The Arena

The Arena, Exeter: Hours, Address, The Arena Reviews: 2.5/5

Bars & Clubs • Dance Clubs & Discos
21:30 - 03:00
Monday
21:30 - 03:00
Tuesday
21:30 - 03:00
Thursday
21:30 - 03:00
Friday
21:30 - 03:00
Saturday
21:30 - 03:00
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2.5
10 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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James W
13 contributions
Bouncers are shocking
Nov 2018 • Friends
I’ve never ever been treated as badly as the bouncers treated me in this nightclub. It’s embarrassing. They take advantage of their power and exert it way over the top. In fact I think it’s almost illegal the way I was treated. After being literally dragged out for saying a word to the bouncer firstly is out of order, never mind not being able to get your coat from behind the counter is an utter disgrace. Will never return. Avoid at all cost.
Written 23 November 2018
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johnsedgemoor
Exeter, UK1 contribution
Rude, Obnoxious, Bordering on.... well you make your mind up.......
Dec 2017 • Friends
was here after a Christmas function and was manhandled out of the premises with no reason provided for 'going up to the bar one too many times' although that poor reasoning in itself took me asking why I had been 'asked,' (if you can call somebody being manhandled out of a club for apparently ordering too many drinks, asked,) if bouncers don't want you in their club I fully understand they have the right to either refuse entry or ask you to leave, however, I think, ordering one drink too many and grabbing someone for no apparent reason as they leave the bar is atrocious behaviour, more than anything. it seemed that the bouncer(s) and I put the additional 's' as a second seemed very keen on physically pushing me out of the venue despite the fact I was leaving of my own accord, were incredibly keen on showing their 'power' if you can,almost giving it the big I am. In future, like most people in Exeter, I think I will only go to Fever or Timepiece. At least the bouncers there don't come up with pathetic reasoning as this to throw somebody out! If I was in such a state to the extent I wouldn't be able to stand up or fully support myself I would fully accept it, but this was a couple of individuals seemingly looking for their daily power trip.
Written 8 December 2017
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Charlotte D
Winchester, UK2 contributions
I AM IN LOVE
Sep 2017 • Friends
Whoever was DJing tonight for cheesys was incredible. Every song was amazing and he was such a good DJ. Many thanks to him and to Unit 1 for every night out I have with them. Best club ever.
Written 26 September 2017
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MrCaddy
Axbridge, UK390 contributions
Excellent venue
Sep 2017 • Solo
Plenty of parking, well signposted, the venue is big, plenty of toilets,
Clean, and ideal for most exhibitions of allsorts..

Refreshments are expensive, so i didnt bother with any..
Written 3 September 2017
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Daisyflipflop
Bideford, UK8 contributions
Hen night disappointment
Sep 2016 • Friends
Visited here with a gang of girls for a hen night. Given the 'VIP' service.... a small sticky and wobbly table with 2 bar stools for 6 of us, a cheap bottle of fizz and some plastic glasses. Apparently £60 worth of service. Money was refunded after some time explaining to a rather dismissive member of staff with an important piece of paper!
Music seemed a little odd; drifting from a Justin Bieber half hour to some Drum and Bass...
On the whole the place seems a little schizophrenic. Attempting to be high end but meanwhile getting lost catering for the masses who just want to get drunk.... Quite disappointing.
Written 24 September 2016
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christian6234
12 contributions
Fiancee Hen Party
Feb 2016 • Friends
I have tried to arrange a hen party for my fiancee on the 27th for a few friends. Unit1 have done there upmost to help me all the through this. They have responded to all my messages within minutes and gone above and beyond to help. I would recommend this venue to all my friends and business colleagues. Thanks again unit one.
Kindest of regards,

Lord Chambers.
Written 11 February 2016
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simeoncostello
Exeter, UK31 contributions
Not my favourite club, and not cheap
Jan 2016
After paying £5 door fee and a £2 cloakroom fee to then wait a long time at the bar despite being one of a few customers and then expect to pay £4.40 for a Gordons and Britvic Tonic Water served in a black plastic cup (who knows if that cup was clean, you can't see inside it) is a bit ridiculous. The bar staff, however, are extremely nice and professional. I think the reason the service was slow was due to the bar being constantly out of stock. Each time bar one I ordered a G+T the bar tender had to disappear to the back and get tonic. I have to say, I don't think I'll be returning to Unit 1 (Arena) anytime soon.
Written 18 January 2016
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Bronzehouse
Reading, UK153 contributions
Still poor
Dec 2015 • Friends
Have been here a few times in the past and visited in December after the rebrand and refurb. Despite the change of name to Unit 1 it is still the same place and as bad as it used to be. Definitely one to avoid as there are plenty of better venues in town
Written 17 January 2016
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Joshua W
2 contributions
Bully bouncers
Oct 2014 • Friends
Putting my jacket into storage was extortionate nearly 2 pounds and in the end the bouncers wouldn't let me go back inside to retrieve it, manhandling me for 'being too drunk'.
Written 31 October 2014
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SurfUnitOne
2 contributions
Poor service... Ripped off!!!
Ok, I know that Exeter is a student town, but myself and a friend were here on business and wanted a place to let out some steam, we purchased our tickets via there website and stated that we were not students! We recived our tickets and printed them off and made our way to the club only to be informed that we were not allowed access as its student only... We asked the manager for a refund as there had obviously been there mistake for not stating that it's students only and we were refused a refund.... Ripped off !!!!
Written 7 December 2011
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