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Date: 29/06/00, updated on 14/11/03 (622 review reads)
Advantages: Good atmosphere, good music, a range of clubnights
Disadvantages: Can be a bit of a cattle market
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.