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No where near as good as Reading

I went here on a very quiet night in all fairness, but this place was no where near as good as the... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
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Never have I encountered the smell and sticky floor of a men's restroom on the dance floor of a... read more

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30 Mar 2018
“No where near as good as Reading”
2 weeks ago
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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The Purple Turtle Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3HZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never have I encountered the smell and sticky floor of a men's restroom on the dance floor of a club. The "men's restroom" is a compelling theme for a club, but I'm not sure it really works here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank didemgg
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

BE AWARE the manager here is delusional!! Me, my friends and my boyfriend decided to go out for a fag so we walked to the end of the smoking area and saw two boys pissing against the fence. Shortly after my boyfriend was dragged out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Personally, I love the club. There is an event for every single night of the week with different types of music e.g. Monday 90's, Thursday R&B and hip hop etc but it is a grimy place. You will not find nice VIP booths with Grey...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 281monikah
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I went here on a very quiet night in all fairness, but this place was no where near as good as the turtle in Reading, although very cheap. I would definitely recommend this place for students or people on a budget, very grotty and cheap.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank jimijam123
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Sticky floors, low ceilings and poor djs that play similar playlists each week, not worth the queue when there are so many other options in Oxford

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Em1256
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Bouncers are violent and incompetent. They waded into a group that had been in the nearby Cellar bar (therefore not even their problem), assaulting several of them for no reason at all: placing them in headlocks, and palm-striking them when it was clearly unnecessary. They...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I had a cold so I was coughing in the stall while peeing, guard waited outside for me and escorted me out for being "sick" - I was not, was the designated sober friend in my group - horrible night. Guards have no understanding and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Bouncers are rude, misunderstanding and hold grudges. Was accused for queue cutting despite queuing with my friends for my friends birthday. Was forced to join the back of the queue as requested to not be allowed in the club. Was stone cold sober, terrible night....More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Jerry E
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Purple Turtle seems to be the place where the younger Oxford crowd go . Went last night and felt old ! Probably cos I am when compared to the rest of the old clientele . Still loud music and cheap drinks

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank coughandcath
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Good tunes, cheap drinks. Took me back to my student days. Did get very full, but lots of bars so never really had to queue

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Matthew E
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