“ Address: Station Way / Crawley / West Sussex / RH10 1JA „
I've never been to liquid, envy and VIP lounge in Crawley, but I have been to the one in Peterborough - I go to that club almost every night I spend in Peterborough. Liquid, envy and VIP lounge are also located in It is open almost everyday of the week! Opens between 10pm and 3am. (open about four or five times a week.) Personally, the best night to go is either on a Friday or a Saturday - but if you go on a Friday get there before 11pm as entry is only two pounds and you're quick enough you may ride in a hummer - so why not attend one of the hottest nightclubs in style and you don't have to pay either for a ride in a hummer! after 11pm it's four pounds and after midnight it's five or six pound depending what night it is. During the week like a Wednesday or a Thursday it's more cheaper and the drinks are cheaper and you can get good deals on drinks such as one pound on all VK drinks or one pound on all shots. Also entry into the club is cheaper on weekdays than it is on weekends, as it is only three or four pounds (depending on day of the week and the time you arrive.) Have a hen night? or a birthday coming up? Why not book the VIP lounge so you can have your own private room for your night out! (I've never done the VIP lounge - but it's something I would like to do in the future!) From personal experience, the club is good, and go with a group of your mates cause it's twice the fun, but don't go too early cause it's really quiet and you have to wait around for quite a bit before it livens up and the party gets started! Sadly, there is only one place where you can fresh air and that's the smoking shelter, but if you suffer from asthma that's not the place to go, but alternative place to go is the corridor when you enter the club, but for god's sake don't go outside cause the club is quite harsh as you have to re-pay to get back in unless you have a VIP pass! which is pretty annoying and it does cost to buy a VIP card (not sure how much) If you're ever going out on the town whether it's a birthday, hen night or just a night out with the lads or girls then hit to your nearest liquid, envy and VIP lounge and experience on of the UK's hottest nightclubs!
Liquid Envy is an impressive venue for a town of Crawley's size, and if you're looking for an average Saturday night out, and you're in Crawley, then it will certainly suffice. It's certainly the best option in Crawley, with the two main competitors - 107 and Bar Med - both being much smaller.
The dress code is currently quite strict with the doormen insisting on shoes, a rule which has always irked me, as I always feel a bit of a burke in a jeans/shoe combo - particularly as it's difficult to find a pair of jeans that don't drag on the ground when worn with shoes! The prices are also a bit steep - they vary depending on the night/time of entry, but on a Saturday expect to pay around £7. Drinks prices also vary, and are generally a bit cheaper before midnight, so if you're feeling thirsty 5 minutes to midnight, then get rushing to the bar!
The club is a good size, with two separate floors sporting different genres of music to satisfy mainstream tastes. The smoking area is very small, and often there is quite a queue to get outside, which is irritating if you are a smoker, which many people seem to be after a few beverages!
I wouldn't recommend Liquid as a must-visit club, and it's unlike to help create any memorable nights, but it's not a bad place to round off you're night if you haven't got the funds to venture down to Brighton/London. Make sure you're not too worse for wear on entry, as the doormen to have a tendency to be quite strict!
***ABOUT THE CLUB***
Liquid, Envy & the VIP Rooms are 3 different rooms all under one roof. Each one of these offers different music and different styles to suit your taste.
* LIQUID - This is the main room in the club and is also the biggest. This room holds over 1000 people and has state of the art circular screens on the main dance-floor to project colours and patterns around the room when in use. They also have a state of the art sound system and lighting equipment to ensure clubbers get the best experience. This is strictly over 18's only and is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.
* ENVY - This room is located downstairs from the main room (Liquid) and still holds a huge 750 people. This room is more relaxed & has soft, comfortable furnishings and subtle lighting. This room is only open on Friday's and Saturday's and is strictly over 23's.
* VIP LOUNGE - This is designed especially for VIP customers who want a truly special night out and get treated like a VIP for the whole night. This room overlooks the main room and features a wider drink menu, including wines and champagne's from around the world. This room also has its own DJ who plays smoother & more relaxing music. You can hire a booth in the VIP Lounge which also includes Entry & Champagne.
To get into the club it costs about £5.00 which is before midnight, obviously after this time prices do go up. How-ever depending on what night you decide to go to the club depends on the price as different nights are different prices. For example Tuesday night's entry is free before midnight!
Drinks are your standard prices in a club on Friday and Saturdays nights, which is roughly £4.00 for a bottled beer or alcopop.
***MY EXPERIENCE OF THE CLUB ***
I have been here a few times on a Saturday night (the main room Liquid) and I have to say that I think the club is amazing. It looks classy and very modern and always looks very clean. The DJ plays some great music on Saturday nights including R'n'B, House and Dance Anthems & the dance floor always seems to be full with people dancing and having a great time. The DJ also takes requests as well, and does birthday shout outs too. They also have podium dancers in this room as well and they wear various different outfits and dance to the music.
The light effects are amazing and the sound system is just fantastic. Every time I have been here I have always had a brilliant night out. I never seem to wait long to be served at the bar & staff are friendly and very bubbly. They have lots of toilets, but I have to comment that a lot of the locks on the toilets are actually broken and don't lock at all.
I have been into Envy very briefly and you can tell straight away when you walk in there, that it's a more chilled out room with subtle lighting and very comfy seating areas. I didn't buy a drink in this room so I can't comment on the bar service or the toilets.
I have also been into the VIP Lounge a few times as well. This is a beautiful room which overlooks the main club and you can sit back with a nice glass of chilled wine and watch everyone having a good time. The DJ plays some great relaxing music and it's nice to chill out in here and have a chat with your friends. You can of course go between rooms, but to get into the VIP area you will have a VIP wristband, unless you have one of these you will not be allowed in that area! The toilets in the VIP lounge are a bit squashed and there isn't a lot of room as there are just 2 cubicles but these are kept reasonably clean and tidy.
The security is always well spotted in this club as they wear bright yellow, reflective jackets. There are always plenty of them to help should any trouble arise in the club which I have never seen the time's I have been in there.
For disabled customers there is a lift to and from the different rooms and there is plenty of room to move round in this club. They thought about this well when building this club because although there are lots of stairs thy also thought about disabled customers as well.
I would definitely recommend this club as it's a great night out whether you use the VIP room or not. I guarantee you will have a great time here, if you like the music. You never know until you try!
Three venues under one roof.