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I've been in this club a number of times if I ever go out in Peterborough (which is the nearest Flares nigh club for me) Flares is open almost every day of the week, including students nights where you can buy certain drinks for one pound (which is a Thursday night) The best nights to go on are Friday and Saturday when the weekend begins! It opens about 10pm till 2am - sometimes three depending which night it is.
I've only been to flares on Friday and Saturday - it is good but sometimes me and my mates end up leaving before one to move else where!
Entry is free before 11pm, afterwards you could pay up to five pounds for entry. So earlier the better, however it is quite dead before 11 - it livens up at about 12am!
The music ranges from 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. So whatever your favorite era of music is the club always plays it! Bring back memories too! A bit like old school really.
You can also buy funky, massive sunglasses there for two pounds, air guitars for also two pounds, afro wigs for one pound fifty, tinsel wigs for also one pound fifty, glittery cowboy hats sold in the colors, purple, silver, pink and gold - so buying these funky bits and pops will help you remember you funky night out at Flares! I bought some sunglasses there once and they are actually annoying to wear cause they're so big people can bump into them - that happened to my friend and she kept getting bumped by them so many times I eventually took them off!
However, Flares is also connected with another nightclub named reflex which is sort of the same as reflex, but i don't like reflex as much as Flares.
Flares is also good if you want a book a party whether it's a birthday, leaving do, hen night, work party, what ever the ocassion is - Flares will hire the club for you! But you must be 18 or older to book, and you must book at least one-two months in adavance and cost approx 200 to hire.
However if you are celebrating an 18th birthday you are only allowed to have your party after you turn 18 or on the day you turn 18.
Personally, I do like this nightclub however it does get a bit boring at times and i end up leaving early! Sometimes it's the music - (that the usually the reason why I leave early!)
But it is worth a try you may like it or hate it however, the club, quite a few older people go so it's not always full of young people like some clubs!
The Flares in my home town of Cleethorpes is home to the great musical hits of the 70s. Timeless classic after timeless classic fills the air as the people dance in the great surroundings of the themed building. The facilities are all great and it never seems to be short of seats for those tired legs or dance floor for those legs that can't stop moving. Flares sell most lagers off tap as well as most popular bottled drinks and a great range of cocktails (my favourite being the Cheeky Wimto). The only problem being that these cocktails can often seem extremely pricey, on some nights £8.50 for a large pitcher! They also charge £2 on some nights just to enter! Even though it is a 70s bar the youth of today are still welcome and all ages seem to get along just fine. I would definitely recommend it and its wonderful atmosphere to anyone as long as you have a good amount of money to blow, otherwise maybe a local would be better suited.
I went into town a few weeks ago with two friends.'We decided to visit Flares. It was a good few years since we'd been, so we thought it would be interesting. The first thing I noticed when I entered was my feet stuck to the floor. I don't know if this might be intentional on their part to try and stop you from leaving! If so good on them! It shows initiative.
The song playing was 'Heart of Glass' by Blondie, which is one of my favourite songs, so it was mixed emotions on first entry. My next review will be on Blondie by the way.
I managed to uproot myself from the spot and we headed for the bar. It was just after 11pm and it was about 8 deep in the queue waiting to be served. At this point we already considered leaving and going for something to eat. Now I must say, that on this occasion I had chosen to drive for the night, so I was stone cold sober throughout. My friends' John and Graham were knocking them back and were nicely easing into The Flares atmosphere. After much pushing, shoving and shouting for some service I got served. I wasn't very impressed, everyone waiting to be served seemed to be completely wasted and I was lucky enough to get a lady's complete life story as I got closer to the bar. It was all about her husband, who is the 'biggest selfish pig' in the world who lies on the couch all day whilst she works her fingers to the bone.
'Why don't you leave him' I retorted. 'Well I love him' She replied. 'I just need to slag him off sometimes, it makes me feel better. It's my therapy', she said. I'm just glad I was there to listen, honestly!!
John and Graham were getting ' into the groove' and chatting away to various people, who were finding it hard to stand up. With me drinking diet coke, I merely became an observer and my friends' I noticed were drinking really fast, probably to keep up with everyone else. In fact they were doing my head in too and I just wanted to go but it was only 12.30am.
The one consolation to me was the music. Love all the 70's and 80's stuff. Apart from Blondie playing there was Abba of course with Dancing Queen, Simple Minds, U2, Deacon Blue etc etc. If I was a bit more oiled I probably would of been strutting my stuff on the dance floor like John and Graham who both dance like they are having some kind of seizure!
I must of had some kind of radar telling people I was sober as they kept coming up to me - I was drinking water now- and saying in a very bemused fashion, 'Are you only drinking water'? 'Yes I am. It's not a crime. In fact I think I'll never drink again looking at you, as if you are about to loose all voluntary control over your bodily functions. In fact I got my car keys out to hold whilst drinking the water. People just stared then, as if I was some kind of deranged freak!
The last time I had been to Flares was about 4 or 5 years ago, but I must admit we all used to be half cut when we went in and we had AN ABSOLUTE BALL! It's definitely a place to go if you're going to have a few, but otherwise I'd stay away. I don't want anyone to go through what I did!
You'll find people from all age ranges coming here so there's somebody for everyone - well you know what I mean!
Anyway I finally dragged John and Graham away from talking to a couple of women older enough to be their grandmothers, and threw them into the car. They demanded I put on my 80's CD full blast! Oh God!
I phoned them the next day and they want to go again. Double Oh God!!
P.S It's free to get in, only one bar and one dance floor. Very limited seating areas. They could certainly do with more seats!
If you dont mind your feet sticking to the floor this is definately the pub for you! Only joking (but being a little serious - cleanliness is not their strong point) Flares is an 70s themed pub. There are outlets all over the country in city and town centre locations.
Drinks in Flares are pretty cheap as far as town centre pubs go. The quality isnt great but there are usually certain drinks on offer each night. The white wine is horrible and comes in a beaker! Very Strange. Queues vary depending on the time you go. Busiest periods seem to be between 10 and 11pm on a fri and sat night.
The music played is mostly cheese and the cliantelle is older than your average pub. Flares is a popular pub for hen and stag dos so can get quite rowdy - i dont think it helps that you can buy afro wigs and elvis sunglasses from behind the bar.
All in all Flares is a really fun night. It isnt a classy place but then it doesnt purport to be. The drinks are cheap the music is cheesy and that does attract a certaqin type of person. Avoid if easily offended or go with the flow!
I've been to Flares a few times now and overall, they've been good nights. Don't expect to hear any credible good music in Flares, no prizes for guessing it's a 70s themed club, but the music is strictly 70s(ish, they don't always get this bit quite on the money) cheese. Expect the likes of Bees Gees, Grease medleys and the like. Songs you cringe to admit to knowing every word to, but in Flares you're in good company coz everyone belts them out on the dancefloor!
It's a fun night out, the places are done up well, with lit up dancefloor, giant models of platform shoes hanging from the ceiling and the like.
Drinks are the usual prices for a club, but not too sky high. They have a great cocktail and shorts list.
Theme nights are a regular thing and many people go there in fancy dress whatever the occasion!
The atmosphere is generally pretty good, you don't get much bad feeling, or people that are out just to pull and fight, the people who you find in Flares are just generally there to have a good time.
Groove to a 70's Night Out!