I don’t get the Antwerp Mansion hype

It’s like a house party, but more expensive and less fun

Fancy having an audience whilst you wee due to lack of toilet doors? You’ve found your haven. 

Unpopular opinion: I strongly dislike Antwerp Mansion.

As a naive fresher, people told me I must go to Antwerp Mansion. I didn’t know anything different so I paid the extortionate £6 for a ticket, because after all, I was going to have “literally the best night“, right?

This couldn’t have been further from the truth.

First off let me just reiterate how much a ticket to an Antwerp event costs. SIX POUNDS. Six hundreds pennies. But see, I could live with spending that if I knew it was a good club, but when you find out you’re spending £6 to enter this building:


Not exactly Deansgate Locks is it, which costs £3 entry on a busy night, may I add. It’s like a house party, but more expensive, further away from home and way less fun.

Secondly, let’s talk about those queues.

Take the turn down the Curry Mile you’ll be faced with a long and treacherous queue along with the other disillusioned masses expecting a good night.

handy vodka holster there

As if all of this isn’t enticing enough, you won’t be getting in to most events at Antwerp unless you’ve printed out your ticket. Don’t act like that’s not a total ball ache – who even has their own printer? You will not catch me running to Ali G to print off my ticket anytime soon.

And thirdly, unless you are off your face, you probably won’t have a good time. Being within this run-down Victorian Mansion which looks like it needs a deep clean is pretty grim when you’re not in the mood. You have to queue for two hours to wee in a door-less loo while everyone watches you, and even the walls look like they’ve been sweating.

At least they’re having fun, because I definitely wasn’t

Add on the fact that the music isn’t that great considering Manchester’s music scene, being surrounded by sweaty people – if you’re anything like me you’d hate it.

Save yourself the £6 and the disappointment.