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Was a typical Bar Med when it was opened. Lovely location, ugly building and ugly chain bar. Drink and move on quick!
JohnOcean - 23 Dec 2009 13:52
Quinno - 16 Jul 2009 10:56
Spacious with good sofas but no crowd
ted_savage - 17 Jul 2007 15:30
More like Bar Dead !!! its like a giant over priced school cafeteria , if you like taking out a second mortgage to buy a round of drinks then sit in an empty pub go right ahead !
SproutyGirl25 - 9 Apr 2007 14:45
Dreadful, but so are all the eating and drinking holes in the Oracle.
Nero - 14 Mar 2007 10:19
I love the place. Feels at home. Staff are nice. Music not so great though....
bubbles4u - 6 Mar 2007 14:16
bar med, now come on really what is going on here ,door staff are rude, the food is sh*t, dj is sh*t, the manager is a tw*t, come on avoid like the pague!!!
happyirish01 - 11 Dec 2006 09:33
Music awful and it's expensive. Best go somewhere else.
snorkler - 10 Dec 2006 14:58
Standard Oracle fodder, not my cup of tea.
DeggyT - 5 Nov 2006 00:27
Bar Med? More like Bar Ded.

No beer of note. I drank lemonade, which really takes some doing.

Bar 38 is better on the Riverside than this. But this is better than the Slug & Lettuce. Go figure.
Quinno - 20 Sep 2006 22:51
well. when i went there was about 30 drunk women all in black dominating the dance floor to abba. and some really pervy blokes.
wasnt terribly impressed
voodoopeople - 23 May 2006 22:37
Well this is laughable!! I went there after work for my mates leaving do. Dress down Friday with a couple of quid in my pocket for a drink. They would not serve me as i had no ID?!? I am 20 and do look older than i am. So i sent my boyfriend up to get a round, they then proceeded to tell him that he couldnít buy me a drink as he was breaking the law for buying an under age girl a drink and that he would get arrested?!?!? uuuum ok.

Went there again for another leaving party (must get them to start changing the venue) I was in a suit as it was a Thursday night. As i was driving I ordered a J20. The bar staff again asked me for ID? I said i was buying a non alcoholic drink and why did it matter, she told me i looked under 18? Then she asked will i be having alcohol? I said i might do i havenít decided yet. So she then asked me for ID before even giving me a juice? How Petty!?!?! So in the end i showed her my ID for getting J20. I know they have to ask for ID but all my work colleagues are 28+ and i am shortly 21. Plus I used to go in there last summer as the seating outside wasnít too bad so its not as if I havenít been there before.

The prices are extremely high, the bar staff are rude, the glasses are dirty, the floor is sticky and the food is cr*p. What good is there? the exit door only.

siancollins - 5 May 2006 09:00
Forgettable in almost every way apart from the prices which are border line obscene. Three pints should never cost £10, anywhere, ever.
Madcap - 12 Jan 2006 17:08
Ok for dancing and reasonable prices but that's really the best I can say
thebigbosh - 12 Sep 2005 23:05
Distinctly average and just what one would expect from a bar in Reading. Uninspiring music and poor clientele make this a definite 'one to avoid'. The barman didn't even know what a French Martini was, despite the bar having a cocktail menu. Rather downmarket and mainstream, but by no means is this the worst bar in Reading.
andrew_uk - 21 Apr 2005 19:45
I went here with my husband we thought the bar was nice but average for the bars in Reading, I feel it's not a pub it's a bar.
It's ok for the first bar of the evening but it's only a bar for one drink and then move onto another!!
Don't eat here the food is awful!!!! The menu looks appetising but when you eat it, it's shocking how chefs [if you can call them chefs!] serve it that is very puzzeling!! The starters are ok but that is about it!!

jselwood - 27 Mar 2005 20:32
Ive been dragged in here a few times, not my kind of place, but comparing it to its type, its ok....ish !
DaveNez - 21 Mar 2005 01:26
The comments here dont seem too kind. Just by the pretty riverside complex. It isnt anything to write home about, rather tacky looking
aleman - 13 Mar 2005 17:07
Classy women?Its all students int it?To packed at the bar for my likeing.
Daniel - 19 Nov 2004 11:32
Not the best place to head on a weekend, although you do get a classy women in there.
Not enough staff so bar is always ramed, and too expensive.
ANDREW - 10 Nov 2004 12:17
Was chucked out for trying to pour my own drink on my birthday, poor show!! Too drunk my arse...well...
Stuart - 5 Sep 2004 16:31
poor pub poor staff worst venue in reading
joe bloggs - 27 Aug 2004 10:59
Not the best bar to finsih an evening in but on a monday it is quality as drinks only £1.50 and gets very busy. Overall very good bar.
Edamslave - 24 Mar 2004 15:52
not as bad as anonymous'es comments below. Just an average, "theme" bar. OK for an overpriced drink. Food OK, clientele acceptable,music what you expect these days. Don't tell me this wasn't what you weren't expecting
Fruitie - 16 Mar 2004 13:17

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