Nightlife in Reading

From long-standing favourites on the night-time scene to new entrants, Reading's nightlife is diverse. Clubs, cocktail bars, live music venues, comedy, pubs and casinos, where to start? 

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Many Reading night-outs start or finish at the long-standing Purple Turtle; there's a new cocktail kid on the block - High Spirits; Milk has the best rum offering in town; Veenos does Italian platters with your fine wine; Gun Street Garden is the newest club to open or try one of the local faves - Q Club, Lola Los or Facebar. You'll find live music at Popworld, Sub 89, South Street or the Oakford and night owls will find lots of entertainment at casinos the Grosvenor or Genting. Use our Reading map below to find more information about these venues and more and find the night out you are looking for.

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All Bar One

All Bar One

Restaurants, Pubs & Bars
13 The Riverside, The Oracle, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2AG
0118 959 6749 Website
All Bar One Reading is a vibrant city centre bar where you can eat, drink and escape the stresses of the day with laidback sophistication...
Back of Beyond

Back Of Beyond

Pubs & Bars
104-108 Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BY
0118 959 5906 Email Website
This Wetherspoon pub stands on the site of a ginger-beer factory, later used as a Salvation Army barracks, and takes its name from its location on the edge of town...
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Be At One

Pubs & Bars
1 Gun Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2JR
0118 956 0666 Email Website
Be At One has fantastic daily Happy Hours and highly trained, friendly bartenders making excellent cocktails seven days a week. Whether you’re after...


Pubs & Bars
8 Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7QF
0118 958 7171 Website
Bierhaus is the first authentic German bar and restaurant experience in Reading. Serving an outstanding selection of German beers by the stein...


Pubs & Bars
11 Castle Street, Central Reading, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7SB
0118 956 8755 Email Website
Starting off in 2007 as two friends trading their hand-crafted beers from a market stall, BrewDog has grown at a meteoric rate to 2018 where they now have 47+ bars, over 1000 employees and locations all over the world.
Coconut Bar Kitchen

Coconut Bar & Kitchen

Pubs & Bars
62-63 St Mary's Butts, Reading, RG1 2LG
0118 959 8877 Email Website
Coconut Bar & Kitchen, is the latest and funkiest bar and kitchen in Reading and brings together the authentic taste of the Far East with...


Things to Do, Nightlife
Ambrose Place, Chatham Street, RG1 7JE
0118 956 8188 Website
Facebar is situated on Ambrose Place just off Chatham Street a few minutes away from the town centre. The Facebar offers a wide variety of music...
Genting Club

Genting Casino Reading

Things to Do, Nightlife
18 Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8PA
0118 939 1811 Website
Genting Casino Reading, the ultimate night out, offering fine dining, fabulous bar lounge, variety of live and electronice tables...
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Grosvenor Casino

Visitor attractions
Queens Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4SY
0118 983 9441 Email Website
Grosvenor Casino, the complete leisure destination and your safe bet for a fantastic night out!

Grosvenor G Casino Reading

Visitor attractions
Rose Kiln Lane, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0SN
0118 402 7800 Email Website
Grosvenor G Casino Reading is the perfect 24 hour leisure destination with a fantastic restaurant, amazing bar, live show bar and games lounge

Gun Street Garden

Pubs & Bars
5 Gun Street, Reading, RG1 2JR
Immerse yourself in Reading’s brand new urban garden. Implanted in the ‘garden’ you will discover 5 VIP tablers,2 bars and a host of top DJs playing the very best in urban, commercial, dance, house and garage

High Spirits

Pubs & Bars
The Walk, 19-23 King Street, Reading, RG1 2HG
0118 959 9799 Email Website
A mix of artisan spirits, local ingredients where possible and an enthusiastic, well trained team means you won’t find cocktails like ours anywhere else. Think classic cocktails, each with a twist. Our drinks, made just for you by our friendly team, are a must-have for your night out in Reading. Swing by to say hello and let us rustle up something special for you
The Jazz Cafe

Jazz Café

Pubs & Bars
Madejski Stadium, Shooters Way, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0FL
0118 968 1442 Email Website
If you enjoy great food, fantastic music and a superb bar, complimented by the warmest welcome in the area then look no further, The Jazz Café is just the place for you...
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Things to Do, Nightlife
126 Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1EO
Cocktail bar and club with a Pacific Island theme, with bamboo shacks and Easter Island-style heads

London Cocktail Club

Pubs & Bars
5-6 Gun Street, Reading, RG1 2JR
A new cocktail bar is opening on 18 November 2021 on Gun Street
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Market House Reading

Hotels, Pubs & Bars
1-2 Market Place, Reading, RG1 2EG
0118 216 1750 Email Website
Retro Industrial Chic hotel with 24 uniquely decorated rooms in the heart of Reading centre. A few minute’s walk from Reading train station, a stone throw away from The Oracle shopping centre and all the other great amenities Reading town centre has to offer. Stay with us, you won’t be disappointed!


Pubs & Bars
8 Merchants Place, RG1 1DT
0118 958 5887 Email Website
Milk is a small place, but known as an intimate place to go for a friendly drink. On a busy night, you can get...
Monks Retreat

Monks Retreat

Pubs & Bars
163-163A Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1HE
0118 950 7592 Email Website
The name of this Stonegate pub, and the street it is in, recalls the Franciscan monks who came to Reading in the 13th century. The friary built by the monks stood...
O Neills


Pubs & Bars
4 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1PJ
0118 960 6580 Email Website
O’Neill’s can offer you a warm welcome and a cold beer! They invite you to enjoy great food, live music and a perfectly poured pint of Guinness® or chilled Magners...
Oakford Social Club

Oakford Social Club

Pubs & Bars
53 Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1PZ
0118 959 4267 Email Website
At the Oakford Social Club, music is everything. Which is why they put the best bands from across the country on their neon lit stage every week...
Pitcher Piano

Pitcher and Piano

Pubs & Bars
18 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DB
0118 958 8964 Email Website
Pitcher & Piano Reading is an oasis in the bustle of central Reading. Located just a short walk from the train station, this is the ideal place for a quiet drink after work...

Playlist Live / Black Diamond

Things to Do, Nightlife
108 Friar St, Reading, RG1 1EP
0118 959 0676 Website
Located in the heart of Reading, Playlist Live is a non-stop live music venue where musicians play YOUR requests, all night long. Sing and dance the night away to live music of your choosing. Just write down your favourite song on a request slip, hand it to your waiter and wait for their house band to bring it to life. You choose it, they play it.


Things to Do, Nightlife
110-117 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG11EP
01189595395 Email Website
Popworld's pop heavy track-list offers more cheese than a dairy factory, alongside novelty fancy dress, a colourful vibrant setting, special events and prices so cheap even students can't believe it.
Purple Turtle

Purple Turtle

Things to Do, Food and Drink, Nightlife
9 Gun Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2JR
0118 959 7196 Email Website
The Turtle is legend in Reading and has been around for 20 years now, the late night bar with atmosphere and a great vibe every night of the week...

Q Club

Things to Do, Nightlife
16 - 18 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DG
0118 957 4705 Email Website
Readings biggest and most impressive Club, bringing you all the biggest parties and line ups. With Regular visits from famous DJ's and TV reality stars...
Revolucion De Cuba

Revolución De Cuba

Pubs & Bars
138-141 Friar St, Reading, RG1 1EX
0118 207 7016 Email Website
Cuban rum and cocktail bar in the heart of Reading. A great place to eat, drink and dance in town. The Cuban food menu is a fusion of flavours...

Revolutions Reading

Pubs & Bars
12-14 Station Road, Reading, RG1 1JX
Revolution Reading is a modern, vibrant venue set right in the heart of Reading city centre. With space to drink, dine and dance and an unrivalled party atmosphere.
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Sub 89

Things to Do, Nightlife
110-117 Friar Streeet, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1EP
0118 959 5395 Email Website
Sub89 is Reading’s best underground club and live music venue. Opening in October 2009 with a live show from Chase and Status, the venue...
The Blagrave

The Blagrave

Pubs & Bars
35 Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1PW
0118 958 6775 Email Website
Stylish bar with fantastic champagne and wine menu. Gorgeous decor, great atmosphere and live entertainment and just a stone's throw from the station...
Hope Tap

The Hope Tap

Pubs & Bars
99-103 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1EP
0118 958 2266 Email Website
The site of this Wetherspoon pub was once occupied by the Hope Brewery, which had its own pub, The Hope Tap. According to the earliest trade directory...
Slug and Lettuce

The Slug & Lettuce

Pubs & Bars
Riverside Level, The Oracle, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1AH
0118 957 1839 Email Website
Fantastic promotions, including 2-4-1 cocktails all day every day and mouth watering menu. Slug & Lettuce's guests are taken on...
The Three Guineas

The Three Guineas

Pubs & Bars
Station Approach, Reading, RG1 1LY
0118 957 2743 Email
Thirsty Bear

Thirsty Bear

Pubs & Bars
110 King's Rd, Reading, RG1 3BY
0118 950 4439 Email Website
Pizzeria and bar located along King's Road. Freshly made Pizza using a secret pizza dough recipe.Toppings include home-made tomato sauce, seasoned...


Pubs & Bars
Winston Terrace, Off Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DG
0118 953 0000 Email Website
Walkabout is the original Australian brand, home of the party, great food and a relaxed setting to meet new friends. Australia is a wonderful place that influences...
Wild Lime

Wild Lime

Things to Do, Nightlife
12-14 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DB
0118 958 1457 Email Website
Wild Lime are known for their delicious and freshly made 2 for 1 cocktails, event nights, live entertainment and a great selection of fresh and tasty dishes...

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