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Nightclubs in Leeds
Member Name: jeff2000
Nightclubs in Leeds
Date: 17/07/01, updated on 17/07/01 (525 review reads)
Advantages: great selection, friendly people, wicked music
As you may have noticed from my other opinions I love to go out clubbing and now that I've reviewed most of the clubs that I've been to I feel I should now turn to the whole of Leeds for inspiration.
I think that Leeds has got a lot to offer most people who are after a good night out, whether they want to dance the night away in a club or just have a few drinks in one of the city centre's many bars. This is reflected in thew number of people who line the streets on a Friday and Saturday night. When I first moved to Leeds I couldn't believe it, it's as busy as during the day, but everyone's dressed up in their best clothes and ready for a good time. Even though there are so many people out, many of them quite the worse for wear, the atmosphere is usually very friendly. Obviously there a few people just after a fight but they are in the minority and I haven't seen much trouble, no actually any trouble since I've moved up here. Where I used to live you can't look at anyone for fear of starting a fight and the atmosphere in Leeds is a welcome change.
So, now about the clubs, as I said before I thnk Leeds has a lot to ofer most people who love their music. The main clubs in Leeds are: Heaven and Hell, Jumping Jacks, Majestyk, Evolution, Space, Digby's, The Atrium, The Bassment, The Warehouse, West Indian centre, The Wardrobe, Leeds Met Union, The Fruit Cupboard and The Mint club. I've reviewed most of these seperately so if you want some more information I suggeat that you check them out (please).
The clubs fall into two general catogories, the comercial clubs and the underground clubs. I'm basing this on the syle of music that they play and the crowd that they attract. The comercial clubs are: Heaven and Hell, Majestyk, Jumping Jacks and Evolution. These all play chart music on the weekend, though Majestyk is trying to gain some cred by booking some semi big-names lately (Boy George, Allistair W
hitehead), but it stays in this catergory. The crowd at these clubs are generally there to get pissed, pull and stumble home in a drunken haze. There's generally a lot of locals at these nights and if you're a student you can feel a bit out of place, that's why these clubs run student nights during the week, cheap drinks and cheesy music are the order of the day, so check the local listings for details, though there is at least one cheap night on any week day. The underground clubs are: Space, Digby's, The Atrium, The Bassment, The Warehouse, The Wardrobe, West Indian centre, The Fruit Cupboard Leeds Met Union and The Mint club. These clubs attract a crowd that is clued up about their music and are mostly regulars. They cater for the less popular syles of music, such as r n b, house, latin, drum and bass, techno, hip hop and funk. So here's a little run down: Space, dance music, open every night (see review). Digby's, hard house, open Saturday only (see review). The Atrium, funky house and laid back grooves, open every night, home to DiG! on a Saturday. The Bassment, new club, has techno, drum and bass and hip hop on various nights, check listings as every night is different. The Warehouse, open most nights, various styles of music (see review). The Wardrobe, latin music at the weekend, various weekday nights, quite smart, you'll love it! West Indian centre, basically a community centre in scary Chapeltown (5 people were shot there the other day), has good techno nights, also a monthly funky house night, you will truly see some strange people here. Fruit Cupboard, various weeknights, r n b on friday, quite a small club, but perfectly formed, not usually very busy. Leeds Met union, has quite a few major gigs here, also has it's own student night, cheese night and rock night on Friday, which is apparently very good if you're into that kind of thing. Mint club, dance music, open most nights, (see review).
So there you go, a
basic rundown of most of the clubs in Leeds, there may be some that I've forgotten so plaese let me know. I would highly reccomend a visit to Leeds for any knid of music lover, there's something for everyone and you are nearly garuanteed a good night out, the people are friendly and the clubs of a high standard, oh, and I'm there as well! Even if clubbing's not you're thing then there are loads of quality bars to cater for most tastes, but that's another story...