“ Bridge Place, Aberdeen. „
The Palace is situated on Bridge Street, just off Union Street so it's easy to get to from all forms of public transport and the pubs! Each night is different at the Palace and has something to suit every taste - well almost! There are two main rooms in the Palace, a small room upstairs with a bar and a much larger area downstairs with a large dance floor, lots of seats and three bars. The toilets deserve a special mention. They are situated upstairs and are probably some of the worst in Aberdeen! Normally most of the girls cubicles are out of action and the floor is always a little bit flooded in goodness knows what. Not exactly the nicest but at least the graffiti is amusing. The weekly programme runs as follows - Monday - The infamous Mudd club. This is Aberdeens longest running student night which plays mainly alternative music downstairs such as Metallica and Korn for example as well as rap, dance and the odd cheesy number. Upstairs in the smaller room they have more dance music. Entrance is £2.50 or £2 for students and it runs from 10pm - 2pm. Thursday - Disco 2000. This is the revival tacky night with indie, soul, funk and disco. It runs from 10pm - 2am with admission running at £3 or £2.50 for students. Friday - Bond-age. I've already written an opinion on this club night but in brief it plays a lot of alternative music. This includes Korn, Marilyn Manson, Blink 182, Offspring and other American indie rock bands. It runs from 10pm - 2am and costs £3. Saturday - Upstairs at The Palace there is a rock night. It changes its name frequently so I'm not sure what it's called at the moment. It plays rock, metal and industrial and is rather a good night from what I have heard. Not been yet but its one of the first places I'm going next year so I'll write a review on it then! The other nights are normal club nights playing a mixture of chart and dance music. The Palace
is a fairly good nightclub but not the best. I go there for the music and not for the surroundings. Sometimes the beer isn't very good and can be distinctly weak. They do special drink offers e.g. on a Friday lager is a £1 a pint. The toilets are pretty much a disgrace and environmental health could do with paying a visit but they are better than they were! Basically the Palace is okay but it could seriously do with a refit. If you like alternative music however, it's your best bet in Aberdeen.