digital was always good times. specifically went to see hystereo, hernan cattaneo and scott (love lexicon ave). discovered neil during one of the opening sets and he rocked the decks!
i literally almost split my skull open in the restroom there once and got a (free!) ambulance ride to the ER. five stitches have never been so fun. thanks for the memories, digital! :)
I had heard a lot about Digital, particularly about the DJs that come here and the fact that it's the best night ever. When I came for the first time, I was loving it, but my second visit last week left me a bit disappointed. Yeah it's a brilliant club - I fell in love with it then they played the theme tune to Fresh Prince of Bell Air. ahh ....
Saying that, they played 'football's coming home' at least 4 times throughout the night - I couldn't help but count. It got a bit annoying. They had brilliant drinks offers though, I got 4 shots and a vodka + mixer for £6, so I was pleased (and tipsy). The club itself was a bit messy and the floor was sticky, but it's a nightclub afterall. The men were particularly sleazy - I was invited back to numerous house parties, but that's not the clubs fault.
I would definitely come back here, I loved my first night and was maybe too sober for the second night, but the best things come in three's, right?
I really like the lay out at Digital. Nice open space on ground floor to dance with a bar area completely separate from it. Go up a flight of stairs to find another bar area and an open air deck and another to the second dance floor that was not as impressive. The sound system lived up to the expectations as being one of the best in the UK.
Best night out on a Monday night in Newcastle
In my opinion Digital is Newcastle's best night club.
The place is fairly large, with different parts opening on different nights/ or depending on the amount of people inside. At full capacity there are multiple floors each playing it's own music and with its own style. Thankfully it's not big enough to lose everyone your with for the entire night.
The decor is tastefully done throughout and isn't over the top or tacky at any point. The whole atmosphere is a pretty cool and off the map place.
Music is the places' strongest feature, with the incredible Funktion One sound system playing it all. Depending on the night there is a different theme and style of music being played, from the rock/indie stonelove to the house music at shin dig. They get plenty of top DJs and live bands in fairly regularly and the music playing changes from area to area if you get sick of any one type.
Drink prices are nothing to write home about, but if you're not fussy about what you're drinking you can always find some sort of offer on. They do a born in the 80s night where bottles of lager and entry and 80p
Well worth going to on any night out.
This is one of my favourite clubs in Newcastle. They often have world class famous DJs playing at this venue and sometimes (thanks to the huge capacity) even 2 acts on the same night: one on the ground floor and one upstairs. During the week it tends to host cheesy student nights. Fridays are for breaks/electro lovers and Saturdays for a more trendy house crew. Things change though and as everywhere else in the world the 'in' places to be seen at often change. Check online before you head to Digital to see what they have in store.
Digital is definitely one of my favourite clubs. It opened in 2005 and is set over two floors. It is a very dark club and has a fantastic sound system which creates an amazing atmosphere. Digital attracts some world famous DJ's who in turn attract huge crowds. They also host some cheesy student nights during the week, but I advise saving your cash for the weekend as the atmosphere is incomparable. If you're into house music you'll love Shindig, which is on every Saturday night.
The location of digital unfortunately is a let down as when inside it is actually quite a good night. Digital is in a good place for anyone who dosn't live in Newcastle and gets a train in and out, however for everyone who lives in the city it is far away from the centre of town and other night life that suits the people that visit digital. One thing i must say however is the full Bose sound system is phenomenal.
Digital is located in Times Square Newcastle just a few minutes away from the Metro at Central Station. The club is close to many other bars and pubs and is next door to The Other Rooms club (they sometimes have joint nights on which are always fun). Digital has various nights on throughout the week ranging from student (Mondays), Indie (Thursdays) and Drum and Bass (Saturdays) and they are all enjoyable. The entry prices are usually relatively cheap and drink prices can be cheap if you buy the drinks which are on offer that night. The club is set out over two floors with DJs and Bars on both. The toilets are large but never very clean. All in all a great club if with a large group of friends.
Good stuff, you wanna go out and meet new faces? This is the place where you can get really rolling under the hypnotic beats of house or dive into retro pieces from ten years ago. The place is overpriced, be ready to pay 7 pounds for entrance, 1.50 - for cloakroom (better go for it because one of the handbags of a girl disappeared the first hour), drinks are average priced. Staff can't manage to take empty glasses and bottles away very fast - a good training time to walk or dance on glass pieces and slippery floors. Doors close at 3am.
Digital is the closest thing Newcastle has to a super club. It is truly massive. It is spread over two floors, and appears to be lead lined as it is impossible to get phone signal when inside. If you loose your friends here, you've lost them for the night, possibly forever. The décor is tasteful and modern, and the club seems quite smart despite the large numbers of people who visit every week. Drinks are an acceptable price for a club, and there is sometimes an offer on, although the queues to get to the bar are usually so long you'll only have one or two anyway. Location is quite remote from most of the bars save those in the 'pink triangle' (yep, the gay district). Music is varied and good, but the place lacks atmosphere, and is just too big and crowded for my liking.
In my opinion this is Newcastle's best club - Shindig (House) on Saturday's pulls in many great DJ's, couple this with a great atmosphere and the Funktion One sound system gives you one hell of a night out.
The drinks are extortionate and they sometimes turn off the taps in the toilets so you can't fill up your water bottle, which I'm sure is against the law! If all else fails, sweet talk the barmaids on the 2nd floor and get your bottle refilled from there.
Drink/water situation aside, your not going to find a better club in Newcastle in my opinion.
This venue is spread over two floors and it's very easy to get lost in the fog and pretty lights. Padded booths located at the far side of the ground floor are a good meeting point. The entry fee can be quite expensive, especially if there are decent acts on. However, the bouncers never seem to notice if you climb underneath the smokers barrier and work your way in. This place is not the friendliest of clubs in Newcastle but if your mind is pre-occupied then you'll have no problem fitting into the beat.
Been here for one of my favourite club nights in the north -'Waxon'....a quality techo and experimental electro night. Saw (on different evenings) Mylo, Richie Hawtin and 2manydjs and went once for Junior Jack and Kid Creme at their 'Shindig' night. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if youre into that sort of thing. Funktion One sound system, very up for it and friendly/no-nonsence crowd and excellent visuals. 2manydjs was on New Year's Day this year (07) and was voted the 2nd best event in the country for New Year (Mixmag) after Fabric London - so i'll let em have that one since they have the best sound system in the world! Try out Digital's sound system by sticking your head inside the speakers and feeling smug the next day as your ears dont ring one little bit! Buzzin! One word of warning is that it finishes at 4am and unlike some cities, Newcastle isnt renouned for its aftershow clubs (there arent any yet) so just bare this in mind - start early or go back to a party. Mind you, this is at the time of writing, theres bound to be some afterhours place hitting the big time soon.
great place pricey on weekends great location with some great bars around it, nice decor and atmosphere
This is a cheap bar which is situated in the centre of the centre of life. It is always packed and the atmosphere is great, and very lively. There is a wide variety of music that is played every night as well as there always being special promotions that are guaranteed to save you money.
This club is situated in the city of the centre for life and is great for bargains and promotions throughout the week. It is a good place to go especially if you are a student as it is a trendy place where the atmosphere is great. This is one of my favourite places to go.
i'm reviewing this plainly based on Stonelove,which is on a Thursday.The main problem is that it's not an ideal for workers who cannot party on a school night.Yes it's full of scenesters and people who don't really know alot about indie music or classic rock but the music is impossible to criticise.it can get very crowded in here and the queues can be enermous but i would say it is worth it just for the sheer amount of amazing indie songs they play in here.this is my perfect place to club, shame it aint on the right day.
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