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Clubbers Choice: The Deck

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by Chris Sutton (subscribe)
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Published January 21st 2013
Inside, outside, everywhere

The club scene has become synonymous with a certain setting and culture; dark, enclosed, not always of top notch cleanliness and of an interesting crowd. This is accepted by those that love to drink and dance with known or new company, but it isn't the only option. The Deck, located on the rooftop of the Waterside hotel on King Street, is a nightclub that boasts more class and sophistication than the average venue.

After walking down an alley and up a few flights of stairs, attendees are ushered onto a deck with a bar and chairs/tables, brimming with conversation and a chilled vibe. Inside is where the fun begins; a dance floor with a chandelier above, intimate, with a DJ spinning the latest commercial tracks in the corner and comfortable couches creating a perimeter.

A scene of beautiful females and well-dressed males encourages the newcomer to buy a drink, grab the company and enjoy surroundings. Drink prices are at general club prices, with a very decent selection (Fat Yak on tap), and the bar staff are extremely friendly. You don't have to wait long for service, and even the bouncers are more laid back than others in King Street (Cloud 9, I'm looking at you). Another bonus; no entrance fee, which is a surprise given the fact it outdoes most other places that require $20 at the door.

The views from the deck area are quite surreal; the skyscrapers and the lights of the city make you feel as though you've somehow escaped. The beats pump until the early hours of the morning, and with such a convenient location the party can be taken to a number of King Street clubs (e.g. Tramp) that are only hitting their straps at such an hour.

For your next night out I recommend The Deck a gem with all the necessities and luxuries.
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Why? A unique clubbing experience
Where: The Waterside hotel rooftop
Cost: Entry is free
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