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Start your night off in treadles bar open from 9pm to 01:00am. great night with 70 80 90. open tuesday friday and saturday but tuesday night open from 12 midnight to 06:00pm but it is GAY night. great staff and dance on the table and bar . take go in if you can. 5 star for food standered too Treadles as cheap shots Apple sours 4 for £5 cheap or what
There are roughly about 46 places for Nights Out in Barnsley. exc the local village pubs,WMC. Most of these are situated in the town centre and no more than 5-10 minutes walking distance between them all. Barnsley is well known for it's large amount of pubs/bars in such a small area. A number of places are always being closed down then re-vamped so i thought i would give an up to date review on the main bars in and around the centre that i have experienced. This is my own personal review that you may not agree with.
Below is a list of some of the current bars:
*jelly bar* old yates. mixture of folk all night, good priced drinks,food
*soul bar* great motown.northern soul music every night its open. great tribute bands play here
*The Manx Arms* - Recently refubed and now running as a gay pub, just across the crossings from chicago rock that holds a gay night every tuesday.
*Pulse Bar* also next door to chicago rock, pulls in a very young crowd (perhaps a little too young) plays garage/niche music. watch out for the trouble
*Chill* sophisticated wine/champaigne bar above the grille restaurant that not too many folk know about. Need permission to enter. Doors are always locked. a lovely chilled out atmosphere, dark room,big mirrors. but pricey.
*Blah Bar & Grill* where most people start their saturday nights as a meeting point. mixed ages early on with a jazzy chilled out feel, later on fills up gernerally with the younger end of 35, plays electro/vocal dance. always really busy, great people! serves great food til around 6. Burger on a toasted bun w/ kettle chips and salard set you back around £6.
*Bodegas* mixture of people and cheap drinks
*Browns Bar* the smallest bar i have ever been in, literally the size of a garden shed. Popular for it's £1 drinks.door at back of room leads you through to old No7 bar.
*Carters Old No. 7* bit of a grunge/rock scene, plays live bands
*Chambers* popular with the barnsley fans before and after the matches on a saturday
*Che Bar & CoCo Nightclub* part of the national chain previously known as livingstones. refurbed with a cuban decor,new bar,lots of dancing poles. cheasy pop/dance downstairs. hip hop/R&B upstairs. great for large parties. sometimes offer £10 for a wristband in, inc all you can drink! good place for a boogie! mixed age groups.
*Chennells* mixture of young and old, nothing inbetween
*Chicago Rock Cafe* cheap meals, £1 pint offers from time to time, biggest gay night in Barnsley every Tuesday
*Citrus Rooms* Gone quiet of late, used to run the monthly Krush (nich/electro) night, became very busy. But a lovely building, tucked out of the way
*Corner Pin* Cheap and cheerful.mixture of ages
*Escapdes* the only nightclub in Barnsley still just about standing. Draws in the all nighters, cheap drinks, large rooms up and down. pop charts/old stuff and commerical dance. New Hed Kandi residence
*George & Dragon*
*Ice Cafe Bar* cheap drinks, 241 offers
*Joseph Bramah* whetherspoons, cheap drinks. always very busy, large space, reasonable cheap food daily.
*Lucorum Cafe Bar Lounge & Restaurant* lovely open spaced rooms,cobbled courtyard in the summer great for drinks and food. Live music
*bar loco* previously millstones. The new up and coming 'place to be' and the new KGV in Barnsley, If you are a party goer,Ibiza resident. This place as cool people and uber cool music
*O Dwyers* Irish bar, great for watching sports
*Quasimodos* mixed quieter bar for all ages. generally the older
*Retro* everything from 60s-present. always good atmosphere, crazy decor, gets busy.
*Soviet* great dance/house music
*Stereo* previously KGV, always really busy great place to let go. Brilliant electro/minimal/vocal house big open outside when it overflows inside. worst toilets in town (perpare to swim thorugh the ladies)but still a great bar
*The Old Court House Station* across from the bus station, mixed folk, no real atmosphere, as its regulars
*The Room* not aware of this open at the mo, but full of emo/punk/goth. always live bands
*The Shakespear* mixed folk, mixture of old and new music
*The White Bear* cheap food, cheap drinks mixture of chart music
*Treadles Wine Bar* dont wear white in this bar lol full of flurecent lighting, tiered dance stage made from benches, popular with large girl groups. poor toilet. small cubicle to the side of the entrance.
*Voudou* great place for dance music, starts off on the bottom floor with commerical dance, then getting to the darker underground minimal stuff on the top 3rd floor. Outside smoking areas. Nice place!
*Walkabout Inn* national chain, always packed with a mixture of people. popular for the sport watching, great tasting and priced food. and a mixture of old and new music
*Wildcats* lap dancing bar i have no experience in lol
In all Barnsley is a good fun night out by all, theres something for everybody. And very friendly folk. Lots of bars to chose from, no need to worry about travel from place to place,
Barnsley is a large town in South Yorkshire which has more pubs/clubs and bars per square mile than any other town in the UK. Most of these can be found in the town centre itself and range from traditional pubs to modern nightclubs.
~What is there?~
I've tried to count and I think there are about 34 pub,bars and clubs in the town centre (I've probably missed some though!) All of these are within around 5 minutes walk of each other and all have something different to offer. I think it would be a little time-consuming to go into detail about each individual bar so here are some examples of what can be expected.
The Blah Bar
A modern but comfortable bar that caters for various age groups. Always a good atmosphere in here and the staff are excellent. The food is also very good and if you ask meals can be changed to suit your needs. However, drinks are expensive in comparison with everywhere else in Barnsley. Special events such as themed parties and fashion shows are also held throughout the year.
The Citrus Rooms
This is both a music venue and nightclub that is very popular with young people. It is always busy but particularly so on student night (more about that later.) There are two floors playing a variety of music from electro to funk to popular chart. Gigs are generally on Tuesday nights and are mostly local bands. However, a few years ago The Arctic Monkey's played a secret gig here to just 300 people!
The town's traditional irish pub which has a good atmosphere. Traditional food is served all day and bar staff are very friendly. One of the best places to be to watch a big sports event and on St Paddy's day of course!
Another bar/nightclub whose main feature is the drag queens who can be found wandering around or performing on the 70's inspired dancefloor. It's a great place to go for a giggle with friends and is always good fun.
Also in the town centre are
Walkabout-A pub chain that is very busy during football matches etc.
Joseph Brammah's- Part of the Wetherspoon's chain and popular meeting place on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Very difficult to get served at around 9/10 pm on these nights.
Escapade-A fairly new nightclub that can hold almost 2,000 people over two floors. Mostly house music played and can sometimes have a quite hostile atmosphere.
Tuesday night is gay night and most people tend to gravitate towards Chicago Rock. There is normally some form of drag act or DJ performance here and it is generally good fun. Special offers such as 99p drinks are often on as well.
Wednesday is student night and one of the busiest nights of the week. Drinks offers are on in nearly every bar and tend to be 3 for 1 on bottles, 2 for 1 on spirits and shots for a pound. The nightclubs Citrus Rooms and Escapade also have cheap or free entry on Wednesday's. However, it really is aimed at a very young crowd and you don't tend to see anyone over 25 out.
Friday and Saturday night are very busy and you will definitely feel the police prescence designed to stop the, unfortunately, frequent violence that can occur.
I've found Barnsley to be a good place for a night out with friends and many of the pubs and bars serve decent food during the day. There is plenty of choice whether you are just looking for a quiet pint or some serious dancing! Admittedly, fights can break out frequently but generally these are dealt with swiftly by bouncers and the police. Taxi's can always easily be found either in the lay by next to the town square or on Wellington Street(where many of the aforementioned bars can be found too.)
I put this review in pubs/bars despite talking about nightclubs as well as many of the bars tend to have a nightclub feel after 10pm anyway. Also, to be noted is that bars have become a lot more strict about IDing in recent months and in some places you can be asked for ID at the door and then at the bar when you get in!
I would recommend Barnsley's pubs/bars/clubs to anyone who lives nearby. However, there is nothing special enough here to warrant a visit from further afar. All in all there is a good choice of places to go but the atmosphere at night can become hostile. I enjoy the occasional night out in Barnsley as well as meeting friends for a bite to eat at lunchtime. There is a bar, pub or club for every occassion!
Quick guide to a night in tarn.1. Start >> Yates2. Joseph Bramah3. Tempo4. Ice Bar5. Treadles6. Livingstones7. Funny Girls8. Walkabout/Terminal 1In between that theres - Belfry/KGV/Assembly/Lucorum/Theres a new Strip club opening up/ and around another 40 bars on top of that all within 1 square mile.Barnsley should be spelled F-U-N.
There are a hell of a lot of pubs in Barnsley, and not much else. You would have thought that some brainbox somewhere along the line would have realised that a little diversity would bring in some extra punters, but no - it's a variation on a sports/australian/theme bar, everyone vying for the same penny.
I'm Barnsley born and bred, yet find myself going to other places (namely the bigger cities in the region) to find that pub that offers that little something different. It's true that the company you're in makes the night out, but there's nothing wrong with some alternatives when it comes to drinking holes.
Now then...this is my review of a night out on the tarn! (town if your not from Barnsley). Where should I start, well the first place we normally start is the Assembly. Situated across the road from the town hall this bar is easy to find and ideal for the first and last drink before you hit the clubs! After downing a couple of pints of Stella, listening to a mixture the newset tunes, we move on to the Walkabout only 10 yards down the road. This Austrailian theme bar is always rammed and full of folk out for a good night. After 2 bottles of Corona have disappeared we move onto the Tempo bar, to soak up the atmosphere of Barnsley newest bar. Below the Tempo bar is the Oxygen Nightclub, a new club that I havent had the pleasure of entering. We then take ashort walk down DOG LANE, past the Ice Bar and down to Livingstones to take advantage of the 3-4-1 offer on a drink of your choice (pint of Fosters in my case). Upstaires in Livingstones is the place to be around half 9 as the DJ plays his R n B classics. The next place to hit is the Ice Bar, across the road from the Library, where offers are 2-4-1 on draught and selected bottles. On other nights we normally go to the Belfry bar and then onto Wellington Street, where there is a road with more bars than you could imagine. This is just like going to the Westend in IBIZA bar after bar...with the odd Kebab shop in between! (the Hot House is a good place to eat after a night out) A return to the Walkabout and then the Assembly, is the followed by a visit to Lucorum before we enter Heaven and Hell at around 12/12.30. Wednesday night is Vocal Funky House night upstaires in Heaven....downstaires they play Rock music - not for the faint hearted (people banging into you and MOSHING is not my thing!) Anyways.....a night out in Barnsley is the best! No other place in the country can baost of having at least40barswithin a square mile! yes thats right 40 bars! hope to see you out someti
If your not from round Barnsley way you will not realise just how great Barnsley’s pub scene is. I think in a recent poll in a popular magazine Barnsley came in either 2nd or 3rd place in the country for towns with the most pubs within 1 square mile of the town centre. Over the last few years the number of pubs seems to be increasing very quickly seems the only business in Barnsley that can make a profit are pubs. I will try and tell you about some of the pubs I drink in of course I will not be talking about every pub in Barnsley town centre as they are just too many. I tend to like to start of in Butterfields which is a new addition to the Barnsley scene, it is one of these new café style bars with nice sofas in the windows for you to sit on while you enjoy your first drink of the evening. They serve light bites during the day but not on a evening. They also have sky sports to show all the top football matches live. This bar is not cheap for drinks but is still a good place to meet as taxis can pull up outside. The place is very tastefully decked out. The only downfall of this place is it can get very busy early on and you can find it hard to get served or find the friends you are trying to meet. For information on Butterfields call 01226 733864 From here I tend to move across the road to Yates a walk of at least 50 yards this is maybe the furthest I have to walk all night between drinking holes. Well this pub is more than likely the same as the one in your local town as the all tend to be decorated the same. Again this is a very popular pub were a lot of people choose to meet. They have a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays which tends to get the atmosphere going nicely. Again this pub has seating in the window so you can have a look around while enjoying a drink. From here I move on up the hill to another quite new bar called Ice bar this used to be an old toy store that due to poor profits had
to close. So has now been reopened as a pub much better use for the building I think. This pub has a wide selection of bottled beers of course all Ice cold quiet a large bar with plenty of staff serving. Prices are average special offers are available which change from week to week. From this bar I move on to the orchard this one has been open since 1999 so not really new any more. This bar is long and thin so again it quickly becomes difficult to move around. Bar staff are nice but not really enough of them so the bar sometimes seems like a rugby scrum as people try to get served. Drinks seem to be fairly cheap in here as a round of 4 drinks only costs around £7 which is not bad as they don’t have specials on a weekend. This bar puts on live music from time to time so it can be sometimes worth hanging around for more than one drink when they have a event on. For more information on this bar call gabe on 01226 732372. Next in line is the ticket office and now we are on wellington street the heart of Barnsley’s pub scene with less than 2 yards between each pub. The ticket office looks like a old style shop from the outside and is decked out to look like its from the turn of the century. They have a DJ playing so the atmosphere is good and you will find a lot of people in here before going to the theatre next door or on to a club. No were to really sit in here but wide open spaces to stand in but still becomes very busy. For more information ring 01226 770474 Next door is the theatre which is free to enter before 11so I tend to try and get in before then. This place has live bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. But they don’t start till later on so if you go in early you have to wait around a while. But later they start to charge an entrance fee. Normally quite empty early on but once the bands start gets very busy. Hope you have found my look at the Barnsley pub scene
interesting below is a list of other pubs which are also worth a visit. Panama Joe’s Up past Post Office Treadles Wine Bar Grahams Orchard Corner Pin Wellington Street Soviet Bar Wellington street Bar 1 Wellington Street Sports Bar Wellington Street If you fancy taking a closer look at Barnsley life in general try this website www.barnsleylife.co.uk