The Stanley Showbar
The Stanley Showbar
4.5
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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  • Denise M
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blackpool’s hidden gem.
    Visited the showbar on 27th July ‘23 and was immediately impressed. The building has a nice facade and entrance and when you enter there is a feeling of spaciousness. Ample seating of different styles and I particularly liked the crescent booths: comfy and private. There is a large, smart and well- stocked bar, the bar staff friendly and helpful. Drinks not overpriced. There is a stage for the acts and a large dance floor to cope with crowds. The toilets were upstairs ( there is an accessible toilet on ground floor), and these were clean. My hubby and I watched the “Ooo La La” show which lasted 8 ‘till 10:30pm and this consisted of a good female singer and two excellent professional female dancers. Their costumes were varied and the quick changes between numbers were layered with dj sets. I loved the show as it contained excerpts from musicals: “Gatsby”, “Cabaret”, “Moulin Rouge”, Chicago”. There is an excellent quality sound system and lots of money has been spent on the decor, sound and lighting, making for a comfortable experience all round. I can’t wait to visit Blackpool again and on a Saturday night when the showbar hosts a 80’s/90’s dance experience !!!
    Thank you for taking the time to review us we are really glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written 28 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Lesley S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous entertainment! It is a MUST if in Blackpool!! Miss it, miss out!
    Stumbled on this little gem of a place whilst down at Blackpool for 5 days last week. Place has such a great vibe about it. DJ Aaron was absolutely fantastic!! He is quite the fashionista, and has the most stunning sparkly heeled boots in his collection!! The locals are the friendliest group of people ever, and they made us feel so welcomed, and included us in their chats, and up singing & dancing with them. We ended up finishing our night at the Stanley Showbar every night we were in Blackpool. And we will most certainly be back!! Thank you so much to all your regulars!! DJ Aaron - what a voice and one helluva entertainer! Keep sparkling you gorgeous human!
    Thank you for taking the time to review us we are really glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written 28 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 August 2023
  • David K
    Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    DJ D luxe is fantastic. Great fun we'll be back!
    Always love going to the Stanley Bar. Great staff and excellent service but the greatest asset is the DJ DLuxs who plays great music and kareoke. The best in town! Also great when Blondie is appearing
    Thank you for taking the time to review us we are really glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written 28 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Shadylady5071
    Malton, United Kingdom27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow what a little gem this pub is. Can’t believe we never been before. Well worth visiting
    So been to Blackpool few times but only just found this gem of a place. Wow lovely pub, great atmosphere. Stumbled upon The Stanley by accident one afternoon. Can’t believe we never been before. Excellent service and friendly staff. Will definitely be returning soon.
    Thank you for taking the time to review us we are really glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written 28 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Denmar25Cardiiff
    45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem with great variety of music
    Whilst it's actually a large venue and visible from the central pier , its a place that is quite easy to miss whilst walking down the golden mile. This hidden gem is tucked away one street back from the Central pier. It is a great pub & showbar with comfortable seating all around . Entry is free and on the bank holiday weekend we attended there was a great party atmosphere . Shows are brilliant and the DJ keeps the evening flowing between each act. Bar staff are very friendly and drinks are reasonably priced. It did get a little boisterous at times but the bouncers on the door are quick to deal with any nonsense to maintain their very admirable house rules and friendly atmosphere. Would highly recommend a visit .
    Thank you for taking the time to review us we are really glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written 30 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Claire M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fab -u- Lous!!!!!!
    Amazing place!! Friendly bar staff, very reasonable priced drinks. DJ Scouse is fantastic!!! Made my partners birthday so special. Very welcoming place. Can’t recommend enough! We stayed in Blackpool Friday - Monday and we visited every night it’s that good. Can’t wait to return xx
    Thank you for taking the time to review us we are really glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written 12 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • Carl
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic venue
    Great place. Great vibe. Half price cocktails were a winner, and served by a mad jock (laura) she was fantastic. Knew what I wanted before I knew it 🤣 all in all a great evening. One down side.....music was amazing but far to loud for how many people were in.
    Thank you for taking the time to review us we are really glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written 12 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Chris W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great venue great DJ guy on bar great service
    Celebrating a 50th birthday. Didn’t expect a drag queen but her voice was mind blowing. The female DJ was a great singer too, had us dancing all night and even danced with us. We left for a wander and came back until it closed. The best party night
    Thank you for taking the time to review us we are really glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written 2 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 October 2023
  • dlo
    Stafford, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a very warm welcome, cocktails, wigs, laughter and great tunes
    Visiting Blackpool for the first time in a few years, stayed from Friday to Monday and popped into The Stanley showbar for a quick drink in the afternoon and ended up staying right up until we had to leave for a show... Then returned afterwards. We were made very welcome by the lovely staff and quickly made new friends while enjoying the very funny and talented Crystal as compere and entertainment. One of our new friends was also a member of staff that we were very pleased to se was hosting Sunday evening as DJ DLUXS who welcomed us as soon as we stepped through the door, many laughs were exchanged throughout the evening and we stayed until the small hours in the very warm company of staff and locals alike, the Sunday half price cocktail offer may have affected my ability to remember names but Blondie, Kirsty the birthday girl, Coco and everyone else at the Stanley showbar.. thank you so much for helping make it such a great weekend and I guess the biggest compliment I could give is that you have made us want to return and enjoy your warmth and laughter once more .. thank you thank you thank you
    Thank you for taking the time to review us we are really glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written 2 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 October 2023
  • Shirleyanne
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stanley Showbar Virginity Gone 🥳
    5/5....I'd rate 10 if I could! First time in the venue, but oh my what a night; Blondie D's Luxe is an incredible host, absolutely brilliant, laughed so much. Next time we're in Blackpool, we'll definitely be visiting; thanks Blondie 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 November 2023
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Kath R
Gold Coast, Australia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
We visited the Stanley show bar over the weekend. We are here from Australia and were catching up with family. We stumbled across the Stanley bar on our first night here and oh what a fun night we had, there was a drag queen on named Andi Martine, well our fun started as soon as we walk though the door, haven’t laughed liked that for a long time. The staff were also very friendly. I hope you have as much fun as we did. Will be a talking point for all of us. Thank you guys. Made our weekend.
Written 11 June 2024
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carl r
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
started our night here saturday and then came back later in the evening, we really enjoyed it in here the atmosphere was awesome brilliant entertainment and the dj played great music, will definitely come back again when we revisit blackpool
Written 10 June 2024
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Darren A
Bradford, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Andi martine keep it up you were fabulous what a fantastic show great night loved your show .a must see this season in Blackpool
Written 7 June 2024
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Anthony W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Brilliant venue verry entertaining from drag shows to dj to singers and if you want to get up and sing you can
Just sit back and enjoy right next to central pier you won't be disappointed and the beer prices are verry reasonable
Roll on August bank holiday
We will definitely be back
Written 5 June 2024
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staceybalaban
Greater Manchester, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Fun, friendly atmosphere. Great show and DJ Scouse is absolutely brilliant. Would highly recommend a night in the Stanley showbar. Every time I travel up from Manchester I have the best time, drinks are reasonable & bar staff are fantastic. DJ Scouse always plays the best music getting everyone up on the dance floor, he’s always smiling, happy and bubbly and always makes sure everyone is involved and having a laugh.
Written 4 June 2024
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Alan P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Been every night after work in funland amusements, staff are brilliant can't fault service 10 out of 10 , place is spotless, funland staffs new drinking hole , would recommend a drink or ten ,
Alan & paddy
Written 22 May 2024
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Abbie C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
An amazing place for a good laugh and brilliant entertainment really good music to party 2 and great value for money on drinks love the drag Queens
Written 17 May 2024
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1234emzy
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
i absolutley love the stanley showbar, its got great atmosphere, great drink prices, the staff are kind and brilliant, tilly is lovely, danny (drag artist) is funny and a great act and dj, Aaron (drag artist and dj) is brilliant at what he does, singing is well good, i would reccomend to anybody for a good time with friends or just to get a beer in, keep up the good work everyone,
Written 12 May 2024
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Andy A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Arrived in Blackpool 18th April 2024. Went into this bar at 4pm and had such a great time we didn't leave until late. Drag quees on (sorry can't remember your names) from 7pm fantastic show and made to feel very welcome. Going in again tonight 19th April. We would recommend this venue to anyone
Written 19 April 2024
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Sean McNamara
St Helens, UK389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Call in here every time we visit Blackpool, always have something live on stage or the fantastic DJ Scouse. One of the best bars in Blackpool and they also sell a cracking pint, what’s not to like?
Place is also spotless and all staff I’ve spoke with are very friendly…..
Written 17 April 2024
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