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|Did the friday after halloween last year, great time was had, we all went in fancy dress, rather than 80s gear. Might even return in April for my birthday!|
|Oh, and yes I know the book was 1984 - see what this place has done to my brain!|
|Ah the 80’s, a decade I mostly missed through inebriation. A time when the Barclays Premiership was just Division 1, the Carling Weekend was the Reading Rock Festival and Big Brother was a book. In fact most of the people I encountered in here wouldn’t remember the 80’s if you hit them on the head with a Rubik Cube. This is not a place for a quiet beer and a chat (for beer read lager). This is a place where the girls go to dance and the fellers go to watch the girls who go to dance. If your 80’s consisted of sweaty nights at the Marquee watching the delights of prog rock and the evolution of death metal then you should avoid at all costs. If your tastes are more Wham!, Witney and clapping along to Radio Ga Ga then dig out that old Frankie Says T-Shirt, join the lengthy queue outside and prepare to be mightily impressed by the tackiness. You can even save yourself £2 by taking along your own inflatable guitar providing the doormen don't confiscate it first. The one certain thing is that you will leave with perforated ear drums, burnt retinas, a blinding headache and a dented wallet.|
|What a crazeee place! Like walking on to the set of a whacky kids TV programme! Multicolour lighting above AND below you! 80s music galore! A balcony to watch the mayhem from a safe distance before you decide to join in. But you really have to be in the mood to let yourself go. Staff do dance routines! By the look on their faces they are either mortified about this or calmly resigned to their duty. Can’t believe this place isn’t more well known though and I would love to meet the person whose ‘concept’ it was. So get on down there and ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’! |
|Who is that miserable old barman- started an argument with us because he got our drinks order wrong. Quite liked it apart from that |
anonymous - 10 Mar 2006 01:03
|All i can say is WOW..what a fantastic bar.|
So much fun..Great music, and great staff..Almost makes me wanna work there, they look like they have great fun.
Lots of stuck up people in there but worth it for the flashing dance floor and a pole to strutt your stuff on.
This is def a great place for birthdays if u are after some 80's cheesy fun.
Don't let the suites put you off.
|Absolutely loved it. There is a nice friendly vibe in the place, although yes there are a few chavs but its a nice excape from the pretentious type who are only out for a bit of "midweek skirt".|
Music was a winner, blow up guitars were a great novelty and the light up dance floor a great focal point. If you are after a fun, lighthearted night out then this is the place for you - If you are after trendy yet sophisticated then this isn't!!
I have found that Thursdays and Fridays are the only decent days to go.
|Bizarre in the extreme......used to be Vivos, back in the day. |
My young acolytes and I decided to check this place out last Friday, more in curiosity than expectation. The naff counter was off the scale. Neon signage a go-go!
This would probably be nirvana if like cheesey 80's tack.... but I am not a fan. We didn't stay long.
Unusually for the City, the clientele were chavvy in the extreme. Wall-to-wall mechanics from Southend called Darren.
anonymous - 16 Feb 2006 11:01
|It's like the 80s never went away. The bar chain comes to The City, with 80s decor, plenty of cheesy 80s music but unfortunately not 80s prices! I was impressed that this bar/club didn't charge for entry (on Friday night anyway) but the bar prices are pretty extortionate (although I suppose it is a City club), and the guy in the gents expecting a quid for handing you some kitchen towel is as annoying here as anywhere else. Apart from these minor points it's a good night out. And a pole to dance on if you fancy it, don't be shy, there'll always be someone worse than you! If you like 80s cheese, you'll like this. If you don't, you won't. I myself loved it. 8/10|