Pikes 2018

Dirk Bigler

Well-Known Member
Pikes was always a bit of a secret, it now appears on peoples 'cool' list and they go not really knowing what to expect and the music is probably secondary. Avoid the nights that everyone knows about, know what music you want to hear and you will still have some of the best experiences on the island.
 

Kim Wrong Un

Active Member
it’s ultimately luck of the draw and comes down to your own personal tolerance threshold. personally i think people who go to pikes and loudly boast about work/salaries/how cool they are should be fried in their own urine. i did spot a few good folk on monday, old timers in pork pie hats, but they seemed to be outnumbered by the c**ts.

some may read this and be put off. don’t be. if you’re high/able to escape to the dancefloor then it’s not such an issue. still light years better than any other venue & one of the few aimed at adults. but i’m not gonna sugarcoat it. they spread the word too much when it was fine as a sshh. chickens coming home to roost?
 

diver

Well-Known Member
Yeah definitely don't be put off by bad stories. A night at Pikes is what you make it..
I’ve been a few times now, but Harvey last year was one of my top clubbing experiences in 25+ years.
If I’m booking my Sept trip based on this night, I can’t have it ruined by Ushuaïa fall outs
 

Tiffany Barrett

Active Member
They should start asking people on the door who is playing that night and what they know about them musically. It is small enough that a Berghain style door policy would work on some nights.
Though I do like this idea - it's more likely that the 'worker crowd' or dickheads will know who's playing over someone who's new to the place but actually fits the style of Pikes perfectly. Soon enough people will say it should be a members club where you need a referral from 3 current members and a background check to see if you've ever been to Ushuaia or SWAG in your life. :lol:

and I'm sure we'll see even more changes next year - but at the end of the day Pikes is a business and they need to promote to fill their nights (and their tills). I really dont see how they can retain the secrecy aspect of stuff without damaging their turnover.
 

Dirk Bigler

Well-Known Member
Though I do like this idea - it's more likely that the 'worker crowd' or dickheads will know who's playing over someone who's new to the place but actually fits the style of Pikes perfectly. Soon enough people will say it should be a members club where you need a referral from 3 current members and a background check to see if you've ever been to Ushuaia or SWAG in your life. :lol:

and I'm sure we'll see even more changes next year - but at the end of the day Pikes is a business and they need to promote to fill their nights (and their tills). I really dont see how they can retain the secrecy aspect of stuff without damaging their turnover.
My plan maybe needs a little bit of work.

Anyway, I'm off there tomorrow for a few days, confident I will have a great time! CP a coupe of years ago was great and with a cool crowd, expecting more of the same tomorrow.
 

white_isle_calling

Well-Known Member
My plan maybe needs a little bit of work.

Anyway, I'm off there tomorrow for a few days, confident I will have a great time! CP a coupe of years ago was great and with a cool crowd, expecting more of the same tomorrow.
I think the one spanner to that, might be that Mixmag are streaming Ida Engberg's set which is gonna open the gate to the wrong kind of crowd.
 

Clara

Active Member
Anyone see Denis Sulta at Pikes last night?

(I had friends who were at Nightwares on Wax during the day yesterday who had a splendid time).

Re. Pikes in general - I agree that the lesser known/promoted events are often the better ones.
 

McRackin

Moderator
Keep On dancing
"The last Summer Dance"
9th 10th @ PIKES HOTEL

Tuesday 9th - 17:00 - 4:00
Wednesday 10th - 15:00 - 4:00

Let's celebrate together the last Summer dance of 2018
This is a special private event to join your friends and family for a special 48h dance.

Line up to be anounced soon
From Disco To techno
Feel free To express yourself


 
Hello, has anyone been to Tales of the Unexpected night at Pikes? What can I expect in terms of crowd and music? And any news on who the special guest will be on the 16th Sept please?
 

McRackin

Moderator

This Tuesday, as part of our Pikes Literary Festival, we're delighted to announce we will be hosting a special evening with one of the most influential names in modern British literature.

Take a seat on our famous Tennis Court as renowned Scottish playwright and author Irvine Welsh talks about his life, career and latest work before we screen the original 1996 film adaptation of his seminal work 'Trainspotting'.

Tickets are just €15 including entry to this event plus all talks across the first day of our Literary Festival.

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Tuesday 11 September | 21:00-00:00
Pikes Tennis Court




Mercury Rising

'I don't like Mondays' - sang NO ONE EVER after coming to Mercury Rising. DJ Harvey is back for only 3 more nights this summer and you know what that means? Next level music, fresh lilies, Mexican food, rainbow flags, dogs on the dance floor & much more.

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Mondays | 22:00-04:00
Freddies


George’s Cock... tail can be yours! Order our all-new Club Tropicana inspired cocktail at the bar. It’s strong and creamy with just the right amount of spice but the best part? You can take the specially designed George Michael Rockett St George cup home with you when you’re finished!


Ronnie Scotts returns

Enjoy tantalising tastes and cocktails to the sounds of live jazz later this month as the world famous London venue returns for the final time this summer.

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Friday 28 September | 20:00-04:00
Pikes Restaurant / Freddies



Something wicked this way comes...

Halloween at Pikes revealed soon watch this space



Event Highlight
Music for Freaks

The next Music For Freaks gathering is once again a Family Affair but this time they're keeping it real and respectfully underground with some of their brothers from across the Atlantic.

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Thursday 13 September | 22:00-04:00
Freddies


Write here, Write now... Pikes and Literature

When you take a look around the grounds of Pikes, it becomes obvious fairly quickly that we are not-so-secret bookworms who simply love the written English language. From hand-painted messages and an antique typewriter in our reception (purely decorative of course) to our wall of flying books in Chez Fez, the secret doorway disguised as a wall of books in Freddies and a collection of 1970s feminist porn in The Potting Shed (which surely counts as literature), we love books and everything they represent.

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