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Now re-opened as BED. Another venue bar on the town centre crawl. No real ale.
mcroyal - 16 Jan 2011 19:57
Pub is currently closed. It was changed to Muse Bar and is now advertising itself as Poppys Lounge - opening soon - but that was several months ago.
mcroyal - 13 Aug 2010 13:25
Binge-drinkers bar on the alcopops strip of Friar Street.

One for the discerning drinker to give a wide berth to.
Quinno - 21 Sep 2008 17:20
i lost my 'smart phone' stylus here which probably says more about me than the bar... the staff are lovely and all i can remember (apart from losing my sad little pen) is wandering out far far later than expected!

Baz McCarthy
Baz_McCarthy - 13 Aug 2007 19:35
Nothing bar that once played 21 seconds for Chops birthday
ted_savage - 17 Jul 2007 15:12
Well what can i say does anyone ever go in there ? it always seems empty or full of chavs !!!
SproutyGirl25 - 9 Apr 2007 14:43
What a hole. I seem to recall this place was the start point for a 300 man street-brawl when I was living in Reading. Seems pretty appropriate. Was probly a riot over the beer prices. Everyone in there is on the dole or has recently returned from a spell at her majesty's pleasure. Note 'review' from Tania. Trance, dance and robots. Constituent parts of my ideal night.....
ElBurro - 30 Mar 2006 12:51
Varsity used to be Barracuda moron

Bar Four is still open. Not to bad but wouldnt go back as too over priced.
anonymous - 11 Jan 2006 14:01
Bar foreclosed? Not a shame at all - food was rubbish and everything else was so bland there are words not dull enough to describe it.
Varsity now occupies the space and market for its clientele. Changing the name and the carpet does not alter this place near enough for me to make it a regular haunt...
anonymous - 1 Jan 2006 21:40
Bar forgotten. Instantly.
Trapdoor - 31 Dec 2005 11:09
A very freindly pub with pleasent staff and the new manager is a nice chap who went out of his way to make us feel welcome, went on a quite night and had mainly groups of women and a few gents in suits, but it gets very busy on Friday and Saturday evenings, when they have a DJ and a real party atmosphere. I will definatley be back on my next visit to Reading.
Nige66 - 2 Dec 2005 13:18
Right this place used to be good for the music and vodka jelly, but is only for the vodka jelly now tho. Music's gone downhill, used to be good if u liked r'n'b and hip hop and not just the commercial stuff. A good mix it used to be. Now its just getting well commercial and turning in to the Ciara soundtrack pub, god she's an annoying bitch.
Talking of annoying too, as i got near the other day im sure i heard the crazy frog song on too with a chavvy tramp girl flashing her breasts out the window dancing to it. As u may imagine its a classy place.
And if u like a bit of your own personal space steer well clear, its at a premium here. But if u like chavvy girls brushing their droopers up against your back and blowing smoke in ur hair after asking u for a light, then this is the place to be.
Vodkajelly - 21 Jun 2005 12:31
A good meeting place and the bar staff are very nice and easy on the eye. Good music and some nice comfy leather sofa's (if your lucky enough to get one).
ANDREW - 10 Nov 2004 12:24
Not a bad place but would'nt spend all night in there.To small.I know what jelly means bout the bar staff.I went on the ibiza night and had to leave cause of the constant strobe light.What was that all about??Gave me a head ache after a while.
Daf - 1 Nov 2004 15:06
Bar 4 is a wicked night out. The manager lives for that bar, she puts her heart in to it. You don't understand....
Staff are wicked and friendly, doormen are wicked and the DJs always offer a decent selection.
Bar 4 is small but it ain't the size - its what you do with it, or so I'm told :o)
Ben - 6 May 2004 19:03
Thanks for your comment up4it.
Just to let everyone know that on Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th of March we have a bumper filled Ibiza weekend banging out loads of trance and dance tunes.
Entertainments include Fire artists, angle grinders, stilt walkers, robots, dancers, surf board simulator and amazing pyrotecnic displays.
It's 5.00 a night and 3.00 for VIP card holders tickets are on sale from this weekend (fri 5th march) available from the bar. It's gonna be a great weekend so get your tickets now. We're also op[en till 2am both nights.
tania - 2 Mar 2004 20:45
I think Jelly is a bit of a muppet and has had a bit of a bad child hood, He/she got nothing to say that good about ANY venue.

I think the aussie weekend thay had was great, I can't wait till the next theme night.
up 4 it - 5 Feb 2004 20:40
doorstaff are ok here! apart from the big ape!
keith - 27 Jan 2004 03:31
Weekends are fantastic in there, the staff dance on the bar. The staff are always friendly, dancing, and having a laugh while they work. It's always got a really good atmousphere.
Zara - 21 Oct 2003 19:22

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