With its slightly 70s throwback feel Equator is so cool it's hot.
Equator is a medium sized, modern style gay bar which is all metals, beiges, off-whites and colourful swooshes. The walls are a white canvas, apart from sections covered in grey and lime green funkily patterned wallpaper.
Four glossy, dark leather settees are dotted with lime green cushions which face low tables. Sink into these and it's likely you'll be there for the day. Further into the room a very high-backed banquette sits opposite the small bar, which is on the right and has beige and brown panels on the wall behind it, as well as small coloured spotlights shining down from overhead.
There are small cocktail tables and bucket armchairs with stub metal legs, as well as exposed tubing in the high dark ceiling and modern art on the walls alongside illuminated panels and lamps.
A fairly smart set comes here to sip cocktails and catch up. It’s more of a laidback bunch so if you want loud house music and flashing lights there are plenty of other places to go. Equator is more a place to spend a few hours over lunch, drink a few beers and plan your night ahead, or talk about the one before. It also has good deals so although you're drinking in style you don't feel like you're paying for it.
The Food and Drink
You’ve got Carling, Guinness, Strongbow, Beck’s, Stella, Staropramen and Boddington’s (which costs £2.50 a pint till 7pm in the week) all on draught. In bottles you’ve got Peroni, Magner’s, Budweiser, Beck’s and Corona. A bottle of house wine is a tenner and on the food menu there are baguettes, jacket potatoes, breakfasts and paninis. And giant Yorkshire puddings filled with bangers and gravy for £4.50.
The Last Word
Equator is modestly modern with retro touches and has a chilled atmosphere that's perfect for a lazy Sunday.