“ Siberia, 107 The Rock, Bury. Tel: 0161 761 6568. „
Siberia is located in Bury which is just outside Manchester. For this opinion I will only talk about Siberia on a Thursday night because it is rock night on Thursday’s and that’s the only time I go. I attracts the Bury local rock community, and a few other unwelcome visitors in my opinion, these people are the sol rejects, sol is a crappy night club just next door and anyone who gets refused from sol as the average age of sol on a Thursday night is between 16-18 and you can tell these people from a mile off, and it is fair to say I hate them. O.K back to Siberia, is located on the Rock in Bury. well on a Thursday night it is open from 9pm until 2am just like any other night club. It’s quite cheep to get in as it’s £2 with a flyer before 10.30pm or £3 without, it’s £4 before 11pm and £5 any time afterwards. It starts to fill up about 10.30pm. The music is rock and is mostly mainstream rock which every body knows but the DJ is pretty crap so you can bring one of your own CD’s and he will play it, which is pretty sweet. But you can always put in a few requests as long as he has got the CD. The are also cheep it’s only 70p for any shot or £1 with a soft drink with it e.g. vodka and coke. It’s only 75p a bottle of carling and £1 a bottle of grolsch, and there always girly drinks for only £1 stuff like Cuban fire and Siberian ice and other girly drink which I never have because quite frankly there shit. You can get pints for about £2 as well but I am always on the grolsch because I love it. The place it’s self I very small and can only hold about 100-150 people I think but it a nice atmosphere and nice people. So if you live in the area give it a try because I could go on forever about my memories in that place, but I have never been on a night apart from Thursday and I plan to keep it that way. Rory.
Siberia on a Thursday night, oh how I could talk about this club for hours. I could go on about the countless times I’ve been knocked to the floor during ‘Wait And Bleed’ the times I’ve sat in the corner holding my head regretting taking advantage of the 70p vodka or the times they’ve generally played way too much metal. Regardless, I love this club. This club is the highlight of my social week. It’s small enough to have the cosy atmosphere but big enough to have a fair sized bar and dance floor and plenty of seats when you’ve just not in the mood. The DJ is a pretty cool guy and takes requests no matter what they are. You can even take your own cd’s and he’ll play them. What a guy. Once he even played a really badly produced demo from my band. The sound quality was terrible and the vocals uninterpretable, but did he turn it off, no way. The drinks selection is pretty limited but this is made up for by the sheer cheapness of them. A bottle of beer will cost you either 75p for a Carling or £1 for a Grolsh. Not bad at all. There are some alcopops subject to promotion but I can’t stand them. The lemon drinks taste like mouthwash so I daren’t think what the rest are like. The music is quite varied but after going for about a year now it’s a little predictable. The night is mainly made up with requests and since it has such a diverse student audience there’s everything from indie to metal. Mentioning indie, it was originally and is still advertised as an Indie night which was a pleasant surprise from the norm of cheesy pop. The club is in Bury, which isn’t exactly Manchester. In fact its about 8 miles from the town centre and as Siberia is the only club in this area catering for an alternative crowd you usually get pretty good numbers of people. As I said you’ll get everything from Fear Factory to the Stone Roses and all in betwe
en. The dance floor is a little small and has tendencies to get a little rough during some of the heavier songs. Most noticeably Rage Against The Machine. Security is pretty lack with only about three people on the door. Entry fee is always cheap but varies throughout the night. There are usually some quite nice people on the door or just around handing out flyers so it’s even cheap. If you’re in the area, give it a try.