I've bust some moves here too.........'twas a bit shabby inside if I remember correctly. I left the White Suit at the cleaners that night Alice!
The Funky Fish Club
9 reviews of The Funky Fish Club in English
went here for an stand up comic night, and me being me got picked on (but thats a different story). enjoyed the night, had a few differnent comics on, good little proforming area with clear viewing. not been to as a club, but think its a little too small to have any type of party in there.
would defo recommend a night out when they do their stand up nights tho, great fun
Went to the Funkyfish with few friends and this is a very cool little club. Not pretentious! Drinks were quite cheap...we drank a lot. The clientele was varied not the kind of place where you find kids , a real club with real music and great fun! Highly recommended
I have to give Funky Fish a possibly controversial two stars. I'm sorry but I just don't get it?! I have been several times and one of my bestest friends absolutely adores it, but for me I feel like I've travelled back in time to the days of school hall discos, where the teachers sit on the chairs around the edge, eyeing you suspiciously if you get too close to a member of the opposite sex. Now imagine that but replace all those pubescent school children with embarrassing aunties and uncles getting down at the family wedding, and in my harsh opinion you've got funky fish.
The drink options from what I can remember are fairly limited and considering the slightly older clientele it baffles me that all the bar staff seemed to have to offer me is various toxic coloured vodka alcopops.
By no means do I think clubbing is strictly for young cool kids, especially as I creep towards 30, but possibly Funky Fish is just somewhere I'll recommend to the parents.
I don’t usually do clubs like these, pumping out the biggest Motown and soul tunes, with healthy dribblings of bouncy R & B and funk, but I have to say, when I got dragged in here a couple of weeks ago by my work friends, I gave in and boogied with the rest of them.
It was mega cheap to get in, (we only paid £2), and there wasn’t a soul sat down. Like Alice said, everyone’s up and shaking their thang, usually in big groups doing various ‘mum dances’.
Speaking of mum’s, this is definitely somewhere my mum would be right at home at. I don’t think I’d have half as good a time sober though, so if, like me, it takes you a few drinks to really appreciate the magic of The Jackson 5, it might be an idea to get a few pre-Funky Fish bevvies down your neck.
Generally speaking I hate nightclubs, but Funky Fish isn’t your typical club. Whilst most Brighton clubs are full of drunken students out on the pull, this place tends to attract a very different crowd. Of course, you still get your students, but you’ll also find groups of men and women in their sixties and every age in between who are just out for a damn good boogie.
The music isn’t your usual hip-hop/R’n’B rubbish that too many nightclubs pump out on a Friday and Saturday night either - it’s 60s/70s soul, funk, blues and motown. Everyone’s grooving and everyone’s having a great time – it’s like being in a time warp. Plus, there’s usually this fantastic old guy in a white suit that flings himself around the dance floor with gay abandonment (generally at groups of women). I guarantee he’ll bring great joy to your evening.
There’s one more reason that I love a night out at Funky Fish, as well as the fabulous atmosphere, highly entertaining dancing and friendly clientele. This reason is vodka slush puppies. Think that sounds foul? Well, you’re probably right. But frankly, I find the combination of alcohol, blue food colouring and brain freezes impossible to resist.
The Funky Fish Club is a completely different Brighton clubbing experience, forget all the pretentious indie kids and obscure music you've never heard of...the funky fish plays something for everyone and has such a fun atmosphere that everyone’s up o the floor.
The tunes vary from classic R&B and soul to the Jackson 5 and Beyonce. It has a real party vibe every time I go which attracts lots of stags and hens, but don't let that put you off. Basically if you want to have a dance and not worry about looking cool or posing then this is the place.
If you’re looking for a swanky posh place to supp cocktails this isn’t for you. However for a night out of boogying to funk, soul and motown classics it is a brilliant night. The decor is more like an old school hall then a club and you’re certainly not there for the scenery but the music is spot on and you’ll have a lot of fun. It’s about £6 to get in, less if you get yourslef down there before 11pm. The crowd is quite studenty but it does attract an older work night out type crowd too and is totally unpretentious. Drinks are average prices and you can expect the usual bottle beers, alcopops and spirits. The type of tunes you can expect include Stevei Wonder, The jackson 5 and James Brown. Very good fun!
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