Glasgow: 31 Queen Street
—I usually come in for an hour every
Saturday before I go on somewhere else,
like Sadie Frost’s or Bennet’s.
— I like the atmosphere and the look of this place. The people who come here are a bit trendy, but they don’t care as long as you look half decent.
— The music's pretty funky and mellow. It’s the right place to start on a night out.
-Glasgow's more friendly, the bar staff
are much friendlier, people just generally
seem a lot happier when they’re out. But, in Edinburgh, they seem kinna miserable.
GLASGOW MONDAY: PRE-CLUB continued
I Playstation League at Bar Jedi. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. For kids sore of thumb and pallid )f complexion. A case of lager is up for grabs for the top gun gamer, assuming you can drag yourselves away from the ‘station at home.
I Burn at The Apartment. llpm—3am. Free for staff of any pub or club; £3 to everyone else. Weekly. A top party atmosphere guaranteed thanks to the thumping dance classics unleashed by Norm and Richard.
I The Monday Club at The Velvet Rooms. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Chris Hesketh mixes up R&B, garage and house at this night. Entry is free to all shop, bar, restaurant and club staff, generously enough.
I Passionality at Planet Peach. 11.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 with ﬂyer). Weekly. Gay night that invites you to ‘come get passionate’. Funnin enough, the music, courtesy of DJ Andy (Bennet’s/Sadie’s), promises to be cheesy chart, upfront house and handbag.
I Speedracer at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Indie classics with the odd daft party tune thrown in for the usual crazy crowd.
GLASGOW TUESDAYS Pro-club
I Havana at October. Next date 5 Sep. I Dub Night at The Variety Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Donaldson (Bar 10) playing, oddly enough,dub.
I Club Salsa Sabrosa at Havana Bar. 8pm—midnight. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. DJs Keith and Alexis provide you with a cool night of Latin tunes, with merengue and salsa classes from 8pm.
I Bar 10 at Bar 10. 7pm—late. Weekly. A chance for aspiring DJ talent to get noticed: every week three bedroom turntablists spin their discs, the best being selected by the crowd, who then progress to the final, where DJs and promoters from various clubs grant the cream of the crop a chance to play at their venue or club.
I Basics at g2. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Jon Mancini from Colours playing out his usual high quality house. I Eden at Alaska. llpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. One for the students, with the usual classics of academe downstairs thanks to Alan Ronald, plus some charging party tunes and a smattering of house upstairs from Scott Mackay of The Tunnel. Further proof that Tuesdays are the new Thursdays.
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I F.U.N. at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Gay night featuring the traditional hodge podge of cheesy chart action and camp handbaggage courtesy of DJ Georgie Boy and regular live PAs.
Chart &. party
I Laid at The Temple. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student night with the cheesiest of cheese, regular tribute bands and the odd foam party.
I Goo Goo at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Paul Melon claims to be ‘The King of Cheese’, while Dave Mulholland whacks out the commercial house and garage.
I Shooting Stars at The Garage. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Gerry and Iain keep the drunk kids happy with charty house and po hits.
I The Shimmy Clu at Bennet’s. 11.30pm—3am. £3 (£1.50). Weekly. A straightish and studenty night at the gay venue, with Raymond Davren maintaining the party atmosphere.
I Slave Boy Tuesday at Slave. 10pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Hostess Ms Mi-Mi-Martini and resident Jon Fraser with handbag and hardbag albums at the club’s gay night.
I T.I.T. at Trash. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Rory Weller with hands-in-the- air, foot-stomping house and trance, plus Graham churning out the student sounds in Room two.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. Northern soul and funk grooves from Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub) and Chris Geddes (Belle And Sebastian). Live bands appear on an ad hoc basis upstairs.
I Algo Differente at Havana Bar. 8.30pm—late. £4 (£3). Weekly. Arrive early for salsa tuition, then revel in the Salsa Sabrosa crew’s high octane Latin set.
I Club Santiago at Brel. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Latino grooves with Marcelo and Manuelo Cifuentes.
I The Jengaheads at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Martyn Jengahead is at the helm of this night, which showcases new releases, acetates and the like.
I Fluid at The Polo Lounge. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Wayne Dixon mixes up classic funk, soul and disco with a dash of contemporary business, and there’s half price cocktails to make sure things go with a swing.
I Russell's at Russell’s. 9—11pm. Free Weekly. DJ Yaw brings his world music extravaganza to the yuppie masses.
I Shu Hirata at The Cu] De Sac. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Jazzy
breaks, hip hop, electro, drum & bass: whatever gets played out, it’s bound to be the best available.
I Yang at Yang. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Michael Peck mixes, cuts and breaks those beats.
I Bennet's at Bennet’s. 11.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Weekly. Sara with an upfront dance mix. Gay.
I Deathlehem at The 13th Note Club. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Residents Dumptruck, Demonic and Craig look set to scare the punters silly with mean old rock and metal — think Korn and Slipknot having a scrap with Black Sabbath and AC/DC.
I F.A.B. at Babaza. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. DJ Skud blends garage, R&B and funky house, playing to a dressed-up crowd who help to make this one of the busiest midweek nights in Glasgow.
I Hotdog at Reds. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. An Anne Summers-sponsored night that’s about to spice up your life. Music comes in the form of dance classics from Keith Pyper, but it’s the PVC underwear, joy juice and willy- shaped ice-cube makers that we’re after. I Joints And Jams at Planet Peach.
1 1pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. High calibre night of hip hop, swing and R&B from a rotating roster of DJ talent including Martin Hesketh, Puppa Shango, John Lyons, DMG and James Fullerton.
I Overground at The Velvet Rooms. llpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Indie sounds and chart classics from Joe McKay.
I Shag Tag at Archaos. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely successful night based on a complex numerical flirting system: everyone gets a number upon entry, then, if someone catches your eye, you write their number on the board next to your own, with the idea being that they then rush up to you and get biz-ay. Music-wise, it’s banging house and trance in the main room and across-the- board ‘madness’ from C.J. downstairs.
Chart & party
I C.J.D. at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student frolics with Marcelo, Alan Belshaw and Ryan Mathie.
I Klass at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £2 before 11pm; £3 after. Weekly. For those who fancy a party night out, but can’t stand those pesky kids cluttering up the joint. Over 28s only.
I Pop 8: Tarts at The Cathouse. 11pm—3am. Weekly. Free before 11.30pm; £2 (£1.50) after. Weekly. Party- up disco and funk.
I Souped Up at The Garage. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Daft pop and student antics.
I Air Organic 36 Kelvingrove Street, 564 5201.
I Alasksa 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. I The Apartment 23 Royal Exchange Square, 221 7808.
I Archaos 25 Queen Street, 204 3189. I The Arches Midland Street (off Jamaica Street), 221 4001.
I The Bedsit 1 Park Drive,339 0432. I Bennet's 80 Glassford Street, 552 5761.
I Bonkers Hope St, 248 5884.
I Brel 39 Ashton Lane, 342 4966.
I Budda 142 St Vincent Street, 221 5660.
I Caledonian University Student Union (Asylum) 70 Cowcaddens Road, 332 0681.
I The Cathouse 15 Union Street, 248 6606.
I Cleopatra's 508 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, 334 0560.
I Club Budda 142 St Vincent St, 221 2213.
I Cul De Sac Ashton Lane, 334 8899. I Eat Drink Man Woman 34—44 King St, 552 9227.
I Firebird 1321 Argyle Street, 334 0594.
I Fury Murry's 96 Maxwell Street, 221 6511.
I The Garage 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120.
I Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street, 332 0691.
I Glasgow University Union 32 University Avenue, 339 8697.
I 92 474 Sauchiehall St (behind the Garage), 353 3111.
I Havana 50 Hope Street, 248 4466. I Life (basement of Corinthian), 191 Ingram Street, 552 1101.
I The Living Room 5 Byers Road, 339 8511.
I Nice 'n’ Sleazy 421 Sauchiehall
Street, 333 9637.
I October Level 3, Princes Square, Buchanan Street, 221 0303
I Planet Peach 34 Queen Street, 226 8990.
I Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street,
I Queen Margaret Student Union 22 University Gardens, 339 9784.
I Reds, 375 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1635.
I Rocksy's Basement 40 New Sneddon Street, Paisley, 552 5791.
I Scaramouche Bar, 140 Elderslie St, Charing X, 572 0828.
I The Shed 26 Langside Avenue, 6499473.
I Spy Bar Bath Street, 221 7711.
I Strawberry Fields 56 Oswald Street, 221 7871.
I The Studio, 1084 South St, Scotstoun, 401 1750.
I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street, 248 4600.
I The Temple 193 Pitt St, 332 7522.
I 13th Note 260 Clyde Street, 243 2177 I Trash 197 Pitt Street, 572 3372.
I The Tunnel 84 Mitchell Street, 204 1000.
I Variety Bar 4OISauchiehall Street, 332 4449.
I The Velvet Rooms Sauchiehall Street, 332 0755.
I The Woodside Social Club 329 North Woodside Road. 337 1643.
I Yang 33 Queen Street. 248 8484.
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