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84 Wilson Street, 553 1221. Three rooms, 700 capacity.
Toilets Small but clean
Bar Lager £2.20, water £1 20, free water available
Clientele The upstairs bar tends to attract a slightly gay older crowd, while the club proper caters to all tastes
Ambiance A gentleman’s club vrbe prevails upstairs, while downstairs is a mass of rnrrrors and chrome.
Queen Margaret Union
22 University Gardens, 339 9784. Three rooms, 1000 capacity
Toilets Large but a bit scruffy
Bar Lager £1 30, water 70p, free water available
Clientele Mainly students, what with rt being a union, but up to four guests can be srgnecl in and temporary membership is available for big nights
Ambiance Quodos, the main club area, suffers from an excess of wrought iron fi‘ippery, but that doesn’t stop the kids from havrng a blast
375 Sauchrehall Street, 331 1635 Two rooms, 170 capacity
Toilets Small but pleasant.
Bar Lager £2.20, water £1 25, free water available.
Clientele Ranging rn age from 20 30, Reds attracts a smart-but-casual, lard back crowd
Ambiance With drinks promos most nights of the week, and the friendly-but- selective door policy the newly rc-Pfurbrshecl club has something of a party atmosphere.
40 New Sneclclon Street, Parsley, 400 6967 One room, 250 capacity
Bar Lager £2, water £1, free water available
Clientele A slightly older crowd who are there, without a doubt, for the underground sounds.
Ambience Don't let the fact that the club runs out of a restaurant basement put you off, as the selections by the Rub-A- Dub crew are ever reliable.
26 Langside Avenue, 649 5020. Two floors, 800 capacrty
Toilets Fairly baSiC
Bar Lager £2.20, water £ 1, free water available.
Clientele Dependent on night, but generally a mixed-up boozy bunch ranging in age from 20—35.
Ambience As the name suggests, there rs a garden shed theme to the decor, and the crowd tend to be up for a giggle.
Strathclyde University Union
90 John Street, 567 5000. Five rooms, 2000 capaCrty.
Toilets Various sizes, well maintained, Bar Lager £1.60, water 50p, free water available
Clientele Students far outweigh guests, and the atmosphere is accordingly alcohol-enhanced and friendly,
Ambiance In the largest licensed premises in Scotland, Darkroom on Level 5 is the main club space, featuring industrial stylings and a vrdeo relay trained on the dancefloor
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22 Jamaica Street, 248 4600 One room, 450 capacity
Toilets Small but rather nice
Bar Lager £2 30, water £1 50, free water available
Clientele Anyone who cares about dance music in its various forms, and each night attracts a large number of loyal regulars Ambiance The Sub Club is internationally renowned, and deservedly so, for the mind-blowmg music and hyper- enthusrastic crowd Easily one of the best clubs in Britain, if not the world
13th Note Club
260 Clyde Street, 243 2177 Two rooms, 450 capacity
Toilets Fair-sized and clean Bar Lager £2, water £1 10, free water
Clientele Everyone from students to skins, with members of local bands lurking in the corners
Ambience Hardly over-designed in terms of decor, but the comfy booths upstairs and the mid-sized dancefloor make the club feel more like a mate's living room
197 Pitt Street, 572 3372 Three rooms, 580 capacity
Toilets Good-sized and pleasant.
Bar Lager £2.20, water £1, free water available.
Clientele Dependent on the night, but mostly smart twentysomethings and students
Ambience The labyrinthine underground faux-caverns that make up the club add to the excitement of heading for the dancefloor.
193 Pitt Street, 332 7522, One room, 600 capacity.
Toilets Large and well maintained.
Bar Lager £2, water £1 20, free water available.
Clientele Dependent on night, but the Crowd is liable to be more than a little enthusiastic.
Ambience With bars arranged around a central dancefloor and a functional style, The Temple is designed for dancing, which suits the crowd to a tee
84 Mitchell Street, 204 1000 Three rooms, 1000 capacity.
Toilets The best in town
Bar Lager £3, water £1 70, free water available,
Clientele In the main, The Tunnel attracts a y0ungish, very dressy crowd and if you want to get in, avord any trace of scruffrness.
Ambience With a crowd there to revel in the whole swanky Tunnel experience, the atmosphere is always cheery and the gents torlets are little short of spectacular Cracking drinks promos too.
The Velvet Booms
Sauc hrehall Street, 332 0755 Two rooms, 500 capac ity
Toilets Small but pleasant
Bar Lager £2 35, water £1 25, free water available
Clientele Dependent on night, with a smartrsh crowd throughout the week and dressed-up party kids at weekends Ambience The warm and welcoming decor makes a change from the ultra- minimalism that prevails in Glasgow and the club attracts a friendly bunch
33 Queen Street, 248 8484 Three rooms, 600 capacity
Toilets Roomy and pleasant
Bar lager £2, water £1 20, free water available
Clientele Varies accorclrrrg to night, but expect a smart, laid back crowd as up for the dancing as the drink
Ambience A pleasant blend of minimalism and comfort, With two small-rs-beautifu| dance floors
3 Semple Street, 229 7733 One room, 650 capac ity Toilets Large and lots of tc)rlet paper
Bar Lager 99p £2 50 depending on night,
water £ 1, free water available
Clientele A mrx of students and office workers from the West End.
Ambience One of the busiest venues in town, The Ark manages to fill to capac ity before most of us have even had our dinner All the nights are aimed at a mainstream crowd
Dyers Close, Cowgate, 225 8382 One room, 250 capacity
Toilets Small, but adeguate
Bar Lager £2.30, water £1, free water available,
Ambience Small, but rarely empty, this cosy little venue trades predominantly on their spectacular clrrnks promos and mix of cheese, indie, pop and dance favourites for excitable students.
la Belle Angele
11 Hastie's Close, 225 7536 One room, 500 capacity
Toilets Clean and spacious for its sire Bar Lager £2 20, water £1, free water available
Clientele Mix of students and youngish locals Varies clependrng on night Ambience Simple, but cavernous, most club nights make a real effort with their own decor to add to the already good atmosphere
The Bongo Club
14 New Street, 556 5204 Two rooms, 320 capac ity
Toilets Small, but surprisingly little gueuing Bar Lager £2 00, water £1, free water available
Clientele Hardy mix of locals students and a general mix of clrscernrng left field types Ambiance The main room boasts a sr/eable stage and plenty of space to shake as many funky thanch as you please The Bongo strives to be different and cater for a Wide variety of tastes and does so with great success
Mansfield Place Church, 557 8003 Two rooms, 870 capac ity
Toilets Tastefully decorated, soc ial
Bar Lager £2.50, tap water only
Clientele A slightly older crowd, attributed partly to the prevalence of live bands at the club nights but still With a generous dollop of broad-minded students Ambience A spectacular interior as it is a converted church but unfortunately ceases to exrst from Hogmanay as it’s being converted into office space A tragic, tragic waste of One of the most beautiful venues in the city
3 West Tollcross, 228 3252. Two rooms, 1700 capacity
Toilets Clean and plentiful ,
Bar Lager £2 20, water £1 50, free water available
Clientele Thursday is students night, but the weekend is over 25s 7 no JOdTTS or trainers
Ambience Split over two purple decorated areas, the main room h0uses 1200 fans of hits from 70s to 90s while upstairs is borne to The lvlambo Club, an Edinburgh institution of reggae, Latin and salsa hosted by Sir Ossie.
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