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As a York resident i have tried out all of the clubs in York, i thought it must be my duty hehe.
Toffs is not the best out of the three but deffinatly not the worst, the look of the place is the out side of a shabby warehouse, which is what it used to be before it became a club, and has not changed much on the inside, apart from a bit of ugly carpet, and some bored bouncers.
As you walk in the club there is a payment point and coat area which is a pound to get rid of you coat, personally i think they should pay you as they do seem to loose there regularly, then as you walk further in there is a bar and then the large dance floor, well they say it is large but after having atleast twenty people on it you feel like a sardine, there is also an eating area upstairs and some sofas to relax on which have also seen better days.
There is also a small cheesy bar as we like to call it, that plays all the eighties music and the stuff no one else wants to listen to, but there is a bar in there as well and a couple of sofas, and the toilets so there is a reason to go in that bit.
The good part of toffs is the fact that it is right in the centre of York, taxis are always outside, and the food places are at the bottom of the street and alwasy open even at four in the morning... so thats a good thing.
Thanks for reading.
It's not very obvious to me why anyone would choose to go to this night club ever. We were given free tickets and that's the only reason why we went; even then, it was still crap. The only thing that made up for the awful music and the lack of warmth, was the fact that I was there with my wonderful boyfriend, Hagop (ex-symposium) and Nojahoda. I really wouldn't recommend going to this club at all - it's full of thirty-year olds who can't dance and only know songs by Chesney Hawkes and Rick Astley. The drinks were very expensive - about £1.50 for less than half a pint of orange juice - without alcohol! Alcoholic drinks were excessively priced too, at over £2 for a pint. The only cheap thing was the water - tap water - free! I'm not sure on the entrance priec, as we had free entry, but I think that was quite reasonable (but, considering the actual club...probably not!). Trust me - don't go there, there's no escaping from the tackiness once you're in there! I don't believe that I would ever go back, but I guess if you were intoxicated enough, it would probably seem like a pretty alright place. Although, having spoken to people from York, they hold mainly the same opinions as me.
Well... where can I start. Toff's Nightclub in York is one of the 3 main city-centre nightclubs and hence benefits from a good deal of custom that perhaps it may otherwise not get. Musically, it is average - normally dance and mainstream in the main dancefloor ( deceptively SMALL! ), and cheese in the smaller room. Cost wise, it's good value - the drinks are often quite cheap, entrance can be free with an NUS, and you can have a decent night out for under £10. Upstairs there's chill-out area serving food, that has benefitted tremendously from recent refurbishment. So what's the problem? Firstly the whole operation is rather ignorant of what their punters want. On a student night it is commonplace to see people old enough to be your parents. But perhaps worst are some truly appalling gimmicks that they use towards the end of the night - whether it's old men dressed in laderhosen yodelling down microphones, or a 'tequila'-train where the aforementioned spirit tastes a lot more like a cheap cider. Toffs tends to be a place that you enjoy early on, but lose interest in, and eventually avoid unless there's a truly unmissable event taking place. If you don't mind a gimmicky drunken atmosphere, then you may get on fine - if you prefer to think you have a more refined taste...best turn elsewhere, if you can!