MatchBox Reading

572nd in Nightlife
7th in Reading

Review Breakdown

Value for Money
Party Vibe
Student Friendliness
Music & Entertainment


8 December 2018

Such a good atmosphere, always busy and good music. Got a big space upstairs aswell. Whole place together is not that big though so can be busy!

8 December 2018

Especially Tuesday Impulse night's have the best vibes, best atmosphere, best night. The smoking room is the best to chill whenever you get tired of dancing.

8 December 2018

The venue is very small so on a busy night there isn't much room to move and everyone is pushing and shoving. The music is really good some nights, with a good mixture for everyone and other nights it's mostly drum and bass which isn't for everyone. The drinks are really cheap which is probably the best part of Matchbox and why it's so popular.

8 December 2018

The worst club in Reading. Bouncers are awful and do not treat students at all fairly. You pay £5 to literally not be able to move in the club.

8 December 2018

Friendly atmosphere within the nightclub, there is a small dance floor but efficient bar service. Nice outdoor smoking area.

8 December 2018

Matchbox is Quite a small venue and drinks are very pricey! Music is usually very good from top charts. Location is good and near buses to get back. Regular taxi service too!

7 December 2018

Very small space, too crowded to dance and it gets too hot inside. Sometimes decent music but mostly towards the end of the night

9 July 2018

Great club, good vibes and always great music, but on the small side. Can get very busy and have to wait to in line for the smoking area/toilets.

28 June 2018

It's a small club and can become full very fast, meaning that you have to get there around 10:30-11pm, which can be quite early for students. Drinks aren't expensive though, and there's a top floor smoking area with decking and fairy lights. The atmosphere is good, and the music is pretty good - Less repetitive than other clubs.

20 June 2018

Quite small and have annoying £10 minimum card charge. This makes it not a very student friendly club.

14 June 2018

Matchbox is a great atmosphere and super student friendly we great student deals on every week, however nothing compared to clubs in the north of England. The location is very central with it being located on friar street. The smoking area is very sociable and even has a bar, however overall the club is quite small and when it's too busy you have to queue for toilets/ smoking area

7 April 2018

Quite small but the atmosphere is always good. Has a very nice rooftop smoking area with a bar. Also always has a range of different events during term time with good prices for students when it comes to entry and drinks.

7 March 2018

Bouncers are alright, there's a l cloak room and decent drink prices - just outright ask what's got a high alcohol content and low price. Smoking area is fab It's a small club and almost always inexplicably messy. Great on a Tuesday or when there's a social on.

3 March 2018

Cracking venue with great staff, great music, and of course the best smoking area in Resding! Definitely reccomend Matchbox to any newcomer or fresher.

11 February 2018

Music is awful, Venue is awful and too cramped Drinks are a good price and it is friendly to students, but entry price is too high, especially on student nights

1 February 2018

Very over priced. Always very quiet. Bouncers were rude. Needs more variety of music and not such expensive prices.