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  • 4.0 star rating
    16/4/2010

    I love my drum and bass and Volks is the perfect place to let your hair down and have a fun night dancing away to some drum and bass. The place itself is a bit grubby, dingy and quite gloomy, but this really doesn't matter when you're on the dance floor with a group of friends raving the night away!

    It has a downstairs area with a separate DJ set, the downstairs area is fairly small with a couple of sofas and a small space to dance on; however it doesn't seem that small as the wall is covered with mirrors. Drinks prices are slightly under probably slightly average but not overly cheap. The atmosphere is very laid back and fun. Everyone who goes there goes to have a big night. A classic drum and bass club, even if it is a little worse for wear inside, if you're into drum and bass it's definitely worth a visit.

  • 4.0 star rating
    18/12/2009

    This is somewhere to go for underground beats and vibes, with none of the pretension of many of the city's seafront clubs.
    It is fairly small, but generally feels about the right size for the nights that are held here. The bar is separate from the main dancefloor, which is a definite bonus, meaning that no-one is walking through the thronging masses to get to the bar. The main room is upstairs, but downstairs is another smaller room, generally with a more chilled out atmosphere than the main section.
    In summer, in common with most seafront clubs, it is a cafe/bar in the daytime, serving takeaway drinks and basic food.
    It's not plush or fancy, and could even be described as grimy, but it's also a hell of a lot of fun.

  • 3.0 star rating
    9/3/2010

    Back when they used to have Dub Pressure in here it was amazing, but as the music has blown up the club has been left in the dust in my opinion.

    They still have decent nights on but none that captured the grime and filth that came with GRAMPS HI-FI soundsystem when installed for said night.

    The club has a good layout and if it's packed out the main room is loads of fun, the downstairs room is smaller (main one isn't that big though) and can be quite annoying but at least another option.

  • 4.0 star rating
    1/8/2011

    Brighton on a sunny day, a busy sunny day and in school holidays. Yikes. Alas we found a car parking space, did our shopping in le lanes (love with all my heart) and then strolled beachfront. Volks called. Playing, well blaring hip sounds and with lotsa artsy peeps outside we were lured to sit outside. Bit grubby really but kinda liked that about it. Can imagine a night out here would be well fun. Huge area to dance, live dj, drum n bass, well stocked cheapish bar. What more do u want when your lashed?
    Toilets are vile really, bit too much for a day time bevvie but I was super happy and sun=pissed (as well as beer eyed) so didnt care that much on this particular day. Friendly bar staff, loadsa groups hanging out on a weekend day, including what looked like a stag group...also locals seemed at home here. Good sign. Wanna come back for a boozed up night.

  • 4.0 star rating
    15/4/2010

    The Volks used to be the place to go if you were too drunk to get in anywhere else. I think that says a lot about a place in a very positive way "come in and have a good laugh - if you're out of order, you're going to get booted out". The reggae and dub nights in here are pretty famous around town. Last time I was in there it was raging drum and bass and the whole atmosphere was electric!

    Beers are pretty cheap here and you always get a fantastic crowd!

    • Qype User tessla…
    • Brighton
    • 9 friends
    • 149 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    8/2/2010

    Situated on Madeira drive opposite the world's oldest electric railway that it shares its name with, The Volks provides two floors of hardcore techno, dubstep, drum 'n' bass, and is one of Brighton's most banging clubs.

    It can get quite heavy on the music front as I found out by accident; one night after perhaps a little too much intoxication we staggered into a barrage of speedcore  which for those of you, like me, who have absolutely no idea what the hell that means  it's basically drum 'n' bass on speed, not the easiest thing to dance to.

    It's not all noise though, every Monday it's Strictly Reggae, and with bottles of Grolsh on offer for £1.80 and whiskey shots for £1.20, you'll be bopping around in no time.

    Every second Thursday of the month it's Skank  dark dubstep, ghetto bass and grime, but if you're a jungler of the highest kind, the Volks is famous for it and there's always a shed load of beats to rave it up to.

  • 4.0 star rating
    17/10/2009
    First to Review

    I visited the Volks the other day with friends, and had a blast. This club has an awesomely fun vibe and ambience, the music was YEStastic, the staff were friendly, the drinks were reasonable, and the girls were plentiful. What more could a student want? The music on the night I visited was a combination of electronica, dub-step, trance, house, and alternative dance.

  • 4.0 star rating
    9/11/2009

    Get yourself for volks if you're fussy about your music on a night out. They have some really good nights, like 'Strictly Reggae' on a Monday (a great alternative to the cheesy students 90s theme nights) or Drum n Base on a Wednesday (again, a great altenative to Oceana's massive mid-week student offering). The atmosphere is really chilled out and it's often pretty cheap to get in. On the downside, drink aren't cheap if there're no offers on, and there's not a great variety, so get yourself to a bar beforehand (if it's during the week and before 9pm, try 241s at GinGin up the road!). If you're new to Brighton and haven't been here yet sort it out! You'll find it a hugely refreshing contrast to much on offer in Brighton these days.

  • 4.0 star rating
    23/11/2011

    was there for Brighton Mod Weekender. Good atmosphere and nice staff.

    • Qype User DocWit…
    • Brighton
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    • 54 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    29/6/2009

    well.this lil club is legendary amongst the underground scene in Brighton.dark, sweaty and awsome bass.freeparty ppl ;)

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