Sunderland has had some memorable nightclubs in its time
Sunderland has had some memorable nightclubs in its time

Memorable Sunderland nightclubs that were part of all our good times back in the day

The nightclub is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Such establishments still exist, but not in their previous abundance.

Prior to the 2003 Licensing Act, which enabled pubs to open pretty much when they liked, nightclubbing was the only available option to drinkers after 11pm; and meant they could charge an admission fee.

Even then they had to close at 2am, which is when the young and pretty of today are just warming up on a weekend. For the benefit of those with the good fortune to be too young to remember the city’s nightclub heyday, here is a personal reminiscence of 10 of them.

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