“ Sugarhouse Lane, Preston. Info: 01772 517799 „
The Sugarhouse, in Lancaster...not Preston... is owned by Lancaster Uni, and is a club for the uni students. The look of the Sugarhouse may be less than desirable, and it may feel a bit like a school disco at times, but it really is a quality laugh and the drinks are cheap, which makes it even better. The sugarhouse is basically a big aircraft hanger, with another room that plays different, more funky music. The Sugarhouse is only open from Thursday to Saturday. Thursday nights are "popscene", which is basically an "alternative" night, which has all the commercial rock tracks, but occasionally the dj will play something good, but it is a quality laugh and usually fosters is a quid, so it makes the night seem a hell of a lot better, and as long as you have all your mates there it really is wicked. Before Popscene starts there is either a comedian or an unsigned band on, which is a really good way to showcase new talent, and it is a really cool as you pay £3 to get in and you can see some comedians first before popscene, or a band. Friday night is either "the Big cheese" which is what every uni has, a mixture of cheesy tunes, "Relax" which is an eighties night, which is a good laugh, but its on too much now, or a dance night thing, but they haven't really done that for a long time and i don't know why, "festiva" was the dance night and it used to be really popular, but they now do relax every two weeks and the same with big cheese, occasionally, no...sorry...i meant rarely there is a big dance special, like the artful dodger will come to play ona Friday night, but this has happened....oh, once, and God's kitchen have come..oh, once, or maybe twice, and so have miss moneypennys. Friday nights are a laugh though and what makes them better is, of course, the cheap drink, and the offer could be anything on a friday, but its usually bottles of something, like reef for a quid. <
br>Saturday night is "Sundays for sleeping" which is a complete mixture of music, chart music, dance music, a little rock music, indie etc etc, vodka is usually a quid on saturdays, which means everyone is usually plastered, and dancing to backstreet boys etc... The Sugarhouse is a good cheap night out in Lancaster if you're a student, and you know everyone there so its cool, but the main reason that the Sugarhouse is good is because the drinks are REALLY cheap so you can get completely wasted, with buses back to campus, or if you live in town its not a far walk. So if you're a student in Lancaster and you haven't been to The Sugarhouse i don't believe you, but if you are thinking of going there then I advise you to, it really is a wicked laugh.
The Sugarhouse has to be one of the shoddiest nightclubs I have have the misfortune to visit. The overall atmosphere is that of an aircraft hanger, with a raised platform in the center of the main room apparently as an afterthought and huge ceiling fans completing the equation. The music on the offer hand, varies in lack of quality from night to night, along with the dancing. On thursdays, innocent bystanders tend to get caught in the crossfire as Lancaster's finest indie boppers suffer epilectic fits on the dancefloor. This is the indie night in which victims are treated to toss like the Sterophobics and the Bluetones. On fridays, the mode generally shifts to cheese or retro; the difference being that cheese is a selection of crap tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s, whilst retro is a selection of crap tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. The dancing only results in mild sprains. The Sgarhouse used to feature a drum and bass night for more up to date sounds, but this was discontinued to to lack of interests. Whatever you do, stay away from Lancaster people. I'm warning you. The person who listed this place as being in Preston is doing you a service.