12 photos that will take you back to a night out in Luton in the 2000s

Join us on a short nostalgic ride back to 2000s as we look at the popular Luton pubs and clubs whose doors have now shut.

Thursday, 11th July 2019, 7:35 pm
Luton nightlife
Luton nightlife

We've scoured the Luton News archives to bring you the best of those now-gone venues that made Luton the place to be.

The triple whammy of Liquid, Envy and Chicago's was the rite of passage for many a first night out in Luton. After closing in 2015, the site is now undergoing renovation into flats.
Short-lived RuFios wine bar opened in Bute Street in 2005, on the site of the former Cooper's Arms. The bar was closed by 2010 and is now occupied by The Desert Rose restaurant.
The Bedfordshire Yeoman was situated at 214 Dallow Road. This pub was demolished in 2013. A Jewsons building supplies store now stands on the site.
The Barn Owl was situated on Leyhill Drive but was was demolished in March 2012 and replaced by housing.
The Mother Redcap on Latimer Road was among the winners of the Luton News coveted Pub of the Year award, last clinching the title in 2014. Sadly, the pub closed two years later and in 2018 permission was granted to convert the site into residences.
The Railway Tavern was the first port of call for many a traveller to Luton - right next to the train station! After closing in 2010, it was refurbished for community use but has yet to reopen to the public.
One of the oldest pubs in Luton, the English Rose was formerly known as 'The Rabbit' and once boasted Diana Dors as a barmaid in the 1950s. Landlord Stan Smith retired at the end of 2016 and planning permission was later granted for change of use. In January 2019, it went on the market for 1million.
Stoosh was a sports bar on Bury Park road (next to Sainsbury's) in the 2000s. After closing, it later re-opened as Kabanas bar and restaurant.
The Favourite on Sundon Park Road attracted headlines in January 2010 when it was raided by police and found to contain over 800 cannabis plants and 1,000 of cocaine. It closed and was demolished in 2012, now replaced with housing.
The Bramingham in Quantock Rise was another candidate for the Luton News Pub of the Year award back in the mid 2000s. It is now the site of The Brim and Crown pub.
The Salisbury Arms in Selbourne Road closed in 2009. It briefly reopened in 2010 as the The Corner House family pub and by 2014 was Khan's buffet venue. In 2017 it changed once again to Zaheers buffet venue.