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Jumping January

Just because it’s January, you can still enjoy a great Post-Christmas Budget night out in Cheltenham. Stacey Budd looks at the best venues

If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful way to start your evening, look no further than Fever. Located next to Moo Moo Clubrooms in Regent Street, this funky little bar offers the best in 80s and 90s hits, and is free entry all night long. While the top floor plays current chart hits, the bottom floor lets you travel back to the age of disco and cheesy pop. Fever offers various freebies and deals most nights of the week, with Wednesday remaining the exclusive student night. This relatively small hotspot does get full quickly and it’s a great place to start your night before heading to your main venue.

Just around the corner on Imperial Square sits everybody’s favourite disco-venue, Boogie Lounge. Sitting just off the Promenade, next to Pizza Express, this popular club has lots to offer, without fear of breaking the bank. Entry is £3 most nights, £5 after 11.30pm, with deals on shots and specified drinks available virtually every night of the week. With the main floor playing 70s disco and 80s- 00s requests, and the upstairs bar playing RnB and current chart, there is definitely something for everyone. And if that’s not enough, why not spin the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and bag yourself a free drink?

If you’re looking for an alternative night out in Cheltenham, that won’t cost you the earth, why not head on over to the 2 Pigs? The small indie club on Church Street spans two floors and a fantastic outdoor patio area, playing the best Punk, Rock, Indie and retro hits. The venue also boasts some fantastic live music, and has undoubtedly one of the best atmospheres in any club in the town centre. The venue is a bit ‘spit and sawdust’ and the WC facilities do leave a lot to be desired, but with a fantastic range of reasonably priced drinks, and a headpounding playlist blaring from 10pm-4am, the compromise is definitely worth it.