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    Default Disbanded Nightclubs in Liverpool

    Would like to know more about nightclubs/raves etc that have now closed down in Liverpool. Especially the 80s/90s ones

    Here's a small list:

    The Venue

    The Paradox

    Heaven


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    Pulse

    The State

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tockeyhead View Post
    Would like to know more about nightclubs/raves etc that have now closed down in Liverpool. Especially the 80s/90s ones

    Here's a small list:

    The Venue

    The Paradox

    Heaven

    Pulse

    The State

    Here's a bit about the history of some of the buildings.

    The Venue, Green Lane, Tuebrook.
    Originally built in the 1960s as a bowling alley next door to the Carlton/ABC cinema.

    The Paradox.
    Originally built as Vernons Football Pools.

    The State, Dale Street.
    Originally built 1905 as the State Restaurant as part of the State Insurance Building.
    Same architect (W. Aubrey Thomas) as the Liver Building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tockeyhead View Post
    Would like to know more about nightclubs/raves etc that have now closed down in Liverpool. Especially the 80s/90s ones

    Here's a small list:

    The Venue

    The Paradox

    Heaven

    Pulse

    The State

    When I started going out in the late 80s I remember particularly Flintlocks (Fleet St), McMillans (Concert St) and Four Seasons (Bold St)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tockeyhead View Post
    Would like to know more about nightclubs/raves etc that have now closed down in Liverpool. Especially the 80s/90s ones

    Here's a small list:

    The Venue

    The Paradox

    Heaven

    Pulse

    The State
    the dock

    the buzz

    the drome (but its over the water)

    051

    the aquarium

    anymore?

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    Tiffanys (Fenwick St)

    Livingstones (Stanley Street)

    The Manderin (Victoria Street)

    Gullivers/ Cagneys (corner of London Road)

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    Isn't it sad now that there's nowhere really to go if you just want to lose yourself in the music. I had a fantastic time in the 90's when you would finish work for the weekend, head in to town and go to either Cream (or the Conti - showing my age) and just let the music be your drug?

    Everything was forgotten, the only worry what the next tune was and whether to spend your cab fair on a last Red Bull.

    Now, all of those clubs went from gangland violence and drugs and kids with knives - is there nowhere to go anymore to just dance your knackers off?

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    is there nowhere to go anymore to just dance your knackers off?
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    The Havana (Duke Street/Slater Street)

    more a dive than a club

    See a previous post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    The Grafton?
    Ha,Ha,
    proves you can still rely on some things (as long as you're not too fussy!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gardens View Post
    Tiffanys (Fenwick St)

    Livingstones (Stanley Street)

    The Manderin (Victoria Street)

    Gullivers/ Cagneys (corner of London Road)

    Bladdy hell you're old!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Bladdy hell you're old!

    Thanks Ged - that list of clubs consists mostly of young pretenders as far as I'm concerned!

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    Anyone intersted in Eric's try this link to the Everyman theater.

    Eric's

    Eric's
    19 September - 11 October at 19:30 pm

    Joe?s in trouble. It?s not his time but the clock is ticking. You?ve got to be ready; ready to battle, ready to clash, ready to fight.

    The troops he rallies are from his past, in particular Mathew Street and the passion of his
    youth; the rebellious and creative fire of a small Liverpool club. A club which sparked a cultural
    revolution and inspired a generation of musicians, artists and writers.

    Award-winning Liverpool writer Mark Davies Markham follows up the hit musical Taboo with this new musical specially commissioned for the European Capital of Culture. The story of one man?s fight for survival as he draws on the defiant spirit of Eric?s; do it yourself: and do it your way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tockeyhead View Post
    Would like to know more about nightclubs/raves etc that have now closed down in Liverpool. Especially the 80s/90s ones

    Here's a small list:

    The Venue
    The Paradox
    Heaven
    Pulse
    The State
    Mardi Gras!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    Anyone intersted in Eric's try this link to the Everyman theater.

    Eric's
    My brother in laws brother (if you can follow that) used to manage Eric's, some of his Eric's memorabilia is in the Beat Goes On exhibition at the museum. The premises became the Cave when I went there (early 80's). There was also a club called Freewheelers (I think) near the bottom of Wood Street and The Wilsons..... memories of my head banging days ......

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    Star and Garter omg i owned up to going there

    Chauffers and The Casablanca on hope street, two great little clubs, so sadly missed.
    BE NICE......................OR ELSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita View Post
    My brother in laws brother (if you can follow that) used to manage Eric's, some of his Eric's memorabilia is in the Beat Goes On exhibition at the museum. The premises became the Cave when I went there (early 80's). There was also a club called Freewheelers (I think) near the bottom of Wood Street and The Wilsons..... memories of my head banging days ......
    I remember them well, Like it was only yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Star and Garter omg i owned up to going there

    Chauffers and The Casablanca on hope street, two great little clubs, so sadly missed.

    Chauffeurs - run by Charlie Scott. I was standing next to him at the bar one night when I commented upon the ships bell behind the bar. It said 'Craftsman' on it. I was with Harrison Line at the time and the Craftsman was one of their ships (there was a series of them over the years). Charlie told me a mate of his was a friend of the captain and that was how he got it. That may well be what Charlie's mate told him but no captain would give away a ship's bell.

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    The Harrington Bar in Harrington Street. Had a disco and a late licence due to it serving food. Played Bowie / Electronic / New Wave music and was very popular at the height of the 'New Romantic' era in the early 80's. Gay doorman !

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    Just had an email of someone asking about photo's of the Wilson's that used to be at the bottom of Wood Street 80's and 90's (inside if possible). I haven't got any but if anyone has please let me know or post them on the site. (So longs as I'm not on any of them with a frizzy perm and bikers jacket)

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    Ah, so it's you!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita View Post
    Just had an email of someone asking about photo's of the Wilson's that used to be at the bottom of Wood Street 80's and 90's (inside if possible). I haven't got any but if anyone has please let me know or post them on the site. (So longs as I'm not on any of them with a frizzy perm and bikers jacket)
    Nope - I think the one I have of you you're with a frizzy biker and wearing a permed jacket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita View Post
    Just had an email of someone asking about photo's of the Wilson's that used to be at the bottom of Wood Street 80's and 90's (inside if possible). I haven't got any but if anyone has please let me know or post them on the site. (So longs as I'm not on any of them with a frizzy perm and bikers jacket)

    I'd rather not see them to be honest!
    "Such Power Exists?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaatu View Post
    I'd rather not see them to be honest!
    My perm wasn't that bad honestly

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    I used to sneak into Eric's in the afternoons to see Pink Military and was a regular when it was the "cave"
    Wilsons, Freewheelers, the Warehouse and Milo's were my other fav's, and after a Haircut i could be seen in Pickwicks!

    There may well be a few pics of me around the Wilson's bar but my hair wa more of a greasey mix of beer and pacholli oil than "frizzy"

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    The Venue, Green Lane, Tuebrook.
    Originally built in the 1960s as a bowling alley next door to the Carlton/ABC cinema.

    I remember when it was the Coconut Grove!! Had some boss nights in The State in the mid 80's.. IMO the best club in the country for atmosphere (slightly dodgy one but great).

    Also remember Dukes, Gatsby's, The Babaloo, The Cabin (nurses club:impossible NOT to pull)

    Daley's on Dale Street... watching Groundpig (covers band bar none)... mad nights... The Vaults... could go on and on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backintheday View Post
    The Venue, Green Lane, Tuebrook.
    Originally built in the 1960s as a bowling alley next door to the Carlton/ABC cinema.

    I remember when it was the Coconut Grove!! Had some boss nights in The State in the mid 80's.. IMO the best club in the country for atmosphere (slightly dodgy one but great).

    Also remember Dukes, Gatsby's, The Babaloo, The Cabin (nurses club:impossible NOT to pull)

    Daley's on Dale Street... watching Groundpig (covers band bar none)... mad nights... The Vaults... could go on and on...
    I know them all
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    does anyone remember The Dock?
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    I've drank in all the rest above but can't say i've heard of that one Kev, where was it?
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    I'm sure it was within the Stanley Dock complex of warehouses, it opened around the time of The Quad, The State and The Buzz etc...
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