The Gloucestershire club nights guide shows you exactly where to shake your thing in Gloucestershire nightclubs seven nights a week, so dig out your party gear and get perfecting your moves – whether the running man or robot is more your style.
Please note, club nights may change, so if you have your heart set on a specific date, contact the relevant nightclub directly – well, you don’t want to end up queuing for a kebab when you ought to be dancing the night away, do you?
Venue: Boogie Lounge
What to expect: Situated just around the corner from The Promenade, Boogie Lounge is a fun and friendly venue which tends to attract a slightly older crowd than some of Cheltenham’s other clubs. It boasts a great party atmosphere, plenty of feel good tunes and laid back staff.
SoGlos loves: The chance to take on fellow clubbers and try your hand at a game of blackjack at the Funkasino, with drinks prizes up for grabs.
Regular club nights: Monday night is Student Promoters’ Night, run by students for students; Boogie Thursdays, another student night, is dedicated to specialist music and a cheese-free zone; every Friday is Ladies’ Night with hunky DJs taking requests and 2-4-1 cocktails all night; while on Saturdays it’s I Love Disco, featuring disco classics all the way back to the 70s in the main room and the lounge bar playing R&B and chart music.
For more information: See Boogie Lounge or call (01242) 238001.
Venue: MooMoo Clubrooms
What to expect: A popular night time destination close to the Regent Arcade in Cheltenham, MooMoo Clubrooms is the regular haunt of local students. The young and energised MooMoo vibe leaves even the most reluctant clubber raring to go.
SoGlos loves: The opportunity to snatch up a MooMoos privilege card, giving dedicated clubbers discounted entry, free cloak room and priority queuing.
Regular club nights: On Mondays it’s Milkshake bringing club anthems from the Ministry of Sound to Cheltenham with 3-4-1 drinks all night; on Wednesdays it’s Blue&Blue, featuring a selection of R&B, hip hop, electro and dubstep and great drinks offers; Thursdays sees the popular Propaganda pump indie beats until the early hours; that Friday feeling hits Cheltenham with POP playing party-starting anthems and more drinks offers to be snapped up; while Saturday nights are simply Gorgeous offering ‘hands in the air tunes’ and the chance to party like a rock star.
For more information: See MooMoo Clubrooms or call (01242) 256827.
What to expect: Taking its name from the Hawaiian state tree, Kukui is a refreshing and exotic tiki club in the heart of Cheltenham, which attracts both students and locals, and offers the opportunity to sample from an ever-changing cocktail menu, served up by hula girls and hunks.
SoGlos loves: The South Pacific theme, which adds a sense of paradise to the Cheltenham clubbing experience.
Regular club nights: Mojito Mondays offers delicious cocktails at rock-bottom prices; on Thursdays Cocoloco hits Cheltenham, with a mix of party mash-ups and anthems and the CocoCam capturing those magic moments; Fridays welcome Tiki Treats, a host of chart and R&B anthems and array of Tiki-inspired cocktails and shot racks; while Saturdays’ Passport to Paradise gives locals the chance to use their Kukui passport to enjoy an exotic cocktail from a mouth-watering collection in sumptuous surroundings.
For more information: See Kukui or call (01242) 517087.
Venue: Fever Cheltenham
What to expect: Located conveniently next door to Cheltenham’s MooMoo Clubrooms, Fever is a compact twin-floor club with a lively ‘up for it’ atmosphere. The top floor plays all the latest chart music, pulling in a younger crowd, while the ground floor’s mix of 70s, 80s and 90s classics attracts an older throng.
SoGlos loves: The free entry all night, every night – perfect for when you’re running low on pennies.
Regular club nights: Mondays’ Refreshers features fabulous drinks deals before midnight; on Wednesdays the Student Fever night sees selected drinks on 3 for £5 all night; Thursdays feature another recession-busting night with 2-4-1 on all drinks; Fridays offer buy one get one free on a wide selection of tipples; while Saturdays features ‘The Biggest Party in Town’ until 6am.
For more information: See Fever Cheltenham or call (01242) 256827.
What to expect: A bustling club on Cheltenham’s Promenade spread over three floors, with regular music from top DJs to live local bands proving a big draw for all ages. Subtone combines a Piano Bar and Cafe Bar, while the basement hosts the Main Club, Bongo Bar and Cocktail Bar.
SoGlos loves: The chill out Piano Bar upstairs, which acts as a laidback escape from the booming bass below, giving weary clubbers a chance to chat to friends.
Regular club nights: Thursdays’ Inferno offers free entry all night, a mix of chart hits spanning the 60s to today, breakdancing shows and great drinks promotions; while Fridays’ Fat N Funky sees classic R&B take to the Bongo Bar, old school house in the Main Club and big bass beats in the Cocktail Bar alongside more drinks promotions, with free entry before 12pm and all night for students; and Saturdays infuses a mix of soul, dancehall and R&B in the Bongo Bar with progressive and electro house in the Main Club.
For more information: See Subtone or call (01242) 575925.
Venue: The 2 Pigs
What to expect: Described as one of Cheltenham’s longest running clubs, The 2 Pigs offers a popular alternative scene nestled in the heart of town, which provides a refreshing break from chart fillers and club anthems till the early hours, with regular live music to boot.
SoGlos loves: The down to earth atmosphere and chilled out vibe – no need to don a mini skirt or killer heels here, girls.
Regular club nights: The Pigs Fridays Night Mash-Up kicks off the weekend festivities with a live show followed by DJ sets until 3am; while Saturdays welcome more live acts to the stage, with indie, rock and metal tunes on the decks until 3am too.
For more information: See The 2 Pigs or call (01242) 226030.
Venue: Thirteen Degrees
What to expect: Situated just off Cheltenham town centre’s bus station, Thirteen Degrees is located in a grand Regency house, making the clubbing experience feel more like attending a plush house party than being inside a club.
SoGlos loves: The elegant décor and large open spaces, which make for a fresh substitute to dark and overcrowded clubbing, with large clubrooms providing ample opportunity to dance the night away.
Regular club nights: Thirteen Degrees is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
For more information: See Thirteen Degrees or call (01242) 241144.
Venue: Fever Gloucester
What to expect: A fun club on Eastgate Street, playing music from the 70s, 80s and 90s plus all the latest chart music. Make the most of drinks offers, which run throughout the weekend, and dance till you drop.
SoGlos loves: Fever’s free entry all night, every night – for a thrifty way to party.
Regular club nights: Wednesdays at Fever are Students Expect Xtra nights, featuring a whole host of purse-friendly drinks promotions and chart and party music until late; Thank Fever it’s Friday gets the weekend off to a great start with 2-4-1 drinks all night; and Saturdays see yet more drinks promotions and party tunes pulling in Gloucester crowds week on week.
For more information: See Fever Gloucester or call (01452) 500370.
What to expect: A popular and somewhat boisterous nightclub situated on Eastgate Street, Liquid boasts three spacious clubrooms, including a VIP lounge.
SoGlos loves: Liquid’s cocktail menu – for special occasions when it would be rude not to treat yourself, or for an even more lavish way to let your hair down, there’s also private booths to book up.
Regular club nights: Wednesdays at Liquid are Fuzzy Logic student nights, providing mayhem, games cheap drinks and great mix of chart music; 3-4-1 Fridays offer, unsurprisingly, three drinks for the price of one, plus R&B, drum & bass, dubstep, cheese and party tunes until late; while The Sound of Saturdays see a popular mix of party classics with lashings of drinks deals.
For more information: See Liquid or call (01452) 410066.
What to expect: A fashionable Gloucester club, which spans a bar and cocktail lounge complete with professional mixologist, not to mention large dance floor.
SoGlos loves: Registry’s interpretation of smart and glam décor, think granite and sexy artwork, complemented by vibrant mood lighting.
Regular club nights: Wednesday is Bang Tidy student night and Fridays are Fresh; followed by Yogi Bear on Saturdays.
For more information: See Registry or call (01452) 302222.
Venue: The Cellar Bar at Cafe Rene
What to expect: The Cellar Bar is Cafe Rene’s cosy, alternative underground club filled with a diverse range of characters on numerous nights of the week.
SoGlos loves: Cafe Rene hosts an impressive line-up of live music acts, from ska bands to acoustic blues sets upstairs, while downstairs The Cellar Bar’s clubbing atmosphere is second to none in the city.
Regular club nights: The Cellar Bar is open Friday and Saturday nights, showcasing some of the best local DJs. The first Friday of every month sees Beaver spinning 70s disco, 80s pop and 90s cheese; HouseBound, on the first Saturday of every month, features, you guessed it, house music galore; Dance Conspiracy takes over every second Saturday of the month; while The Cafienda treats Gloucester crowds to some rock’n’roll mayhem every third Saturday of the month. The last Friday of every month welcomes an eclectic mix of house vibes to The Cellar Bar; and last but by no means least, on the last Saturday of each month, Sanitarium keeps rockers and metal-heads alike satisfied well into the wee hours.
For more information: See The Cellar Bar or call (01452) 309340.
Venue: Seventeen Black
What to expect: Seventeen Black is a chic wine bar, bistro and nightclub in Cirencester, drawing an intimate crowd of all ages. By night this sophisticated venue is a haven for stylish party goers.
SoGlos loves: The nifty three-in-one venue aims to cater for all needs, whether it be a light lunch, romantic dinner, a few drinks or a night out dancing until the early hours.
Regular club nights: Wednesday at Seventeen Black is RAC Student Night, with free entry for all; Thursdays often welcome live music and entertainment to the stage; while on Saturdays, local DJs bring the noise with a blend of house, trance and electro music.
For more information: See Seventeen Black or call (01285) 646340.
Venue: The Rock Club
What to expect: Despite its name, The Rock Club in Cirencester caters for a large crowd, playing R&B tunes, cheese, party and a bit of rock for good measure. The Rock Club has two bars, a chill out area and outside balcony.
SoGlos loves: The 60-inch plasma television in the chill out room showing all the latest chart videos, perfect for taking time out to rest those weary feet before returning to the dance floor.
Regular club nights: The Rock Club is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information: See The Rock Club or call (01285) 653103.
Venue: Sugar Nightclub
What to expect: Sugar Nightclub is an open-plan concept nightclub with fine furnishings, a lounge bar and outdoor terrace, located just off Stroud town centre, offering two nights of late night clubbing potential to locals.
SoGlos loves: Steeped in history, in its former guise as The Marshall Rooms, the Stroud venue has played host to enormous acts including U2 and The Who, no less.
Regular club nights: Sugar Nightclub is open Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information: See Sugar Nightclub or call 07779 734292.
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By Shelly Elcock
Friday 05 April 2013
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