“ Andressey Passage, High St, Burton. „
There's two night running at The Refinery right now. The Friday Social is an Indie night. It's meant to be good but not my scene, so I'll leave that one... Pump, and Saturdays, is an excellent hard house night for those who like more upfront music and an old skool style club. It's basically a converted warehouse, so there's no chrome and mirrors. It's made to feel more like an early '90s warehosue rave than anything else, with a capacity of about 300. Promoter/record shop owner Mark Aldrich is the main resident, and he plays almost every week. Other notable regulars are Envy, Danny Baxter and Sean P. The music policy is 'bouncy house', which can mean anything from old skool anthems to Trade-style thumpers. Talking of which, recent DJ guests include Ian M and Fergie from Trade itself, and DJ Sy, currently a monthly resident. Inevitably, the club attracts a slightly younger crowd than most house clubs, but with Progress, Passion, Rennaisence andHot Dog within 30 miles, clubbers can be a little spoilt for choice. Easily the best night in Burton (not hard....I live here so I should know), and an unusla night to travel to if you're fed up with the commercial clubs.