WHETHER it is the cheesy tunes that pull you in or your favourite cocktails, Berkshire's nightlife always guaranteed a good time.

And with clubs still not on the list of places allowed to reopen as the country eases out of lockdown, plenty will be missing a good night out now more than ever.

Berkshire has always been a good clubbing hotspot – attracting thousands of students, gig-goers, holiday backpackers and those who are simply looking to boogie the night away.

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But over the years we have sadly said goodbye to loads of clubs and bars as licences are revoked or the competition gets too much.

The memories might be blurry – but here are some of the clubs now missing from Berkshire's streets:

After Dark, Reading

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The club announced its closure in January 2021 after losing its licence in a court battle over noise complaint.

The club’s licence was revoked by the council due to noise and safety concerns but, according to manager Zee Khan the magistrate upheld the decision because of the noise issues.

Shikara nightclub

Partygoers with a passion for dance music were able to strut their stuff when Shikara in Bracknell became Dezire.

The nightclub located underneath the multi-storey car park in Bracknell town centre changed it's name in 2008 but has since closed down.

La Valbonne nightclub/Skindles, Maidenhead

Now a restaurant owned by the Roux brothers, Skindles hotel and La Valbonne nightclub was the place to go if you lived in Maidenhead, Burnham or Taplow.

The Maidenhead Heritage Centre revealed photos from their exhibition The Story of Skindles back in 2019. 

Spin Nightclub, Wokingham 

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The party was over for Wokingham's only nightclub - Spin.

In 2017, clubbers said good bye to Spin when they announced their closure on their Facebook page. 

Roma nightclub, Maidenhead

This former nightclub formed part of the building which caught fire in Queen Street in 2019.

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Many will also remember this nightclub as Chicago Rock Cafe or Cinderellas.

Treehouse nightclub, Reading

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Treehouse nightclub closed down back in 2015 over drug use and violent brawls.

Brawls inside The Treehouse in Friar Street saw numerous punters injured and spill out into the street were deemed a step too far by the RBC.

Rabz nightclub, Slough

Rabz nightclub in Slough had its licence revoked in 2012 after it was described by a licensing officer as ‘the worst premises she has ever been in.' 

The licensing review of Rabz nightclub, on High Street, Slough was requested by Thames Valley Police after the club’s owner and manager, Majad Hussain, failed to comply with their requests.