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It's impossible for one to talk about Adelaide's nightlife without mentioning Zhivago. Oozing with energy and packed to the brim with excitement; you don't just have a good time at this club, you lose yourself here. Put on your dancing shoes, gather your friends and head to this club for a night spent dancing to the music of some of the most renowned DJs. Apart from the regular parties, several events, theme nights and after parties are hosted here, which draw in bigger crowds that include a couple of famous faces.
A delightful wine bar, La Boheme guarantees an entertaining evening. It offers fantastic cocktail drinks, beers and wines along with power-packed cabaret performances that enthrall the audience. Enjoy the Paris-style evening and watch the artistes perform. DJ sessions are also held here. The crowd is youthful and lively.
Hidden away beneath North Terrace is the Fat Controller, a live music venue and nightclub that is far-removed from the lighthearted, child-like imagery that is brought to mind by the venue's namesake. The subterranean club is an urbanized version of a warehouse venue - all steel, concrete and stark lines. The minimalist design of the Fat Controller allows musicians free reign to transform the venue with their music without having to compete with an overarching theme. The venue boasts an eclectic line-up of bands, including numerous touring acts that draw in quite a crowd.
As electrifying as the name is, Electric Circus has created quite a stir in the music scene of Adelaide. The place is packed on most days, but on weekends, it is packed to suffocation. The nightclub with its blue and red lights glows in the dark, just enough for you to see where your heading to. Dj's known on the international circuit and in Australia come to play here every week and Thursdays are popular for fun and partying.
Pin Balls machines at a live music venue? Might take you by surprise but that's the deal at Jive. A former theater it went through a metamorphosis from being nightclub to a strip joint to a live music venue. The architectural design of the theater makes it easier for the performers to be seen by the audience. Jive is mostly frequented by college students as a hangout out joint after an exam or a game of football. The bar has a multitude of spirits locked up waiting to be released into shiny glasses.
Found in the middle of Adelaide's cafe-culture strip is the fashionable Sugar Club. This chic club serves up some of the best dance beats in town. The place looks like a cross between a retro lounge bar and an underground dance club. Many of the people here are serious fashion hounds and the door staff can be picky, so it pays to look smart. DJs usually play cutting-edge stuff (progressive house, soulful dance and speed garage).
The Head Quarters of fun and partying, this location is found inside the New Market Hotel in Adelaide. Saturday is the most happening day at HQ, with a number of happening events and live gigs. the performers at HQ are high on adrenaline and low on boredom. There is a membership card available to the club that entitles you to benefits like express entry. Check website for schedules.