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Not a good place to go - the only reason it gets custom is because it's one of only two places open... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
Shetlands finest.

Worse than a bar in the arctic, full of terrible staff, frequent drama and more slags than a coal... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Robert E
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13 Dec 2017
24 Aug 2018
“Shetlands finest.”
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13 Commercial Road, Lerwick ZE1 0LX, Scotland
+44 1595 697110
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Worse than a bar in the arctic, full of terrible staff, frequent drama and more slags than a coal mine.

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Good bouncers, polite,professional. DJ great. Great dance floor. Manager rude, unprofessional - lacking knowledge of customer service .

Thank MESA L
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The £5 door charge seemed steep considering what you get is a Perspex death trap! For such a small place it has three bars so getting a drink isn't too difficult, great to see local islanders having a good time, you can even get face...More

Thank MRSmithMatt
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Not a good place to go - the only reason it gets custom is because it's one of only two places open after 1am. The floor is sticky. The staff are rude. The toilets, although they're decorated nicely, are dirty. The light up dancefloor is...More

3  Thank xWackix
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

At first I was afraid, I was petrified. Revellers stories of Da Wheel, it's name is legend around these parts. Stuck on the Shetland islands waiting to get off shore and thought that I deserved to be punished so visited Da Wheel. It's well known...More

4  Thank BigAlanMitchell
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Let's start at the door where the "experience" began.... The door staff were rude and on a power trip. It was like walking into the 1980's, if the 1980's were composed of urine and faeces. On venturing deeper into the pub, urine and faeces was...More

6  Thank shetlandtripadviser
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Went into this bar on arrival to Lerwick it was a very cold day outside the bar was very cosy service was good plenty variety on offer even found a bottle of southern comfort and lime to which I tried the girl that was on...More

1  Thank Kenny G
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I often stay in Shetland. Still searching for a great pub. This was one of the worst, mainly due to the smell, it is stinking of Sweat , sick, rotten air. Shetland people deserve better than this. What an imbarrasment for visitors.

1  Thank kellykara2017
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Get your own oxygen supply if you are entering Da Wheel. Stink of urine and unwashed old drunks. Come to think of it, smell like most pubs in Shetland.

6  Thank alvinlwh
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Was in Lerwick for the fabulous Up Helly Aa and was told by lots of people that hardly anywhere would be open for business the following day. We had hours to waste before the ferry, and feeling slightly hungover and tired were pleasantly surprised to...More

21  Thank Graham B
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