Newest Review: ... 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 t... more
Member Name: harryuk106
Date: 14/11/00, updated on 14/11/00 (69 review reads)
Advantages: Fine music, cheap night, conveniant
Disadvantages: Gimmicks, ages
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!