Leeds is considered by many to be the UK's number two spot for clubbing, and Mint Club has a lot to do with that. Canal Mills, Warehouse and Control all add fuel to the roaring flames of this city's nightlife, but this compact box — with booming sound and LED ceiling inspired by Watergate — helped sow the seeds when it opened in 1998.
And today it's stronger than ever. With Mint Warehouse also close by catering for large-scale events, resident nights like System, Teknicolor and Mint Presents are still among the most attended in town — marquee underground names like Dixon/Âme, Loco Dice and Hot Since 82 seeing to that — while relative newcomers Set One Twenty and Circular are also relied upon for unrivalled bookings in the city, with Dusky, Will Saul and Roy Davis Jnr packing the place out last month.
The official after-party location for Cocoon Party, Sven Väth is also a fan. Bringing names big enough to fill a superclub to a classy but diminutive space in the north of England, Mint Club really is mint.