STUDENT GUIDE | CLUBS
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SHUT UP AND DANCE E E D D N N B B U U R R G G H H CABARET VOLTAIRE Mixing solid local DJ talent with bigger names imported from Europe, this is one of the capital’s best known and prime spots for a good time. It’s got enough novelty perks to satisfy the less musically-driven clubbers – guestlist, private booths, queue-skip drinks packages – but enough of a basement vibe and hefty soundsystem to make everyone feel they’ve had a proper night out. ■ 36-38 Blair Street, thecabaretvoltaire.com
EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION Put your hands up for the biggest night at the Edinburgh uni union, The Big Cheese. It’s been a favourite with successive waves of Edinburgh students, and continues to do shameless pop and cheap drinks every Saturday better than any other joint in town. Perfect for those keen on a no-frills night out with tunes they know and love, and chips on the way home. ■ The Venue, Potterrow, eusa.ed.ac.uk
SERIOUS CLUBBING OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
SNEAKY PETE’S A tiny, rammed little haven for people who really like their music and appreciate an open-minded space for dancing. Student-friendly enough to be ‘open and busy every night’, with excellent mid-week regulars, their diary is also spotted with big name guests when the place becomes a brilliant, buzzing sweatbox. ■ 73 Cowgate, Glasgow, sneakypetes.co.uk
POP-UP CLUB NIGHTS If you want a really special time in and around Edinburgh after dark, your best bet is to keep your ears to the ground in terms of one-off, pop-ups and good old fashioned raves. Some of the best parties are the impromptu ones which make the most of the city’s weird, dark spaces and beautiful open air nooks. Good luck – and let us know if you hear anything.
CLUBS LISTINGS IN GLASGOW AND EDINBURGH 3 Sep–5 Nov 2015 THE LIST 117