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Okay for a live band venue

First time here (since it changed from Sea many moons ago) on a Friday night to see the 911 and... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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Live music venue

Went to listen to Monaco Blonde and the Coasts live. About 90 people in the venue. Bouncer friendly... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
Durham, United Kingdom
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Mar 25, 2018
“Okay for a live band venue ”
4 days ago
“Great Venue”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Been to a few gigs here, the atmosphere in the place is great Door staff are quick and efficient, you're not queueing very long before you're in. The beer is a bit ropey but that's not usually not that much of a priority at gigs....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to see The Professionals and The Ruts and we were lucky enough to be at the front. Smallish venue and intimate. Nice place.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

First time here Travelled up to see Pete Doherty Brilliant gig Great crowd Acoustic set Sound spot on Loved this venue

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

First visit travelling from Hull for the wayward sons gig and was impressed with the venue, friendly staff and great sound and atmosphere

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

First time here (since it changed from Sea many moons ago) on a Friday night to see the 911 and 5ive gig. Downstairs isn’t too big and it was a tight squeeze but there’s a seating area and standing balcony upstairs with more room. Bar...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank aratelli
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Riverside. We had tickets for Sam Fender and were really looking forward to it. The music was excellent but the venue was very disappointing. From the moment we walked in it was a squeeze to get anywhere eg...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Was really looking forward to this event. Seen Limehouse loads of times before and had heard good reports about Livewire. Arrived a bit late for the event and Limehouse were already on. The place was absolutely packed. Initially, could hardly get into the room, but...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 633colinb
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Went to see some bands here, and can't really fault it. Compared to some live music venues I've been to, it was pretty decent. The staff were helpful and friendly for the most part. Security/bouncers were a little overzealous but otherwise fine.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank kylendev
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Went to listen to Monaco Blonde and the Coasts live. About 90 people in the venue. Bouncer friendly on the door although he did face plant a young lad at the end of the night for taking his shirt off. Bar had limited selection and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank seekeroffortune2013
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Here last Friday night to see the Youngblood Brass Band. The lady at the door was lovely. Overall, the venue is fine. No bells or whistles, but if you just want to dance (on a sticky floor) and watch a band you like, there is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank MissGoSu
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