I've only experienced Ziggy's on student nights, but what an experience it is. Jam-packed, sweaty and fueled by cheap-as-chips alcohol, Ziggy's is not a place to enter in sobriety or leave with dignity.
It can, if you are in the mind-frame, be a fantastically fun night out, but I must stress that this doesn't have an awful lot to do with venue itself, but how determined you are to enjoy your night.
Ziggys has a bit of a reputation in the area of being the worst of the three main clubs in York (the Gallery, Toffs(now called Tru i think) and Ziggys). When you enter it doesn't really help itself it is very dingy although it has helped with the smoking ban as you can breathe in there now.
If your doining the 'Micklegate Run' and can't be bothered with walking down to the Gallery then I guess Ziggys would be fine, certainly it attracts a younger crowd than Toff's so if your after a messy night out then Ziggys is waiting for you.
Ziggy's always seems a bit dirty, sweaty, and grungy. I have had brilliant nights there, providing I arrive drunk and continue to drink throughout the night. I think if I was there sober I would probably have the worst night ever. It's one of these places that's so bad it's good. Cheap drinks are a bonus too (and help you forget how awful the club is.)
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