great review,people need to be aware of this sort of pig attitude so of these places have,
301 Cricklewood Broadway, Cricklewood, London NW2 6PG
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23 reviews of The Roxy in English
Went here Saturday after a very long pub crawl... Quality club, quality music and good crowd. Wasnt expensive either which made it that bit better. This place is great if you like a variation of music but mainly indie and if you like sambucca. May go back again next week.
The neon sign outside looks more "Chinese takeaway" than "awesome club", but don't let that put you off; the Roxy never fails to deliver a brilliant night out. It's not trying to be cool or clever; it plays crowd-pleasers and a decent selection of indie from the 90's/early 00's.The doormen are hilarious, bar staff friendly and there is a sparkly holographic silhouette on the ceiling of the girls' toilets; what's not to love?
Great place - cheap entry, not-too-badly-priced-for-tottenham-court-road drinks and fun music. It feels like a student night for grown ups! Unpretentious and buzzing with a friendly crowd - I would recommend it for a girls night out!
I've had some of the best nights of my life in The Roxy!
You can forgive the teeny tiny toilets because the vibe here is fantastic.
The drinks are pretty cheap comparred with other clubs in the area, though the bar is usually packed so I'd advise buying a couple of drinks at a time.
Great indie music, with a bit of cheese thrown in.
in one word, awsome
it’s a great place to drin and to have party
u can have cocktails in a pitcher and their are very cheap ( in the happy hour even cheaper)
the music is random and depends on the guests since the dj is very adaptive.
one thing are the toilets in which u fell like corned beef…...
I am there quite often.
I’m torn with this place. I should hate it. It’s cliched, tacky and not really that cool. Unfortunately, sometimes that adds up to being a whole lot of fun. Especially if you’re on a hen night.
This wasn’t one of those scary L plate hen nights (nothing in the world will get me on one of those), but there was dressing up involved. And glitter. Lots of glitter.
The bar is cheesy, but it’s indie so somehow it’s OK. Can’t actually remember how much we paid but I think it was about a fiver. You’ll be able to find someone milling about handing out flyers so grab some of those. The cocktails we very hit and miss. The ginger mojito was yummy, but the apple cosmo was one of the worst cocktails I’ve ever tried. The service was pretty hit and miss too now I think back.
If you’re pissed, and feeling silly, you’ll have fun here. But don’t expect to be wowed. This place isn’t brilliant, but now Metro has shut down, it’s not the worst option in the area.
Sorry to say it but this is really an awful club. It tries very hard to be trendy but the clientele is mainly people going out for office parties and 30-something hen nights. I was lured in with the promise of an indie night but after an earful of Abba, Gloria Gaynor and William Shatner’s cover of Common People, I actually started to get quite depressed of my birthday club choice. It’s fine if you are so drunk you don’t notice the grannies in the corner trying to pull anything in trousers, but really, it needs to do what it says on the tin before I go back.
Granted the club itself is doggy looking when you enter. The toilet is incredibly tiny even though I love the ceiling artwork. The drinks can be cheap and the happy hour that end at 10.30 can bring people in. Like most clubs, it doesn’t get busy until sometime after that and my goodness it gets busy! I have to agree not to where your best shoes as the glasses and bottles always end up on the floor and being kicked around. The floor itself is horribly sticky, which never feels great, rather it makes you feel disgusting!!
BUT, after all that, the music is great!! I have been on a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. You do get that mix of old classics, top 40 hits and alternative rock. Everyone sings along and there is a good vibe overall. I found Thursday night the best catering a little more to the alternative and indie music I love.
Would like to venture to more clubs in London, but I wouldn’t say no to going back to The Roxy.
This place is like marmite. A bit of a student hang out, and the drinks prices are cheap in relation to the weekend entrance fee! Music is indie/alternative and the place tends to get quite busy. The floor does seem to have a habit of becoming a broken glass carpet, so don’t wear your best shoes!
This club can be a bit pricey to get into considering that it is so small and, to be honest, quite cheesy. However I’ve always had fun here, the music played is pretty varied with your average cheese like Guns 'n’ Roses and Madonna and then more indie stuff such as Belle and Sebastian. To be honest I have no idea how much drinks are as I’ve only ever gone here drunk, but I do know that they serve cocktails. There’s not that much choice besides that though, with only the basic spirits and bottles being served (for example, when I asked for Sailor Jerry they didn’t have it.) The crowd is quite mixed in terms of age and from Monday to Friday consists mainly of people going straight from work.
Whilst the £10 admission is in my opinion a little steep, this place has provided many a good night out for me and my friends. If you are looking for a cheap night out this may not be the place but good music and good crowd all the same
Leaving uni a year ago was a severe blow to the system, as it is to everyone. BUT you can hang out here, pretend to be a student without anyone being any wiser. It’s a cool little place, fairly cosy with low ceilings, alright music and a raised dancefloor. Who doesn’t love a raised dancefloor? Well, me, but it’s nice for other people who like to make a meal out of their dancemoves. Drinks are fairly priced, particularly on Tuesdays. All in all, not as underground and unknown as one might like, but still a good hang out.
I’d heard good things about The Roxy, so went there last year for my birthday, and really wished I hadn’t. It was meant to be Rock Night, except they weren’t playing rock music, and were just pandering to the mainstream Indie crowd, and when I requested some rock songs from the DJ he refused to play them. So I told him I’d sue him under Trade Description Act - it was Rock Night! (ok, maybe I’d had a few drinks by then!). The dancefloor was tiny, and toilets even more so. Didn’t help that the staff weren’t cleaning the toilets regularly so that by half way through the night 2 out of 4 were unusable, but weren’t cleaned at all, leading to queues and mess. Horrid. I certainly won’t be returning here and just regret that I wasted my birthday night there.
I have to say, I loved the music at The Roxy. There were some real old school classics that you’d normally be embarrassed to sing along too, but when everyone else is singing their heart out you don’t have to worry!
The place has a big downfall though - I for one don’t approve of bouncers and bar managers throwing their weight around. Small people on a big ego trip can ruin the fun for everyone. After a big burly bouncer threatened to throw my friends out for the silliest of reasons I resigned myself to the fact that I will never return to The Roxy.
It’s a pity, but it’s the principle of the matter!
O and there’s one other problem - this bustling club has a men’s toilet that is smaller than your local MacDonalds’. Be prepared to queue boys!!!
We’d heard mixed reviews on this place and decided to check it out on a sat. It opens at 9:30 and is £7 at the door, £9 after 10:30. Unhappy Hour is 9:30-10:30 and I’ve called it that as this is the reason I will never go back here.
We got in at 10 and it was really quiet and the music was weak and unrecognisable. Handed in our coats and headed to the bar and got a pitcher of cocktail. We headed off to a corner and noticed it was 10:20 and figured we’d get another pitcher. We ambled over and got in our order, congratulating ourselves on slipping it in. The lady took her sweet time, brought it over and then rung it up and asked us double the price. When I asked why she said 'Happy hour’s over’. I showed her my watch which still said 10:28, my friend’s 10:27. She looked at us, turned away without saying anything and called the bar manager over who very rudely said 'You have to pay for that, now.’ Again we showed our watches and explained and offered the money for happy hour price he cut us off and said he didn’t care, we had to pay full price, started getting rather roudy and just extremely rude. I finally said 'So we ordered this before happy hour was over, and you won’t accept the happy hour money?’ 'No.’ So I said not to worry, we wouldn’t have it then thank you. He glared at us and we walked off back to our group of friends, all dismayed at how we’d been treated.
A minute later a big bouncer walked up to me, tapped me on the shoulder and said 'What’s your problem?’ I told him I don’t have one. He said we owe the bar money and we’d better go and pay it or he will kick us out of the club. I said 'Excuse me?’ I tried in vein to explain what happened, he replied 'I don’t care, I don’t want to have to tell my manager so you better pay.’ We were now rather livid and asked to speak to the manager. I believe we are both very fair and calm people but do not believe people should ever be treated like this and wished to explain this to the manager. Needless to say he must have gone to tell the manager who laughed in his face as no one came. The music improved and despite the earlier annoyance, were able to have a decent time with our mates. The only other downside was that the guy at the bar who’d been so rude refused to serve me all night, so I had to get my friends to buy my drinks. I’m sorry, but that’s just bullsh*t - they could really do with a course in customer service and learn some manners. Maybe then I’d return.
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