The Gallery - York
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With three floors there's more than enough space for the hundreds of students that flock to the venue on various themed nights (whether you are an army man, enjoy the naughty teacher look or, are into dressing like an animal, there's often something light-hearted to suit your taste) or for acclaimed radio DJ sets, and the occasional acoustic set from local musicians. The Gallery certainly looks the part and lives up to its reputation as a vibrant space; the décor is very...very gold and this, alongside the VIP area (it costs between £30 and £40 to upgrade and get a special 8-to-12-seater booth) gives the place an air of decadence and distinction that other clubs in the city don't have.
It's not all good though, the floor sticks harder than your average club and bar by midnight, and access for the older generation and disabled community isn't well-catered for (unless you want to stay on the ground floor that is...), because there's an awful lot of stairs and not a lot of support available with busy staff (who are often pushed even to serve a drink quickly...). Despite this, a decent night can certainly be had easily enough in room 2 downstairs, particularly on a Redemption night (Friday and Saturdays) where there is space to sit and drink (for the excellent price of £1.20 – all drinks, all night) as well as have a proper dance to the latest charting dubstep or electro sensation.
Local residents will always give you mixed reviews when it comes to The Gallery, but we think that with the right company (it's definitely a night to take your best friend, hen party or work mates to), and forward-planning (just so that you remember how to get home after a few of those delightfully-priced cocktails), it will be a night that is very worth your time.
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