Theft. Went to the Shaklewell Arms after a birthday meal. Left a bag containing gifts and bottles of Champagne with the security staff, who insisted it would be safe. On the return of the bag items where missing to the total of £60. Sadly the CCTV didn't cover this area. Not a great establishment.
Time Out says
Posted: Sat Jan 5 2013
The bjoux live back room still smells bizarrely of mould and the courtyard smoking area – complete with broken fountain and faded, crudely painted murals – might nix its chances of a Michelin star for music venues, but this down-at-heels gem is already an institution, just two years after throwing open its doors to a rampantly eclectic live music programme. The Shacklewell is usually crowded, but generally convivial, welcoming a hipster-ish crowd to gigs seven nights a week, plus club nights, magazine launches and after-show parties, all benefitting from a late licence. The studio next door ensures the patronage of a stream of local musicians and industry ace faces.
What's on at Shacklewell Arms
House, techno and electro, Clubs, Disco
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Don't expect this slab of fudge to be too sugary. It's normally fist-pumping dancefloor mayhem all the way at this popular club night, where previous guests have included Daniel Avery, Fake Blood, Vitalic, The Chemical Brothers, Tiga, TEED amd many more...
Pop and rock
Distorted lo-fi pop from Mancunian trio Mazes, playing brittle but brilliant melodies from their new album 'Wooden Aquarium'.
Shoegaze, Psych and garage rock, Noise
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Still led by Stephen Lawrie, The Telescopes – space cadets and onetime fairly serious early-’90s contenders – are best known for their post-Valentines fuzz-pop and classic EP, 'The Pefect Needle'. Their live performances are often a total shambles by...
Average User Rating
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Great venue/pub. But definitely not suited to the typical fuddy-duddy Time Out readers. (read below)
if i see this venue advertised on the ticket... i ain't going to the gig, bout sums up how much i like this place...
This place has some of the worst organisation I have ever seen: Despite buying a ticket & queuing for well over half an hour we were met with angry and clearly frustrated door staff. A man pushed in the que and started a fight with someone, they let him in. the staff were overworked and unhelpful: Even politely asking where the toilet was was met with rudeness. I would avoid this pub if you are looking for a safe and enjoyable evening out.