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The Bowery District

110-117 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EP, England
+44 118 959 5395
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Hen Night

Music good, free bottle of Champagne on arrival due to nature of visit. Unfortunately the venue was... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
tpsltd
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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We miss the cheese....

After booking a booth and paying out for a bottle of vodka - we were VERY disappointed with our... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Stephanie P
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A bespoke cocktail lounge, intimate live music venue and nightclub, catering to your every need, in a comfortable and friendly venue. For any VIP or general enquiries, just drop us an email, we look forward to hearing from you, you lovely folk!
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible5%
4 Jun 2017
“Hen Night ”
8 Apr 2017
“We miss the cheese....”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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110-117 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EP, England
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Music good, free bottle of Champagne on arrival due to nature of visit. Unfortunately the venue was let down by very strong drainage smells. Only stayed til the Bubbly ran out, couldn't stand the smell any longer.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

After booking a booth and paying out for a bottle of vodka - we were VERY disappointed with our visit last night - miss all the retro music and weren't aware that it's not played on a Saturday night! The atmosphere was awful, the toilets...More

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Love this place on a Saturday night! 80s, 90s and 00s music downstairs and chart music upstairs. Only criticism is I think the club should be targeting the 90s generation more as the average age in the club is quite high!

Thank xxalex123xx506
HeadOffice123, Guest Relations Manager at The Bowery District, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Hi xxalex123xx506, Thanks so much for your feedback! Your comments have been passed onto the venue. Head Office

Reviewed 27 July 2016

Came here a couple of Saturdays ago for the first time in ~6 months. Place was the quietest I've ever seen it and the DJ was pretty terrible. Saturday has always been focused on the cheesy hits downstairs however this DJ seemed intent on putting...More

Thank ReeG2
WalkieHQ, Guest Relations Manager at The Bowery District, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Hi ReeG2, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're really disappointed to hear about your experience at one of our venues, and your comments have been passed onto the managers for immediate action. Head Office

Reviewed 1 January 2016

Came here on New Years eve, large que outside to get in ,the bouncer walking around outside was pretty rude and clueless. Eventually got inside, the bouncers inside we're welcoming and friendly, the place was packed and the bar was three of four deep although...More

2  Thank Spartacus20863
WalkieHQ, Customer Experience Manager at The Bowery District, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

Hi Simon S, Thanks for giving us your feedback. We always appreciate comments from our customers, whether they are positive or negative. We'd love to know more about your visit, if you could drop us a message with more information we would be very grateful....More

Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

It was a Thursday night work private event. Only about seventy of us which did not half fill the place. They did a nice finger buffet but not my sort of place. Very noisy music and no real ale.

Thank ijmark
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Great venue, was a retro night when we visited (6 of us) so good tunes to dance to and the drink prices were very reasonable. Its also the only venue we've found on our annual trip so far where you don't have to book a...More

Thank Neil R
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Friendly staff and a really fun atmosphere. Me and my friends always seem to end up here on a Saturday night!

Thank Doubble L
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Came here as had Jongleurs comedy club vouchers from Christmas was very disappointed waited till 9pm for the acts to start had to be inside by 7.45 as doors close at that time. a lot of waiting, 2 acts on was very good comedy but...More

Thank dee21_11
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Rubbish music, not enough staff on site. Could definitely do with improving, not many people go here these days.

1  Thank Sophia S
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