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Original Porthouse, Winchester

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user reviews of the Original Porthouse, Winchester

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Gotta agree about the old place, but since the relaunch - Porthouse Nightclub has become a serious part of the Winchester Scene, yet still gets a bad reputation for some unknown reason.

Probably not aimed at the older crowd (apart from Friday 80s night), it does appeared to be well-loved by students and those pretending to still be. Interesting and funky vibe - perhaps showing that historic Winchester can still make it as a good night out.
stevecrossuk - 12 May 2009 11:53
I've been to this place 6 times and only been let in once. The main reason seems to be bcos i am not a chav. Other times they've just ignored us.
I wasnt dressed correctly once whereas the group of idiots in ben sherman, shiny shoes and gold earings were let straight in.

chinois - 29 Aug 2007 11:39
I have never met such horrible and unpleasant door staff, they are rude and seem to pick on people for no reason.

I witnessed completely unprovoked, highly aggressive behaviour from them towards some people.
I would recommend going somewhere else in Winchester to be treated like a proper customer. Unfortunately the place is great otherwise, a good atmosphere with fun cheesy music.

anonymous - 4 Jun 2007 16:39
The Porthouse is great, on a Thursday night you have to be there by 10pm or it is 1 in 1 out. The staff are friendly and aren't threatening at all. The drinks are cheap and the music is great. What more could u ask for?
Emilyakaboobs - 2 Mar 2007 02:03
exactly where has the 250,000 been spent??? This place is so over priced, the door staff are obnoxious and the toilets are appalling... avoid
anonymous - 20 Nov 2006 10:45
ahhh, Seasons Red Electric, The Porthouse, I remember my salad days... Actually i don't and thats because I was always drunker than a scotsman whos just won a fiver on the lottery and this is the best, and only way to enjoy this pub/club disguised as a blot on the landscape of decency. 250,000 spent on it apparently. Could have changed the carpets at least. Bulldoze it now and give us a break from even having to think about going here after 6 pints. 'oh go on, it'll be great' we say, NO IT BLOODY WELL WONT AND IT COSTS A FIVER. Go home before its too late
bald22 - 6 Nov 2006 23:07
Conniwot is spot on, you'd think everytime they refurbish and spend money it would improve, but sadly not. A hell hole.
bornandbred - 18 Nov 2005 17:53
The Porthouse has changed incredible. I have been a student in winch for the last 2 yrs and have seen a dramatic change. Since Guildhall has turned into a crappy wine/ food bar and Moloko's is stupidly expensive, it's the place to be. Monday's nights house and dance, Tuesdays alternate and thursday R&B/ Hip Hop. It appeals to everyone! Best student venue in winch by far!
happylarry - 15 Oct 2005 13:41
As a member of staff im obviously biased but i think the Porthouse is great! Friendly barstaff, good music, and a lot of very happy regulars cant lie!
Spanny - 22 Aug 2005 13:07
Seasons, Red Electric and then the Porthouse. Whatever they call it, however they try to change it, the place remains one giant, multi-level khasi.
anonymous - 21 Jul 2005 14:12
If you find yourself in this joint, you know you've hit rock bottom.

Enough said.
wilbur101 - 7 Apr 2005 17:26

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