Brüt (at Bloc South)

 
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Beef and bear
Manly venture overseen by seasoned London gay mover and shaker Wayne Shires, possibly best known these days for the hugely popular basement hideaway East Bloc [see entry]. His monthly Brüt targets "bears blokes cubs hunks" (ie updated clones, with beards, biceps and waistlines expanding on the moustaches and slim builds of the 1980s, but for the most part without the leather). Brüt first opened in February 2015, at The Steel Yard in the City, then in March 2017 shifted to Bloc South – a railway-arch "new club space" in Vauxhall, with two dance floors and an advanced sound system, part of Shires's Bloc brand. XXL faithfuls will happily break their routine to come here, and stick around for hours on end, with Shires hosting a run of DJs at the decks until the break of dawn. There's even a makeshift backroom. Previous clubs at this address include Club Life, Factory 65 and Club No. 65. Shires also stages regular Friday Brüts in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Tube station Vauxhall, then a two-minute walk.

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    • Megatronman
      Megatronman Over a year ago

      Nothing special
      I decided to go to Brut as an alternative to XXL on Saturdays. The venue on a side street off Upper Thames Street next to the fire station. I was pretty shocked to find they now take your photo id and scan it to a computer database which is shared with god knows who else along with your home address. Apparently this is something that is happening or soon to happen at every club in the country?! As I went through the entrance the guy checking the tickets told me I looked "stupid" and asked "Do you even know where you are or what day of the week it is?" There's two rooms, both were playing a similar style of 90's house. Tunes such as Cafe Del Mar, Orbital's Chime, Robin S Show Me Love etc. Not exactly cutting edge but fine for what it was. Unlike XXL there's no dark room so there is the dancefloor or a seating area upstairs or the bar. The queues for the bogs were long with the most people seemingly waiting to get into the cubicles to take their e's. Expect to pay a quid to the toilet attendant. There was wet paint on one of the stair banister. An attempt to cover it with cling film was only partially succesful and I saw several people get black paint on their clothes.

    • robd977
      robd977 Over a year ago
      Loves it

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