Bijou club, Manchester
1-7 Chapel Street, Manchester, M3 7NJ
+44 (0) 161 834 6377
Best known for its feature in ITV’s Saturday night show, Take Me Out, Bijou Club has since become one of the most famous joints in Manchester.
Week-in-week-out contestants decided whether to date each other in this huge sophisticated venue, generating a lot of publicity for the club. Not that it needed it, for it has long been the night-time destination for Manchester’s ‘gliteratti’.
One of the only clubs in the city to impose a strict door policy, this split level club appears to pride itself in exclusivity; a place where everyone in the city likes to flash their cash and make wear out of their designer clothes.
But don’t let this put you off. Crystal chandeliers, VIP rooms and champagne bars might ooze expense, but Bijou is still a popular choice for all.
Priding itself in being indulgent, sophisticated and glamorous, its decadent decor certainly lives up to the hype. Royal purple and gold decorations are teamed alongside plush sofas, for you to sit on when the Jimmy Choos start to hurt.
Bijou might be as bling bling as Manchester gets, but as its parts in Corrie prove; it is still firmly a Mancunian club.