CLUBS: THE BEST OF THE REST

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FUNKY BUNKER @ fridge bar

Brixton's Fridge Bar just gets better and better, and queues for the Bunker ever longer. Inside, a mature, cosmopolitan crowd dances to rare grooves and R'n'B classics from the Eighties onwards. The brightly coloured upstairs bar is far enough from the bass bins to allow conversation, while downstairs is so packed that you don't know whose bottom you've just fondled by mistake. This gig gets rammed very early on, so arrive early to experience the fabled Brixton vibe.

Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill SW2 (0171-326 5100) Fri 9pm-4am, free before 10pm/ pounds 3 after/pounds 5 after mdn't

SLINKY @ the opera house

Forget Star Wars; few people are aware that a struggle between good and evil is taking place much closer to home - in Bournemouth. For years, senior citizens have held sway in the town, maintaining bingo nights at the zenith of local nightlife. The rebellion, led by Slinky, has united Bournemouth's bright young things under the hedonistic banner of clubbing excellence. Uplifting house in the main room and drum'n'bass elsewhere, with a great crowd and dark tunes assured. No one leaves Slinky disappointed.

570 Christchurch Rd (01202 399944) Fri 9.30pm-4am, pounds 5-pounds 7

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