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Opium Nightclub

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Gavin McGowan wrote a review Sep 2020
Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom139 contributions54 helpful votes
Cant say to much for the overall experience of this bar as we visited this Friday in the middle of covid. However what i will say is the staff were fantastic and whilst ensuring the place was covid compliant they didn't bark at the customers and tried to make the place feel remotely normal. Only bar we found to have a little background music on in the entire city all weekend. !! Thank you for remembering the main rule of hospitality........ be Hospitable!!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Goran1979 wrote a review Feb 2020
Yate, United Kingdom41 contributions46 helpful votes
I used to visit here many years ago and I remember having a bad experience getting in once with some friends, apparently 6 of us isn't allows, that was a total farce. Catching up with a couple of mates we went here, I wasn't keen but gave it a go. The place has gone downhill, it's an utter dive, it really needs a makeover. Drinks are expensive and trying to play pool is difficult as there is no room and a stupid pinball machine in the way. Don't bother, find somewhere else, clearly the owners don't give a damn about maintaining this place.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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RageRam k wrote a review Dec 2019
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I was refused entry because "You smoked your cigarette across the street" shortly after snogging my life partner who happened to be the same gender as I am. While Understanding that the door persons had the ability to knock me back, I was kncoked back due to "being too drunk" while drinking non alcoholic beer.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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KaiHiwatarii wrote a review Jul 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom126 contributions120 helpful votes
Overall Opium will always have a place in my heart where I spent my younger years as a teenager and young adult. These days it can really be a flip of a coin if I enjoy it or not. Sometimes it makes the night and others it doesn't. I don't mind the changes so much over the years but I just feel more out of place there these days as I'm abit older now! Still enjoy the odd classics that come on from time to time and Edinburgh is lacking in the Rock/Metal club scene.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Sssccc31 wrote a review May 2019
Dundee, United Kingdom2 contributions
I have been going here for over 10 years. It’s cheesy but it was always good for a dance. I’ll never go back here again after being spiked a few weeks ago. Luckily my friend and a random stranger were able to get me safely home. The bouncers didn’t even attempt to help out. In fact, they were more concerned that my friend still had a beer in her hand when she was fully propping me up as we left the place. Strangely, she had the exact same experience a few years ago at Opium and I had to take her home. It’s almost like there’s a theme. I have no idea who spiked me. I sent two messages to management and haven’t even had a reply. So clearly the safety of their customers isn’t important. It used to be such a friendly place when I started going there so it makes me sad that the staff are so uncaring now.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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