|Venue name:||The Dogstar|
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Average User Rating
4 / 5
- 5 star:6
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:1
After 20 or so years you'd think this place would have decreased in popularity - but it hasn't. Returned last weekend twice - once for the usual roadblock dance party on Fridays and for the David Bowie party after the Academy event. The place is still the scruffy Dog I've loved over the years - one that isn't the pop-up, over priced operation - so ubiquitous in the neighborhood these days - instead a lovely old boozer [I think they've done up the outside recently] with pub prices and DJs on the weekend; add pizza, comedy, markets, everything like that - and its still a local hub. The one thing I have to say is the security, staff when its at is busiest - like any other nightclub in London - has new rules - see Fabric for example - don't forget your photo ID - nor can they let you in [and this applies to all big venues in London] and don't drink in the Q. If the staff seem like they're yelling at you - a clue might be at the far end of the bar where the DJ is playing - no doubt its a loud venue - they're not screaming at you :) Summary - Love this place - and not for someone looking for a sparkler on a bottle. This is the real deal. Not pretentious nor flash - just one of the best nights out in the city.
Had a good enough time until a rude staff member started yelling abuse at me and my friend. We did nothing to her but she just wanted to pick a fight. She kick us out but then security had to restrain her because she was trying to fight me. I don't want to go back to a place where members of staff act like that. On a whole, service is absolutely terrible.
I go here often after work on a friday. Always a great night out - good tunes and friendly people. Love it, highly recommended!
Mega fun night out in very lively Brixton, extremely tasty pizzas, cool staff and party atmosphere later on. Good range of drinks, resonable 'pub' prices!!!
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