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Address: 8 Talbot Street, Nottingham NG1 5GG, England
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Garbage was amazing

Went to see garbage here. Was amazing...but enough about garbage. Booking tickets was quick and simple and came in loads of time. It was sold out and jam packed. Drinks were... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2016
brooksibear
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Best indoor venue I've been too. Bar is always busy. The floor has been sticky for years but the atmosphere and the noise won't be bettered anywhere else in the UK. If you've never seen your favourite band and they play here. Do yourself a favour and get those tickets.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016

We've been 3 times this year and will be going again in October. I forget how great this venue is. Strangers are friendly, you can have a laugh. Drinks are reasonably priced. The variety of bands they put on is just great, from bands just starting out and local to the big names. You can really get involved in the... More 

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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Heard several artist say the same about it even after playing there. Great atmosphere, brilliant lay out and have quality bands on

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Thank Liam D
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

A great venue for live music. Parking close by....can be a little queue to pay afterwards. Sound is great and drinks good....2 pint cups!

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Thank Roozin
Long Crendon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2016

Came for a concert, air con was blasting (and we needed it), bars weren't too busy. Drinks were reasonable. Had a great night and would definitely come back.

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Hong Kong, China
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Been there as a student for concerts and parties, was very student friendly, and a great place to be at for a night out! Would recommend even if you're an overseas student at Nottingham like myself!

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Thank Sonia L
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Went to see garbage here. Was amazing...but enough about garbage. Booking tickets was quick and simple and came in loads of time. It was sold out and jam packed. Drinks were surprisingly ok prices. Thought it would be extortionate but was decent and didn't taste to bad either. Shame most of it went on the floor. I don't see how... More 

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Thank brooksibear
Corby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

1st time I have been for a while, to a sold out Garbage show. The balcony has been extended and stairs removed from the corner of the main auditorium to create more space and allow better viewing. Sound was fairly good and atmostphere was great but, of course that can vary between bands

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Thank M1kiboy
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Interesting Friday night just before my 51st Birthday, other visitors very happy dancing around smiling and laughing, must say the 300 empty plastic cups on the dance floor could be a bit hazardous. Learnt some new dance moves so bonus, The cloakroom lady has the patience of a saint. All in all a jolly fun place will go again!

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Thank Woodylulu32
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Not too big and not too small! Great gigs and a great variety of club nights! Cheap drinks and a good variety of drinks to choose from1 The staff are also lovely!

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Thank Chris M

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