By night, the SU is the heard of social life on campus at Surrey. We run Rubix, the 1,550 capacity venue that is home to Flirt, Citrus, as well as a whole bunch of club and society events.
The SU also operates The Basement, our smaller venue for smaller or targeted nights out, and Hari’s Bar – home to our regular quiz Hari’s Challenge.
For decades, the venue has hosted artists and DJs including Stormzy, Tinie Tempeh, Wilkinson, Sigma, Kano, Charli XCX, EZ, Fredo, Krept and Konan, SClub 7, Pixie Lott, Chase and Status, Calvin Harris, Example, Pendulum, DJ Fresh, Scouting For Girls, Example, Basshunter, Netsky, Sigala, The Darkness, Yungen, Annie Mac, even Led Zeppelin and The Jam to name a few!
The venue has 4 floors, 4 bars (Bottle Bar, PJD’s upper/lower, Hari’s Bar and the VK Bar), an outdoor patio and even a balcony that oversees the dancefloor! Rubix is also attached to The Basement via a stairhole, therefore on our largest nights we essentially have 2 whole nightclubs open for you!
On a typical week, we have 2 regular club nights: Citrus on Wednesdays, and Flirt! on Fridays, however throughout the week you’ll also see other amazing events such as the Funk Soul Disco, Mediterranean Night, Asian Nights and more… in the busiest periods the nightclub is sometimes open 7 days-a-week… providing you the perfect place to let your hair loose and have some fun!
In addition to an amazing line-up of weekly club nights, Rubix also hosts daytime events which ensure the Union building is always bustling with activity. The ever-popular Thursday market sells fruit, vegetables, bread, and cakes, all at bargain prices, whilst on afternoons you’ll often find fitness sessions, and student led events such as the One World Exhibition and Refreshers Fayre!
The Basement is our multipurpose underground space. Functioning as our smaller, more intimate club venue, the Basement has a maximum capacity of 250 people and gives a completely different vibe to Rubix!
During the day, the space is used as a restaurant for Youngs Kitchen, the afternoon it has BandSoc/CraftSoc/SVGS and other societies use the space, as it can be used for music, arts and creativity of any kind. However, as the clock strikes 10pm, the space transforms into the intimately loved nightclub, Basement! Artists from Sigma to Dapper Laughs have all drawn a crowd down in The Basement whilst student led nights such as Remedy, Presha, Tesselate and Frat Night have all taken advantage of the intimacy to hold sensational events!
Hari’s Bar is the main social space in Rubix before the night gets started or on days off from Citrus and Flirt. On our main nights, join us for drinks deals, or come along for events like our weekly quiz, Hari’s Challenge.
Tuesday – Hari’s Challenge (8pm – 10pm)
It’s time to grab a pint with your mates and brush up on your knowledge, as it’s time for your weekly Hari’s Challenge pub quiz! From general knowledge, to mini-games, this is a pub quiz like no other..!
- Entry is £1 per person, cash prize on offer for the winners and other prizes available for the best team name!
- Quiz starts bang on at 8pm, but please arrive at 7pm to make sure you get a table, grab your quiz sheet and get your drinks in!
Wednesday – (6pm – 10:30pm)
Start your Citrus correctly by coming down to Hari’s bar for predrinks! Stay in Hari’s all evening and get free entry into Citrus, at the discretion of the Duty Manager. Check online to see if any clubs/societies are hosting any bar crawls or events in Hari’s Bar if you want an extra fun night!
Thursday – Open Mic Night (7pm – 10pm)
Have you been crushing that Ariana Grande song in the shower? Has your band been practising that cheeky acoustic rock cover of a Drake song? Are you just looking for a chilled-out place to try out your slam poetry, saxophone skills, magic tricks…or maybe some other hidden talent?
Well, Hari’s Bar will be transformed in to an Open Mic setting on every Thursday this semester! Just simply turn up at 7pm, sign up for a time slot and grab yourself a couple of drinks!
If you have any questions, please forward them to the USSU or to our hosts:
Friday – (6pm – 11pm)
Start your Flirt! correctly by coming down to Hari’s bar for predrinks! Check online to see if any clubs/societies are hosting any bar crawls or events in Hari’s Bar if you want an extra fun night!