Although you may not remember absolutely everything from a night out in Suffolk, you will probably remember going to one of these clubs.

Here are five former nightclubs where many people danced the nights away. 


East Anglian Daily Times: In 2005 the nightclub was extended under the Liquid and Envy brand nameIn 2005 the nightclub was extended under the Liquid and Envy brand name (Image: Phil Morley)Location: West Leisure Terrace, Cardinal Park, Ipswich, IP1 1AX

Closed: 2022

Liquid first opened in 1999 and was regularly packed with long queues of clubbers waiting to get in through the doors. 

It was well known for its hi-tech lighting and sound.

In 2015 Liquid reopened under the name Unit 17 with an official launch party featuring then Kiss FM DJs Ricki and Melvin. 

Unit 17 closed its doors on Easter Sunday in 2022. 


East Anglian Daily Times: Jokers closed in 2014Jokers closed in 2014 (Image: Google)Location: Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1BB

Closed: 2014

This building was renamed Jokers in 1993, having previously been a restaurant called Ponderosa. 

The club had VIP booths and served a variety of drinks. 

The nightclub closed down in 2014 after the owner of the club said the business had struggled. 

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The First Floor Club

East Anglian Daily Times: The First Floor Club was the only late night venue in Ipswich for yearsThe First Floor Club was the only late night venue in Ipswich for years (Image: Newsquest)Location: Tacket Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BA

Closed: 2010

The First Floor Club was opened by Ken Bean in 1966 and was open seven days a week. 

It hosted a wide variety of events including live music, comedy shows, and even beauty contests. 

When Ken sold the club it became Fire and Ice which ran until 2010.

The venue has now been transformed into new homes.

Club Brazillia

East Anglian Daily Times: Club Brazilia was a popular destination in Bury St EdmundsClub Brazilia was a popular destination in Bury St Edmunds (Image: Gregg Brown)

Location: Station Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6AD

Closed: Mid 2010s

This spot was a favourite in town for many years. 

Before becoming Club Brazilia, it was known as Reflex. 

The nightclub closed in the mid 2010s for construction. 

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East Anglian Daily Times: Hollywoods officially opened in 1988Hollywoods officially opened in 1988 (Image: Newsquest)Location: Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1SB

Closed: 2007

If you were going out in Ipswich in the 1990s, the chances are you were going to Hollywood's.

It became famous for its Monday indie nights and DJs and it was so popular, people would queue over the bridge in Princes Street to get in. 

As well as club nights, Hollywood's also hosted Christmas parties and hosted the annual carnival queen pageant in 1989. 

During the 1990s the club changed its name to Kartouche and had another change to Zest in 2003.