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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:39 pm 
Hoping you guys can help.

My other half is meeting up with some old uni mates in London this weekend. They want to go out Saturday night but are at a bit of a loss as to a club to go to.

They're all mid thirties, none of them have gone out in London for ages and I think they're after an indie night (featuring more older stuff as opposed to much new stuff)

Does anybody have any suggestions?


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http://www.clubbeer.co.uk/
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And I've just noticed it's Fri - you want Sat!!
Dur - sorry!!!

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Mean Fiddler is always worth a laugh on a Saturday night - normally 80's/Indie disco without frills.

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Bananas wrote:
Mean Fiddler is always worth a laugh on a Saturday night - normally 80's/Indie disco without frills.


The Mean Fiddler now does an extremely popular indie night called Frog on Saturdays, which features a live band at 1am. Last weekend it was McLusky and the Sat before it was Babyshambles as last minute replacements for The Futureheads.

I can't comment on the exact make up of the playlist in the main room as I spent the whole of the night in the 'Artrocker Attic' (which kind of speaks for itself) upstairs except for watching Babyshambles, but it looked very popular judging by the dancefloor.

I queued for an hour to get into Frog after arriving at 11.10pm so I'd probably recommend Afterskool at the Quad (part of the LSE on Houghton Street just off Aldwych) instead. It's £6 to get in and pints are a measly £2 and the bar's open til 3am. It's impolite not to get very pleasantly trolleyed :) The music is a mix of relatively mainstream indie through the years (but mostly fairly contemporary as you'd expect).

On a pretty similar tack is Collide-a-Scope at the Macadam Building of Kings College (I think) on Surrey Street, the other side of The Strand. In its favour are the big glass windows with a very nice view over the Thames.

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Agreed on Collide-a-scope (though it is very student union to be honest - probably cos it is a student union!). Booze relitively cheap and nice balcony and view of the London Eye. Frog is bigger, and has 3 different rooms playing different sounds as opposed to The Mac which only has one.

No dress code for either which is nice, Maccs open til 3am - Fiddler til at least 6am.

Depends on the crowd going as to which you choose - bear in mind the the uni's have just gone back ie. students have a big student loan still to spunk in their pockets, so The Macc will probably be busy. Fiddler isn't too bad to get into - depends on arrival time - before 11pm, or after 12 normally means 5-10 min wait.

Personnally, I'd recommend they wait til next Saturday 25th, go and see the magnificent my gay monkey in Denmark Street, and I'll happily escort them across the road to the Fiddler for an evenings stupid entertainment! How could you resist!

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Thanks for this guys,

I've noticed that most of the good nights are on a Friday though - I don't know why this is.

Music-wise nights like How does it feel, Penelope tree and breaking hearts for fun (aye-up Enid) are right up my street (and my fella's) but Friday seems to be better than a Saturday?!?


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