Zanzibar on a monday night-S.H.A.G. at Zanzibar
Zanzibar is situated on Gravel Street just out of the main centre of leicester town. The exterior is rather large, with a main set of double doors leading into the reception area. Once you have paid up, you walk into the lobby area, which is quite impressive when clean! The floor is mosaic tiled and the whole area has a very Morrocan feel to it, with a large water fountain in the middle. On entry to the lobby there are a set of toilets to the left amd cash machines to the right. Straight ahead is the entry to the main room, and just to the right of that is entry to the smaller room called Cobarna.
The main room again attempts to have a Moraccan feel to it, but fails miserably, instead looks like the set of a bad seventies travel show, with old palm trees and cushy sofas. The main room is rather large, with a main bar in the middle, and a reasonable dance floor with a small stage. To the far right are two sets of small stairs leading to the V.I.P. area (which NEVER has VIPs, just students on bar crawls!) The smaller room, Cobarba, is quite a lot smaller, and has two bars, but several little alcoves with tables, perfect for hiding away with your pull of the night!
On a Monday night, entry is £3, but flyers are always handed out around campus for free entry, N.U.S. cards are essential for entry. The cloak room is a pound per item. Every monday night is a theme night. Recent nights include the chav part, school disco, foam party, or they have P.A.s such as Timmy Mallet! The main room plays cheese mainly, but theres always a short set of dance music. Cobarna is the r'n'b room, which plays r'n'b' and hip hop all night, but they will play some garage if you ask nicely enough. Drink range from 1.25 for cheap alcopops, wine and pints, about 1.75 for spirits and 2 pounds for well-known alcopops.
I go to zanzibar every monday, i enjy going a lot. We have a good night every week. Everyone in zanzibar on a monday night is completely wasted as every1 is students. I have never seen a fight in zanzibar and is for the most part a good-natured and fun club!
Zanzibar it seems in my opinion, cannot decide what type of club it wants to be. It used to be a single type of club, with a main specific theme running through the club on each specific night. Now the club is split in to 3 main areas, the small dance area and main bar, is where the pop mainstream music is most nights, it's also the area where the little train goes round the bar in the ceiling. There is also a snack food areas within this section. The main dance floor which is quite large, it has a podium, and on certain nights with dancers in cadges. This section plays mainly dance music. There is also a small bottle bar here. Then there is my favourite part. The 70's and 80's music part. The decor is so tacky and full of leopard and tiger print, that it's fun. The music in this area is all old, but it is the one's that people know. If you want a drink quickly, the two bars in this section are usually the easiest to be served. The prices are usual club prices but there are sometimes special offers. The cheapest has to be ladies night at the end of the month, with the strippers, free drinks and beat the clock. (you have been warned). It’s ladies night until 10.30, that’s when normal clubbing starts. Throughout the evening men do actually come to the club, and end up outnumbering the ladies. The décor is varied and unusual, but you can tell it’s trying to be something more. The toilets are usually very clean and with loo roll. The best night to go in my opinion is either Friday or Saturday. Overall, Zanzibar is for people who want to go out and have a laugh, to laugh at others and to be prepared to laugh at themselves. This is not a club for everyone. It can be a cattle market, trouble does happen, but it is a place to try out, and make up your own mind.