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Friday 28 November 2014

Tele Recommends: Northern Ireland's best club nights

We've consulted the experts to bring you the best Northern Ireland has to offer - the places, the food, the music, the craic.

The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 21 June
Northern Ireland Nightlife Summer - 2014 gallery: The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 21 June
The Groovy Train, Belfast, Friday 4 July 2014
The Parlour, Belfast, Friday 4 July 2014
Roxy Nightclub at Robinsons Bars, Belfast, Saturday 5 July 2014
Roxy Nightclub at Robinsons Bars, Belfast, Saturday 5 July 2014
The Parlour, Belfast, Friday 4 July 2014
The Parlour, Belfast, Friday 4 July 2014
The Parlour, Belfast, Friday 4 July 2014
The Groovy Train, Belfast, Friday 4 July 2014
The Groovy Train, Belfast, Friday 4 July 2014
The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 5 July 2014
The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 5 July 2014
The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 5 July 2014
Roxy Nightclub at Robinsons Bars, Belfast, Saturday 5 July 2014
The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 5 July 2014
The Parlour, Belfast, Friday 20 June
The Parlour, Belfast, Saturday 5 July 2014
The Parlour, Belfast, Saturday 21 June
The Parlour, Belfast, Saturday 21 June
Roxy Nightclub at Robinsons Bars, Belfast, Saturday 21 June.
Roxy Nightclub at Robinsons Bars, Belfast, Saturday 21 June.
Roxy Nightclub at Robinsons Bars, Belfast, Saturday 21 June.
The Parlour, Belfast, Saturday 21 June
Groovy Train, Belfast, Friday 20 June
The Parlour, Belfast, Friday 20 June
The Parlour, Belfast, Friday 20 June
Groovy Train, Belfast, Friday 20 June
Groovy Train, Belfast, Friday 20 June
The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 21 June
The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 21 June
The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 21 June
The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 21 June
The Groovy Train, Belfast. Friday 13 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Saturday 14 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Saturday 14 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Saturday 14 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Friday 13 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Friday 13 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Friday 13 June 2014
The Groovy Train, Belfast. Friday 13 June 2014
The Groovy Train, Belfast. Friday 13 June 2014
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 14 June 2014
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 14 June 2014
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 14 June 2014
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 14 June 2014
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 7 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Saturday 7 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Saturday 7 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Saturday 7 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Saturday 7 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Friday 6 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Friday 6 June 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Friday 6 June 2014
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 7 June 2014
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 7 June 2014
The Belfast Telegraph Nightlife Gallery: Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Loretta McGinn, Rebecca Haughey and Roisin McCrory
Alley Cat. pictured: Jordan McGowan, Vanessa Gould, Aimee Kernaghan and Ceitidh Petherick JC14
Alley Cat. pictured: Jordan McGowan, Vanessa Gould, Aimee Kernaghan, Ceitidh Petherick, Luke Humphreys, Danny Patterson and Scott Hamilton JC14
Alley Cat. pictured: 'Guess Girls' Ashleigh Keenan, Kirsty Gill and Sara McGaughey, Jenna Harrison, Emma Watson and Robyn Armstrong JC14
Alley Cat. pictured: Luke Humphreys, Danny Patterson and Scott Hamilton JC14
Alley Cat. pictured: Sarah Carson, Ellie Richmond and Emily Thornhill JC14
Alley Cat. pictured: Birthday girl Shauna Higgins (25) with John Quinn, Clare Rea, Kirsty Linkin, Jamie Higgins and Geerthanshon Manoharan JC14
Alley Cat. pictured: 'Guess Girls' Ashleigh Keenan, Kirsty Gill and Sara McGaughey JC14
Alley Cat. pictured: 'Guess Girls' Jenna Harrison, Emma Watson and Robyn Armstrong JC14
Alley Cat. pictured: Holly Duncan, Shannon Ferguson and Jordan McCulla JC14
Alley Cat. pictured: Michael O'Connor, Holly Jones, Matt McQuillan and Ciaran O'Brien JC14
Alley Cat. pictured: Kaity Hall and Emma Cox JC14
Alley Cat. pictured: Alex Watterson, Sebastian Compton, Curtis Lewis, Dex Groves, Caleb Browne, Ciaran Michaels, Luke Kelly and Jake McMullan JC14
Roxy Nightclub at Robinsons Bars, Belfast, Saturday 17 May.
The Parlour, Belfast, Saturday 17 May.
Roxy Nightclub at Robinsons Bars, Belfast, Saturday 17 May.
The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 17 May.
Roxy Nightclub at Robinsons Bars, Belfast, Saturday 17 May.
The Parlour, Belfast, Saturday 17 May.
The Parlour, Belfast, Saturday 17 May.
The Parlour, Belfast, Saturday 17 May.
The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 17 May.
The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 17 May.
The Eg, Belfast, Saturday 17 May.
El Divino, Belfast, Saturday 10 May 2014.
El Divino, Belfast, Saturday 10 May 2014.
El Divino, Belfast, Saturday 10 May 2014.
El Divino, Belfast, Saturday 10 May 2014.
El Divino, Belfast, Saturday 10 May 2014.
El Divino, Belfast, Saturday 10 May 2014.
El Divino, Belfast, Saturday 10 May 2014.
El Divino, Belfast, Saturday 10 May 2014.
El Divino, Belfast, Saturday 10 May 2014.
El Divino, Belfast, Saturday 10 May 2014.
El Divino, Belfast, Saturday 10 May 2014.
The Eg, Belfast on Friday 9 May 2014
Roxy Nightclub at Robinsons, Belfast on Saturday 10 May 2014
Roxy Nightclub at Robinsons, Belfast on Saturday 10 May 2014
Roxy Nightclub at Robinsons, Belfast on Saturday 10 May 2014
The Parlour, Belfast on Saturday 10 May 2014
The Parlour, Belfast on Saturday 10 May 2014
The Parlour, Belfast on Saturday 10 May 2014
The Groovy Train at Roxy Nightclub, Belfast on Friday 9 May 2014
The Eg, Belfast on Friday 9 May 2014
The Eg, Belfast on Friday 9 May 2014
The Eg, Belfast on Friday 9 May 2014
The Groovy Train at Roxy Nightclub, Belfast on Friday 9 May 2014
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Rebecca O'Reilly, Aideen Farrell and Chandy Kanjee
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Brian MArtin, Adam Smith, James Hagan and Ronan Haughey
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Bronagh Pye, Jack Hunter and Ruairi Maguire
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Loretta McGinn, Rebecca Haughey and Roisin McCrory, Emma Douglas, Danielle Taggart and Niamh McBride
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Emma Douglas, Danielle Taggart and Niamh McBride
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Jordan Gormley, Louise Donnelly, Gemma Kelly and Ben Price
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Stuart Wright, Bronagh Pye, Claire Deane, Katie Stewart, Maria Timmons and Bethany Frempong
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Donna White and Mark Harris
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Ben McGuckin, Eoin Carberry, David Henrym Sean Quigley, Mark Petticrew and Conor McMurray
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Brennan McKeag and Hannah Harry
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Hannah Crory and Curtis Allen
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Declan McCoen, Thomas Phibodeau, Daniel Clarke and Kevin Quinn
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Hope Smith, Katie SMith and Kaitlin Wilson
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Chris Lavery, Christoper RJ, Dale Birchm MArk McConnell and Chris Lee
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Catherine Reid and Katherine Graham
Ollies Monopollie Mondays pictured Craig Campbell and Jamie Sproule
The MClub, Belfast. Saturday 12 April 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Saturday 12 April 2014
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 12 April 2014
The MClub, Belfast. Saturday 12 April 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Saturday 12 April 2014
The Parlour, Belfast. Saturday 12 April 2014
The MClub, Belfast. Saturday 12 April 2014
The MClub, Belfast. Saturday 12 April 2014
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 12 April 2014
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 12 April 2014
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 29 March 2014
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 29 March 2014
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 29 March 2014
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 29 March 2014
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 29 March 2014
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 29 March
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 29 March 2014
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 29 March 2014
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 29 March 2014
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 29 March 2014
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 29 March 2014
The Eg, Saturday 29 March 2014
The MClub, Saturday 29 March 2014
The Eg, Saturday 29 March 2014
The MClub, Saturday 29 March 2014
The Parlour, Saturday 29 March 2014.
The MClub, Saturday 29 March 2014.
The Eg, Saturday 29 March 2014
The Eg, Saturday 29 March 2014
The Parlour, Saturday 29 March 2014.
The Parlour, Saturday 29 March 2014.
The Parlour, Saturday 29 March 2014.
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
El Divino, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
The Parlour, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
MClub, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
The Parlour, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
The Parlour, Saturday 22 March 2014.
The Parlour, Belfast. Friday 21 March 2014.
The Parlour, Belfast. Friday 21 March 2014.
The Parlour, Belfast. Friday 21 March 2014.
MClub, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
MClub, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.
The Eg, Belfast. Saturday 22 March 2014.

Joe Lindsay is a DJ, television presenter and radio host. He has appeared at nightclubs all over Belfast and beyond and regularly hosts club night Palookaville at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, currently in its fifth year.

What is Tele Recommends?

Asked to name Northern Ireland's five best club nights, he recommends...

Radio K

Every Saturday in McHugh's Basement. This is one of the longest running clubs in Belfast for a reason. It features a great mix of genres, a musically well-sussed crowd, and brilliant venue. Joe Dougan is, in my opinion, the most underrated DJ in Belfast, plus Documenta's Joe Greene DJing, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that Radio K is not ageist!

Twitch

Each month at the Queen's University Students’ Union. This is Electronica for the faithful and it always goes off big-time! Great resident DJs, impressive guests and a proper sweatbox of a club night.

Monthly at the Menagerie

DJ Ryan Fitzsimmons presents live music and fine records of the more rockabilly, garage punk, psyche persuasion. One of the best venues in town playing host to a bequiffed and passionate crowd. Get in early as it is always packed.

Dusty Fingers

The Garrick Bar every Friday. Chris Caul, DJ O-One, Kenny Mathieson. I'm being unashamedly biased here because I know and love the lads so much, but facts are facts, they are three of the greatest DJs I have ever seen. Unpredictable playlists, turntable skills par excellence and the greatest attitude to DJing. Just all-out beats and fun.

Sketchy

Every Thursday at the Limelight. Admittedly, I am too old to go there now (sorry Rigsy), but this is the clubnight to rule all. This legendary club night has big all-out party tunes played by DJs who love music and clubbing and know how to do both.

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