ATIK nightclub to close - your views online
Edinburgh nightclub ATIK, which featured in Trainspotting 2, is to close as staff told they will be made redundant after owners failed to secure new lease.
Such a huge part of my late teens to early 20s. It was then 'Clouds' – loved the liquorice all-sorts seating! So sad.
Great memories from the late seventies.
We have lost so many nightclubs, it's unreal. The Venue, Subway, Revolution, Citrus Club, Mood and now the Cav, there will be many more I've forgotten. This generation will never know.
I can’t remember the name of the club when I used to go as I went more to JJs ( 80s), but remember my older sister going to Clouds. Replaced by social media - just not the same as engaging with people by looking at their faces and looking in their eyes. Kids these days are missing out.
It was Coasters when I was young. Roller skating then a disco.
Was that the Cavendish way back in the 1950s? It was a good dance hall then.
Coasters, Outer Limits and the Hooch upstairs. I spent majority of my pre-teens to teens here.
i remember it when it was the Network and Mambo Club next door, then Cavendish and Mambo Club.
The Cav was also a grunge rock night club for a while in the 90s.
Went to the Cavendish routinely when I was young. Memories!
At this rate there will be no nightclubs left in Edinburgh and yet the Hive, which is the worst nightclub in Edinburgh is still going strong. Also from looking through the comments here, I didn't know the venue had been around for so long. I really hope someone takes it over and opens it as a nightclub again and I also hope the landlord doesn't sell the building to be turned into student flats, as that’s what happened to Espionage and the last thing Edinburgh needs is more student flats.
Ronnie J Pollock
Part of history. Green room very narrow, I recall. But great stage to play on. I loved playing there 1967 to 1969. I played there many many times in the ballroom and in the upstairs Cavern. Best place my band Rain N Tears played.
Mind it as Cavendish and Mambo next door. Best bouncer there was Bobby.
It will still be there, just be a case of it being a different night club and not Atik.
Craig Fitzy Fitzgerald
Whit, they’re shutting Jurrasic Park, so no more grab a granny nights? So sad.
Some brilliant laughs with my pals at the Cav Reggae Club and Lava and Light.
Gosh, been there a number of times over the years in its many guises/name changes. From Cavendish, Clouds etc. Very sad. Enjoyed my boogieng there. Where is there now in Edinburgh once they go?
Sad news. Like a second home when it was Clouds back in the 70s.
Loved in here, it was Outer Limits and the Reggae Club was upstairs. Great times - apart from meeting my ex-husband!
Couldn't Gorgie Farm be relocated here? There have been plenty of grunters in there before btw!
I saw The Men They Couldn’t Hang there and a very early Hue and Cry gig. A few great nights out too. There’ll be no clubs or small music venues in Edinburgh soon.
Clouds, Northern Soul allnighters in 70s...The Hoochie Coochie club and Reggae Club upstairs..... Superb times!
I’m heart-broken as I have been going since Cav was the name before Atik. I go with my club who rent it out once every month on a Thursday night. It was really good fun, a lot of good memories there. It’s really sad to see it go, it will be missed to all who went every weekend. Won’t be the same without it.
Nigel R Smith
The soul/funk floor during the 70s, then the Hoochie Coochie Club, live shows from Cabaret Voltaire, WIN, The Smiths in the early/mid 80s - plenty of great nights out.
I travelled through from around 1988 from Wishaw. They came from all over the UK.
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