One of London’s most iconic gay bars has opened following a £125,000 refurbishment, creating two additional new jobs.

Rupert Street Bar just off Shaftesbury Avenue in Soho celebrated its re-launch with a Freemason party night on Friday 19th July. Scantily-clad models welcomed guests as they flocked to visit the new look venue throughout the weekend.

Speaking of the refurbishment general manager Karl Nixon said, “The bar looks spectacular now and feedback so far from Rupert Street regulars has been really positive. We had an amazing opening weekend, hosting a Freemason night on Friday followed by Hoxton Whores on Saturday and a jazz cabaret from La Voix and her band Vol Au Vents on Sunday.”

Aside from cosmetic changes to the bar, Karl has introduced a new entry level champagne Louis Dornier available at a ‘Happy Hour’ discount of £19 a bottle everyday between 4pm and 8pm, as well as range of new cocktails, perfect for summer drinking.

Marcella Puppini joins new regular DJ Rich B whilst plans are in place to introduce celebrity guest DJs over the coming months.