As venues go, the Cafe Royal’s Bistro Bar must be one of the most attractive. Divided into two, the bar has a large area where people can sit and talk in comfort and relative peace. On Thursdays, through the curtains to the dancelloor, a spectacular set-up of lights slide and wall hangings await— the guts of the Pump Room.
The club has persevered for a lean first few weeks but, with increased advertising and a growing regular crowd, its success is more apparent.
The sounds vary radically, from SOs/70s soul/rare groove to harder edged dance tracks (eg Clinton/ P-Funk/On-U sounds) to more contemporary Rap (Hip Hop). Thus DJs Davey and Gus have the capacity to pull on a wide range of music giving an unpredictability and freshness. This, balanced against the overall professionalism of the club, works to avoid a flashy, soulless set up.
The club appears to have a more discerning, mature crowd, but has an open door policy with all welcome.
The Pump Room, Thursdays 10pm-2.30am, half price tickets available around town. (Stuart Raiker)
PUMP ROOM PLAYLIST 1. ADEVA Respect (Cool Tempo) 2. NEW JERSEY QUEENS Party (Don't
Worry About It) (Baseline)
3. FATS CORNET Stormy Weather (On-U Sound)
4. B.T. EXPRESS Express (Pye International)
5. ROYAL HOUSE Can U Party (Champion)
6. ISLEY BROS Live It Up (Epic)
7. RENEGADE SOUNDWAVE Biting My Nails (Mute)
8. FRED WESLEY House Party (Urban) 9. SINGERS a PLAYERS Boot Urn Bart Um (On-U Sound)
10. STEVIE WONDER Superstition (Motown).
10.30pm—3am. £2. Best conventional reggae selection in town complementsa good skank atmosphere.
I The Renaissance at Bermuda Triangle. 10pm—3am. £1 .50. Indie sounds being played to increasingly large crowds. Music also on the upswing despite an over-reliance on the ‘jangly‘ side ofthings. I Roadrunner at Calton Studios. 10pm—3am. £2. Roadrunner has moved since the demise ofthe Music Box. Playing Hard Funk house and soul. the club will hopefully bring some life to this much forgotten venue.
I Rock Night at Madisons. 9pm—3am. £1 before 11pm; £2 after. Busy and pretty much what you'd expect.
I Spanish Harlem at Wilkie House. 10pm—3am. £2. Ebbing slightly from its initial success but still a large enough crowd for house. acid sounds.
I Tevlot Row 7pm—2am (Happy Hour 8.30-9.30pm). Four bars. two discos and live bands. ensuring a hectic atmosphere. An enjoyable night ifyou‘re feeling ‘up‘ and able to tolerate the trappings of most student unions. [S]
I Zenatec 10pm—3am. Free before 10.30pm; 50p before 11pm; £1 before 11.30pm; £3.50 after. The aptly-named ‘Beat the Clock‘. All drinks are halfprice before 11.30pm. [A] [ND] [NT]
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. 8pm—midnight. Free. Resident DJ with the latest sounds.
I Bonnets 11pm—3.30am. £3. Mainly Gay with Hi-NRG music.
I Brat Pack at Knightsbridge SW1. 7pm—10.30pm. £1.50 with ticket;£2 without.
I The Choice at Pzazz. llpm—3.30am. £4. DJs include Segan, Harry. and Colin Barr. Beers and slammers £1. iced teas £2.
I Cleopatra: 10.30pm—2.30. £3. Non-stop disco sounds in the West End. Come early — stay late.
I Cotton Club 1 lpm—3.30am. £5. The night
at the Cotton Club. What more can be said? [A]
I Downtown at Hollywood Studios. 11pm—3am. £2. Fridays and Saturdays.
I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £4.50. [ND] [NT]
I Hard Rock Catfe at the Venue. llpmtill late. £3.50. With DJ George.
I Henry Afrikas l lpm—3.30am. DJ Jim Etherson will be playing the best in Balearic Beats, soul and house. Look out for live PAs as well.
I Hollywood Studios 10pm—3am. £3.50. See Fri.
I House Live at Tin Pan Alley. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. The House Live is back on the top floor ofTin Pan Alley by popular demand.
I Kraclt at Tin Pan Alley. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. It was too good to last. wasn‘t it? After a year at Furys, Krack swops with Slam and returns to Tin Pan Alley.
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. £3.50. Over 255' disco. Also on Wednesdays.
I The Mad Hat Club at Joe Paparazzi. 11pm-3.30am. Slightly unusual name for a slightly unusual night (they had a juggler on the door on opening night!).
I Mardi Gras 10.30pm—3.30am. £4. Mardi Gras Club Night. A mixture of house and chart sounds. [A]
I Mayfair 1 lpm—3am. £3.50. Over21$ disco in the ballroom and the SWDS club in the Cameo suite.
I Mr 0’: See Fri.
I Nuovo at Knightsbridge SW1 .
I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £4. See Fri.
I Panama Jax “pm—3.30am. £4 Soul and mixed chart music with resident DJs. Tommy Arnold or Raymond Davren.
I Raffles 10.30—3am. £3. Disco sounds with DJ. Roddy Stewart. [A]
ISavoy 11pm—3am. £3.50. OverZIS’ night at Glasgow‘s largest disco. [A]
I SLAM at Fury Murrys. 11pm—3.30am. £3.50. If you‘ve read the listing for Krack. you‘ll already know that the clubs have swopped venues. Should be interesting to see how both clubs fare, but I‘ve a feeling
Slam will come out best.
I Sub Club “pm—3.30am £4. The evergreen Sub Club is still as popular and trendy as ever. so be prepared to queue if you arrive after midnight. All sorts of dance music will be going down tonight. [A]
I SWDS (Single. Widowed. Divorced. Separated club) at Rooftops. See Fri.
I Teenscene at the Savoy. 7pm—10.30pm. £2 with ticket; £1 without. Under 18s‘ disco with Radio Clyde DJ Gary Marshall. I Texas Fever at 46 West. 10.30pm—3am. Glasgow‘s notorious comeback club gets into the groove(y) with indie ‘alternative‘ music.
I The Warehouse 1 lpm—3.30am. £4. Warehouse Club Night. Largest part of the sound is house and acid house. [A]
I Whizz at the Sub Club. 14—le‘ night. 7—1 1pm. £2. See Fri.
I The Amphitheatre l 1.30pm—4am. £4. Halfprice before 11.30pm. Entertain yourself in style in Scotland's Ultimate Nightclub. [A] [ND]
I BlgBird at Wilkie House. l0pm—4am. £2.50. Tasteful selection of music with an anything goes feeling — good atmosphere. good club.
I Buster Browns 1 lpm—4am. £3.75. Worthwhile night with steady youthful crowd. Buster Browns‘ Under-18s disco. 8—11pm. See Fri. [A]
I Cate St James Sec Fri for details. Good venue which is free to hire for private functions. [ND] [NT]
I Chambers Street 8pm— lam (I lappy Hour 8.30—9.30pm). 75p. Restrained student disco and all the better for it!
I Chapllns at Finsbury Park‘s Night Club. 11.30pm—6am. See Fri. [A] [NT]
I Clnderellas Rockertellas 9pm—3am. £2.50;£2 before 11pm. Immensely popular mainstream club. DJs Rick Baker and Gary Glover host the ‘biggest party in town.‘
I Coasters 6.30p-10pm. £1.50. Under 185. I Edgar: 10pm—4am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Membership forms for the suitably impressed available at the door. I Hard Rock Cafe at the Venue. 9pm—3am. This club is now operating on a weekly basis. 11 Mar: DRN. 18 MarzTrixx.
I The Hooch at Coasters. 10.30pm—4am. £2.50. Yogi with Acid House. soul and jazz.
I Kangaroo Club at The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Still going after all these years. Youthful atmosphere with easy dance music. Predictable. but still a good venue.
I Mambo Club at Coasters. £2. Taking over from the Goombay Beat with a far superior selection of reggae and rhythm. I Millionaire’s 10pm—6am. £2 (£1 before 12). See Fri.
I Neutron at Shady Ladies. 10.30pm-3am. £2. New club featuring electro and new beat sounds.
I Outer Limits at Coasters. 10.30pm—4am. £2 before 11pm; £3.50 after. American sprung dancelloor and good music makes for an energetic Saturday. [NT]
I Rage 9pm—3am. £2.50. A change of name for Quentin‘s which will remain a gay club. but will place a heavier emphasis on club nights. Bootsie will be the resident DJ on non-club evenings. with cheap drinks. cg Red Strip £1 and Rum 50p, every night.
I The Sprawl at Madisons. 10pm—3am. £2 (£1.50). Indie and alternative sounds from the makers of Renaissance.
I Zenatec 10pm—4am. £2.50 before 11.30pm; £4 after. Very comfortable upmarket joint. A relaxed night out. [A] IND] INTI
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street, 221 3260. 8—1 1pm. Free. Cheap drinks and free mixers!
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