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Nightlife in Reading

Reading nightlife offers endless entertainment options, so whether you're looking for a chilled bar to enjoy a drink with that special someone or a club to dance the night away with your friends, browse your options below...

The Face Bar

Venue: Bar/Club

Dress Code: Casual

About: The Face Bar is Reading's biggest alternative venue. From metal to hard rock, The Face Bar is a hub for clubbers looking for something a little less mainstream. The venue is home to two club rooms, each with their own dance floors, sound systems and DJs.

Opening Hours: 

  • Mon - Thu: 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Fri - Sat: 7:00 pm - 4:00 am
  • Sun: 7.00pm - 12.00am

Address: Ambrose Place, Chatham Street, RG1 7JE

Telephone: 0118 956 8188

The Purple Turtle

Venue: Bar

Dress Code: Casual

About: The Purple Turtle is arguably one of Reading's oldest and most popular nightspots. Open until late, The Turtle is famed for its great atmosphere and laid-back vibe every night of the week. Party goers can pick their favourite tunes from the Jukebox in the main bar or head down to the Basement to enjoy the sound of the underground. 

Opening Hours: 

  • Fri -Mon: 11:00am - 04:00am
  • Tue - Thu: 11.00am - 03.00am

Address: 9 Gun Street, Reading, RG1 2JR

Telephone: 0118 959 7196

Q Club

Venue: Club

Dress Code: Smart Casual

About: Set over 3 floors with 2 rooms of entertainment, Q Club is the city's largest nightclub. The venue's weekly line-up ranges from cool underground house and bass night, Latch to mainstream weekend offerings, Exposed and Runway. 

Opening Hours: 

  • Mon, Wed & Thu: 10:00pm - 03:00am
  • Fri - Sat: 09:00pm - 03:00am

Address: 18 Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DB

Telephone: 0118 957 4705


Venue: Bar & Club

Dress Code: Casual

About: Renowned for their wild and exotic collection of vodka, Revolution’s extensive menu of cocktails and shots often defeats even the best of party-goers. With resident DJs, club nights and regular theme parties, every night of the week is a party at Revolution. 

Opening Hours: 

  • Mon - Thu 11.00am - 12.00am
  • Fri - Sat: 11.00am - 03.00am 
  • Sun: 11.00am - 11.00pm 

Address: 12-16 Station Road, Reading , RG1 1JX

Telephone: 0118 958 7397


Venue: Bar

Dress Code: Casual

About: Enjoy a legendary night out - Aussie style. Whether you're watching your favourite team on the big screen, or relaxing with a cold one, Walkabout Reading, is one of the city's best bars to meet up with friends and get stuck into great Aussie grub. 

Opening Hours: 

  • Mon - Thu: 12:00pm - 02:00am
  • Fri - Sat: 12:00pm - 03:00am
  • Sun: 12:00pm - 12:30am

Address: Wiston Terrace, Reading, RG1 1DG

Telephone: 0118 953 0000


Venue: Club

Dress Code: Smart Casual

About: Split over four levels, Sakura is a cutting-edge bar and club in the city centre, bringing a taste of Japan to Reading. The club is famed for its spectacular cocktails, premium drinks and impeccable table service. The laid back atmosphere, well-populated dance floor, and diverse mix of clientele always ensure a great night here.

Opening Hours: 

  • Mon, Thu & Fri: 10:00pm - 03:00am
  • Sat: 10:00pm - 04:00am

Address: 5 Gun Street, Reading, RG1 2JR

Telephone: 0118 958 6839


Venue: Bar

Dress Code: Casual

About: Milk is a fantastic example of how size, really doesn't matter. This cosy club's raw and genuine atmosphere is the perfect antidote for party goers bored of impersonal super-club experiences.

Opening Hours: 

  • Mon - Sat: 04.00pm - 12.00am

Address: 8 Merchants Place, Reading, RG1 1DT 

Telephone: N/A

Pitcher & Piano

Venue: Bar

Dress Code: Casual

About: With an extensive cocktail menu and fantastic selection of premium draught and bottled beers - Pitcher & Piano should definitely be on your list of places to go on a big night out in Reading. 

Opening Hours:

  • Mon - Thu: 11.00am - 11.00pm
  • Fri & Sat: 11.00am – 12.30am
  • Sun: 12.00pm - 10.00pm 

Address: 18 Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DB

Telephone: 0118 958 8964


Venue: Bar

Dress Code: Casual

About: Yates’s Reading, has something going on, every single night of the week. Monday is student night, with Thursday being karaoke. While huge party nights follow on Friday and Saturday. 

Opening Hours:

  • Mon & Thu: 08.00am - 01.00am
  • Tue-Wed: 08.00am - 12.00am
  • Fri-Sat: 08.00am - 02.30am
  • Sun: 11.00am - 12:30pm

Address: Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DB

Telephone: 0118 959 7090

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