The Gallery used to be a great place to go clubbing.However, over time it has dropped off the map of places to go on a night out in York. The drink selection is limited, entry price unpredictable, sound system dated and the interior looks like it is falling apart.There are alot of new and exciting bars/clubs opening in York this year which are set to change York night life completely.
I went to the gallery nightclub as a first time visitor to the city, due to my experience at this club i doubt i will ever return. Within half an hour i had a drink thrown at me from the balcony because a girl decided she didnt like how i danced, then she and her boyfriend proceeded to attack me, he held me in a headlock and punched me in the face and she kicked me in the stomach. the couple they were with both set upon my friend while a group of male and female spectators watched and did not attempt to help either of us. The door staff escorted us out 'for our own safety'. after a long time with the police it turned out the people who had assaulted us were still enjoying thier night out. this is because they were regulars. The staff refused to look through the cctv or investigate any further but police insisted on looking through the tapes, when they asked about this management finally told them that the tapes had already been looked at and shed no light on the situation as the incident conveniently happened in a blind spot. As it was our word against theirs the police were no help at all. This has totally destroyed my faith in the justice system and human compassion. I am disgusted and would not reccoment this club to anybody.
I have been to The Gallery many times over the years but since the closure of the Icon and Diva Club it just seems like the whole of York seems to pack into this place and where once you could be free to dance and have a good time and now it is just where you go in and it is quite crowded and just does not have the same atmosphere it once did.
This is now coupled with the fact that it now has to compete with other clubs in town which are Tru (formerly Toffs) which is for the over 25`s, Club Salvation which recently got an extention and a revamp its previous name was Nexus and BPM which is just across the street from Club Salvation and that used to be a normal bar called Mcmillans.
Now this shows you how things have changed in a couple of years and yes there is plenty of space and different floor which has one for Dance Music, one for Indie Music and then there is a floor for your R & B/Hip-Hop Music.Now this is one of the good parts of what the club has to offer.
The shame is with most clubs these days if you want a Pint Of Lager, A Coke, Red Bull and Vodka, Alcopop or any other type of drink then you have to pay the price and you may think you have
been thrifty so far but then this hits you aswell for the admission which is cheap up until a certain time and then after about 10:30
pm it cost a bit more.
I really did enjoy going here but it has definitely lost its credibility and I would only really go here on special occasions or if a good friend was really up for going there.
this club discrimanates against certan people this club will not let ENGLISH SOILDERS in to there club i think this is wrong we fight to look after there rights for freedom of these people and this is how they treat us yes i know there has been fights in york which invole soilders but we are not all like this so dont tare us all with the same BRUSH
The Gallery night club is in York and as a York resident i have visited the place quite a few times. It is situated near to the castles museum, which is about fifteen mins walk from York station of five mins by taxi.
There are three night clubs in York there was four but one has just been closed down (Ikon and Diva) but the other two, Ziggys and Toffs are alot smaller than the The Gallery and dont have as much variation as the Gallery.
The Gallery is three floors and all three are varied as you walk in there is a coat hall where you can leave your coat for a small fee, normally about a pound, then you walk through to two large bar both at opposite ends of the area, where this section is normally for sitting and relaxing, there are loads of sofa and stools and comfy chairs, there is also a vip lounge on the same floor and the main toilets.
The next floor down is the main dance floor which can been seen from the first floor over a balcony, there is also a two bars either side of the main dance floor and a few sofas incase you get tired of dancing..
The bottom floor or the basement, has a bar at the end and a dance floor in the middle which mainly placs r n b music, and has very dimmed lights so a little bit more romantic...
The Gallery is open every night and the prices vary from night to night during the week it can be as little as, £2.00 but on a saturday night it can be as much as £7.00 but i dont mind as i am used to it..
The Gallery is a great place to go and as it is in the centre of town when you leave there are always plenty of taxis and places to eat, even at four in the morning, and about two mins walk from most of the big hotels.
Thanks for reading..