The 11 long-gone Leeds nightclubs we haven't forgotten

Sticky carpets, dodgy music and questionable dance partners - what’s not to miss about some of the big players in the gone-but-not-forgotten Leeds night life scene?

By Andrew Hutchinson
Friday, 29th March 2019, 8:46 am
Updated Friday, 29th March 2019, 8:48 am

Enjoy this trip down memory lane as we take a look at just nine of the lost Leeds nightclubs of yesteryear. READ MORE: 30 unseen photos from inside Leeds nightclubs in the 1990s

It was the cheesy, colourful nightclub night we all loved to hate. It closed for the final time in 2006.
The much-missed T&C was a high-calibre hot spot for live music and club nights, and was home to the Love Train night.
Located on New Briggate, it was an attempt to bring some London sophistication to the city circa 1992.
This was the nightspot you visited after the nightclub playing hard house music until it was shut down in 2004.
Big plastic sharks on the wall, bar staff in bikinis, and of course a rotating dance floor that claimed the balance of many a drunken beach-goer back in the day.
Do those fuzzy memories of cheap VKs and indie midweekers still loom large? And what about the memories of three levels of flooring that completely ruined your shoes.
Imagine going for a night out in the Merrion Centre?! Thats exactly what Leeds goths used to do back in the day at Bar Phono, originally penned as Le Phonographique.
This 7m entertainment complex boasted seven themed-rooms on four floors and played host to up to 2,418 people at any one time.
Upstairs at the Merrion Centre was the place to be back in the day. Geared towards the cheap and cheerful it boasted fruit machines.
Dubbed as "an oasis where wining, dining and dancing are most important The club took over from the burned out Rycrofts building at the corner of Call Lane and Briggate.
For those who were clubbing in the 1980s this place was a regular haunt on Lower Briggate. It enjoyed a 75,000 facelift in 1980 whuich took five weeks to complete.