RETRO: From Uropa to The Empire - the highs and lows of Sheffield clubbing

Snooker party Kingdom nightclub VIP bar. Jane Knowles and ex miss Chesterfield Jacqueline Kennedy.   Wednesday 25 April 2001.
Snooker party Kingdom nightclub VIP bar. Jane Knowles and ex miss Chesterfield Jacqueline Kennedy. Wednesday 25 April 2001.
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From revolving dancefloors to police callouts, Sheffield has had some interesting nightclubs over the years.

Uropa was one of the most unusual.

Empire Bar

Empire Bar

It was the only nightclub with a revolving dancefloor,a fact which made the Eyre Street venue a legendary and popular haunt through the late 1990s until it shut in 2001.

The Empire bar was less successful.

Though it was often busy, the Charter Square bar was subject to a fair few visits from the boys in blue thanks to reports of underage drinkers and fights on the premises.

As The Star reported in 2011, it was shut when police chiefs applied to magistrates for an emergency closure order.

Club Uropa Nightclub

Club Uropa Nightclub

Going further back, Eyre Street was home to Scamps.

The 1970s club was a big hit with clubbers, taking over from the Penny Farthing, and hosting DJs until the early hours. But, much like The Republic, it was not to last.

The Republic was the forerunner of Gatecrasher and opened in the mid-1990s.

It was the most popular club in the city at the time, changing to Gatecrasher in 2003 as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment before burning down in 2007.

Scamps Nightclub
3rd January 1977

Scamps Nightclub 3rd January 1977

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Republic Nightclub

Republic Nightclub