89 Dunlop Street, Glasgow. G1 4ET. Demolished.
The Mardi Gras was the first night club to have a elevated dance floor in the U.K.
A friend of Mr Modlin, night club owner James Mortimer had the first elevated dance floor in his Tito’s night club in Majorca.
The restaurant was called the Food Basket.
This image was taken at the opening of the Mardi Gras in 1985.
This was thee place in town to be seen. Footballers rubbed shoulders with ordinary people in the 1980s. Long queues of disco goers lined up Dunlop Street and if you didn’t get in you would try and get into next-door Warehouse disco.
The Mardi Gras was the first nightclub in the U.K. to have an elevated dance floor, it was also the first to allow under 18’s in, however this was later on in the late 80s.
Both the night clubs were closed down as the building above was supposed to be unsafe??????
This advert was taken from a boxing promotion booklet.
The Mardi Gras was formerly the Cathadhmara nightclub.
Dunlop Street with Vertigo and the Mardi Gras in the distance. 1991.
Do you remember this great nightclub? If so please leave a comment.