The Purple Turtle (Reading)

105th in Nightlife
2nd in Reading

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Value for Money
Party Vibe
Student Friendliness
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There aren’t any deals for students but drinks are generally quite reasonably priced. There is a good student atmosphere however and staff are friendly.


Infamous purple turtle. Great smoking area with plenty of seating, bar and shisha area. However strange mix of music, with rock .usic upstairs and heavy drum and bass downstairs. Doesn't make sense.


Purple Turtle is the inevitable end of the night location for all students. With its free entry, late opening times and shisha area, you'll definitely end up going there even if trying to avoid. Sometimes there tends to be a lot of older people there, as it is open to the public, but if you're smashed then you won't realize. Drinks can be expensive but not if you go somewhere else first.