Where: New Wakefield Street, off Oxford Road. M1 5NP
When: Friday and Saturday nights boast the best beats in town
Why bother: Manchester always had a reputation for quality clubs, though the original gritty design ethic has been superseded by a shinier chic. When Sound Control opened it brought the brickwork back, and welcomed plenty of quality house, techno and bass-driven parties.
Contact: www.soundcontrolmanchester.co.uk 0161 236 0340