Big venues like Gatecrasher, later to become the Republic, drew people into the city from around the country and even abroad. The huge number of club nights such as Rise, Brighton Beach, NY Sushi and Hot Pants took over venues such as the Leadmill and Sheffield City Hall Ballroom and student union spaces.
Which club nights did you and your mates head to?
5. Were you at Uropa?
Club Uropa on Eyre Street was popular in the 1990s - or did you prefer Berlin's? Photo: Stuart Hastings
6. Clubbing giant
This just about counts as the 90s - millennium night celebrations at the legendary Gatecrasher Photo: Sheffield Newspapers
7. Wow factor
Manager Bill Muirhead inside the ornately-decorated Club Wow in Valley Centertainment, Attercliffe Photo: Roger Nadal
8. A taste of Sushi
Chris, Danny and Rob of NY Sushi, a popular drum and bass club night that was based for some time at The Unit Photo: Barry Richardson