OK, stick with us here - we promise it’ll make sense. So, Banff is a ski-themed bar and nightclub that plays a proper fun and funky mix of disco, techno and house music. The interior is all Swiss-chalet wood, there are enough pairs of skis to kit out the English winter Olympic team and there’s even a DJ booth made from a mountain cablecar.
So, that’s a ski-themed nightclub in Southport, nearly 3,000 miles from the snowy Rocky mountains where the original Banff is located in Canada. But while the concept is a little out there, the execution since the bar’s refurbishment is excellent. The decor is spot on, so much so you almost feel you should be wading around in ski trousers and a bobble hat.
The venue has on rotation a number guest promoters and DJs most weekends, it’s varied enough that you’ll no doubt find something to get your apres-ski party started. Big favourites are the Vortechx and Macooza events periodically and they are just about to launch an 80s and 90s night but if its the more cutting edge house and tech-house parties you are looking for you'll find them monthly and are pick of them is Vortechx presents Binary
Whats On Southport caught up with the Vortechx boys..
"We're excited to present well known Liverpool event BINARY Liverpool on the first stop of their UK tour, combining our ideas and sounds as we look forward to host a unforgettable night! Bringing you a mixed line up of both BINARY Liverpool & Vortechx residents who will be providing the tunes for the night. Expect our usual Funktion 1 sound system and lighting rig!
Line up: Nautica (BINARY Liverpool) Matty Johnson (BINARY Liverpool, Nghtwrk) Nial Carloss B2B Ross Walker (Vortechx) Owen Lloyd-Drummond (Vortechx, BINARY Liverpool)
Tickets will be available on the door! £4 B4 11 More AFTER 10pm - Late Banff Southport 32 West Street
This is a 18+ event, ID will be required.
With a 4 am license, you can dance well into the next morning, making clubbing in Southport a real alternative to heading to Liverpool for a night out.
Heres a short video from one of Banffs recent house parties....
The Canadian themed alpine bar is the brain child of Reese Carlos and Donna Graham who along with renowned licenesee Craig Carlos are no strangers to running succesful Southport venues. Expect ski lifts, retired cable cars, quality tunes, lots and lots of wooden decor, cool moodlighting and gallons of chilled Jagermeister all wrapped up into one cozey alpine party expereince.
Banff is located on West Street in-between Hey Amigo’s Bar and The Firepit. With 15 draught beers and a large bottle selection don’t expect to see all the usual “brands”, but instead discover new delights carefully selected for you. But that’s not all, they also serve a selection of fine wines and spirits.
They are just about to start a new 80s & 90s themed night with DJ Andy Bee from 31st Jan so if you dig the likes of Starship, C&C Music Factory, Wham etc etc then this party is for you and im sure if Donna Graham has any influence on it you can be sure there will be lots of Prince records played.
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