Ginglik's monthly night The Sizzle Suite was on fire last Friday!
Kickin' choooooons, lot of space to dance and a fun party atmosphere (it was also DJ Count Sizzle's birthday) made for a great night out in Shepherds Bush.
As the venue is a members club, you have to sign up for a card with your details in order to get in, but this is free and only takes a couple of minutes, so it's not a big deal. Slightly surprising though, given that the bar itself is nothing special, decor-wise, and to me the words 'private members bar' conjure up images of decadent nightclubs, cigar smoke and plush furnishings...
Located in a basement right under Shepherds Bush Green, Ginglik was renovated into a bar, from it's previous life as a Victorian public toilet. It seems that there are quite a number of toilet-to-bar renovations popping (not pooping) up all over the place these days.
With a whole host of DJs taking to the decks on the night (the last Friday of each month) there was a good mix of rock n roll, northern soul, rockabilly, roots and jump-jive. We did a fair amount of dancing, which was fun, although if you want to dance, then take your own partner....and try not to lose them amidst the thick smoke machine induced clouds that fill the room!
Top night out - I'll be back at the end of the month, when Dollar Bill (featured in my last blog post) will also be rockin' the joint with his country bluesy musical delights.