Nightclubbing: We're Nightclubbing...

After what seems like for ever, we are once again nightclubbing. Well, sort of.

To celebrate we have compiled a list of clubs UK-wide we think are pretty wonderful. We hope there’s somewhere near you on this list.

1. G-A-Y clubs are re-open. Located in London, Manchester and Liverpool, they are a popular option for a flamboyant night out, whether you’re North or South of England.

2. Manchester is Bar Pop . Bar Pop is a fantastic drag venue situated in Manchester’s Gay Village. If you’re a Drag Race fan, we recommend you get yourself down here for the chance to meet your fave UK queens (and drinks are pretty affordable too!).

3. Liverpool homes GBar which reopened its club scene this week. Gay bars are incredibly important in providing safety and unity for LGBTQ+ people and after Liverpool’s recent homophobic attacks, we’re so happy for GBar’s reopening.

4. In Leeds is the Viaduct Showbar which is a very popular venue. Hosting live cabaret and drag performances, it’s one of Yorkshire’s most fun places to be and we’re jealous of those who live nearby!

5. Delmonicas, or Dels, in Glasgow is also resurrected. This venue doesn’t have to be all about the dancing if that’s not your style; it’s popular in its vast entertainment including quizzes, bingo, karaoke and more!

6. And on the East Coast of Scotland is Edinburgh, home to CC Blooms, a classy but friendly club at the heart of Edinburgh’s LGBTQ+ community. We absolutely love the atmosphere in CC Blooms: warm, inviting, welcoming; and queer of course.

7. Cardiff is one of the friendliest LGBTQ+ places in the UK and one of the most popular gay bars here is Main Stage. With its affordability, cosy atmosphere and care-free vibe, it’s one to visit if you’re local.

8. SWX in Bristol is currently set to be reopened tonight (23rd) after the venue went up in flames last week. The reopening has been pushed back whilst repairs are carried out so hopefully tonight is the night. This disaster has been a shame for the venue which is incredibly popular and often hosts Eat Sleep Drag Repeat, the entertainment company for UK Drag Queens. The club needs the support following the disaster so support them if you can.

9. In Birmingham is The Village Inn, a fantastic venue for live cabaret and drag performances as well as clubbing. Don’t be fooled by the demure, country pub name as it’s modern, dynamic and lively.

10. Last but not least is our beloved Brighton with The Queen’s Arms. Brighton is one of, if not the, most LGBT-friendly cities in the UK. Unfortunately, Brighton itself seems to be responding slower than the rest of the UK in terms of reopening but we can only hope this means a safer return for the Brighton night scene. A venue that has reopened is The Queen’s Arms, a cabaret venue with drag performances and karaoke.

So what are you waiting for? Get your feather boas on, get vaxxed and waxed and get down to your local club.

Different venues have different restrictions still in place so please be careful out there.

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