The Blue Angel AKA The Razz, looks kind of like an ordinary pub...it's not! On tuesdays especially, the students of liverpool appear at the doors, clamouring to get in for their £1 drinks. The upstairs looks every bit like a normal pub, excpet maybe shabbier, and busier. However, if you make your way to the back, there's a plain white door, go through this and down the stairs, and you're in the club! It's the dirtiest club I've ever set foot in, but the music's decent. It's like chart r'n'b/dance, the kind of thing that most people like. Just don't wear nice shoes, and give your legs and feet the wash of their lives when you get home! It costs me £1 to get in, but I've heard it sometimes costs about £4, so not entirely sure how much it should cost, but no more than a fiver. The drinks are reasonable, even on a saturday they only cost about 2 or 3 pound.It's a decent night out, and if you're a student in Liverpool, a visit to the Razz at some point in your University life is practically mandatory. Enjoy!
Blue Angel or "The Razz" as it's affectionately known, is extremely popular with students due to its cheap deals on drinks, tuesdays are £1 a drink. This place gets really busy and if you don't get in before 12 you WILL have to queue for a looooooooong time to get in! One piece of advice is not to wear your favourite shoes as the club is underground and doesn't have carpets so you can imagine the mess when drinks get spilt. Due to the place being underground it gets very hot and sweaty in there and the mixture of spilt drinks off the floor and peoples sweat soon becomes to evaporate before condensing on the ceiling and as the night goes on this begins to drip all over you, not very pleasant but by the time this happens most people are usually too drunk to care! One to visit, especially if you are a student even if its only so you can say you've been!
You don't spend your student life in Liverpool without visiting this place. The Blue Angel, more commonly known as 'The Raz' is situated near a number of other bars, clubs and trendy restaurants and is open all nights except Sunday. Admission varies from £1-50 - £3-50 depending on the night and if you're a member (difficult for chaps to get membership though!). Clientele are primarily students, nurses and the odd rozzer and a few locals. So then, you've been out in nice bars of Liverpool for a while (and there are many nowadays), had a few 'sherbets' and the next thing you know, you've just paid to get into the Raz. Note, get there after midnight, and you'll probably not get in. The basic layout is: First Floor - Cloakroom, girl's toilet, outdoor balcony. There used to be a discrete Pool room, but I think they shut it due to it being used for other, less discrete, purposes. I shall return to this subject... Ground Floor - Two bars, two main rooms, one with a little separate 'snug' room and stairs up, the other with stairs down... Outside at the back is a courtyard with more stairs down. Basement - Toilets, main dance floor spilt into 2. The décor here always reminded me of the inside of Yoda's cave in the Empire Strikes Back, but I digress. As a little aside, you may hear rumours of 'sweat dripping down the walls' If you encounter this phenomenon, i'd just hope it is only sweat you've encountered, especially if it's a bit later on (the ten-to-two scenario is practised by a large number of Raz-goers!!) There are also two bars and a little alcove next to the women's toilets, where other, less discrete, activities may be undertaken. Ah yes, back to this one. It's fair to say that the Raz has a reputation for being a 'meat market'. Basically, if you're out looking for, shall we call it, a shorter term relationship ( < 1day) then this is your place. Also, I mentioned the two rooms / snugs: it is not unheard of to see people becoming quite 'friendly' in here. I'd like to take this opportunity to reassure readers that I have never indulged in such behaviour in said rooms. Honest. Ahem. Where next? Ah yes, prices - very cheap booze - A pint costs £1-50 (most other drinks around that price)and there are drinks promotions most nights (not weekends though). The staff are unobtrusive and any sort of trouble is almost unheard of - really is a place to go for a laugh and a cheap P*ss-up. The music is your standard cheesey disco stuff (they do requests, although they don't seem to have 'would I lie to you' by 'Charles and Eddie' for some reason?!) - no hard-core here thankfully, and if dancing isn't your thing, you can just sit on the ground floor, or in one of the alcoves and get leathered. There are a few v. late night curry houses nearby, should you fancy a post-Raz-rubes, and lots of Chinese restaurants and kebab houses too. All in all, a great place, although my days of night club frequenting are dwindling. But give it a go - mightn't be your cup of tea, but it's certainly an experience!! And if you're in there, and you see this slightly ageing 'bladderbag' sitting in a corner (not an alcove, of course, or anywhere near a dreaded dance floor!) swilling whiskies, come over and by Ahoy a drink!