Cowgate. The music is suitably varied from 60s to 90s and the drinks are double cheap. Open seven nights a week with DJs on every night.

I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Cheap drinks 50p for spirits. ciders and some beers plus some funky 70s action.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannermans. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Local DJs spin pre-club vibes in this popular bar. Tonight. it's funk. soul and hip hop.

I The Unspoken Thing at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Funk. hip hop and house with three DJs to bring it to - you.

I Vegas at The Shooting Gallery (The Casino). 10.30pm—3am. £18. 31 Dec. Vegas see in '99 in true tacky style with the likes of Frankie Sumatra. Bugsy Seagull. Dino Martini. Lola Las Vegas and the Vegas Showgirls. Tickets from Virgin and Ripping Records.


I Aabsoulution at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 18 Dec. Fortnightly. Just imagine a club that you can get down to disco. shake your thang to R&B and wiggle to tropical beats. Happy days. it’s here at last! A brand new night from M.l.B. with three rooms and loads of DJs. Mr H in the main room with 70s disco to 90s dance; South Central in Room Two; Room Three holds Club Mojito a mix ofAfrican. salsa. samba and Latin 'azz. I Barry dabanas at The Honeycomb. 1|pm—3am. £7 (£5). 1 Jan. Monthly. The Tranny Band. The Cuban Brothers. The Gothic Stripper. belly dancers. the Jazz Trombonist. DJs and MCs at this popular variety club for the fun-loving and misguided. I Bass City Rollaz at The Venue. top floor. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 18 Dec. Monthly. Concentrating on the wide spectrum of dance music. you‘ll hear not just DJs but live musicians. Residents PC Jnr. Vital Signs and Ruftone behind the decks: Nick McCallum. Maxwell Daz and Gav Sutherland jamming along. I Bureau at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Information unavailable at time of going to press. Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm—lani. Free. Weekly. Tribal Funktion host tonight at this very funky bar. I Camel Beats at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). Fortnightly. 18 Dec sees a special guest from the desert: The Nomad Vs The Arabian Knights with the usual formula of techno upstairs and house downstairs. 1 Jan kicks off with very special guest DJ Pulple (Pull Recs) all the way from Paris. The Arabian Knights in full support. I Catwalk Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik front The Lizzard Lounge. Blacka‘nized and The East Coast Project spins the best selection of music from around the world. I Cathouse at The Attic. 1 1pm—3am. £2 before 11.30pm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Rock and indie with a play list that can range from Melallica and Marilyn Manson to Oasis and The Beastie Boys. With student-friendly drink prottios. I Club Fondue at Noa. From 5pm. Free. Weekly. Wind down your hectic week with all that's cheesy. Cocktails are £2.50 and bottles ofchampagne £12. Loads of nibbles and dips too. I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 18 Dec. Monthly. On stage Carlos Pena plays a set of classic salsa and Cuban songs. I Core at Studio 24. l()pm—3am. £ 10. 25 Dec. Fortnightly. ()ne of the last bastions for Scottish happy hard and hardcore. Tom Wilson. DJ Q and guests. I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm-lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio Flamenco Puro with dancers Tote Conte and DJ Simone. I Defcon One at La Belle Angele. Next date 8 Jan. I Divine Divas at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3): two for one before llptn. 25 Dec. Monthly. A Christmas Day Special for women with male friends

IE owns

Tribal Funktion C'est cool, c'est chic, c’est fantastique. Put on your best French accent, take your worst French jokes and get to the party. Oui? Oui! The Venue, Sat 79 Dec.

as guests. Only 50 blokes will be allowed through the door. so you had better get there early. This will not become a regular feature at this women-only club. I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm—lam. Free. Stylish pre-club bar. Gordon Mac (aka Sublime's Beany) plays on the first Friday of the month. the big beat sounds of Sleazy G on the second and fourth whilst you can catch Gav Lyell on the third Friday each month.

I Escape Christmas at The Citadel.

l 1pm—4am. £8 (£6) in advance; £1() (£8) on the door. 25 Dec. The fifth annual party which is always a highlight of the Taste year. Big party tunes and lots of them from residents Fisher & Price. Martin Valentine and Stuart Bernie. One of the best parties of the season. Tickets available from Taste on Sundays or Out of the Blue. phone 478 7048.

I Evol at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. A healthy mix of music. taking in anything from Blur. Pavement and Oasis to Public Enemy. Jackson 5 and Underworld.

I Fat Vibration at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 29 Jan.

I Fire island at Wilkie House. lOpm—5am. £9 (£7). 25 Dec. Trance. house and garage. The Christmas Ball with Kev Wright (Sublime) guesting in the main room and Yogi Haughton (DJ Magazine/Groove Theory) through the back plus all the residents.

I Frontier at Revolution. 10ptti—3am. £5 before 1 1pm: £6 between llpm—midnight; £7 after. Weekly. Residents are Kevin Jones and Vanessa Motion. Chart and house night with enormous capacity. 25 Dec is the Revolution Christmas party. cover charge £1() (£5 with flier).

I Funk Train at The Potterrow. 9pm-3am. £7 (£5). 18 Dec. Monthly. DJs Allen Ross and Matthew Atkinson ask you to put on your mama's flares and get busy at the Funk Train Christmas Special. I Gold at The Attic. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. With nights like this the 80s will never die. ‘The 80s were too much fun'. they say.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 8 Jan.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. 10pm-—3am. £4. 18 Dec sees Hub Central. the very funky Hub unplug themselves fora mellow night of breakbeat and urban soul. 25 Dec and 1 Jan closed. 4our Stroke 5ive return 7 Jan.

I Lift at Wilkie House. Next date 8 Jan. I The Living Room 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Andrew Moisey. Dillon and Christopher Wright with a freestyle mix of dance sounds in this well-situated bar. I Lucious at The Ark. 10pm-3ani. £5. Weekly. Half price entry with flier. Massive party music from the 70s to the 90s with the Woosh team and a tight but polite door policy.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana Cafe Bar. 8pm—lam. Free. Gareth Sommerville plays the full range of hip hop. house and garage tunes.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £3 conc and before 1 1pm; £4

thereafter. Weekly. Make tracks and hear an array of reggae. ragga. soul. funk. swing and R&B sounds provided by Sir Ossie.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. Next date 22 Jan with their third birthday bash.

I Mi Salsa at The Bongo Club. Mi Salsa has now finished.

I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. 9.30pm—2am. £5. Weekly. Continuing to make a real impact on Edinburgh‘s soul and jazz scene. catch The M8 Players

live on stage and the impressive DJ Tinku

behind the decks. 18 Dec the residents hold ti ht the fort.

I Min stry of Sound at The Potterrow. 9pm—5arn. £35. l Jan. Party your way through your hangover/come-down. Ministry residents Anne Savage and Lottie lead the way. Tickets available from Virgin. Avalanche. Uber Disko. Fopp. The Potterrow Box Office and on the door if not sold out.

I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. 10pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm: £2 after. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint with disco to funk. hip hop to cheese.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llpm-3am. £4. Weekly. A busy and long- running night of 70s and 80s sounds where New Romantics. punks. glam rockers and disco freaks relive the era that others do their best to forget.

I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). Fortnightly. Two floors. 25 Dec sees the Christmas Party. Sure to a night of techno madness. their Festive bashes always are! 8 Jan and the residents power through winter for another night of Pure bliss.

I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm-3am. £2; free for students with matriculation card. Weekly. A mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9pm—1am. Free. Fortnightly. 18 Dec Murray Richardson ‘keeps it deep' with only the best deep house. 1 Jan sees something special: Spaced 1999. (extended hours: 10pm—3am). Rebel Waltz presents a night ofclassic house music. five hours of brilliant dance music from the late 80s and early 90s. With Murray Richardson maning the decks. you know it's going to

be uality.

I The Rocking Horse at The Rocking Horse. 1 1pm—3am. £1. Three floors of alternative club action. loosely divided between gothic. heavy metal and indie. Drinks promos.

I The Salsa Hut 7— 10.30pm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant bridging the gap between great food and great music. With DJs.

I Salsa Viva at the Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5; £3 before llptn. 18 Dec. Fortnightly. One of the capital‘s favourite salsa nights.

I Seen at The Honeycomb. l lpm—3am. £10 (£9). 18 Dec. Monthly. The end of an


Pure Oh come all ye faithful/all ye Pure of heart/oh come and get on one/it's the Pure Christmas bash. The Venue, Fri 25 Dec.

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Funktion, Lizzard Lounge DJs and the Club Bezique posse. Busy bu5y. The Traverse Theatre.

Crash The biggest Hogmanay party in the capital. The only reason to brave Princes Street. The Old GPO Building.

Substance Gareth Sommerville joins the brilliant residents at one of Scotland's best garage clubs. The Honeycomb.

Luver Joy Spaced 99 Work me, goddammit! The Luver and Joy residents will give you the best time you ever went and had. Wi/kie House.

Ministry Of Sound When the MOS posse come up to play, you just know it’s going to be a party. The Potterrow

Funky Stuff Watch out Yogi's taken over the Cafe and you had better put your dancing shoes on. The City Cafe.

All events on Thu 31 Dec.

era folks. this is Seen's last night. The ultimate hip hop showcase. the greatest freestyler on the planet. Supernatural together with the lTF and DMC champ DJ Noize. Anyone who witnessed their show at the Northern Mixing Championships last year will agree that this cannot be missed. Also featuring Eh‘PWun! and The Dynamic Duo. Definite! going out with a bang.

I Snatch 01s at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. inn and Hugh brin in in uplifting house.

I e ting at The Potterrow. Sting has now finished.

I Sublime at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 22 Jan with Sublime presents Return To The Source.

I Sublime at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 18 Dec sees a night which will make the faithful quiver in anticipation. Both ldge and Kev Wright will be offering a three hour set. designed to knock your socks off. 1 Jan is their little Christmas present to you. All members will get in free before midnight to witness the four deck mayhem by ldge and Kev Wright. Beany and Felix will be through the back playing up and onwards. Believe it or not the boys have put together a website. Check it out at

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I e Subway West End 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thursdays.

I TF1 Christmas at Club Mercado. 4.30pni-10pm. £5 over Festive period. Weekly. The famous after-work party does the Christmas thang. office worker unite!

I TF1 Friday Afterwork Party at The Ark. 4.30—9.30pm. Free. Weekly. A free hot buffet until 6.30pm and loads of cheap drinks. Lovely.

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