And as we enter a new year, perhaps they will be the place where you wile away the last few hours of 2021 or herald the arrival of 2022.
The Gazette archives contain lots of images from the popular clubs of the area over the years and they show everything from people having a quiet pint to dance night.
We have got a reminder of trophy nights in Hebburn and at the Perserverance. Perhaps our 1969 scene at the Alberta Social Club lounge will bring back memories.
Take a look at these 9 photographs and see if you are in the picture.
Is one of these clubs a favourite of yours? Do you have memories of welcoming a new year at one of them in decades gone by?
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1. Socialising at the Victoria Road bar
The Victoria Road Workmens Club and this photo shows the main bar in February 1961.
Photo: Shields Gazette
2. Enjoying a chat in 1966
The new South Shields Legion and Workingmen's Club in 1966. Does this bring back happy memories?
3. On stage at the Northern
The concert room in the Northern Social Club, South Shields in 1964. What memories does this photo bring back?
4. Time for a dance in Hebburn
The Sports Week Inter Social Clubs Dance and Competition at the Elmfield Social Club in Hebburn in 1983. Remember this?