I owe a lot to 42nd Street (or 42s); it’s the place me and my friends will always associate with our late teens and early twenties.
It’s the most Mancunian a club can get: cheap drinks, indie and alternative pop, and a lot of friendly faces trying desperately to look like one of the Gallagher brothers.
Skint Thursdays will always be my go-to, with free entry on the guest list (very easy to obtain), and drinks costing upwards of £1.20 (£1 when I first started going! This economy!) Thursday is the night to go, listen to The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays while you dance the night away.
The original club opened in 1963 by legendary George Best and originally called Slack Alices, 42s is a Manchester staple, where generations of people seeking the alternative have found themselves for a fun (and cheap) time.
Just like any club, you might find your fair share of not-so-friendly people, but the kind and helpful staff and security definitely make up for it.