@ the cross

Only 13 Saturdays to New Year's Eve - scary! Check out Milk and 2 Sugars to get some serious clubbing under your belt. These events are the freshest gigs on The Cross rotation at present. The crowd is DJ-responsive, loud and stylish, and they party until the wee hours of Saturday morning.

It's worth every penny of your hard-earned loot. Terry Farley and Pete Heller from Junior Boys Own headline on the decks with Tarun, Miss Jools and Jules Spinner in support.

The Cross: Goods Way depot (off York Way) N1 (0171-837 0828) 10pm-6am pounds 10 members/pounds 12 non-members CAMDEN PALACE @ peach Peach's 4th Birthday gig is going out live on Kiss 100 FM, but don't get left outside in your car on Friday night. Paul Oakenfold headlines tonight with ample support from Peach residents Graham Gold, Darren Pearce, Craig Dimech and Dave Lambert.

Bangin' house with a funky twist at this massive greenhouse of a venue. A young and nubile crowd party on three floors, speakers and anything else that supports their weight.

Peach 4th Birthday. Friday at the Camden Palace, 1 Camden High St NW1 (0171-387 0428) 10pm-6am pounds 10/pounds 7 members FUNKY BUNKER @ fridge bar Brixton's Fridge Bar just gets better. Friday's "Funky Bunker" queue is longer than the one for the Fridge itself.

The upstairs bar is decked out in bright autumnal colours, while downstairs is so packed that you're not sure what colours the walls are. The DJs play some dark tunes that have everyone (including passers-by in the street) nodding their heads in appreciation.

Friday night flavas include R'n'B cuts with some delicious rare- groove rhythms. Arrive early to get in with the cosmopolitan party crowd.

Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, SW2 (0171-326 5100) 9pm-4am free admission THE ALPHABET BAR @ beak st The Alphabet Bar is a weekend oasis. Many of the surrounding bars are too pretentious for words, but style sits comfortably with a welcoming air at this venue. Everyone seems young and trendy, yet it's possible to get in while wearing jeans and trainers.

The bright interior moves to the loud sounds of conversation as opposed to a token DJ, and the prices are reasonable enough to make you consider tipping the staff. Come in, have a drink, feel cool. But this place badly needs a late licence.

The Alphabet Bar, 61-63 Beak Street W1 (0171-439 2190) 11am-11pm, free admission