Clubbing In York
If you’re looking for pubs in York you’re
spoilt for choice, but clubs have never been a big feature
of enjoying a night out in this busy little city. Most
people looking for somewhere to get down and get funky
catch a bus to Ikon and Diva [map],
which is a huge club based at Clifton Moor Retail Park
just 10 minutes from the city centre. Otherwise they head
to nearby Leeds and Hull for their night out.
However, if you look hard enough you’ll come
across one or two venues where the music is pumping
and the dance floor is packed.
Ziggy’s [map] is one of York’s most famous nightclubs. Located
at Micklegate this is one of those clubs that’s
been around for ages. Playing a range of music from retro
goth to 80s rock Ziggy’s keeps going when every
other venue in York calls it a night.
The Gallery [map],
Clifford Street, is a club popular with a younger crowd
favouring cheap booze and chart hits.
If you’re looking for somewhere fun that doesn’t
take itself seriously at all head to Toffs [map],
Toft Green, the perfect place to go with a big group of
mates. During the week Toffs is popular with students
who visit in their droves to experience the great alcohol
deals and cheesy pop music. At the weekend it’s
strictly chart music with some R n’ B thrown in.
In true Footloose style the people of York will not be
prevented from shaking their booty and many newer pubs
have dance floors to accommodate those with Kevin Bacon-esque
Yates’s [map], Church Lane, Low Ousegate, is livelier
than in many cities and has a large dance floor although
the décor (lime green) and the crowd prove too
loud for many people.
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