Leeds is considered by many to be a Mecca for clubbing. This well-deserved reputation was perhaps instigated by the dance music explosion that occurred in the early nineties, which most certainly influenced what are some of the greatest nights out in the country.
For unbeatable fun, mainstream clubs guarantee a great night out. Oceana is the largest nightclub in the compact metropolis, and those who have not already visited an Oceana club are likely to be overwhelmed by the number of themed rooms all under the same roof. Tiger Tiger is another mainstream choice that has a variety of themed bars, a restaurant and nightclub.
Whether you are looking for a mainstream club or one of Leeds’ self made venues, there is certainly a nightclub to float your musical boat.
For the students of Leeds Trinity University, Leeds offers some of the most extraordinary nights out, which is no surprise considering the city is catering for the hardcore nature of party loving students. As a result, there are more than enough venues to satisfy the needs of all music tastes. Let’s review the top 5 clubbing hotspots in Leeds.
This venue is not for the faint hearted, and suits students to a tee. Open until dawn, Mission is full of hardcore clubbers that like to party…..hard. Mission hosts famous club nights including Hed Kandi, Back2Space and Kiss Da Funk.
The HiFi Club
Established as one of Leeds’ most popular nightclubs, HiFi on Central Road in Leeds has been named as the ‘Best Nightclub’ and ‘Best Live Music Venue’ in Leeds on three separate occasions. The range of music on offer is perhaps its most attractive quality as it offers hip hop, jazz, soul and funk. Plus, the live music nights offer a different experience to the clubbing scene.
Following its £500,000 refurbishment, this club is fully equipped with a top of the range sound system and lighting system, as well as a stylish and cool interior. Mint is open during the week, which is ideal for students who often use the weekend (Saturday) to recover from a week of ‘hard work’. However, it is also open at the weekends. Resident DJs include super-DJ Sven Vath and Ricardo Villalobos. Electro, house and techno tend to be the music variety in Mint.
The Space attracts a great student crowd, especially in the week as it has an appealing range of nights. Always attracting a fun crowd, Space is also popular at weekends. Friday nights see the theme of the Twisted Night, mainly playing house and electro. Sunday night is well worth a visit as well as it is Funky Dory night-unsurprisingly this night consists of funk music.
Shock horror, My House is massively into house music! This three floor venue with a large outside terrace has been refurbished and does offer some of Leeds’ best house music. This year the club is celebrating its 18th anniversary for its renowned club night Back to Basics. Other popular nights include RudeNot2 and Blowout.
If you are a student, then you have years to explore each and every nightclub, but if you find yourself in Leeds for one night or a weekend, prepare to party hard.