Ask any clued up Glaswegian about the pride of their club scene, and they'll invariably utter two words: “Sub Club”.
Originally a cinema that became an afterhours jazz venue during the '50s/'60s, Jamaica St's classic low ceiling basement club with steel panels, exposed brickwork and a big 'ol soundsystem became what it is today in 1987.
Today run by Mike Grieve (who took over in '94) alongside Barry Price and Ricky Scoular, it remains a sturdy pillar of Glasgow's heritable scene. Strictly a pioneer of decent house and techno — with a splash of bass mutation — it's home to the longest-running weekly house residency in the world, Harri & Domenic's Subculture, while Jackmaster used it as a springboard for his no longer regular Numbers parties.
Are I Am (Tuesday) and Sub Rosa (Wednesday) keep the city's switched-on students interested, but the weekends are all about Europe's most wanted. Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler, Lil Louis, Andrew Weatherall, Prins Thomas, Âme and Dixon packed the place out during the past 12 months.