Amadeus more afectionatley termed amadesperate by the local student population was a godsend for aberdeen meaning the other existing clubs had to smarten up to compete and since its appearance other night club companys have decided aberdeen is finally worth investing in. I have to admit i am a mondays and thursdays amadingdong addict and yes i was there when the uncovered cameras were! Amadeus manages to combine cheesy student pop on mondays and retro classics on thursdays with (according to my friends who like house and dance, coz i dont really) with pretty thumping house nights. The cloakroom generally costs between 50p and a £1 per item depending on the night so take a large bag and put all your coats in the one! The drinks can be on the expensive side although genrally there are special offers on certain pints and spirits, so if you don't mind the limited choice then it is possible to have a cheap night out in here. They also have mr. freeze ice pops and on a monday, free busses, though they can be a bit of a free for all on the way home! Yes its tacky, with its raise/lowering dancefloor stagey bit and all the flashy lights but too be honest its a good fun cheap cheerful night out (espec on cheesey mondays) and the crowd you get tend to be friendly and up for fun. ok so it is possible that if you cant pull at amadeus on a friday you wont ever pull anywhere but for a cattle market it still has class. Nb if you are a student, have a drink at the student union first and pick up some flyers to get yourself free entry.
well thats what we call it! one of the better looking clubs in Aberdeen and is for the middle of road out for a pull types on the weekends. One good thing about it is that it is open till 3. The staff are great and cope well even when it is three deep at the bar! Security staff are helpful too, any problems let them know and they will keep an eye out on you. Even though this place is a cattle market you can still have a good night. Not too expensive for Aberdeen and its location, even though it is out of the way means you can have a whole night around there. The free buses from union street and back run all night too. Bit of a tip though is to buy tickets in Yates wine lodge before going down. You can get the free bus from outside yates and then queue jump when you get down there - means more drinking time!
The biggest nightclub in Scotland was a blessing for Aberdeen, whose clubs were rather mediocre before Amadeus came along to put the others out of business. Amadeus is situated on the beach complex, which was built back to front (duh) so it's not actually facing the sea, but has it's back to it. There is a huge carpark, and a free bus service between Amadeus and the City Centre. It's on one level, with around three bars, a burger bar (yes, really) and a segregated party area. The dance floor is huge, and fills up quickly. There's ample seating, and friendly boucers and barstaff. The student nights are ideal for freshers, but steer clear if you're no longer impressed with games like "see how many sexual positions you can get into while eating a curry and downing a pint". The foam nights are fun though. The best night is Thursday, which is 70s night. There are funky dancers, groovy tunes, afro wigs and disco light spheres. If you look directly opposite the dancers and you're lucky, you'll see their choreographer frantically signalling to them to shimmy in the other direction. Drink is reasonable - there are frequent promotions and a token system. (Collect tokens and exchange them for beer etc) If it's your birthday, you get a complimentary bottle of bubbly (bubbly in the widest sense, as in, it has bubbles). Overall it's a good night out, with buses to and from the club and the city centre.