I Nightlife is listed as a diary. first byday [ (in this section each of the two particular days of the fortnight are treated as one). then i by city and then by venue. Special Club nights are listed under their club name followed by theirvenue. A separate venue list follows the diary listings. with addresses and phone numbers. NB In order to be as accurate as possible. only those discos able to confirm their prices and days are listed in the diary. The venue list may be consulted for more nightlife locations but check with venue. Please send information ten days before publication.

KIiY: students and guestsonly;

[ND] no denims; [NI] tio trainers;

[A] available for private hire on certain nights. please contact vetiue.


I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3200. Spm—anidnight. Free Resident DJ with the latest sounds.

I The Batcave at l letiry A frikas. llpm—3.30am. £4 without ticket.

I Bennets 1 lpni-—3.30am. £2.50. .Mairily (iay with lli-NRG music.

I Black Riot at Knightsbridge SW1 . £2 with ticket; £3 without.

I Cleopatras 10.30pm 2.30am. £3 Nori—stop mixed disco sounds in the West End. ('ome early - stay late. [A]

I Colors at .loe l’aparaui. llpiti till late. £1.50. (‘olorshas revolutionised Friday tiiglits with their ‘Rap. deep house. dope beats arid funky jams‘ and particularly with their price and drinks promotions.

I Crash at the (‘ottoii ( ‘ltib.

llptii 3.30am. £3.50(£2.50witli ticket I. A wide mixture of music w ill be played by DJ David Ross. a bit different from normal disco material. Look out for drinks promotions every w eck.

I Downtown at Hollywood Stttdios. £2. Fridays and Saturdays.

I Follies 10.30pni~3.30ani.£3.50. (hart-based disco sounds. [ND] [N'l‘]

I Hallucination Generation at 4t» west. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Fortnightly. This new psychedelic club will begin on Fri 3 l st.

I Hard Rock Caffe at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50. Live music and disco.

I Hellraiser at Fury Mtii rys. llpm--3.30am. £2. Remember Fden‘.’ Well. Hellraiser (great name? ) is the new club run by Andrew Dollard of liden fame. He dtibs it ‘the ultimate rebel'.

I Hollywood Studios 10pm. 3am. £3 50. ()ver2l House disco. [A][N'l']

IJoy at Sub (‘lub. llpni- 3.30am. £3.50. lt's y ery strange suddenly Friday has becotiie the best night in (ilasgow. Between Colors. 1992. (‘lub Sandino. and Joy. there is a mini-revolution goitigon. [Al

I The Kraze at the Warehouse.

1 1pm—3.30am. £2 with ticket: £4 without. Deep house. funk. hip-liop.

I Mayfair l lpm-—3am. £3.50. Over 25s night in the ballroom and Radio City at the (‘ameo Stiite. See below.

I Mardi Gras 10.30pm—3.30am. £3 with ticket. (‘ommercial sounds.

I Mr D‘s 10pm—2am. £4. Fun atmosphere and games at Shawlands' one and only nightclub.

I 1992- Head Damage at 40 West. £3. 10.30pm—3am. This is rather confusing. so listen carefully! 1992 is now on fortnightly. sharing 46 West with the Hallucination Generation beginning on Fri 31st. It you can understand that. go along for 'I‘ackhead. Fini-‘l‘ribe. Nit/.er and other such glorious sounds!

I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £3. ‘Just ask

the DJ. he‘ll play anything for you . . .(i0s. 70s. early 80s and all current pop sotirids. Don't expect too much house or acid. if any at all? All drinks fairly priced and there's a friendly crow'd' says the l’alomiiios press release.

I Panama Jax 10.45pm- 3.30am. £3.50. Sottl and mixed chart music with resident DJs. 'l‘ommy Arnold or Raymond Davren.

I Radio City at the May fair. lllpm~~2am. £1.50. Radio(‘ity hasprovidedanideal alternative to student unions for psychedelic sounds and long may it contmue.’

I Raffles 1030 3am. £3. Discosounds with DJ Ruddy Stewart.

I SWDS (Single. \Vitlow ed. l)i\ tireetl. Separated cltiblat Rooftops. 'l‘his rtinson Fridays and Saturdays and play s (ills' and 70s‘ music. Members £1 (£5 tojoin); non-members £2.

I Tin Pan Alley £2 with ticket; £4 without.


I The Adventures of Tin Tin at the Mission. 10pm 4am. £2. Winners of the worst name of all titiic award. A ‘t‘un time'otic presumes.

I The Amphitheatre 10pm~4arii. The Friday Night Spectacular. £3.50. [A][ND[ I BusterBrowns l lprit -3.30am. £3.75; half price drinks and admission before midnight. ('liart and dance music. Aimsat oy er 20s atmosphere. Buster Browns' L'rider- lb's disco. Spin» 1 lptii. Very popular with the early teens. [A]

I Cafe St James (ilth 25 Disco Fri and Sat Spin 2am. £1 members: £2 non-metiibers. Membership £2. A w ide range of pop sounds played to a relaxed. friendly crowd. [ND] [NJ]

I Chaplins at Finsbtiry l’ai'k’s Night (Tub. 11.30pm bani. £2. l‘t‘ee before midnight. the middle floor of l-iiisbury is nowopen sery iiig snacks throughout the night. Dancing upstairs. [NJ]

I Cinderellas Rockerlellas Upm- 3am. [A] [ND] [NJ]

I Edgars 10pm 4am. £1 before 1 lpm;£2 before midnight: £3 alter. ()tiirky interior with plenty ol'datk corners. Also lidgars has probably the most expensive air conditioning. very cool.

I Freedom Express at w‘ilkie House. 14 Apronly: 10pm 3am. £2. A one-oflwith ‘music from three coiititients' and a special liglitsliow.

I Happy Howdy at the Rifle Lodge. ‘)pm—1am. £1.50. l'nsure about the venue. but the music seems fabtilotis R 'ii' B. Rockabilly. etc. (‘ertainly the most exciting prospect tn a while. More info next issue.

I Millionaire's lllpni-(iam. £2. (£1 before midnight I. Mostly but by noiiieaiis cxcltisiy ely gay club with a predominantly lli-NRG soundtrack

I Outer Limits at Coasters. 10.30pm» 4am. £2 till 1 1pm: £3 alter. Very popular conventional disco. [NJ]

I Rage lflpiii- 3am. £2. Noclubstonight. just lli-NRU and dance sounds at this gay

I Reggae Club at Shady Ladies.

10.30pm —3am. £2. Best conventional reggae selection iii town complementsa good skank atmosphere.

I The Renaissance at Bermuda triangle. 10pm 3am. £1.50. ltidte souiidsbeiiig played to increasingly large crowds. Music also on the upsw tng despite an over-reliance on the ‘jangly ' side ot‘tliings. I ROCK Night at .‘vladisons. me- 3am. £l before 1 1pm; £2 alter. Busy and pretty much what you'd expect.

I Spanish Harlem at Wilkie l louse. 10pm-3ani. £2. 7 Apronly': Ebbing slightly from its initial success but still a large enough crow d for house. acid sounds.

I Zenatec lllpni—3am. Free before 10.30pm; 50p before 11pm; £1 before 11.30pm; £3.50 after. The aptly-named 'Beat the ('lock‘. All drinks are lialfprice before 1 1.30pm. [ND] [NT]


I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 32b0. Rpm midnight. Free. Resident DJ with the latest sounds.

I Bennets llpm—3.30am. £3. Mainly (iay with lli-NR(i music.

I Brat Paclt at Knightsbridge SW1.

7pm— 10.30pm. £1 .50 with ticket1£2 without.

I The Choice at l’zau. llpllt-3.3llitm. £4. DJs include Segan. llarry . and (‘oliii Barr. Beers and slammers £1 . iced teas £2.

I Cleopatras 10.30pm 2.30. £3. Non-stop disco sounds in the West Ftid. ('ome early n stay late.

I Cotton Club 1 lpm~-3.30am. £5. 'l'lienight at the Cotton (Tub. What more cati be said'.’

I Downtown at l lollywood Studios.

Hades at Fresh above the Waterloo Bar. Thursdays. 10pm—Zam. Free. Buoyed by publicity which has stretched as far as the classified columns of the ‘Edinburgh Advertiser' some contrast with the typical Edinburgh entrepreneur who puts up ten posters and wonders why his club is shut within a month Hades, the ‘Thursday alternative‘, is beginning to establish itself as a permanent feature.

Overall the music is a mixture of glam/705 sounds and the Sisters/Lords/Banshees axis which although perhaps slightly on the safe side for an ‘alternative‘ club is nevertheless more than palatable. Fresh's airy, continental feel helps to boost the club's individuality, and attendance at Hades would be recommended even if it wasn‘t tree! (Andy Crabb)


1.THE CULT Rain.

2. THE CURE Love Cats.

3. SISTERS 0F MERCY Temple of Love. 4. SUGARCUBES Motorcrash.

5. WHITE AND TORCH Bury My Heart. 6. THE SWEET Wig Wam Barn.

7. DAVID BDWIE Beauty and the Beast. 8. SlDUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES SpeHbound.

9. JAPAN Life in Tokyo.

to. SIMPLE MINDS Chelsea Girl.

llpm—3am. £2. Fridays and Saturdays.

I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £4.50. Chart-based disco sounds. [ND] [NT]

I Hard Rock Caffe at the Venue. 11pm till late. £3.50. With DJ George.

I Henry Afriltas 1 lpm—3.30am. £4. DJ Jim [itlierson will be playing the best in Balearic Beats. soul and house. Look out for live PAs as well.

I Hollywood Studios 10pni—3am.£3.50. See Fri.

I Hope at the Warehouse. llpm—3.30am. Starts Saturday 15 April. Run by the (‘olors crowd. so this should give Saturday the kick tip the pants it's been needingfor a while.

I House Live at 'I'in I’an Alley. l0.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. The House Live is back on the top floor of'I'in Pan Allcyby’ popular demand.

I Kiss at SW 1. £3.50 (look out for promotional tickets in bars).

I Kraclt at 'I'in l’an Alley. l0.30pni~3.30ani. £3.50. It was too good to last. wasn‘t it'.’ After a year at Fury/s. Krack swops with Slant and returns toTin l’an Alley.

I Libra at Hollywood Studios. £3.50. Over 25s' disco. Also on Wednesdays.

I The Mad Hat Club at Joe Paparazzi. llpm-«3.30am. Slightly unusual name for a slightly unusual night (they had a juggler on the door on opening night!).

I MardiGraS10.30pm—3.30am.£4.Mardi (iras ( ~lub Night. A mixture of house and chart sounds. [A]

I Mayfair 1lpm-—3am.£3.50.()ver2ls disco in the ballroom and llelterSkclterin the ('ameo saite.

I MrD's See Fri.

I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £4. See Fri.

I Panama Jax l 1pm—3.30am. £4 Soul and mixed cliart music with resident DJs. ‘I'ommy Arnold or Raymond Davren.

I Raffles 10.31% 3am. £3. Discosounds with DJ. Roddy Stewart. [A]

I Savoy l lpm- 3am. £3.50. ()ver21s' night at (ilasgow‘s largest disco. [A]

I SLAM at Fury Murrys. I lpm—3.30am. £3.50. If you've read the listing for Krack. you‘ll already know that the clubs have swopped venues. Should be interestingto see how both clubs fare. btit I've a feeling Slarii w ill come ottt best.

I Sub Club 1 lpm-- 3.30am £4. The evergreen Sub (’lub is still as popular and trendy as ever. so be prepared to queue if you arrive after midnight. All sortsof dance music will be going dow n tonight. w

I SWDS (Single. Widowed. Divorced. Separated club) at Rooftops. See Fri.

I Teenscene at the Savoy . 7pm-~ 10.30pm. £2 with tickct1£l without. L'nder l8s' disco with Radio (‘lydc DJ (iary Marshall. I Texas Fever at 4t» west. lll.3llpm~3itm. (ilasgow ‘s notorious comeback club gets into the grooyety ) with indie 'altcrnative‘ music.


I The Amphitheatre l 1.30ptn--4am. £4. llalfprice before 1 1.30pm. Fntertain yourself in sty le in Scotland‘s Llltimate Nightclub. [ND]

I BigBird at Wilkie House. l0pm-~4ani. £2.50. 'l‘asteftil selection of music with an anything goes feeling 7 good attiiosphere. good club.

I BusterBrowns 11pm 4am. £3.75. Worthw liile night w ith steady youthful crowd. Buster Brow ns' L'rider- 18s disco. S-l 1pm. See Fri. [A]

I Cate St James See Fri for details. Good venue which is free to hire for private functions. [ND] [NJ]

I Chaplins at Finsbtiry Park's Night Club. ll.30pm»—(iam. See Fri. [NT]

I CInderellas Roclterlellas 9pm-3am. £2.50; £2 before 1 1pm. lmmensely

popular mainstream club. DJs Rick Baker

and Gary (ilover host the ‘biggest partyin town.

I Coasters (v.30pm 10pm. £1 .50. tinder lbs

I Edgars 10pm—4am. £2 before midnight;

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