KEY: [S] students and guestsonly; [ND] no denims; [NT] notrainers;
[A] available for private hire on certain nights. please contact venue.
IJoy at the Sub Club. llpm—3.30am. £3. Pulsating house rhythms. melodies. beats and basslines. Feel the heat as you dance your cares away in the ultimate busy. sweaty. sticky atmosphere. The best night of the week for house in (ilasgow.
I Radio City at the Mayfair ((‘ameo Suite). l0pm—3am. £1.50. RadioCityhas been quite a success story that seems to have gone unnoticed by most people. Populist they ain‘t. but if you‘re into late (i0s psychedelia and rock (and 80s as well) this is the best place. as countless Glasgow Uni students will also tell yoti.
I Shag at Fury Murrys. l lpm—3.30am. £1.50. 12in white label importsfroni Chicago at Shag are about as rare asa sighting of Mo Johnston in (ilasgow's ptibs and clubs recently. Don't expect tosec ‘super' Ally or any other football ‘stars' frequenting Shag as there will be no Luther Vandross or George Benson either! What there will be is pure lovable pop (especially early St ls) amongst an unpretentious. mixed fun-loving crowd.
I The Alhambra Spin—midnight. Free! I The Batcave at Henry Afrikas. Spin—3.30am. £4. I Bennets 11pm—3.30am. £2.50. I Chart Music Night at The Choice. 11pm—3.30am. £5. I Cleopatras 10.30pm—2.30am. £3. I Crash at the (‘otton (‘lub. “pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2.50 with ticket ). I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. I Hard Rock Cane at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50. I Hollywood Studios 1 lpm—3.30am. £3.51). I M.E.A.T. at SW1. £2.50(£1.50ticket). I MrD's10.30pm—2am.£4. I Panama Jax l 1pm—3.30am.£3. I Rallies l0.30pm~-3am. £3. I Savoy 1 lpm—3.30am. £3.50. I Stomp at Mardi (iras. 10.30pm-3.30am. £2.50. I Tin Pan Alley 10.31 lpm 3 . 31min. £3 . So. I True Colors at .loe Paparazzi.
‘ 30am. £2 (£1 Student).
1 1pm 3. Saturdays
I Bennets l lpm 3.30am. £3. (ilasgow 's best gay disco 1 yycll. its only ! l hasmoy‘ed on in recent times from play ingexclusiy'ely iii-NRO toa mixture olall high bpiii dance sounds. (‘urrciitly ycry popular is ltalia disco. Balearic beats and the many deriy'atiyes that make tip ‘housc'. l.ook otit for surprise special guest PAs.
IThe Choice 1 lpm 3.30am. £4. The most exclusiye yenue on Saturdays has all the new fashion collections by the likesol llamnett. Basi and ( iaultier on video for you to drool oy er. Make sure you‘re dressed up to the times as well or youcould be disappointed. if pfront dance mixed by Segtiii. Lars and your host (‘olin Barr.
I Defect at [my Murrys. l lpm 3.31 lam. £3. Alter failing todeliy'er the goods. Mars has just gone out of orbit. In its place is Defect. w hich looks like it won't be trying tocompetc w ith the Sub ( 'lub. but attract the student crowds. I like a yariedplaylist as much as the next man. but Deacon Blue. Luther Vandross. Bad Maiiiieis. l’ogucs. Day id Bow re and the ( ‘urc’
I Heller Skelter at the May lair.
llpni 3am. £1 .50. .\'()‘1 a l leayy Metal night thank you yery much. but cult lieayy rock layourites from the late His. early 70s when ‘guitgii solo' was not a dirty word.
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I Insomnia at the Warehouse. “pm—3.30am. £4. Insomnia is attractinga very young. wild crowd just now. with only one thingon their minds. . .dancing! Any vacant space inside has someone in big white trainers bobbing around to the loud. thumping. commercial house.
I Sub Club 11pm—3.30am.£4. lfBennets on a Tuesday is already a Glasgow institution. then the Sub (‘lubon Saturdays isn‘t far behind. For well over two years it has been the most fashionable venue and consistently busy. The only problem is trying to dance and breathe when it gets predictably mobbed.
I 2 Hip and Mixed Up at Panama Jax. 11pm—3.30am. £3 before midnight. £4 after. ‘2 Hip for garage. funk. house and hip-hop. ‘Mixed lTp‘ for chart. soul and alternative. Two clubs running simultaneously.
I The Alhambra Spm—midnight. Free!
I Cleopatras 10.30pmr-2.30am.£3.50.
I Cotton Club 1 lpm—3.30am. £5.
I Desire at Mardi (iras. 10.30pm "3.30am. £3.50.
I Follies 10.30pm—-3.30am. £4.50.
I Henry Alriitas Spin—3.30am. £4.
I Hollywood Studios 1 lpm—3.30am. £4. IJoe Paparazzi llpni—3.30ani. £4.
I Kes Club at Rooftops. ltl.30pm~3am. £2.50.
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. £3.50. Over 25s' disco.
I Mr D's 10.30pm—2am. £4.
I Raffles 10.30pm--3am. £3.
I Savoy 1 lpm-3am. £3.50. ()y-er21s' night.
I SW1 £3 (£2 ticket).
I Tin Pan Alley 10.30pm—3.30am.£5.
I Underground at Henry Alrikas. 10.30pm—3.30ani. £1 before llpm. After llpm. it's£4.
I Glam Rock at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50.
I Club Fantasy at The ( 'hoiec. 11pm—3.30am. £3. Run by Darren. KCy'llt & DJ ()scar — 'essentially pumped-up vibes for a happy. mental crowd'. Treat your ears to the 4k sound system and your eyes to the 4x4 video wall. Special guest PAs from top British rapper M(' Duke on Dec 10th (see feature) and American house artists Tyree (‘ooper and Fast liddie on the 17th.
IDiscordia at Peggy Sue‘s. 10.30pm 3am. £2. Fortnightly . run on the first Sunday of the listings. Discordia can probably claim to cover the most musical sty les of any of (ilasgow 's clubs. (io in w ith an open mind and groove on dow n to the likes of Front 242. Dead Kennedys. De La Soul. Ramones. Happy Mondays. Bad Brains and. . . Motorhead! Where's theacid hoUse. though. lads'.’
I Oblivious at Henry Afrikas. 8pm—3.30am. llA's will be runninga special drinks promotions every night throughout the festive season. Between 8pm and 1 lpm you'll be able topurchase draught beers for 80p and spirits and wines foronly 60p. This excludes Sundays when there's cheap drinks all night! (iot that‘.’ Good! If you‘ve heard too much house recently or ifsttiff like Deacon Blue and the Watcrboys appeal to you. go along.
I Underground at l'ury Muri y s.
11pm 3.30am. £l. \‘y'itli entraiieeonly a measly quid. Tequila Slaininers at 50p. grooyy ftiiik. soul and disco from the 70s. effervescent Latin and the odd club classic from more recent times. you would think the Brown Paper Bag boys would bcoiito a winner. but no! When you should be fighting for space to dance (and air) it'sall toocasy and the odd bad choice by the DJ clears the floor you know something needs to be done to add some atmosphere. but w'htit'.’ Alisw crs on a postcard to Underground. c o l-ury Muriys. ..
I Buckwild at Tin Pan Alley 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. 1 still think the admission is a bit steep for a Sunday btit the drinks prices are easily the cheapest in town: 60p pints. 40p spirits. 40p liquers. The DJ is one Glasgow's finest. Segun. and there‘s live PAs to look out fortoo.
I Bennets 1 lpm—3.30am. 75p.
I Bete Noirat SW1. £1 .50(£1 witlitieket). 75p drinks.
I Brag at the (‘otton ('lub. llpm— 3.30am. £2.
I Canary Murder Club at Peggy Sue's. 10.31 lpm-3am. £2. Fortnightly. on the second Sunday of the listings.
I Follies 11pm-3am.£3.
I Fuddrultlters at ('leopatras. 10.30pni—2.30am. £l.
I Hollywood Studios 1 lpm-3am. £2.
I Hustle at the Sub Club. llpiii-»3.30am. £1.50.
I Kick Crass at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm—-3.30am. £1 before 1 lpm; £2 after.
I Mr D‘s11i.3upm— 2am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Panama Jax l lpm—3.30am. £1 .50.
I Rallies 10.30pm—2am. £2.50.
I Savoy l lpm—~3am. £2.
I Freewheelin' at Fury Murrys.
l lpm—3.30am. £1.50. A genuinely wide variety ofcult music from the (ills, 70sand 80s. breathing life into (ilasgow 's notoriously dull Monday nights.
I Jeans 8i T-shirt Night at (‘leopatras l0.30pm—-3am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Panama Jax midnight till 3.30am. £1 .50. £1 ticket (available in gay bars beforehand). The long running and ever popular gay night.
I The Alhambra Spm— midnight. Free!
I Henry Alriitas Spin-3.30am.
I Savoy l lpm -3am. £2. Another over 25s' night.
I Boys. Boys. Boys at SW1 . £1 .50 (5(lpw ith a ticket) What‘s the next line again'.’ 'l'm looking for a good time.‘ Says it all really. BBB is an alternative night. No. this doesn‘t mean they'll be playing the latest indie faves but their clientele is a mixture ofgay and straight. A good mixtureof any thing considered to be dance music shall be spun by the DJ.
I Loveclub at Peggy Sue's. 10.30pm 3am. £1 .50. file alongside lircewlieclin' I suppose. grooyy pop cult f’ayes from different eras to shake your floppy fringe 10.
IShimmyClubai Benneis. 10.30pm 3am. £1. Quite simply . the Shimmy (‘lub isa (ilasgow institution. For years. the straight night has been attracting people from all walks of life iust wanting torelax and hay e a good time. The (ii is soul. RtyB. alternatiye and ska spotsare stillas popular as ey er and the house section is beginning toattraet a tolloyyiiigas well. Make sure you ariiy c early or you could be disappointed. - '
I The Alhambra .s'pm midnight. Free! I Henry Alriitas Spin 3 30am.
I Rhythm ‘n' Booze at the ( 'otton ( ‘lub. llpm-3.30am. £2(£l with ticket ).
I Expansions at the Warehouse.
1 1pm 3.30am. £2. For hip-hop and house enthusiasts only. Wednesday may not be the best night for clubbing. but 1-.xpansions hay e btiilt up a small baiidof enthusiastic followers with their sheer consistency in playing the latest and best in the respective genres. Well worth a visit. especially if you just want todancc!
I The Alhambra S‘pm —niidnight. Free!
I Go West at ('leopatras. l0.30pm~«2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Jeans & T-shirt night at the (‘otton Club. llpm~3am. £3.50.
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. llpm—3am. £2.50. ()y er 25s’ disco.
I Panama Jax 1 1pm 3.30am. Free before midnight. £1 after. (iay night. i
I 608 Night at Henry Afrikas.
10.30pm 3.30am. £1 before |1pm;£4 after. Worth going early . methinks!
I Blackmarket at the Sub('lub.
1 1pm 3.30am. £2. My favourite oftlie Slam (’rew 's three nights at the Sub isJoy. but it the music at Blackmarket doesn't quite reach the hiin standards of l‘ridaysit makes up for it in atmosphere and mobility (ie it isn‘t quite sobusy! ).
I Fury Murrys 1 lpm 3.30am. Live music sessions with disco. ('hcck Rock listings for band details and prices.
I Terra Neraat the Mayfair. 11pm -3am. £2. Terra Nei'a suffers from the same problem as L'nderground . . .brilliaiit music ( 1 .atin. reggae. African. soea. etc). but the atmosphere is virtually non-existent.
I The Alhambra Spm —midnight. Free party night.
I Bennets l lpm-3am. £l.
I Bloomers at ('leopatras. 1ll.30piii--2.30am. £2 (£1 student).
I Savoy 1 1pm 3am. £2. Over 25s' disco. I708 Night at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm-—3,30am. £1 before 1 lpni.£3 after.
ISW1 £1.50(50pwithtickct l.
ITin Pan Alley 10.30pm 3.30am. £3.50. I The Venue l lpm till late. £2. Thrash metal night.
I UFO Warehouse The Venue. l lpm ~4am. £2. (‘onsidering that there had been a heavy metal band playing before the club organisers could get in. and the minimalist decor which comprised one Moonflower and a couple of banners with l.'\" painton them. the organisers managed a good turnout. This is not surprising since they had got rid of the 10.000 leafletsthey' printed over a period of three weeks. The music w as well mixed it not predominantly llouse-isli. btit what is most important is that Dl Bootsic managed togct people going and on the dance floor.
I Marleys Shady l.ady‘s10.30pm--3am. £2. to ing it tip to the name oftlieclub. playing mostly M( )R reggae to a mostly older crowd.
I Spanish Harlem Wilkie l louse
10.30pm 3am. £3. [zdinburgh‘sbusiest club night with the Harlem posse supply ing 4K PA. new y isuals and DJ‘s (‘olin Day id and Yogi moy ing the house. I Dream/Slam the Mission 10pm 3am. £3. llouse fusion from lidinburgh‘s Dream and some of (ilasgow ‘s Slam. 1'sing the
y cnue and music selection to its fullest. look out for the £1 entry leaflets bearinga ripoff of the 'Stussy ‘ logo. who in turn ripped it off ( 'lianncl.
I The Amphitheatre 10piii——4aiii. £1.75 before 1 1pm £3.50after.
I Buster Browns 1 1pm 43.30am. £2.75.
I Cafe StJames Spin-2am. £1 members £2 non members. Prices go up after 1 1pm.
I Chaplins at l'insbury' Park's. ll.30~(iam. Free before midnight £2 after.
I Cinderellas Rockertellas VPm—Qtim. £l before 10 £2 before 1 lptii £3al‘ter.
I The Red Hot Pepper Club lupin—4am. £3 before 11.30pm £4after.
I Madisons 9pm—3am. £1 before 1 lpm’£2 after.