Address9-13 London Street
RG21 7NT
Tags Alcohol License Bar / Music Venue Pub / Bar

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Under new Management (Previously Drakes Bar) Live Music Wednesday and Thursday with a resident DJ MyKee playing RnB, Funky House, Old Skool UK Garage,Club Classics and 70's 80's Dancefloor Anthems on Friday and Saturday, Open till 2am.

I moved from Bang Bar almost instantly to Silks Bar which was situated in the centre of town. It was in the high street and near cashpoints, food and taxis so it was ideal and was always going to work. It was the best move I made as I did have my doubts moving from Bang Bar because I had been there so long and my nights were so successful. Silks Bar seemed to be what all the alternative crowd were looking for. From the word go, every friday night was at capcity (250). Because it was a high street venue it was free to get in and had a lot of passing trade that would pop in for a drink, hang around for a while and then go. Some stayed, some came back later but there was a hardcore crowd of around 150 regulars that would be there week in, week out. The only problem with the venue was that it's other nights were not working so my night was almost keeping the venue alive. Before I went to Silks, friday nights were RnB and Dance and there were always fights. I was on a mission to change that. I was told to get rid of that crowd and within weeks they were gone. There was the odd problem with idiots that couldn't read the posters or flyers and still asked for RnB and Hip Hop but that wasn't very often. Unfortunately Silks finished because it could not stay alive with just my night being popular. It was very sad when I had to do my last night there. It was a great venue with a great crowd but best of all, it had a brilliant atmosphere and was something that Basingstoke needed.

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