Take a look inside Hull’s incredible new Atik nightclub


One of Hull’s longest running nightclubs is reopening its doors on Friday after a £1.1m refurbishment.

Now called Atik, the former Sugar Mill premises in Princes Dock Street have undergone a transformation with hopes to bring people from outside the city in.

Tom Bowden, general manager, said: “We’ve changed the main entrance to round the back, which gives it a grander feel, and we now have four different rooms people can choose from.

The VIP booths in Curve bar can hold up to 20 people.
The VIP booths in Curve bar can hold up to 20 people.

“We’ve also got Steinback & Shaw on board with half price cocktails, so when the doors of that bar shut at 11pm, people can come straight into Attik through a door at the back.”

The new rooms include Atik, Tiki, Vinyl and Curve, and all offer something completely different for punters.

The main dance floor is now Atik, which has been turned into a dark, cool area with a distressed wooden bar and leather and tweed seats, and will play classic dance anthems.

“One of the main problems people had with Sugar Mill were the toilets,” said Tom. “So we have created new ones in a much larger space, and they’ve got full length mirrors on the back of each door.

The Vinyl bar plays 80s, 90s and Noughties tunes
The Vinyl bar plays 80s, 90s and Noughties tunes

“We have also got VIP booths in every room. We didn’t want to have just one VIP area, so we have made sure people can have the luxury and comfort in whichever room they choose.

“The booths can hold from 15 to 20 people, and prices start from £100, which includes a bottle of Ciroc vodka, two bottles of Prosecco, queue jump, free entry into the club and access to the cloakroom.

“We have footballers coming in here spending £800 on bottles of vodka, so our prices go quite high, but with the booths everyone gets their own hostess who stays with them all night, as well as security making sure no one pinches their spot.

The main Atik dancefloor has had a refurb
The main Atik dancefloor has had a refurb

“We’ve got Nottingham Forrest players coming on launch night, as well as FC and KR players – if they win. I know people are coming from places like Leeds and Sheffield, and it’s about time Hull showed off what a great night out it is.”

The Curve bar is decorated in black and gold, and holds impressively large booths for friends to sit and chat in, as well as dance along to the R’n’B classics on offer.

The Vinyl bar will play 80s, 90s and Noughties music, as well as having a light-up dancefloor, but the most impressive bar is the upstairs Tiki.

All of the seating areas have been re-upholstered
All of the seating areas have been re-upholstered

Decorated with bamboo to emulate a holiday paradise, customers can retreat upstairs to Tiki to enjoy pop classics while drinking from Tiki cups – and everyone is given a flower lei to wear.

There is even a separate room with foosball and bandits if you want a more chilled atmosphere.

Tom said: “We want people to come and have a good time and not just be restricted to one type of music or atmosphere. We will be serving stonebaked pizzas all night, people can order shisha in the Curve bar and even our security staff will be dressed in tweed to take away from the typical bouncer image.

“I really think if we’ve done it right, this club is going to fly.”

There are VIP booths in every room
There are VIP booths in every room

Atik will be open on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, with drinks deals including Quid Mondays and £2 Fridays.

The official launch night will be held on Friday with Marvin Humes from JLS DJing, as well as Karen Harding on Saturday and Mostack on Sunday.

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