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The Garage is a full throttle club which has glowing reputation. Spread over 5 rooms, they have a massive line up of regular DJ's playing a vast variety of music ranging from Indie to Pop. For a cracking night out in the city, you cannot go far wrong with a trip to The Garage.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

23:00 - 03:00

TUE

23:00 - 03:00

WED

23:00 - 03:00

THU

23:00 - 03:00

FRI

23:00 - 03:00

SAT

23:00 - 03:00

SUN

23:00 - 03:00

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The Garage reviews



By Rebecca Jane C.

I'm reviewing The Garage based on a recent concert/show I attended; Owl City with support from Matthew Koma. Both amazing artists whom my review is not directed at, I am merely reviewing the venue/staff and the overall event organisation. The venue itself is surprisingly small once you are inside the hall so be sure to get there early enough if you want to be close to the front. My friend and I waited over an hour and a half outside in the winter weather and we were 3 rows from the front due to some less than friendly queue cutters. If you are attending a concert at the Garage and you need to bring a bag because you happen to be travelling from far away and do not have the luxury of a car, do not bring any bottled water or any liquids, your bag will be searched and they throw out these items regardless of the fact that you may have been intending to drink it and you may have not even opened it yet. My apologies for this review becoming more of a rant. Also, despite the fact that the doors are at 7pm, the support act usually doesn't start until 40 minutes after that and what with set up for the main event, the actual show, for us, did not begin until 8.40pm, which of course, was heartbreaking as we had to leave early, 2 songs before the show finished so that we could make the last bus back home. Overall, the venue is a nice atmosphere with a bar at the end of the hall and a bathroom just off to the right which is strategically placed if you have someone to hold your place in the crowd. Staff who perform searches etc could be more friendly, I found them to be quite abrupt myself.


By K M.

If I could give zero stars I would. I have been to the garage may times: it's a very average club. Went in tonight and found there was no hot water ti wash your hands with in the toilet. I mentioned this to thr staff and started to question what the £7 charge upon entrance was for, if not for things like hot water to wash your hands. Anyway I was reported to the bouncer who escorted me off the premisses. I asked to speak to a manger and was told to wait at the front door. After a little bit waiting I asked when I would see the manger and was told if I had a problem to ring the number advertised. Please make your own mind up regarding how you're treated at the garage. After several calls I did get through to the manager "Robert crook" who was very polite and helpful. I hope he can rectify this issue as I am (was) a regular customer.


By Edward M.

The Garage for many people is a place that always sticks in the mind. You cant really go wrong to be honest.

Good up to date music and the three rooms that cover everyone's taste. Its relaxed and there is no dress code at the garage so you can chill and have a good time. Haven't had a bad night at the garage yet.

G2 is great all your RnB tunes are in there but the main floor is great alos. My least favourite is the attic with mostly indie stuff but if you are into that then go for it. :D


By Tacita V.

At The Garage there's space to dance, jump and shout. And if there's a live act you'll have a great time.

The Venue
The Garage is easy to spot because there's a giant American-style yellow truck sticking out of the front it. No, really. The entrance is also rather impressive; to get in, you have to pass through a dark corridor where luminous writing slides across the ceiling. But when you get inside the Garage you'll be disappointed.

There's a couple of very large halls and these don't have much decoration or an abundance of places to sit, but they do have high ceilings. There's an indoor balcony which improves the situation a little, but basically, unless it's packed for a live gig, The Garage lacks personality.

The People
The Garage attracts many excited university students who want to party. Most dress rather casually, some might say scruffy. But this is understandable in light of the fact that The Garage often hosts live-music nights, where you don’t have to dress up. However, a few party outfits can be seen. If the place is empty it looks awful. The dancefloors sit sad and empty and people don't tend to stay for very long. However, once an event has got going, The Garage is lively, and it fills up with people who are prepared to pull a few mad dance moves. Entry is always £3 to £5, but you get in for free before 11.30pm if you have a current Matric (student) card.

The Music
The Garage is one of the most popular stop-offs for fairly well-known bands who are touring. And it's a good place to see them before they graduate to larger venues. Bands like The Automatic, Alkaline Trio and many others have passed through.

It specialises in hip-hop, rock, punk and metal. Live gigs are held more than once a week and during the other nights they play a variety of genres including current chart hits, hits from the sixties through to the eighties plus pop and student anthems.

The Drink
The Garage doesn't serve anything special, but the prices are fair. Many bars that showcase live music hike-up the price of drinks, but here you can order a draught for less than £3, and bottles are between £2.50 and £3.30. Many spirits are also less than £3, with rum starting from £2.40, and whisky from £2.60, and all liqueurs cost between £2 and £2.60. Aftershocks are £2.60, Red Bull £2 and soft drinks are £1.20. They even stock three bottles of fairly affordable Champagne (£40 to £50).

The Last Word
The Garage is not a remarkable venue, but it is a good place to see your favourite band.