Time flies when you’re… partying on a weeknight in a Lesbian bar (ayoo)…and believe it or not but it’s been a whole 10 years of partying since the well known Ruby Tuesday’s lesbian night first began. Known for being London’s best lesbian mid-week club night, Ruby Tuesday’s is set to celebrate it’s 10th birthday in style with a mega re-launch this coming Tuesday – 9th May 2017. And for that very reason, we thought we’d catch up with the event organisers to get the deets for you god damn beauts.
Be sure to have a read of our interview below and head over to KU Leicester Square this coming Tuesday for Ruby’s re-launch party of the century (see what we did there).
Venue: KU Leicester Square/KLUB, 30 Lisle Street, London, WC2H 7BA (Leicester Square Tube)
When: Every Tuesday from 9 pm – 3 am
When did Ruby Tuesday’s originally start?
Ruby Tuesdays began ten years ago when bar guru Gary Henshaw took over the site at Lisle Street and turned it into the now-iconic Ku Klub. A tradition was born when every Tuesday the boys of Ku Bar used to ‘swap ‘ venues with the Candy Bar (the famous or perhaps infamous Lesbian Bar) and Ku Klub hosted ‘Ruby Tuesdays’ whilst the boys enjoyed the lovely pink surrounding of Candy. Candy Bar sadly closed its doors in 2014 but Rubys has lived on, and Gary & the Ku group have two other venues to keep the boys entertained on a Tuesday night!
Who runs the night and why was it set up?
Ruby Tuesdays is a truly authentic girls night – I’ve (Emma Sherwood-Smith) recently taken over as promoter for the night, we have Izzy Trixx as our resident DJ and every week the girls from our sister venue SHE Soho Bar come over and take over the running of the bar in Ku Klub! Back in 2007 when the team at Ku decided that hosting a proper club night for girls was so important, the song Ruby by the Kaiser Chiefs was the sound that everyone was listening to at the time and it provided some inspiration for the name of the night! Since then the name ‘Ruby’s’ has become synonymous with the Lesbian scene in London as well as the ruby red colour across our branding.
What’s the vibe of the new Ruby Tuesday’s re-launch?
We’re celebrating Ten Years with a bit of a brand refresh – more of a contemporary feel, modern but very feminine. We’re really wanting to develop it into a true club night as that is what’s so unique about it. Our sister venue SHE Soho is the perfect place to go to before to enjoy the bar and a chance to talk, whilst Ruby’s is set in a Club with an incredible sound and lighting system and dance floor. So its young, fresh, with a totally unpretentious ‘everyone is welcome’ kind of vibe!
What can people expect from the re-launch night and future Ruby Tuesday nights?
The party is going to be huge! We’ve managed to secure a big international female DJ Melody Kane alongside our resident Izzy Trixx for the night, so we are expecting a full dance floor all night! We’re giving away snapbacks with our new branding on, we’ve got a very special go-go dancer with a twist and some other surprises which I’d better save for the night! We’re updating our drinks deals too to give the girls the best possible offers. The party and future Ruby Tuesdays will be about urban and club music, well-priced drinks and a great atmosphere.
What makes Ruby Tuesday’s different from other lesbian event nights?
Its run by girls, for girls. It’s a proper club night in a great venue and attracts all kinds of girls, not just particular groups or cliques, and its on every single week!!
How often does Ruby Tuesday’s take place and where?
Every week, 9pm-3am at Ku Klub.
Plus we have a pre-party at SHE Soho from 8 pm where you can get a wristband for free entry into Ruby’s with any drink you purchase at SHE bar Soho.
What’s the type of music for Ruby Tuesday’s and who’s the resident DJ?
Izzy Trixx is our resident DJ – a really talented and fierce female DJ with a huge following and an incredible DJ CV, having played all over Europe at Holi Festival of Colours, Isle of Wight, Common People, Parklife and Bestival festivals in the UK. Izzy loves to play big commercial remixes, Club classics and plenty of RnB.
Who’s the night aimed at and age range?
The night has something for girls of all ages and interests – so anyone is welcome. Our core audience tends to be 18 through to late twenties and it’s usually the younger end that makes it through until 3 am!
Convince our readers that it’s worth the Wednesday hangover in three words.
Why wouldn’t you? 🙂
See you there girls,