every third Wednesday of the month, bringing some of the most exciting alcohol-free drinks together at our exclusive pop-up bar in the heart of Bloomsbury. Craft beers, distilled botanicals, cider, wines, gin and tonic and craft sodas are available to try on this friendly LGBTQI+ night.

Cafe Babka is where we meet in London. It provides amazing cakes as well as their normal offering of tea and coffee for those who need a caffeine kick. We are developing our new accessibly policy for this venue and will update on here soon! Let us know if you have any questions, by emailing Laura at laura@joinclubsoda.co.uk or calling her on 07968 708703.

Our first Manchester event was on 24 November 2018 at The Nexus Art Cafe on Dale Street, and we already have our 2019 dates in the diary.

QWB is a sophisticated social space for LGBTQI+ queers of all persuasions that doesn’t revolve around booze. Everyone is welcome – whether you have never drunk, don’t want alcohol tonight, are looking to change you drinking habits, or have actively quit drinking.

The events are free to attend although we ask for a £3 contribution to help with the organisational costs. You will just need to buy your own drinks and food.

You can follow Queers Without Beers on Twitter and find us on Facebook and on MeetUp for both London and Manchester.

Our online community lives on Facebook – you can request to join this private group here. You can chat to others like you, and meet people online before meeting them at the socials.

Please check on social media or MeetUp for London and Manchester for any last-minute changes!

You can RSVP to each event on our website, on MeetUp or Facebook – but you can just turn up on the day too, that’s what most people do!

Our London host, Cafe Babka is at 44 Museum Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3PA, only steps away from the British Museum. It is a lovely cafe the rest of the time too, lovingly restored into a Belle Epoch delight.


London Friend are our partners in QWB London – they are the UK’s oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans charity, supporting the health and mental well-being of the LGBT community in and around London.

LGBT Foundation are our friends and QWB partners in Manchester – a national charity delivering advice, support and information services.

MEN R US has tons of information about all aspects of life for men: from sex, health and drugs to the history of Polari.

Meetups – London has dozens of LGBT+ meetups, from Outdoor Lads to East London Lesbians.

Opening Doors London – a charity providing information and support services specifically for older LGBT people.

The Bisexual Index – exactly what it says: everything bisexuality.

Imaan – the UKs leading LGBT Muslim charity.

LGBT mental health resources – a listing by PinkNews.