Rise Superclub promises big things with three floors and two rooms of music from international DJ’s and a high class London clubbing experience. I went to see for myself if all the hype was true and if this Superclub was just as super as it made itself out to be.
The Venue itself is huge. After walking up a few flights of stairs (or taking the elevator depending on how high your heels are) you get to the first level of the first room. With a bar, walls lined with private tables and a dance floor filling the centre it has everything you would want from a good club. If you haven’t booked one of the tables then you better be ready to stand for most of the night, unless you happen to find the sofa next to the dance floor free. The upstairs balcony overlooks the main dance floor and offers more private tables and a VIP area. The very top bar is a much smaller venue playing different music and offering views of Leicster Square.
Beware that the venue does not have air conditioning so if you turn up on one of the hottest nights of the summer like I did you’re going to sweat.
The Atmosphere and Clientele
If you’re a single guy then Saturday night at Rise is where you want to be. Due to the male stripper performance that goes on before the club opens, it is overrun with hen parties and women of all ages, with not a guy in sight until at least an hour after the club opens. Also don’t worry too much about the smart, no sportswear dress code as it is considered extremely lightly or possibly not at all as people came in trainers, shorts, vests and all sorts.
The atmosphere was that of a normal club, busy but not too busy that you couldn’t move around and lively. The music was good and everyone from the hen parties were sufficiently drunk by the time the club opened so there was a good energy.
The drinks were standard of what you would expect from any London club, expensive. If you’re going with a large group of friends it is worth booking a table for the bottle service that come with pretty sparklers brought over by one of the waitresses.
Overall Rise Superclub is what it says, a massive club. The music is a mix of pop favourites and the classic club throwbacks. Saturday nights are really ideal for hen parties and any other kind of all girl group get-togethers. If you’re not in a large group you may feel like you’re crashing someone else’s party so best to get all your friends together for this one, if everyone is willing to pay the entry and drinks prices that is.