Long gone Portsmouth nightclubs we haven't forgotten

7 long-gone Portsmouth nightclubs we haven’t forgotten

Whether you were a sixties swinger, an eighties glam metal head or a nineties britpopper, you probably spent some time strutting your stuff on dancefloors across Portsmouth in your youth.

Join us in a trip down memory lane as we pay tribute to some of our favourite former Pompey nightclubs that we’ve loved and lost over the years.

This Roman-themed disco was classy affair with columns, statues and a chariot adorning the dancefloor. Punters went all out for their fancy dress and themed nights. Became 5th Avenue in the 80s and Time before it was demolished.

1. Nero's, Southsea

This Roman-themed disco was classy affair with columns, statues and a chariot adorning the dancefloor. Punters went all out for their fancy dress and themed nights. Became 5th Avenue in the 80s and Time before it was demolished.
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Famous for its cheap drinks and was inside a former cinema. Despite a huge renovation when it became The Astoria, youll still get confused by the many staircases, and be able to indulge in a swing on the unexplained dancing pole.

2. Pure

Famous for its cheap drinks and was inside a former cinema. Despite a huge renovation when it became The Astoria, youll still get confused by the many staircases, and be able to indulge in a swing on the unexplained dancing pole.
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A big talking point was the papier mache on the dancefloor, which clubbers either attempted to climb or, erm, water rather than go to the toilets. The sticky carpets were also fondly remembered. Burnt down and demolished in 2011.

3. Joanna's

A big talking point was the papier mache on the dancefloor, which clubbers either attempted to climb or, erm, water rather than go to the toilets. The sticky carpets were also fondly remembered. Burnt down and demolished in 2011.
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The likes of Rod Stewart and Little Richard performed live there in the 60s. As times moved on iconic bands such as Pink Floyd graced its stage, but the regulars didnt like the change and it closed just two years after opening.

4. The Birdcage Club

The likes of Rod Stewart and Little Richard performed live there in the 60s. As times moved on iconic bands such as Pink Floyd graced its stage, but the regulars didnt like the change and it closed just two years after opening.
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