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Xchange Bar/Club

4 The Triangle, Bournemouth BH2 5RY, England
+44 1202 294321
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Needs bulldozing!

What can I say about this place........ DIRTY! and not in a good way either! Mould growing up the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Christian P
Nope

I remember years ago when it was owned by different owners and it was so good. You would queue to... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Justin S
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good5%
  • Average5%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible31%
13 May 2018
“Needs bulldozing!”
20 Mar 2018
“Nope”
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Hours Today: 21:00 - 03:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4 The Triangle, Bournemouth BH2 5RY, England
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+44 1202 294321
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

What can I say about this place........ DIRTY! and not in a good way either! Mould growing up the backs of the toilets, flooring peeling, ants running along the bar!!! (Seriously!) With beer being classed as a food with environmental health I am totally shocked...More

Thank Christian P
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Bulgaria A, Public Relations Manager at Xchange Bar/Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Christian In response to your opionion. We did have a major flood in February Which is being dealt with througth Insurance...to include wall and ceiling removals! The mould is a major problem and returns when cleaned...this will be fixed Unfortunately all is held up...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I remember years ago when it was owned by different owners and it was so good. You would queue to get in and once in, good music and good atmosphere. Now is a classless, seedy over priced bar. Also did not appreciate being over charged...More

1  Thank Justin S
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Bulgaria A, Public Relations Manager at Xchange Bar/Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Christian In response to your opionion. We did have a major flood in February Which is being dealt with througth Insurance...to include wall and ceiling removals! The mould is a major problem and returns when cleaned...this will be fixed Unfortunately all is held up...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Service was appauling. Unless you knew the bar staff or they liked the look of you, you were treated with derision. One guy behaved like he was at home, standing in front of the mirror, applying his make up, like he had all the time...More

6  Thank Sarah E
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Bulgaria A, Public Relations Manager at Xchange Bar/Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sarah I can only apilogise for your experiance And tell you that this is not normal. The drag queens are there to serve and entsrtain. We do not have complaints about them Normally. As for being a flea pit...dont think that remark was deserved...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Turned up at 8:15 for a guuud night! Drinks we're a great price and the "views" were great if you know what I mean ;) Didn't end up leaving until 12:30 which is when I got destroyed, again if you know what I mean ;)...More

3  Thank kakashi48
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Bulgaria A, Public Relations Manager at Xchange Bar/Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for you great review x

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Long gone are the days of Tim and Luke (The Old Owners) when it was at it's prime. I remember the Queues on a Wednesday night..Long gone days. The Xchange can still have the infamous sticky floors, smell of stale beer or something else similar...More

1  Thank JetsetZoom
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Bulgaria A, Public Relations Manager at Xchange Bar/Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear jetset Thankyou for your review The place is cleaned everyday and certainly does not have sticky floors or smell of stale beer as they are moped daily. Times have changed and Tim and Luke did have good times but also very very bad times...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The whole place stinks of a damp and vomit. This bar used to be so good. They used to have phones by each table (hence the name), before the era of apps and smartphones - so you could try to connect to different tables and...More

2  Thank Rob B
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Bulgaria A, Manager at Xchange Bar/Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear rob The phones on the table were 15 - 20 years ago , fortunately or unfortunately times have moved on ! We are a small company , not a multinational conglomerate and as so we serve the local gay community with a limited budget...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I'm surprised that in 2016 you still find bars with no windows? Anyway we went in. Bar staff (1) was welcoming. Average prices. It all felt a bit dirty. Then of course dry ice fog everywhere what's the need. A rather bored looking person on...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Agreed attitude free bar, you can just be your self. on point staff and security, great drinks selection (spirits). The place to be any night of the week for a good dance and drink. Open late most of the time too so it's daylight when...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Love it me and my partner came here we didn't know it was a gay bar and didn't care we were welcomed with love and had the best night ever 💖

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Great night on 2nd September to early hours of 3rd September, first time visited the place , had a good night .

Thank Janet P
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