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Bar Rumba @ Bar Rumba (London)

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Shaftesbury Avenue, WC1. On Fridays. Tel: +44 (0)20 7287 2715.

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      04.04.2011 17:57

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      Came to bar rumba on a Night bus, it was happening at 10, wow. I was surprised. Small cosy place but the music was great. me and my friends got Flaming Lambos...that shot is crazy. The bus took us to a diffrent club Sway, where we didnt enjoy so we decided to come back and then we partied thier all night. i really loved the music there.

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      28.02.2011 16:58

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      after getting knocked back by a couple of clubs we tried Bar Rumba, the guys on the door and security were really friendly. We had a great time inside, dance floor was packed! The only bad thing were the toilets.

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      28.02.2011 16:30

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      GREAT NIGHT GREAT STAFF GREAT PARTY!!!

      I went to a few different clubs and bars near by first. they were so very very average nothing special. seem to be all 'trying' to do the same thing.
      Then I came to Rumba. after waiting in the Que for a while. i could see from the staff that this was different. from the door staff to the bar staff they worked there because they loved it! they seem to love this place more than i did. that made the atmosphere inside incredible.
      I had a small problem inside, i had a guy trying to chat me up he was a bit odd, so i told the staff and it was dealt with quickly and professionally. So not only do they know how to have fun they know how to run a club :)
      I'm coming back asap.

      When i was inside i spoke to a girl who had booked a booth free and had been given a giant martini for FREE!! as my bday is coming in up i am def going to sort that one out!!!

      THANK YOU EVERYONE SO SO MUCH!!!!

      xx Debs xx

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      31.01.2011 17:52

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      WOW!!! That's what I have to say. I was out with few friends on the weekend we were four guys so got rejected from few clubs despite our smart attire, while making our way form Mayfair we tripped upon Rumba. The queue was pretty long so we thought we will check it out. We spoke to the host and bouncer on the front door who were very polite and asked me to join the queue. Once i got in i realize why there was such a long queue, despite being a small place the atmosphere was amazing. The staff very friendly and the management very helpful too. We will definitely be going back there, but early so won't have to queue for a long time.

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      10.01.2011 13:49

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      Went to Rumba on the weekend and it was amazing!! Staff were so friendly, the music was great and drinks were actually pretty cheap compared to other places in the west end!!! Certainly going back to Rumba for som more fun!!!!

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      29.12.2010 16:06

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      Just arrived in London and walked passed the front door. The queue was huge. I went to the front and sweet talked the bouncers and they let us in!!! I can see why it was so busy!!!!!!!! The atmosphere was amazing. Party, party, party. We stumbled out of there late. Killer hangover. Great time. xoxoxo

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      25.11.2010 19:50

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      GO TO BAR RUMBA!!! I DID!What a night. Doin it again. Doin comedy this time. Doing the weekend also.I went on their traffic light party night.Girls with stickers saying "waitin to pull" er, hello... I have red blood!!Really enjoyed myself met the nicest "strangers"' and still went home with pounds in my pocket (and a lady friend heheheh) WHAT MORE CAN A GUY ASK FOR?!!

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      13.04.2003 01:37

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      Escape to Herne Hill - Advantages: Good Value, Great Wine, Art - Disadvantages: On main line not tube

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      14.07.2000 22:16
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      I've been to Rumba alot over the two years I've been living in London. It always seems to be the only option after my couple of pints on a thursday. I've seen some classic nights, ranging from a guest appearance from DJ Marky (who promptly mashed it up... I will describe later...), to Todd Terry (doing his first official drum'n'bass set). All have had their good and bad points. The club itself is an underground affair. This is accentuated by the low ceilings and long, thin plan. Before the main club opens( the dancefloor is shut off by screens until about 10.30-11) there are DJ-hopefulls performing in the bar; the new breed getting a chance to show off their skills infront of a very discerning crowd ( and boy, have I seen some cheeky skills!) The bar is WELL cheap before 9 (entry is also free b4 9) with drinks at 2-for-the-price-of-1 (unheard-of in a west-end-club). So it makes a good place to go after work anyway; superb music to get you in the mood, and cheap drinks. The bar itself is a decent size, and well staffed. The most exciting thing about this space thuogh is the low ceiling. Tall people may experience difficulties when trying to dance in this area! Don't worry though, there's plenty headroom in the main dancefloor. I think its superb... just perfect for that underground vibe. I won't say much about the music, because it depends what you like... generally it is superb, but could do with a few more hard-funk tunes rather than the monotonous 'Renegade Hardware'-style industrial choonage that is overplayed sometimes. The crowd is mixed; there is the usual crowd of regulars (looking younger by the week), and raver, but there are also the drunken lager lout-types that crawl in from leicester square, looking for somewhere to continue poisoning themselves after the pubs have shut. That said, I always end up having a good time... hope to see
      ya there!

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      25.06.2000 05:46

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      This is a small club, but is very popular, it gets rammed quickly so come early to be able to get in. The music is good and caters pretty much to everyone with drum'n bass. Good variety most days of the week for example:- Movement, Thur), jazzy hip hop (Gilles Peterson's That's how it is on Mondays). Garage grooves (Saturdays) and Latin rhythmes (Tuesdays. Great variety necer a disapointment. Great extertainment right in the heart of the city and of course close to the tubes.

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