23 iconic Halifax nightclubs and bars from over the years

Over the years Halifax has seen many bars and nightclubs stand on the streets in the town centre, some which have stood the test of time and others that are no longer with us.

Friday, 24th July 2020, 4:24 pm
Halifax nightclubs and bars from over the years - how many do you remember?
Halifax nightclubs and bars from over the years - how many do you remember?

We're taking a look back at some of the most popular venues that revellers have enjoyed over the years - how many do you remember? To see our other nostalgic picture galleries, click here to see pictures from a night out back in 2006, here to see old pictures of Halifax landmarks, and click here 13 photos you'll only understand if you're from Halifax.

Apollo's was a nightclub in George's Square. Plans have been discussed to transform the unused building into a hotel.
Previously known as WCs as the premises was once a public toilet, Bar 15 was located in front of Bull Green House, accessed by steps down under the street.

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Now known as The Salvation, Barracuda was a staple name at the top of town for many years. It was also known as Bar Centro and has been a Comet electrical store.
The venue on Harrison Road was a hotspot for music and featured a Northern Soul and Motown night at the end of the month. Back in 2015 it was transformed into the Harrison Social and is now the Bees Knees.
Once Liquid and now Atik, Coliseum was a staple on a Halifax night out for many years. For almost 20 years up to 2007 the club, which also featured Maine Street (now Vinyl), welcomed many revellers through its doors.
Located in Union Cross Yard off Princess Street in Halifax town centre, Cookies Bar often featured live music nights. The venue underneath Bar Up closed a few years ago.
Back in the eighties the Crossleys Bar in Dean Clough was one of Halifaxs top nightspots. Over the years the location has also been the Design House, John Crossley Bar and now Babar Khan Restaurant.
Deja Vu on Waterhouse Street was a modern style bar that sat across from the Acapulco nightclub. It's now a chicken restaurant which recently featured in an episode of Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge.
Gladstones was a bar and nightclub that was located round the back of the Railway. The property was damaged back in 2003following a fire at the Victoria Hotel on Horton Street.
Sitting in a prime position on Lord Street, Hairy Lemon was a popular bar that also served tapas style food. The venue shut back in 2012.
Jumpin Jaks, formerly the ABC cinema, opened its doors in 2002 and was a popular club in the town for almost eight years. It rebranded as The Groove in 2009 but closed its doors less than a year later. The venue is now known as Mcflys.
This venue on the corner by Bull Green roundabout has been known by a few names over its 150 year history. The former pub was known for years as the Crown and Anchor until it became the Adega, the Continental Bar, Heaths and now Koko's.
Once a theatre built in 1905, the majestic building on has seen a number of entertainment ventures pass through in its time, including a themed entertainment caf called La Mana in 1999 and Club Platinum from 2004 to 2007.
Still a staple location on a night out in Halifax, Maggie's has had a few locations over the years. The bar used to be located on Fountain Street along with Mcflys but the two locations have since moved to Commercial Street.
Maine Street was a town centre hotspot from 1988 until it closed in 2016 to make way for new venue Vinyl. With a New Orleans street theme, Maine Street was a major part of the towns nightlife for a long time.
This unit on Broad Street had a number of names before it was ultimately demolished in the early 2010s. The Revival was also known as Kibbutz, Scene 3 and 4 and Tiffany's over the years.
The Tube opened on Wards End in 1999 and was once known as 'Halifaxs premier venue for house music'. The building has been known by a few different names over the years including Platform and Three Monkeys Wine Bar.
The Tramshed and Zoo Bars were side-by-side nightclubs on Lord Street featuring rock, emo, indie, punk and ska music. The venues closed after a police raid found hundreds of underage drinkers.
Sitting above Brasserie at the Bull, formerly known as Bull's Head, was X'ess, a nightclub where many revellers enjoyed a night out over the years. This is now party bar called Origin which opened last year.
Another venue known by many names over the years. This site was originally the Black Swan, later demolished, and has been Ritzy's, Nicola's and Candlelight before becoming Yates in 1992.
Now the restaurant and bar The Potting Shed, this venue was once called Eddisons. It was once located next to Maggies at its location on Fountain Street.
Now the high-end cocktail bar and eatery, Alibi, which opened last year, the historic Somerset House was formerly Le Metro Caf & Brasserie.
A venue that we is still going strong after 60 years is The Acapulco in Halifax. The club opened in the 1960s and is The UK's oldest night club.