Why is it almost impossible to succeed on Tinder at Fire? No Matches. Okay, you’re right, that was terrible... Quick! Counter it with something awesome. Ahh, we know! How about decadent superclub and all-night party palace: Fire. Fire is a cutting edge Electro, House and Funk venue tucked under the Vauxhall arches getting London clubbers all hot and bothered. What was once primarily a gay venue, now welcomes all folk with open arms to enjoy its 24-hour liquor licence, incredible light displays and impressive roster of DJs gracing the decks. But don’t just take our word for it: everyone raves about it - and where there’s smoke there’s fire right? You might even say, it’s ’Lit’. We know, we’ve never used that before either, the time just felt right.
A mere 20 yards from Vauxhall station, you could roly-poly to the doors of Fire if you so wished. The club is divided up into three separate spaces – Fire, Protocol and The Lightbox. ‘Yeah, so?’ you might be thinking, but the cool thing about that is: it’s designed to all link up as one massive venue when a particular event calls for it. That’d be one Kim and Kanye scaled party. There is a definite warehouse feel to the place, with its exposed brickwork and high-domed ceilings but the industrial structure doesn’t actually detract from the party atmosphere, it sort of adds to it, allowing a ‘no holds barred’ mentality to take over. It’s the complete opposite sensation to visiting an old relative and being petrified about accidentally knocking over an ornament with a wayward elbow. A large outdoor smoking terrace spans the entire length of the archways with an abundance of wooden banquettes and tables that sidle up next to a large, heated hot tub. Yes hot tub. Things get steamy at Fire, no surprises there. Along with disco balls, fractured mirrors and a state of the art LED light room, it’s fair to say that Fire is quite the spectacle.
Music: House, Techno, Dub, Trance, Funk, Soul
Dress Code: Smart/Casual
Train Station: Vauxhall
Address: Fire, 39 Parry Street, London, SW8 1RT
Heavy duty Funktion One audio systems are linked up to every room so that resident DJs such as Steve Pitron and The Sharp Boys can get the crowd warmed up for the guest spots, filled by impressive names like Steve Aoki, John Digweed, Skream and Format:B. Phewf, this booker is on fi— let’s just say they’ve done well. It’s whopping 2000 person capacity also means that a party at Fire is like a club scene from Kevin and Perry go Large: a mass of flailing arms and bouncing bodies. Expect a satisfying mix of House, Techno, Dubstep, Trance and Funk as well as the occasional splash of Soul. Alcohol wise, Fire houses all of your boozy staples with beers and ciders, spirits, mixers and bubbly. It’s not a cocktail bar though, so don’t go anticipating a little umbrella. A double mixer with juice sets you back just £6.80 while cans of beer are served in practical plastic pint glasses at a standard £5.30. We’ll cheers to that.
Fire’s clientele are a really trendy and energetic bunch, attracting party-hards like moths to a flame. Expect go-go dancers, a mixed gay-straight-trans friendly vibe and wealth of exceedingly forthcoming clubbers. Fire is the kind of place you’re likely to lose your friends, but make a whole load new ones along the way. Bah- they needed a spring clean anyway - Jenny’s gone all passive aggressive since her break-up and we’re not even sure we ever really liked Mike to begin with. With your new squad in tow, you can prowl the rooms freely in a totally welcoming and non judgemental environment. Fire is just fabulously fun and, well, freaking massive. No wonder you can’t find anyone.
Light effects, massive space and state of the art DJs? We’d say this club is hot to trot. The crowd are on their feet from the word go, so forget the heels because you’re gonna need to keep up babes. Fire has been a stomping success from over 10 years now, and we’re glad to say, we don’t see it going down in flames anytime soon. The energy here is second to none, leaving us all fired up and feeling forever young. We’re very happy to tell you, that Fire is every inch as hot as it’s name would suggest.