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Ciderslurper - 21 Nov 2016 01:19
Water�s wet, sky�s blue, women have secrets... reflex is reflex.

Politeness personified on the door and behind the bar, shockingly most of the clientele too. Which is a marked contrast to that of the Broad Street incarnation.

You put those things in front of the fact I�ve chosen to walk into an 80s bar, I see no reason how I�d find anything to complain about.

EnfieldTaaaanBlud - 30 Aug 2012 14:36
80s bar that plays what was worst about that era (you won't get any NWOBHM, Indie or Thrash played in here). Overpriced, sloppy service, safer to drink bottled beer if you are unfortunate enough to end up in here. Don't recall seeing any bitter on sale, certainly not real ale. Avoid eye contact, with the numerous packs of shaven headed chavs, or you may end up eating through a straw. Plenty of ladies frequent the place, if sows in lipstick are your preference. If this hasn't put you off, it is free to get in before 10pm at weekends.
son_of_odin - 8 Sep 2010 07:42
It's Reflex. If you don't want to go to some god awful 80s-themed tacky bar and listen to 80s music (bad Culture Club type, not good Mike & The Mechanics type), then don't go. If you do want to have the above night out, then do.

In my opinion, it's awful.
berkfromtrapdoor - 24 Aug 2010 17:45
im an 80's fan myself but this is the worst reflex in Birmingham have been going there for a few occasions and the longest so far i have had to wait at the bar is 29 minutes,the staff are quite basically not good too slow and under staffed.also this Reflex has the same track listing every week if you go a few times you will get to know the track list very well.
iceman_8000 - 15 Dec 2008 11:42
Went to Reflex a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. For the first time in history we encountered a reasonable bouncer, who agreed to overlook the fact that a couple in our party fell a bit short of the dress code, and did so in a very good-humoured manner. Inside the club was busy but not packed, I'm an '80's music fan so the entertainment was first rate, and the crowd seemed generally friendly and up for a good time. The only down note is mentioned by others below - completely short staffed at the bar. And if the owners think they are saving money this way I'd suggest they are wrong as a couple of extra hands behind the bar would have meant they'd have served loads more drinks and taken in far more than the extra staff costs. Overall an 8/10, a rating I wouldn't have dreamed possible when we were queuing.
hendero - 13 Aug 2007 17:24
Loved it, I'd guess it's for 80's freaks only, but have more than a few and everyone loves the 80's, dont they??!!
lovetodrinkhatedarts - 13 Apr 2007 03:39
80s 80s 80s GR8 Pure cheese. Expensive drinks on Fri when visited,but then it is a club.
very very slow service at times due to lack of staff. Quicker 2 get served upstairs i found, oh and open to 3 on a friday,bargain! 9/10
fat_beer_badger - 18 Jun 2006 12:56

Went there after beating Boro in the Semi Final and had a suPERB nite out. Clientele very friendly, DJ supremely accomodating, music absolutely A1, even the security were good as gold - only minor let down was the number of staff on (2), making it a long wait at the bar. Oh, and the fag machine was broken.

Then again, I didn't care. We're in THE FINAAAAAAAAL...
StuFromSaturday - 27 Apr 2006 17:22
Brilliant place for a night out for people of a certain age (pushing thirty or over). Fantastically 80's kitsch decor (Rubik's Cube Light a particular treasure), great atmosphere and songs that take you back to your childhood and make you dance like a loon are all present and correct. Be warned: some of these tunes do not sound as good as you remember! Drinks are very cheap for a place with a late licence and they have been known to do good offers on doubles. Very friendly, no trouble, definitely a place to consider for a night out. Warning: Due to the pleasant atmosphere and cheap booze you may end up trolleyed by the time you leave here! Remember although this may be the music you listened to as a teenager: you are not a teenager anymore and sever hangovers may be experienced.
Mr.Monkfish - 25 Oct 2005 11:12
This is a great bar. 80's music all night long and a good laugh. Taxi rank right outside.

Thursday night are class, Cheap drinks cheesy music what more could u ask for.

Recommanded By the animal.

This place changes The face of Thursday night Truely Class.

Theanimal - 13 Oct 2005 18:17
This Bar has changed its Name to "Reflex"
anonymous - 2 Jan 2005 19:42

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