I Tackno at Club Mercado. 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£5/£4). 26 Aug. Monthly. Only the gorgeous and groomed need apply this month as Trendy Wendy plays host to Miss World & Mr Universe Tackno at her carefree. kitsch party. Whichever contest you feel you‘re best equipped to enter. a high cut on your gusset goes without saying. as does lashings of baby oil.

I Taste at The Honeycomb.

l lpm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Fisher & Price live it up in the main room with garage and uplifting to hard house. while back room support in a US house style comes as always from Marco Smith and Martin Valentine at this wildly hedonistic and gay-friendly Sunday institution.

I United at Club Mercado. lOpm—3am. 2 Sep. Monthly. The Club Mercado residents (including Trendy Wendy. Markell. and Graeme McClean) join forces to form this united front of uplifting and vocal house. Geared towards a glam crowd so make sure you dress nice.

I The Wendy House at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 9 Sep.

Chart 8 Party

I Lush at Ego. lO.30pm—3am. £3. 2 Sep. Fortnightly. Commercial dance and pop courtesy of Craig Dempster and Dale Wilkinson at this gay-friendly soirée. Drinks promos all night long should effective] help you get drunk.

I Mad Sundays at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £4 (£2 with flyer). Weekly. Check out of the asylum and into The Attic for an insane evening of chart music and outra eously cheap alcohol. I Replay/Me tdown at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm-3am. £2 (£1) before 1 1pm; £3 (£2) before midnight; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Replay sees the hits of the 70s and 805. er. replayed while the old folks in Meltdown relax to chart house and

gara e. I an at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £2 (£1). Weekly. Chart and party tunes from DJ John, plus booze at sweet shop prices. I Sunday Session at Subway West End. 9pm—3am. Cheap drinks promos and chart tunes provide a debauched climax to the weekend.

Edinburgh Mondays


I Salsa & Rueda at Baracoa. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Authentic Latin beats with rueda and salsa dance classes (£3.50) from Sam.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann‘s.

1 lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a mellow hip hop and breaks soundtrack from assorted guest DJs.


I Bar 101 at La Belle Angele.

l 1pm—1ate. Free. 27 Aug only. Late night club/cafe with a soundtrack served up by ‘Fall Out‘ featuring hip hop and nu-skool breaks from Felony. Inkey and E.N.O.

I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. lO.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Things mellow out (or so they claim) at this gay club. with an upbeat disco selection.

I The Proteuionals at P0 Na Na.

1 lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Roddy and Jason mix up 803. filthy disco and house. I Spanish Pub Night at El Barrio. lOpm—Sam. Free. Weekly. A right old knees-up for the Spanish and Spanish- loving community hosted by DJs Felix and Edu and featuring flamenquito straight through to Hispanic chart hits.

Chart 8 Party

I Monkey Business at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. £2 (£1). Weekly. Pit your wits against DJ Shaggy in the Go Bananas game show!

I The Subway at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. See Thu.

Edinburgh Tuesdays


I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. ‘Monkey Boy‘ Mark Edmondson plays funky phatback grooves for all the playaz out there.

I Salsa Experience at Baracoa. 10pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Latino grooves to make you salsa. with dance classes for beginners and intermediate from £3.50.

I Tango at El Barrio. 7—9pm. Free. Weekly. Free. informal tango tuition with seasoned professional Steve McKay. For more info. call Steve on 478 2218.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann‘s. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a mellow hip hop and breaks soundtrack from assorted guest DJs.


I Bar 101 at La Belle Angele. llpm—late. Free. 28 Aug only. Late night club cafe’ with an electro breakz soundtrack served up by the Chameleon Project. comprised of Sublime back room boys Beany and Gary Mac.

I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm-3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. Take a step back in time to 60s. 70s. 80s and early 90s tunes at this gay club.

I Flava (formerly Motheriunk) at The Venue. l 1pm—1ate. Free. Weekly. Now re-named funk and soul night. hosted by Oli. Beany and Felix. with booze promos a lenty.

I Motheriun at The Honeycomb. 10.30pm—4am. Free. Weekly. One of the capital‘s most popular haunts (cold. hard evidence that we party like animals even on week nights). this is. as the name suggests. the mother of all funk clubs and the resident DJs Gino and Fryer wouldn‘t stand for it any other way.

I Oaxaca at Po Na Na. 1 1pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Latino funk night with a name that makes you sound like you’re choking on your own vomit. Geared towards pleasing the student market.

Chart 8 Party

I Shagtag at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Alcohol-fuelled flirting (aided and abetted by drinks promos) via the infamous number-based introductions system. Please note there’s free tequila and champagne for the floozie with the most requests.

I Smarty Pants at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. £2 (£1 with student ID or flyer). Weekly. Shameless chart and party mix-u with DJ Aka.

I The Su way at The Subway. 9pm—3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly. See Thu.

Edinburgh Wednesdays


I The Departure Lounge at PopRokit. 9.30pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Captain Harry Ainsworth and his kooky cabin crew invite you to hop aboard an interstellar excursion into quizland. Should you perform like the trained seal the Captain would like you to be. you shall be rewarded with booze from celebrity sponsor. Mr Jack Daniels.

I Electrobank at Bam Bou. 9pm—late. Free. 29 Aug. Fortnightly. Dark dance and block rockin‘ booty from the Electrobank All-stars.

I Excursions at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Rotational residents G- Mac (Manga). Gary Mac (Sublime). Colin Millar and Adam Bray (Headspin) demonstrate their amazing decksterical versatility in the fields of drum & bass. hip hop. funk and breaks.

I Flashback at Flashback. 8.30pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Randy Andy shows no shame in playing top tunes from the 60s. 705 and 80s. Drinks promos a bonus.

I Headzelnt at EH1. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Hip hop. funk and electroheats courtesy of Michael and Gary.

I The Merry Pranksters at The Meadows Bar. 9pm—late. Free. 5 Sep. Fortnightly. Roan Lavery (Orbital Tour DJ and resident at Radio Babylon) entertains the colourful customers with

all sorts of electro funkyness.

I Nocturnal at Bam Bou. 9pm—late. Free. 5 Sep. Fortnightly. lan Owenson

aka ENO (.Vluzik Bedroom Bedlam winner) fuses nu-skool breaks. garage

and drum & bass in the stylish surrounds of the Oriental opium den.

I Oxygen at Oxygen. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. The popular pre-club plays host to rotational residents Gino. Fryer and Chris Flexon and the musical styles of funk. hip hop and soul. Arrive early to capitalise on two-for-one drinks offers. I Salsa Variations at Baraeoa. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Mikayel plays the Latino grooves to make you salsa with dance classes in either a Columbian or Cuban style.

I Son de Rumba at Cellar Bar No l. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. One of the pioneering Latin music nights and still

the best selection of non-commercial

grooves courtesy of DJ Enrique.

I Tango at The Outhouse (upstairs). 7.30—11pm. Free. Weekly. Informal tango night with free beginners class from 7.30pm.

I UrbannHangSuite at Bann‘s.

l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Light vegetarian snacks served to a mellow hip hop and breaks soundtrack from assorted guest DJs.


I Bar 101 at La Belle Angele.

1 lpm—late. Free. 29 Aug only. Late night club/cafe with a hip hop and funk soundtrack served up by the ‘D-Break‘ crack commando team. this week

featuring Dolphin Boy and L'nkle Fawaz.

I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Weekly. A spot of midweek house action at this always busy gay club.

I Fat Sam’s Swing Club at Ego. Monthly. Next date 12 Sep.

I Kero-Scene-K2 at Studio 24.

l lpm—late. £1.50. Weekly. Increasingly popular alternative night which sees Leaf. Wally. qu and Liz playing death. doom. heavy metal and extreme tunes.

I Low Gravity at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—5am. Free. Weekly. All new night geared towards turning the mid- week messy with nu-skool breaks and cheap booze. It's a heady combo and it comes courtesy of Felix and Beany. the back room boys from Sublime.

. I Red at P0 .\'a Na. llpm-3am. Free.

Weekly. DJ Harry Lets Go (Boombox)

puts the eclectic into electric at this

stylish souk bar.

Chart 8 Party

I Shark at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £3 (£2) before 1 1pm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. ‘Scotland‘s biggest student‘ night

sup lying the obligatory chart pap.

I kint at The Ark. 10pm-3am. £2 (free with proof of overdraft). Weekly. The undisputed king of student nights not only supplies the finest chart anthems but also cares enough to provide dri"ks at £1 all night and free entry to overdrawn students.

I Smooch at The Subway West End.

7pm—3am. £2 (£1 with student ID or

flyer). Student soirée with tasty Sambuca £1 a shot all night long.

I The Subway at The Subway.

9pm—3am. Free for students with

matriculation card; £1 otherwise. Weekly.

See Thu.

. I Vlagraah at Revolution. l()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Pumped-up party tunes for the frisky students out there.

I The Ark 3 Semple Street. 229 7733.

I The Attic Dyer's Close. Cowgate. 225 8382.

I Bam Bou 66/67 South Bridge. 556 0200.

I Bann UK 5 Hunter Square. 226

l l 12.

I Baracoa 7 Victoria Street. 225 5846. I Bar Union 253/258 Cowgalc. 557 2780.

I La Belle Angele 11 Hasties Close. 225 7536.

I The Bongo Club 14 New Street. 556 5204.

I Cavendish West Tollcross. 228 3252.

I C.C. Blooms 23-24 Greenside Place. 556 9331.

I The Citrus Grindlay Street. 622 7086.

I The City Cafe Blair Street. 220 ()125.

I Club Java Commercial Street. Leith. 555 5622.

I The Cocteau Lounge (Ego), Picardy Place (entrance through The Outhouse Gardens. Broughton Street Lane. 478 7434.

I Cuba Norte 192 Morrison Street. 221 0499.

I Ego Picardy Place. 478 7434.

I eh1 197 High Street. 220 5277.

I El Barrio 104 West Port. 229 8805. I Eros/Elite Fountainpark. Dundee Street. 228 1661.

I Gaia King Stables Road. 229 7986. I Holyrood Union Holyrood Road. 651 6157.

I The Honeycomb 15—17 Nitldr) Street. 530 5540.

I The Human Be-ln 2/8 West Crosscauseway. 662 8860.

I iguana 41 Lothian Street. 220 4288. I The Liquid Room 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564.

I Loco 235 C(m'gale. 225 5413.

I The Meadow Bar Buccleuch Street. 622 7680.

I Club Mercado 36—39 Market Street. 226 4224.

I Noa. 3 Queensferry Street Lane. 467 7216.

I On The Mound. 2-3 North Bank Street. 226 6899.

I The Outhouse Broughton Street Lane. 557 6687.

I Oxygen 3-5 Infirmary Street. 557 9997.

I Peppermint Lounge Blair Street. 622 681 l.

I Pivo 2—6 Calton Road. 557 2925.

I Po Na Na 26 Frederick Street. 226 2224.

I The Pond 22—24 Bath Road. 467 3825.

I PopRokit 2 Picardy Place. 556 4272.

I The Potterrow Bristo Square. 650 9195.

I 0 Bar 5/11 Leith Street. 557 5830. I Revolution 31 Lothian Road. 229 7670.

I Bush 3 Robertson's Close. 557 3768. I Studio 24 Calton Road. 558 3758. I The Subway Cowgale. 225 6766. I The Subway West End Lothian Road. 229 9197.

I Teviot Row House (Club Festival) Bristo Square. 650 4403.

I The Union Heriot Watt University. Riccarton. 451 5333.

I The Venue Calton Road. 557 3073. I The Watershed 44 St Stephen Street. 220 3774.

I The Wee Red Bar Edinburgh College OfArt. Lauriston Place. 229 1442.

I Why Not? 14 George Street. 624 831 1.

I Wilkie House Cowgate. 225 2935.

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