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.
Some clubs such as Niche went on all night and there were also more under-the-radar nights linked to rave culture in darker corners of the city such as the Wicker Arches.
Which club nights did you and your mates head to?
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1. Wow factor
Manager Bill Muirhead inside the ornately-decorated Club Wow in Valley Centertainment, Attercliffe
Photo: Roger Nadal
2. 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
3. Were you at Uropa?
Club Uropa on Eyre Street was popular in the 1990s - or did you prefer Berlin's?
Photo: Stuart Hastings
4. Fun factory
Opening night at the Music Factory, London Road, Sheffield on May 15, 1994. This building has famously been home to many clubs over the years, including the Locarno, the Palais, Bed...
Photo: Steve Ellis