I'm a freelance writer and chess coach from South West London who enjoys pushing boundaries.
Published November 16th 2012
Nightclubs in Kingston are like airports when it comes to security. Metal detectors, cameras, endless requests for ID make getting into a venue very time consuming.
However, once inside McClusky's, with the music thumping, the wait seems all worthwhile. A spacious dancefloor allows plenty of room for improvisation and dancing is certainly encouraged.
The tunes come fast and furious and all the latest anthems get the party moving. The sheer adrenalin-inducing ambience means you get your usual selection of idiots who like to undermine golden oldies like myself, but these idiots are tolerable, if you accept a bit of banter.
McClusky's was pretty full, when I went and its popularity is richly deserved, situated just next to the Thames. It combines serious clubbing with a a leisurely out of London feel, but that doesn't mean the partying is half-hearted, because the revellers really do move to the sounds as any dedicated clubber would.
McClusky's is a real music-thumping venue with genuine energy and atmosphere.