October 11, 2002
The Afterdark, 112 London St. Tel: (0118) 957 6847. 1st Thursday of the month Checkpoint Charlie, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month is Top of The Pops. 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month: Sesame Street alternative disco. Sat nights vary between Bubblegum, Top of the Pops and Success (80s night). Bank Holiday School’s Out.
Bar Med, Oracle. Tel: (0118) 951 9990. Resident DJ. Open Mon-Sat until 12.30am. Mon Bar 135, Tues Cocktails, Thurs 70s & 80s, Fri Flame, Sat Mega Groove (chart & dance), Sun salsa.
Boxing Club, Chatham St. Tel: (0118) 941 2692. A 4am licence for irregular events. Call for details.
BRANNIGANS, Oracle. Tel: (0118) 950 2666. Commercial Club and party music. Firewall Eatery upstairs. Mon Student night until 1am. Tues Ususal Suspects. Weds Bands Night. Thurs Weekend warm up. Fri DJ until 2am. Free B4 9pm, £2 after, £3 after 10pm. Sat DJU until 2 am. Free B4 9pm, £2 after, £3 after 10pm. Sun Karaoke Contest night.
Central Club, London St. Tel: (0118) 901 5644. Late-licence venue hosting irregular garage/hard house/drum ‘n’ bass events. Call for details.
CHICAGO ROCK CAFÉ, Oxford Rd. Tel: (0118) 959 9231. Tues Karaoke. Free entry, open ‘till 1am. Thurs, Girls just wanna have fun. Fri/Sat DJ Playing 50’s through to 90’s ‘till 2am.
CLUB BAY, 1 Gun St. Tel: (0118) 950 9191. Mon Astral Acoustic. Tue SCAT (various open Mic). Wed Dub Club. Thur liv jazz/Joys of Life. Fri Blendid – Latin funk. Sat DJ, D’n’B, Tech House. Sun chilled zone – band showcases. Mon-Sat 2am, Sun to 1am.
Club Tropicana, Ambrose Pl. Tel: (0118) 956 8388. Open daily. Nights vary – call for details. Thurs Golden Oldies over 25s. Fri Live bands & disco (call for details). Sat Turn Up Tune In. Free before 10.30pm. Sun King of Karaoke Stumpy. Free entry.
ETERNITY, Wellington Rd, Wokingham. Nights vary. Call (01403) 871175 for details.
Fez, 5 Gun St. Tel: (0118) 958 6839. Cryonix residents. Mon Brad and James rock. Tues Hedflux. Thurs. Funk Phenomenon, funk big beat & hip hop.
Froggies Bar, Renaissance Hotel, Oxford Rd. Tel: (0118) 958 6222. Fri & Sat. Commercial/chart DJ until 2am. Entry £3.
Global Cafe, 35-39 London St. Tel: (0118) 958 3555. Tues salsa. Fri & Sat world grooves until 1.30am.
The Granby, 120 London Rd. Tel: (0118) 935 2537. Gay bar/club with DJs Wed-Sun until 2am.
The Jazz Café, Madejski Stadium. Tel: (0118) 968 1442. Club/diner with live jazz, funk & soul Wed-Sat.
JAZZ CLUB, The Arches, 63 Caversham Rd. Tel: (0118) 950 0950. Club/diner with live jazz, funk & soul. Open until 4am at weekends. Visit www.thefunkyjazzclub.com.
Litten Tree, 11 Castle St. Tel: (0118) 902 7070. 12am/2am licence and DJ.
MANGO, Hosier St. Tel: (0118) 950 7070. Tue open decks. Wed The Graduate, funk, 70s-90s. Thur Betty Boo ladies night dance, R’n’B, old skool. Fri 37o Latin & house. Sat Blood, Sweat and Tears US Latin & house. Sun Therapy.
THE MATRIX, London St. Tel: (0118) 959 0687. Fri Oct 11 Speech Theraphy. Sat Oct 12 Eye-Q. Sat Oct 19 feast of hard house and trance.
O’Neill’s, Blagrave St. Tel: (0118) 960 6580. Irish theme bar with 2am licence music room.
PO NA NA, 19 Duke St. Tel: (0118) 958 8427. Mon Happy Mondays. Tues Retro night. Wed Urban Nature. Thurs Beats Working – breakbeats. Fri Hush, funky house. Sat Point Breaks, breakbeat/hip hop.
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun St. Tel: (0118) 959 7196. Www.purpleturtlebar.com. Mon Local bands. Tues Bass Bin. Wed Abstract Originals. Thurs Mixed Bag, dub, hip-hop, electro. Fri/Sat jukebox. Sun funk, disco, etc.
Rising Sun, Forbury Rd. Tel: (0118) 957 2974. Goth and rocker-friendly pub with DJs.
RUSU (Students Union), Whiteknights campus. Tel: (0118) 986 0222. Events vary call for details.
UTOPIA, Pincents Ln, Calcot. Tel: (0118) 930 4433. Thurs Retro night. ‘88 through to ‘98 Fri Skooldaze. Sat Mischief (commercial dance).
CHECK WITH VENUES BEFORE YOU GO OUT.