The Middlesbrough Empire
The Middlesbrough Empire
3.5
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
10:30 PM - 4:00 AM
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3.5
24 reviews
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james4eva
Guisborough, UK204 contributions
Friends
I'm a bit too old to come here for the nightclub scene (in fact 18 yr olds feel old here) but been to many gigs and it's good for the close up stuff.

Seen Ian Brown, The Charlatans, Big Country, Reverend & The Makers here and about to see The Darkness.

Tiny, sweaty and great for locals, a decent place to see a band.
Written November 23, 2013
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Charlotte
3 contributions
Friends
Good for a cheap night out, however the bouncers there are usually horrible and hostile. Could probably do with yet another revamp, it just so happens it’s one of the best in Middlesbrough, but that’s not saying a lot.
Written August 29, 2020
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK6,321 contributions
Depends on the night you visit, sometimes there is a great atmosphere and other times it can be dead. Drinks/entry can be expensive. Unfortunately Middlesbrough doesn't have a lot of options anymore for a night out clubbing, there are many great bars but not many options for afterwards if you want to go dancing.
Written July 9, 2020
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MrsH
England, UK40 contributions
Couples
Genuinely one of the worst places I’ve ever been too. Bar was 4 deep, not enough bar staff and some of them were rude. The corridor to the toilets was like an ice rink where people had spilled their drinks and not mopped up. No bouncers inside the venue and grown men full of drink wanting to create issues, felt uncomfortable! Will never return
Written October 20, 2021
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Ian J
34 contributions
Couples
Came to see Frank Turner. Around 6 staff on each bar. At any one time 3 or 4 of them standing talking ignoring customers. When I eventually got served asked for a guiness which the staff member refused to serve me as the fridge which the Guinness was in about 3 metres from her belonged to a different bar! Absolute shambles and crap service
Written March 10, 2020
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Josh H
Stockton-on-Tees, UK2 contributions
Friends
Terrible, it's one of the few places in Middlesbrough to go and it's not very impressive, the door staff are by far the worst trained I have ever seen and think they are high and mighty and are just plain rude, Friday night's 'Sumo' is awful, same music every week it seems and the drinks are tasteless, would not recommend
Written June 7, 2016
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Foodreview
Thornaby on Tees, UK192 contributions
Family
Door staff spoil the whole feel of the night!
Looking to start on people for no reason!
Better places to go!
Written September 15, 2015
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krock900
Northallerton, UK84 contributions
Friends
This place is awesome!! I don't live in Middlesbrough but every few weeks I like to pay a visit! The music is rock downstairs and sort of pop dance upstairs all the favourites whichever floor you're on you can recognise the songs and get your dance on!! Staff have never got my order wrong and the door staff have also helped me on the stairs - they're very kind (there are lots of stairs and my heels are high!). I'll definitely be back here and would recommend!! :D
Written November 28, 2016
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sallwoodley
Middlesbrough, UK3 contributions
Friends
Best and busiest venue in middlesbrough for live music and going out on a night. Loads of rooms to choose from, so much variety.
Written October 23, 2016
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joestone2
Middlesbrough, UK2 contributions
Friends
Door bouncers where rude and thought they where something for wearing all black and thought they where better than everyone else, for some reason? inside was boring and not much to do, songs where very poor, felt like I'd stepped back in time, and above all this it felt very untidy and full of young teenagers, would never recommend to a friend.
Written March 26, 2016
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  • Mon - Thu 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:30 PM - 4:00 AM