Purple Turtle Union Bar, Oxford

1.7
#52 of 57 in Nightlife in Oxford
OVER 18's ONLY

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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 af...  more »
  • 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 fin...  more »
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  • The bar staff was very nice professional and good at their job! The bouncer staff, however, seem to have a power trip for no other reason than they were placed in a position of authority. I didn’t have one drink the night I was there because I was designated driver and they found a reason to keep a friend out who had no more than two drinks and was not intoxicated at all. For what seemed to be no other reason than they decided they did not like him. By the way they were three times his size. My friend did nothing to provoke or antagonize the entry bouncer at all. The bouncer became belligerent and confrontational. As my friend repeatedly ask why he was being denied entertainment the bounce gave no justification and was even more abusive in both language and physicality. I discourage attendance until legitimate training and education is provided to bouncing staff on their extremely questionable techniques. Side note I have been a bouncer and security guard at multiple high level events in many different countries. Extremely unprofessional behavior on the part of the bouncing staff. At no point did any of the other bouncers question the methods or intervene to correct or mitigate the situation to make right the anti-patronage behavior. Enough said.
  • Bar is in a Dingy basement. Bartender took 10min struggling to pour me a beer that wasn’t all foam and she messed up my order and refused to correct it. Also the bouncers will yell at you/kick you out for almost anything.
  • Worst doormen in Oxford by far. Completely rude aggressive and unreasonable.
  • Party if six just denied because one guy age 30 had no id. Wallet stolen last night. Joke head doorman aggressive would not even ask the management if anything was possible. Joke. Avoid the place at all cost if in Oxford.
  • Probably one of the best club/bars to go to in Oxford for all types of people. An awesome underground club with a great atmosphere. Nice cheap deals on drinks, bar staff are nice. It used to have awesome retro artwork on the walls which has sadly become a little run down with a lot of it being torn off and hasn't been refurbished. Sadly, the club seems to know it's popular and therefore have started to lack on customer service. Certainly not as bad as others in Oxford though.
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