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The Blue Angel (Liverpool)
Member Name: Glory_FishesII
The Blue Angel (Liverpool)
Date: 26/11/04, updated on 14/02/05 (8226 review reads)
Advantages: I love it
Disadvantages: You might not
The Blue Angel Nightclub is situated in the heart of China Town and is a mecca for those interested in a cheap night out, a laugh and a drunken snog or twelve.
The Raz has been going since the 1960's and it looks like the've only changed the carpets once.
I have been going there for nine years now, on and off.... yes I really am that old... and it remains the cheesiest place in Liverpool. However, I much rather prefer The Krazy House now as the queues to get in can be absolutely ridiculous. I only tend to go now when we're having a ''reunion'' ie drunken night with my old university mates, who I see every six months or so. You cannot go there sober or too serious.
The prices vary.
Monday- entry £1.50 and all pints are 70p
Tuesday- entry £1 - ALL drinks are £1
Wednesday- entry £1.50
Thursday entry £1.50 (3 for the price of 2 on bottles)
Friday entry £2.50
Saturday entry £2.50
Tuesdays are by far the most popular night when everything costs just £1.
The upstairs is like a conventional pub but the downstairs is like a cave, the floor can get quite muddy and the music can be exceptionally veering towards pure cheddar.
You will find yourself getting intoxicated while dancing to S Club 7 and eightees bilge such as Tiffany, Rick Astley and Wham.
But it's ok, because the Raz is like a law unto itself where bad taste can be actively participated while you drink tepid vodka that will give you heartburn.
I celebrated my 21st birthday there and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Learn from my experience:
1. Always queue early, there is quite a nice Irish pub opposite called Pogue Mahone, which is always good for a warm up session instead of waiting in the cold. The place opens at 10. It's better to be early and drinking cheap drink than to be really up for it and not get in.
2. Do ask the lovely woman who works behind the desk for a membership card. I don't really need mine since she's cleaned vomit off my face, but they are handy when the place is really busy.
3. Do not wear white clothes unless you are prepared to be pestered by dodgy members of the opposite sex as the lights downstairs make you positively illuminous. Also avoid wearing black if you have dandruff, this is not an attractive look.
4. Do try to get your own 'spec' as the club gets really packed and if you're a regular I find that the corner nearer the DJ booth is a good place to be.
5. Do ask the DJ for requests, he's a really nice bloke and if you want to hear a song from your mispent youth you can be guaranteed he's got it.
6. If you can take some toilet paper with you as the girl's toilets for example are always a shake your lettuce zone.
7. If you are disabled (like me, ah yes I am that mad girl in the wheelchair who takes her top off to The Weathergirl's) the bouncers will carry you and your chair downstairs. The toilets aren't really all that accessible, but they can be done.
If you can't get into the Blue then you can always try The Cabin, which is just as bad, but doesn't really have the same seedy charm of that innocent looking place on Seel Street.
Forget the heat and the sometimes claustrophobic surroundings, you can not call yourself a student until you've done at least three embarissing things in the Raz... so I am not telling how many ashaming things I have done in there, but if you're a regular you've probably seen me in action at some point.