Club Retro: New venue sends South Shields back to the 1990s

Dave Sharpe is opening up a new nightclub above the Ranch in South Shields.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Dave Sharpe is opening up a new nightclub above the Ranch in South Shields. Picture by Jane Coltman

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A DJ is bringing back the sounds of the 90s and ‘noughties’ with the launch of a new town centre venue.

Club Retro is the latest venture to open its doors to provide a place for revellers in South Shields to go.

Dave Sharpe is opening up a new nightclub above the Ranch in South Shields.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Dave Sharpe is opening up a new nightclub above the Ranch in South Shields. Picture by Jane Coltman

The venue is being run by DJ David Sharpe, who is keen to revive the atmosphere of the town centre throughout the 1990s.

Mr Sharpe said: “South Shields appears to be going through something of a revival, particularly for people over the age of 25 who are enjoying the great venues we have.

“Our aim is to add to this by providing a safe, clean environment for people to relive the glory days of South Shields.

“We are aiming to create an authentic retro clubbing experience for all to enjoy – a place where people can come and listen to the music they used to listen to 20 years ago.”

Our aim is to provide a place for people to relive the glory days

David Sharpe

The venue is based above The Ranch, in Coston Drive, and also features a cocktail bar. Entry is free.

Mr Sharpe added: “In true retro fashion we are bringing back some of the cocktails of old. The Pink Kangaroo was one of the most iconic cocktails of the 90s and we are proud to say we are bringing it back, much to the excitement of people on social media.”

Throughout April and May tribute nights to the town’s previous venues including De Nero’s, Porters, WR’s, Oz and Limelites will see DJs from the clubs once again taking to the decks.

The club is hosting a ticket only grand opening event on Easter Sunday.

Dave Sharpe is opening up a new nightclub above the Ranch in South Shields.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Dave Sharpe is opening up a new nightclub above the Ranch in South Shields. Picture by Jane Coltman

It will open Fridays and Saturdays from 11pm until 3am.

For details on the new club visit its Facebook page Club Retro.

Dave Sharpe is opening up a new nightclub above the Ranch in South Shields.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Dave Sharpe is opening up a new nightclub above the Ranch in South Shields. Picture by Jane Coltman

Dave Sharpe is opening up a new nightclub above the Ranch in South Shields.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Dave Sharpe is opening up a new nightclub above the Ranch in South Shields. Picture by Jane Coltman

Dave Sharpe is opening up a new nightclub above the Ranch in South Shields.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Dave Sharpe is opening up a new nightclub above the Ranch in South Shields. Picture by Jane Coltman