We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The After Dark Club

Closed: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
Great music venue

Hidden away between 2 other buildings, this is a small music venue, but with a great atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
So cheap and so much fun

If you like 80s pop music and a fun safe crowd this is the place for you . Cheap to get in and... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Wokingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 11 reviews
All photos (1)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average0%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
2 May 2017
“So cheap and so much fun ”
18 Apr 2017
“I love the AD! ”
We are the oldest Nightclub, Live Music and Entertainment Venue in Reading. We hold club nights every weekend with music entertaining the whole of Readings diverse community. We are typically open every Friday 10.30pm to 02.30am and Saturday 10.30pm...more
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
112 London Street, Reading RG1 4SJ, England
+44 118 957 6847
Reviews (11)
Filter reviews
11 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

If you like 80s pop music and a fun safe crowd this is the place for you . Cheap to get in and jäger bombs are 2.50 so you just can't get better value in town . Bouncers friendly . Went as large group and...More

Thank martinfjlewis
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I have been going to the AD regularly for the past year or more (although did a brief stint as a teen) and I absolutely love it. Known by colleagues as the AfterDark Queen, I am always the first to stick up for it. So...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Hidden away between 2 other buildings, this is a small music venue, but with a great atmosphere, and a larger back bar to chill out between bands. A biy OTT on the dry ice, but an atmospheric venue with good sound system.

Thank paulspod
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This place is where 30 somethings can dance without feeling self conscious. It's where you can accidentally spill someone's drink and not end up in a fight. It is the place where the bouncers are friendly and where people are not total dicks. Ladies can...More

Thank SimonPainter123
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Love it here - takes me back to the good times and great 90's vibes. Checkpoint Charlie was the winner Happy days!

Thank jj2302016
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

An absolutely mint night to be had whenever I go! Get your entry back as drinks and the drinks are 'spoons prices. Quality music and a friendly crowd, what more could you ask!

Thank James P
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

What happens in the after dark, stays in the after dark! This place is a love of mine because it's simple! It serves beer, plays loud music and everyone is in it together! You don't feel threatened at all in the AD because everyone is...More

Thank Wesley B
Reviewed 29 December 2015

I've been going to the Afterdark since I was a student, so still visit whenever I'm back in Reading. Cheap to get in, very reasonably priced drinks, no pretentious dress codes, very friendly staff and customers. Not a place to go if you're the kind...More

Thank Jack V
Reviewed 23 November 2015

This has to be the strangest place I have been to in my life, really! We arrived at 11.15 on a Saturday night to an empty venue.....we were a hen party of 10, we are not from the area, but came here for the 80's...More

2  Thank minx28
Reviewed 24 August 2015

You have to buy a ticket with a drink count (why?!!?!?!). The staff barely speak english, and I'm sure they're working there because they're forced to, not because they want to. It smells like urine. Far from any other bars\clubs, so you kinda have to...More

1  Thank Charlie G
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 32 nearby hotels
Premier Inn Reading Central Hotel
1,029 reviews
.25 km away
Great Expectations Hotel & Bar
234 reviews
.26 km away
ibis Styles Reading Centre
350 reviews
.44 km away
Mercure George Hotel Reading
644 reviews
.50 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 679 nearby restaurants
Bakery House
371 reviews
.12 km away
Miller And Carter Oracle
1,329 reviews
.31 km away
Tutu's Ethiopian Table at The Global Cafe
183 reviews
.24 km away
Browns Brasserie and Bar
653 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 189 nearby attractions
The Museum of English Rural Life
128 reviews
.52 km away
Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin
35 reviews
.61 km away
Reading Abbey Ruins
98 reviews
.44 km away
South Street Arts Centre
21 reviews
.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The After Dark Club staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines