The California Inn, Luton | Gay Venue

About Us

The California Inn, known affectionately as “the Cali”, has established itself as the premier venue at the heart of Luton’s gay scene for over 10 years. Always warm and welcoming, we have a strong following with our LGBT customers and also the wider community in Luton.

Owner Tina Haynes took over the California Inn on July 4, 2016 from previous owner Gerry Sexton, who has worked hard to make the California Inn the success that it is. With a steady stream of regulars and legendary cabaret acts, look no further if you’re up for a good time.
Manager Tina Hughes and the team behind the bar welcome all customers in the same friendly way the Cali has built its reputation on

Please do come and visit us, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Meet The Team

Owner – Tina Haynes

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Tina, 58, has been a fully transitioned woman for over 25 years. She is a Luton-based entrepeneur with a wealth of experience running businesses in property management, leisure, entertainment and health & beauty treatment.
The project of The Cali bar has been a dream concept of Tina’s. Truly inclusive, it brings together the old with the new.

Bar Manager – Tina Hughes

Tina has long-term experience in management in the service industry. She has been working at The Cali for many years from bar wench to currently manager.
Tina is considered “mother” to many who work and frequent The Cali, always there to share a joke or sympathetic ear with customers. Tina also likes to be a bit mysterious… as her photo suggests!

Additional Team Members

  • Cali Bar Staff

    Craig

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    “Voulez-vous un verre?”
    French-speaking Craig escaped Kent and got as far as Luton. Out, loud and proud, Craig’s cheeky antics are a hit at The Cali.

    Kevin

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    “Charming silver fox”
    Trusty Kevin known anyone and everyone at the Cali. Always with a smile, Kevin has a charming word to say to whoever ventures into The Cali.

    Assistant Manager Dan

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  • Regular DJs – DJ Alex, DJ Duchess, DJ Vulcan, DJ Sean
  • Karaoke – Stewart T