Fake Club is a venue which only opened up about a couple of weeks ago at Kings Cross. A dark narrow pathway leads up to the club. It's painted greyish black and winds around until you reach a few flight of stairs. This little passage is admittedly a little ominous, but it adds to the unfinished quality of the entire venue. When you finally clamber up the stairs and enter Fake Club, you are faced with a long room and high ceilings.
The concrete floors, large fans, and brick walls reinforce the club's warehouse look. But the raw feel is intermixed with a modern flair. A long black couch lines the wall on one side. The DJ booth has a big screen behind it that shifts in colour, shape and design.
Here's a tip: stay on the right side of the DJ booth, in the lounge area, because you get the wind from the fan blowing in your hair. It gets very packed and hot in this club, so the fan is a godsend.
The drinks are quite affordable – a glass of Pure Blonde and a Vodka Soda cost us $10 (though the second time we went to the bar the same drinks cost $12). The only downside to Fake Club is that there's an entry fee of $20. If you're on the guestlist it's $15, but only before 10pm.
One of the highlights of Fake Club is the music. The sound system gets the bass pumping with house and electro. For those who are more inclined to listen to Hip Hop, there's also a small stuffy R&B room at the back of the venue. I'm more of an R&B girl, so it's nice to have the option but it's just too small for my liking.
The crowd here is eclectic - there are guys in singlets (which makes it seem like we're at a festival), some people in jeans, and some girls who are very dressed up. It's an interesting mix of eccentric and mainstream patrons.
The club is reminiscent of Oxford Art Factory in its warehouse style, but I think it's actually better. Fake Club is bigger, has a better DJ booth, a more advanced sound system, and a larger dancefloor. I've lost interest in the bars and clubs at the Cross, so Fake Club is a very welcome addition to the nightlife scene there.
For a fun time on the weekend, pop into Fake Club. If you want to celebrate your birthday there, make a booking on their website.