The lovely people over at Lime Green Communications PR reached out to some of us Hull bloggers a couple of weeks ago to invite us to the relaunch of what was once Waterfront nightclub, most recently Sugar Mill and now Atik nightclub. As a pop punk pizza loving alt girl, it’s not the sort of club I would usually choose to go to for a standard night out, you’re more likely to find me dancing upstairs in Welly on a Thursday to Paramore. But Meg and I thought FUCK IT LADS, let’s go and see what it’s all about.
The club had undergone a £1.1 million refurbishment ahead of this grand opening so I was excited to see what they’d done to the inside of the club. I have previously spent nights out here, however I’ve found it expensive and not particularly up my street in terms of the music. Ahead of this launch night I’d read a local news article on it only to find to my utter delight that they now have an 80’s, 90’s and 00’s room. HALLELUJAH. We arrived shortly after 9pm which is super early for a night out but we wanted to be straight in and have a good look around, take photos and grab a drink before everyone else piled in. They’ve relocated the entrance to the back which seems a lot better in terms of queueing and leaving the club, as the old entrance directly faces the waterfront (hence the old name). One of the first things I noticed was that there were three tills at the entrance, all with cards machines. I’ve no idea if this is a common thing in other places but it’s the first time I’ve ever seen it in a nightclub locally. I thought it was a really great idea, all the bars also had card machines making it much easier to continue the fun of your night out even if you run out of cash or you’ve already used your emergency twenty.
I have a bit of a thing for bathrooms and so was straight over to the toilets before I even headed to the bar to discover the best toilets I’ve ever seen in a nightclub. There were different mirrors above all of the sinks and the black tiling made the whole thing look dead fancy. We just had to get a selfie in the big mirror!
I absolutely loved the way they’d set up the Vinyl room, with the fluorescent and colour changing dance floor, the menus that were printed onto vinyls and all of the vinyl covers that they’d used as artwork. It really made me feel like I was somewhere other than a totally mainstream nightclub. We grabbed one cocktail which I really enjoyed, I went for the “Greased Lightning” (all of the cocktails were named after 80’s & 90’s songs) before we were shown to our booth and given our drinks vouchers and unlimited card. We even had our own hostess who was a total baaaabe, unfortunately we didn’t catch her name but big up cos you were fab hun! Things started to go a little downhill from there…
We drank a heck of a lot of prosecco as well as a few rounds of jaeger bombs, shots and mixer drinks and we had loads of fun! We relocated into the main room to see Marvin Humes DJ’ing for a bit, he played some absolute bangers tbh including Stormzy so that was super fun. We also had a load of fun in the RnB room upstairs which has gold velvet booths which are SO fitting. The interior of the whole place looks really good, very modern and clean and your feet don’t stick to the floor like in a lot of clubs (yet). We absolutely partied the night away, so much so that I rolled into bed at 4am knowing I had to be up for a wedding the next day, eeesh!
I’d definitely go back for another Friday night in Atik! I’ve already recommended it to loads of friends and know it will be a great place to go with all of my uni pals when we have our little reunions as we would all really love the vinyl room, Spice Girls anyone!? I know they’ve got a lot of special guests coming up soon, including what’s now S Club 3, but my S Club love will never die, and they also do a student night on a Wednesday with drinks at only £1.50 all night! Thanks so much to Atik and Lime Green for having us and supplying us with a huge hangover. It was definitely worth it!
For the night I wore this sparkly lil H&M crop top, Primark pleated culottes, Topshop leather jacket and my handbag and earrings are also Primark.