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Yale Cafe Bar / Central Station (Wrexham)

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Bar and Club. 12 Town Hill, Wrexham. Tel: +44(0)1745 337803.

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      11.08.2011 16:15
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      recommended for those partying students who want a good boogie or a good band.

      As a gig fiend, I've been to many events at Central Station. I have seen bands like Soil and Viking skull there. I was even taken there as part of a college trip to make us interested in working in Live music. To start with, I need to say that I've never ordered food the Yale's cafe bar but I've had drinks there. Central Station and Yale's Cafe Bar are run and owned by the same people.

      The building is situated just outside Island green, over the road from T.K Maxx. The address is 12 Town Hill, Wrexham and phone number is 01745 337803 for any inquiries. It is in a convenient spot as it is very close to the main shopping street as well as island green which also means that and the bus station and train stations are very close by.

      I'll talk about Yale's Cafe bar, first. It is open for the breakfast, lunch and just about tea time crowds but it closes up around 6 o clock depending on the day. There is a menu in clear view outside the door so you can have a quick snoop at whats on offer and how much its going to cost you before you decide to go in. I would describe the deco, the menu and the atmosphere as a more expensive Wetherspoons. You'll find the customers more formally dressed and more likely to go for a cappuccino than a pint. They occasionally have events on at night such as an Open mic night and another night of indie rock and roll.

      Then at 7 - 8 o clock, upstairs comes alive with live artists or club nights that have been capable to draw in an excess of 300 people. Their list of bands and artists that have played there is insane. Duffy, Wheetus, The Automatic, The Cheeky Girls, Bring Me The Horizon, even Biffy Clyro. The incredible list of variety and talent goes on and on. The Subways are the next big thing to come to Central Station this Autumn, certainly not one to miss. Central Station is decorated to match the name. It is very vintage train station style with old coke cola signs and rail signs dotted about the place, its a nice nice place to be. However, there could be more seating because people really get tired of dancing, especially in high heels!

      The bar staff are very friendly and enthusiastic and if they haven't got what you want they'll happily suggest something similar or something the same price or lower. A coke costs £1.20 for just over half a pint and they do a lot of good offers like two alchapops for £3. However, I have heard people say to look at the date on the drink before you walk away from the bar with it because they have sold some in the past that shouldn't have been sold.

      In my personal opinion, central station is the reason we have a thriving unsigned music scene in Wrexham. They give the chance for bands that no one's heard of to support big bands that has really launched them into popularity. I like visiting Central Station, it is a safe venue, plenty of security, quality music and lovely people. They really can't go wrong. It is definitely worth a visit!

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      28.05.2009 22:15
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      Well worth a visit

      First let me say that I cannot really comment on what this place is like during the day, as I have only ever been there for gigs and club nights. However I must say that although in general there is little by way of nightspots in Wrexham which makes it different from any other medium size town centre, this is a real gem. The beer is nothing out of the ordinary, but at least the prices aren't ridiculous as with so many late night bars and clubs. The venue consistently draws decent indie bands, although obviously because of its size it is never going to get the real big hitters in that field. However in comparison to the relatively nearby towns of Chester and Shrewsbury, it offers far more, and given that Liverpool and Manchester are not far away, it is a testament to the quality of the venue that bands continue to stop off in Wrexham as well. The sound quality is excellent, and the layout of the stage allows for those who want to get close to be slightly lower than those who prefer to watch from the balcony which rings the dance area/moshpit.

      The club nights are also excellent, and although it goes a bit more mainstream on a Saturday night, the fact that it is on two levels means that you can still go out and avoid r 'n' b if you want to! The Redi Nights which act as a showcase for local bands are also well worth a visit once in a while. All in all I would say that Central Station offers loads for the music lovers of that part of the world, and you could do a lot worse than to check it out at some point if you have not already done so.

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      13.08.2008 19:55
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      A great place to be.

      This cafe/club is in the centre of wrexham!in the middle of the shops!Its right by tk maxx.its a five minute walk from general sataion,1minute from central station and 3minutes from the bus station.the address is:
      Central Station/yales cafe bar
      15-17 Hill Street
      Wrexham
      LL11 1SN

      The cafe is Open during the day from 10am - 5pm for food and drinks .
      Central Station is a live music venue with a 4am license with 3 rooms to hire, Monday - Sunday.

      The cafe is a great place to relax and chill out,serving hot drinks and food all day!The menu is a very basic menu and is farely cheap.It gets very busy around the lunchtime period as alot of students go there.

      Cetral station at night is a venue for live bands to play and various weekend clubnights.Alot of bands have played here including The Magic Numbers/The View/The Wombats/Milburn/The Holloways/Bloc Party/The Charlatans/Biffy Clyro/The Subways/Jack Penate/The Dead 60's/Goldie Lookin' Chain/The Kooks/Kasabian/The Futureheads/Ash/Lostprophets/The Cooper Temple Clause/Hundred Reasons/The Automatic/Electric Six/Fightstar/The Pigeon Detectives/Scouting For Girls.

      The most poplaur Night is a saturday night.It opens at 10pm and closes at 4pm.

      Saturdays now see the The Big Beat, a live band in Yales along with resident DJ Dean keeping the party in full swing inbetween sets, if you like your cheese and oldies in between the live acts this is the room for you!

      Moving upstairs to resident DJ "Gobby" plays the latest chart tunes and good section of well known R&B, indie, house, light rock and some remixes thrown in for good measure.

      £5 entry
      £2 entry before 11pm
      Over 18's
      Doors 10pm - 4am
      Entry is until 2am

      The wrexham music scene is pretty big with alot of local bands.
      There are two montly nights that are running at the moment.
      They are...


      The Redi Nights showcase event has been running since July 2002. The original aim was to bring North Wales bands together in a party atmosphere to strengthen the music scene and to encourage new bands to join the party.
      Promoters had tried before to create a scene in North Wales without success. The main difference with The Redi Nights is that it does not try to represent a specific style of music; it concentrated on the diversity of what was going on musically in North Wales.



      The wrexhammusic.co.uk nights showcase and celebrate the burgeoning musical talent in Wrexham and hand it to the people on a plate. Established in early 2006, they continue to go from strength to strength.

      This is a very good place in wrexham to go and its a must of your night to wrexham.

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