AT THE CLUB FACE

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The Ministry of Sound have given up their Saturday Rulin' for tonight to accommodate this new gig. The brainchild of Mark Herman and associates, it promises to be a grandiose affair

The dress code for the night is "hope and pray" which sums up the vibe of the night - only the cream of the crop will gain entry. After spending most of his time separating the wheat from the chaff as the host for numerous London clubs, Mark Herman's first party, Uninvited at the Hanover Grand, blew up big time. It was mayhem with the queues stretching to Oxford Circus, but those who got in are still talking about it.

Future Bitch offers a different tangent but the same level of style. The world's most famous club is about to have its interior transformed into a futuristic neo-industrial fantasy. The walkway that links the upstairs balcony with the main room will be re-opened for VIPs, but there's sure to be something for everyone.

The main room will champion a mature brand of deep garage while the main bar will showcase uplifting anthems. Danny Tenaglia, Jazzy M, Jon Marsh and Craig Bartlett feature on the decks with a live PA from Wunmi

Tonight, MoS, 103 Gaunt St, SE1 (0171-378 6528) midnight to 9am pounds 12 mems/pounds 15 others

In a sea of speed Garage you can visit a raft of real garage. Uplifting vocals and great mixing courtesy of the Zoo Crew and friends. This venue may not be the most spectacular in the capital, but the quality of the tunes more than make up for that.

The smart-casual clientele here know their stuff and the compact design of the club gives the night a great "house party" appeal. They also know how to party; you can strut your stuff until 6am.

Saturdays, 36 Shaftesbury Ave, W1 (0171-287 2715) 9pm-6am. pounds 5 before 1pm/pounds 10 before midnight/pounds 12 after.

This gig has taken a while to settle into new surroundings since an acrimonious move from Mayfair's Iceni. Things seem to be chill now.

The new venue is quite strange. One of those places that has great potential but doesn't quite pitch at the right level. The clientele reflect this and you'll see a mixture of hard-core clubbers and a few sloane rangers who've stumbled in after the pubs shut.

The sound here is decent and the music policy untaxing - handbag house and uplifting anthems.

Fridays, the Broadway, Fulham Road SW6 (0171-378 6528) 9.30pm-3am pounds 12.

The Aquarium is enjoying a bit of a renaissance of late and this Sunday night gem can take most of the plaudits. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with everyone in the mood for socialising.

It's perfect for those who want to ease their way out of partying and into the beginning of the week. On second thoughts, forget that; you've got all week to catch up on sleep - bring your dancing shoes and leave the duvet at home.

Sundays, 256 Old St, EC1 (0171-251 6136) 7pm-midnight pounds 7/pounds 5 mems

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