Sub Club

The Sub Club is a club and music venue located at 22 Jamaica Street in Glasgow, Scotland. It opened 1 April 1987 and is the longest running underground dance club in the world.[1][2] The 3,500-square-foot (330 m2) basement space can legally hold up to 410 people.[3] In 2008 it was voted the 10th best club in the world by Resident Advisor[4](and 5th for atmosphere[5]) and the 30th best club in the world by DJ Mag.[6] In 2009 the club was placed 14th best in the world by DJ Mag.[7]

I love the Sub Club. I've had some amazing nights there over the years. Whatever genre of music it hosts, it always pulls along a great crowd of party animals who really know their stuff.

Sub Club
LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom
TypeBar, Music venue, Nightclub
Opened1 April 1987
Sub Club


In 1999 a fire in the pub next door spread, damaging the club, which along with the accidental demolition of one of the club's walls, forced it to close until 2002.[2]

In 2006 the largest bodysonic dancefloor in the UK was installed, with clubs such as Fabric[8] also using such technology.

The long-standing Subculture residents are Harri and Domenic, mainstays every Saturday since 1990, with JD Twitch and JG Wilkes' Optimo (espacio) every Sunday from 1997 to 2010. Other regular nights include Numbers, Return To Mono, Sensu and I Am. Recently, a new weekly night has been running on Wednesdays. It goes by the name RARE Wednesdays and was already a popular night in the Aberdeen nightclub The Tunnels.[9] The club has played host to world-renowned artists such as LCD Soundsystem and Derrick May as well as many locals including:

See also


  1. Barrie, Stuart (30 March 2007). "DJ Q&A: SUB CLUB". The Daily Record. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  2. Fulton, Rick (16 May 2008). "Sub Club culture is still spreading". The Daily Record. Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  3. "subclub hire". The Sub Club. Archived from the original on 9 March 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  4. "RA Club Awards: Best Club". Resident Advisor.
  5. "RA Club Awards: Atmosphere/Vibe". Resident Advisor.
  6. "Top 100 Clubs 2008". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  7. "Top 100 Clubs 2009". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  9. Anon, RARE • Every Wednesday. SubClub. Available at:•-every-wednesday/ [Accessed March 12, 2019].
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