Masquerade Lounge Bar & Club

98 High Street, Barnstaple EX31 1HR
$$ Contemporary

The most fabulous exclusive venue in Barnstaple.
Sophisticated, classy, relaxed, attentive, stunning
If Carlsberg did Lounge clubs they would call it Masquerade!!!!!
A Venue with heart and sole and loads of twists and surprises

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Business Info

  • Address: 98 High Street, Barnstaple EX31 1HR
  • Cross Street: High Street
  • Cuisine: Contemporary |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Other |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff: Masquerade Showbar | Owner
    Daxa Khunti | Manager
  • Phone: 01271 268100
  • Features: Full Bar, Late Dining, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Smoking Area, Winning Wine List, Lounge / Bar, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Masquerade Lounge Bar & Club - MASQUERADE LOUNG BAR

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
MASQUERADE LONGE BAR & CLUB 19:00 - 23:45
Sunday
MASQUERADE LONGE BAR & CLUB 18:00 - 23:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.3 out of 5 stars based on 460 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 14, 2022
Sarah L.
We had the best night However felt let down by no cabaret Despite having it confirmed it was Cabernet night before we arrived 100% recommend the bar for a night out but the website and information about what exactly you’re booking would needs to be clearer to avoid disappointment on arrival

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2022
Zoe S.
We all had a fantastic time celebrating my 40th. It was a fantastic night great entertainment would definitely come again

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 07, 2022
Simon H.
It is such an awesome space and environment. My only disappointment are the djs, they don't seem to play to the crowd, each time I've been it's clear what is getting people onto the dance floor and what isn't but most of the time there are very few people up and dancing. Everything else is absolutely awesome though

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 11, 2022
Katy B.
I loved all of it! Drinks are very expensive BUT for that reason you savour them all the more and drink more slowly! E voila no hangover for me

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2022
joanne r.
Had an amazing time entertainment was fantastic great audiancene interaction had a really great birthday with my friends definitely got the wow factor

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 25, 2022
Heidi f.
Need more staff, in 4 hours we only managed to get 3 drinks!
Business Response:
Hi there many many thanks for your feedback yes we totally agree with you- it was our opening weekend and we had all new staff who were finding their feet and did an amazing job we saw we needed more floor staff so weve altered the procedures for our cabaret nights to make it easier and quicker for everyone to both get served and have an even more fantastic evening with us much love Masquerade

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2023
Mandy M.
Only surgestions would be for the dj to be pumping out the tunes from 8 onwards and after last act to get right back on it. Not tail off the night with rubbish songs to make people go home

Overall: 6/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 05, 2022
Sheila L.
We were sat on a settee and I had a bottle of wine so asked if I could have a table , I was told there is a table beside the settee but I had to keep getting up to put my glass on there and to pour my wine which was awkward .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2022
Ruth C.
A tastier non alcoholic beer/lager selection and crisps! tea and coffee! I feel i could go there alone as a female and feel welcome, Brilliant, just what North Devon needs, a safe LGBTQI space. I love the sofas, so comfortable and the DJ warm up played great tunes. The staff were all very welcoming, thank you Steve and Paul.xx

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 05, 2022
Marion s.
Wasn't aware food avaliable to be honest but was the best night ever. Didn't see food advertised anywhere

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 03, 2022
Nicola G.
Absolutely brilliant venue! The decor was beautiful, the staff were really friendly. The acts were fabulous. We all had a brilliant night and experience. Will definitely be recommending it to friends and we will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2023
Gwyneth F.
Always a great evening...acts very entertaining...service good... very friendly... a brill overall experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 08, 2022
Debbie O.
Amazzzing!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 31, 2022
Jade R.
We had the best time at Masquerade from start to finish, my party of 14 were made to feel welcome and as soon as we saw inside the venue we were astounded! Best cocktails ever, brilliant entertainment and we all had so so so much fun. Words don't do it justice - thank you so much for making our Mum's night out a roaring success! We will certainly be back xxx

Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
May 17, 2022
Pamela S.
First time here and we loved it. What a place. The service was really great, until it got busy and then the drinks took a while or were forgotten so we had to chase up but other than that it was fabulous. Gorgeous setting, great entertainment and felt very safe. We didn’t have food so couldn’t grade it but the cocktails were divine.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 01, 2023
Lucy W.
Had a really fun night, thanks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 23, 2022
PAULA W.
Great bar/club. Fabulous atmosphere and excellent entertainment. Drinks a little expensive but entrance fee low so balances out. Don’t think there was food on offer so haven’t rated for that. Best entertainment venue in Barnstaple and maybe whole of Devon

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2022
Julia E.
The evening was fantastic, staff were wonderful and the atmosphere was relaxed until we witnessed a manager be incredibly rude to a staff member in public. I found his whole approach to the young lady was rude, derogatory and totally degrading. I did speak to him afterwards saying the staff were amazing and deserved to be treated with more respect. I did not get his name but he was a tall, slim man, I'd guess in his late 50s/early 60s. Thankfully it didn't completely ruin the night but I wouldn't want him dealing with me when I next attend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 2022
Ellie G.
Me and my friends had such a brilliant time. It was my first time in there and I had the best night, it’s so beautifully laid out inside, the decor is beautiful! Linda matthews was fantastic and so hilarious! The vibes in the bar were just great and the staff were all lovely! Thanks for such a good night we will be back soon :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2022
Jeni m.
Fabulous from start to finish!!! All the staff were lovely, the music was Fab, and the cocktails were amazing…. The best Xmas works do we have ever had…. We will be back, thank you xx

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2022
Cheryl W.
Loved it! Such a friendly atmosphere and a fabulous night had by the group.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 20, 2022
Shebion R.
The atmosphere was amazing, perfect gils might out. The crowd was happy and up for a dance and a laugh. We will definitely be back again !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2023
Annie R.
Masquerade is out of this world and fantastic

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2022
Rachel H.
Brilliant evening, really friendly staff. Beautifully decorated venue. Great act. Thanks for a fab evening!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 06, 2022
Lisa B.
Whole experience was fantastic enjoyed every minute. Drinks abit expensive. X

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 11, 2022
Amy W.
Great place! By far the best venue for a fun night in Barnstaple

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 23, 2023
Amy L.
I rated food as a five as we didn't have any food and I don't know what it was like. Sadly no option to put n/a

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2023
Lisa M.
The staff managed the issues that occurred with the hen doo, really well. The act was superb and we enjoyed a great evening. In future, perhaps the door policy should be changed such that perspns/groups who are under the influence of alcohol will be refused entry. Looking forward to coming back again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 12, 2022
Iain R.
Had a wonderful evening

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 10, 2022
jenny p.
I booked this venue for my graduation celebrations and could not have picked a better place The atmosphere is amazing we all felt safe and secure and the cocktails are to die for The drag act Miss Diana D was out of this world and made us all laugh so much We had the best time dancing and having fun and we will be back again very soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2023
Marney C.
Excellent place to enjoy with friends x

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 08, 2022
Steve L.
Gorgeous surroundings, very friendly staff. Drinks a bit pricey, however you are getting more for you money especially the cocktails!! Highly recommended

Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 22, 2022
Naomi W.
The evening was epic and really enjoyed but OMG it was so hot

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2023
Pauline S.
Masquerade is an absolute gem! Very unique, and feels like an amazing experience every time we pop in!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 22, 2023
Dave C.
Most amazing night ever they made my birthday celebration amazing and they literally blew it out the water for me and as for miss sasha blaze and of course the glamorous joy who could ask for a better venue xxx

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2022
Kevin S.
On booking could not see start time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 24, 2023
Sue B.
Brilliant night

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 07, 2023
Lorraine J.
There was no food so couldn’t rate it but we all had a fab time. Definitely going back even tho I slept the whole of Sunday! All the staff were brilliant and the act we saw was top notch. Highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 28, 2022
Tara J.
Had the best night out, very relaxed, great entertainment and brilliant staff!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 13, 2023
Rochelle H.
Chairs were so uncomfortable it gave me a bad back that night and the day after. Really tainted the evening, we were sat right under the speaker and my ear drum burst that night, not blaming that on you but it was far too loud

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 23, 2023
Mandy F.
An amazing night in a unique setting. Staff and owners are more than helpful and very responsive to the needs of their guests. Will definitely return.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 28, 2023
Louise M.
Had a Great night Thanks The only thing I felt was the Choice of 2 £70 large cocktails Maybe need More Choice X

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2022
Emma R.
Lovely atmosphere, Miss Dixie Normous was brilliant! The staff are helpful and attentive. Drinks were served very quickly!

Overall: 0/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 0/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 0/10
Sep 10, 2022
Karen M.
They cancelled

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 3/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 11, 2023
Emily H.
Best night out I've had in a very long time! Incredibly entertaining. Drinks were delicious, although slightly on the pricey side and they did send our order to another table and then forget it again so it took nearly an hour to get our 2nd round, but they did explain they were very understaffed so we'll let them off. Won't put me off going again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 07, 2022
Tracey A.
Quality venue, superb friendly staff and fun entertainment. Safe and pleasant atmosphere and clientele adds to a great nite out

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 01, 2023
Katie S.
Great place, loved the atmosphere & decor. Could’ve done with some bar snacks available but overall it’s a really different and fab place for a night out

Overall: 0/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 0/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 0/10
Feb 04, 2022
Jodie P.
Table was booked but when our party arrived at the venue it was closed.

Overall: 6/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 28, 2022
Kate W.
Would have been amazing if the drag queen turned up and food was there
Business Response:
Hi there- the Drag Queen did turn up the evening you attended, You choose to leave before she arrived on stage

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 16, 2022
Simon H.
Awesome night. So much fun. Fantastic atmosphere thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 04, 2022
Michael p.
I always feel so relaxed and enables me to really enjoy my evenings there

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2022
Adrian O.
Great place

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 22, 2022
Karen M.
Had an absolutely fantastic time. Great attentive service and staff wonderful especially Sonny. Linda Matthews was so talented and funny and an asset to the evening. Already booked again. Well done guys and girls.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 24, 2022
Karen M.
Good N/A. Spectacular venue for a start. Efficient, welcoming, friendly staff. Brilliant acts. We had an amazing night. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 23, 2022
Gail S.
Such an amazing venue, the hosts and staff were fantastic. The cabaret act was brilliant. Cannot fault it. Just what North Devon needed :)

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 24, 2022
Barry B.
A great place and a great night . Trying to book up again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2022
Carol C.
I love this place - superb staff and reasonable prices and a great fun evening and what else could one ask for a night out. I'm looking forward to another lovely night at Masquerade.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 15, 2022
Mark R.
Noone answered the phone when we rang to say we would be a little bit late. Apart from that, we enjoyed the evening. Barnstaple deserves to have an alternative venue like this - long may it continue!
Business Response:
thanks for your review- the phone wasnt answered as we try to give the customers within our 100% attention and we do find alot of the calls are for people wanting to make reservations when we are trying to check guests into Masquerade. We will look towards a better system so that calls are met when made.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2022
Helen C.
We had a fantastic time...the drag artists was great and the DJ Bonny played some brilliant 80 s music n we danced all night .x

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2022
Jo C.
Excellent time had by all. Lots of laughter

Overall: 6/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 17, 2023
Elli H.
Everyone was friendly, however there were a number of things I was surprised about. Cocktail menus on the tables, but when you go to the bar they hand you a scrap of paper with some cocktails scribbled on and told, "These are the ones we're doing tonight". Food? Some trays sat on the bar that looked like leftovers from yesterday's wake for Auntie Margaret, yes seriously. The decor looked tatty and tired, particularly the toilets. We had a good time, there were 8 of us so enough to make our own atmosphere, which was good as there really wasn't a lot from anywhere else. It was much quieter than we thought it would be. Sorry, quite a negative review, but we were a little disappointed overall.

Overall: 6/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 06, 2023
Kelly F.
The drag queen couldn’t sing! I felt like she was playing songs at a kids party! E.g music man and Hokey Cokey! It’s a shame coz I normally love masquerade as a fab night out!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 17, 2022
Sian V.
Just brilliant!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 02, 2022
Michael C.
It was amazing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 23, 2022
Becky S.
Really great night, great place, loved the decor and really good atmosphere. The drag queen was brilliant. Staff were really friendly. It's so good to have somewhere a bit different in Barnstaple!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 22, 2022
Rachel T.
This was my first time visiting Masquerade and I simply loved it! It was smaller and more intimate than I expected, and all the better for it. Lovely team running the place, good sound, great drag artist, just great and we will definitely be back! If I had 1 suggestion it would be to have a gender neutral toilet cubicle downstairs that guests can ask to use. One of our party has Parkinson’s and would have greatly appreciated that, as would the Trans Woman in our group!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2022
susan p.
FANTASTIC

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 28, 2023
Liv W.
First time there and throughly enjoyed. WILL be returning

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2023
Jacqueline H.
The act was first class , everyone there behaved & was enthusiastic. Lovely night

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2022
Jan S.
As usual a great night all staff friendly really enjoy our nights out at the club. Just one thing that needs improving is the ladies toilets seats lose doors won’t always close

Overall: 1/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 1/10
Value: 1/10
Dec 11, 2023
Dawn S.
the show was very disappointing so left after one drink. Had pre-booked Xmas works do before knowing what act was. So we all felt let down.