Oceana on a Wednesday night is brilliant for students or women looking to be fondled grotesquely by young men desperate for sex.
I used to think I loved Oceana, but I soon realized I only like it when I am completely drunk. It is loads of fun if you are up for dancing and running away from men. I go with my flat mates when we want to get ridiculous and just be crazy.
I'd say if you can't stand or be able to ignore lurky guys making their move on you or hate pop music DO NOT GO!
Also, never go on a Monday, everything is expensive and there is no one there. Never go to Oceana after 11, you will queue for ages and pay more. We always go about 10 and the queue usually isn't that long. If anyone ever asks you to come on stage for a "contest" don't do it... trust me.
Unfortunately, albeit luckily for Cari, I'm in agreement with her.
I know many people who love this place to bits - all students, cough cough - but I just couldn't find it in me to share this when I went. There really isn't much to say that hasn't been covered by Cari S. Her review is pretty spot on.
I will say, however, I have been to an Oceana in Brighton, and enjoyed it a lot more, so whether it's just a company thing, per night, occassions or location thing, I don't know, but I won't preach against Oceana as a concept.
We left. Early. Halloween wasn't great.
Alright, I will prepare myself for a battering from Oceana fans, and judging by the queue outside this place on a Saturday night, there are many, but come on people! What are you doing here? Clubs like Oceana are the reason why I don't go out in Kingston. (Apart from the Fighting Cocks) I don't get how a town that is not that far outside of London can have a club that is so... naff.
Let me set the scene. the club has seven different 'venue's' within it. Seven different themes if you will. One of them is called The Departure Lounge, which funnily enough completely evokes the emotions that I am feeling when I am in a real live departure lounge - in that that I want to get out immediately. After this, move into the Aspen Lodge, done out like an Actual Ski Lodge!!!!!! or the New York disco room, which spookily captures the excitement and electricity of Studio 54 in its hay day. Err.... If you want class and a bit of oh la la then you could try the Parisian Boudoir for some extra VIP treatment. Unfortunately it's not an actual brothel, which was what I was desperately hoping for, anything to take away the mental image that I had just been sitting in a faux ski room.
Oh who am I kidding? I bet this is not putting any of you off. If you like big cheesy clubs with banging house then you will love Oceana. Nothing that I can say will stop you, right? And to be fair, the times I have been I have seen everyone having a good time. (Apart from me of course!)
Great club in kingston for a night out with the girls,the club is massive and have hardcore doorman,the place is split into different rooms the V.I.P is paris and is very chic.
New york is cheese and where most people go as its easy dancing and has a square coloured lit dance floor...very saturday night fever.
All round good club...getting a taxi after is another matter.
Oceana is probably on my top 5 list of the best clubs in the wolrld. It has several dancefloors with many different types of music. I never tought one club would play Hip hop, rnb, dancehall, garage etc along with 80's music and disco. There is definitely something for all kinds of people and this makes it fair. If you are going to Oceana with a group of people with diferent tastes you can simply go to different dancefloors depending on peoples interests and still be in the same club!
It is truely a comfortable place. It has great air conditioning so there is no risk of make-up melt down :).
A great tip though is to be there EARLY, the Q can get quite massive and time consuming. One should have patience during the start of the night, the q and cloakroom q can definitely be a project....but it is worth it. Oceana!!!!
Oceana is a huge club is Kingston- the decor is fantastic and it takes forever to explore all the rooms and little bars. They play cheese, pop, dance and hip hop so generally everyone's musical tastes can be heard here.
Prices are okay- a large vodka and diet coke is four pounds which is generally what they charge in the area.
The door staff can be a little rude sometimes although if you're a girl they'll treat you much nicer! If you don't have ID then you won't get in no matter what age you are.
On the down side there is often a sixth formy crowd at oceana although Fridays are over 19s and Saturdays are over 25s so try it then if you don't want the kids around!
Massive club- used to be the cinema in Kingston. Very easy to lose your friends as there are loads of different rooms.
However, once you come out of a room, sometimes bouncers won't let you back in and you'll have to queue downstairs to get to the main room again, which is very frustrating.
Queues to get in can also reach all the way around the corner to the 'toppled phoneboxes' which is ridculoous- so get there early!
Personally don't like the 'chavvy' crowd that's in there most nights but its cheap and caters for a lot of different tastes.
This club is excellent for students and people who have just turned 18 and want to experience a range of music in one venue. With all of the different room that is what oceana gives to you.
I think I had now grown out of this place as the last time I went I felt too old and over dressed. If your under 23 or just still in the party stage of your life, then this is the place for you.
I have had many a good night in here when I was at college and university. You definitely need to be in the mood to drink, as that is the state everyone else will be in around you.
If you are a not a big drink or massive dancer then this might not be the ideal place for you - although the rooms downstairs do accommodate for those who want to sit.
I HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD TIME HERE!
I loved this place when I was visiting a buddy of mine studying abroad at Kingston College.
Wednesday nights were nuts here! Every night we went was nuts!
There are multiple rooms with different feels to them. The grand ball room had more of a techno/ dubstep feel to it and was most popular with the patrons but the room below it feature hiphop and R&B and was second favorite to them.
Of course, in the grand ballroom, you had a VIP section which, of course, my friends and I enjoyed almost every single time we went.
The cocktail waitresses were gorgeous. Actually..almost all of the women there are gorgeous.
Granted..this is really the only decent club to go to and that is why the line will go from here to timbucktwo (or however you spell it) to get in but it's definitely worth it.
For a wild night out in London, I would honestly say theres nowhere better. With 11 Rooms, 5 bars, 2 distinct nightclubs. 3 private VIP suits & 1 smoking terrace all under one roof, Oceana really does cater for all tastes. Student nights, especially Wednesdays are particularly busy, and it's best to arrive early to avoid the queues. However, as there are plenty of seating areas inside, your entire evening can be spent here without a moment of boredom.
Oceana is an absolutely amazing club if you are in the area, especially at New Year. The atmosphere is amazing with fantastic music. The club is huge and the main highlight has got to be the ballroom with it's beautiful dance floor and chandeleirs. Wednesdays remain the busiest night of the week being student night with drink promotions, whereas Saturdays remain over 21. However, Oceana has got to be the best place in Kingston to go towering above the rest of the local clubs.
A really big club, has about 6 rooms with different music, so plays everything and the price of drinks are reasonable. Hardly any trouble that affects the mood of the night.
Awesome night out with the girls!! Its such a big club and I love the themed rooms.
This is one of the biggest clubs I've been to so far in the UK. It is a huge venue with countless rooms that are all beautiful in different ways, each with different styles, and different music, and for such a huge venue it gets quite full. I love this aspect of the club. What I don't like is the clientele. I'm sorry to say that what could've been a good night was not, as there were too many young drunken teens who's aim for the night was to get wasted. I think they let everyone in to fill the huge venue, and I experienced aggression towards my male friends, and this caused extra tension on the night! I think the place is great, I just don't like going out and having to be on my guard.
Oceana is massive. It has seven separate rooms, some capable of fitting entire other clubs inside. But does that mean it's good? Well, there are often drinks promotions (Stella for 1.50 a pint was my favorite). The winter cabin room is nice to sit and chill in before you go for a dance, but the main floor eventually takes that fateful path most clubs do and becomes a filthy, meaty free for all. This is not the club's fault I'm sure, but it still severely detracts from allowing some people to just have a good time. I'm a bloke, and I've been grinded on several times - by other men... Yep, it's pretty filthy. Get pissed sat down and you may have an OK time.
Oceana is quite big - has a few different rooms/levels playing different music so good choice of music. Also has a smoking terrace for any smokers out there, though it is crowded and small! (Don't smoke myself, was dragged out by a friend!)
Door men aren't all that friendly, and if you don't have ID you don't usually get in (though having said that, I have been in without being ID'd at all before).
Probably the best night out in Kingston and the drinks aren't priced too badly in comparison to other London clubs.
The downside, as other reviewers have mentioned, is the clientele. I don't really like using the term 'chav' but really can't think of another when describing the majority of the people who go to Oceana.
Overall, it's not a bad place, only let down is the people who go there!
Nice club had a great time here. Very diverse.
This use to be the place to go University day Great night out for students or recent Grads otherwise you start feeling out of place.
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