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.

Friday, 20th September 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Monday, 23rd September 2019, 1:32 pm

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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