Heebie Jeebies is the club everyone in Liverpool loves to hate and hates to love
Where else would you go on a Thursday?
"Heebies one?" It's a question we are all asked every week without fail and, despite swearing the week before that we would never return, the answer is always yes.
It's not as though we are spoilt for choice in a city with over 250 city centre bars, pubs and clubs so what is it about this overcrowded place that keeps us coming back for more? Could it be that irresistible aroma, eu de sweat, or its great variety that we just can't refuse?
Attic? Middle? Basement?
Granted, it's a tough decision. Let's start with the attic.
The perfect combination of judgemental too-cool-for-school indie kids who thrive off snarling those who don't know every single word to Fluorescent Adolescent and groups of ogling middle aged men not quite ready to let go of their youth just yet. An overall uncomfortable experience for the rest of us.
Secondly, the middle floor. If your personal space and dignity mean nothing to you then this is the floor for you! With large groups of lads forming mosh pits and girls twerking (if that's what you can call it) around every corner, what's not to love?
Last, but certainly not least, the basement. A glorified tunnel, the basement is the perfect place to lose your friends and spend most of your time wandering aimlessly, wiping sweat from your brow.
The courtyard, the smoking area – whatever you want to call it – is the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of inside, and be in the hustle and bustle in the cold instead.
Under the watchful eye of John Lennon disguised as the Mona Lisa and the iconic Super Lamb Banana, who doesn't love frostbite, ciggie burns and making best mates you're going to organise trips with and most likely never see again?
Everyone who is anyone
Without a doubt you will meet everyone you have ever known on a Heebies Thursday and, no matter how long it has been or how little communication you have had in the past, you will run and tell them you miss and love them. Whether you met them once at a gaff when you were 15 or sat next to them every day in school but never actually had a conversation beyond "what was the homework?" – you'll see them all.
Don't even get me started on the toilets.
With the perfect mirror for it, your camera roll is most probably filled with messy 3am selfies with complete strangers who, after a 10 minute heart to heart on the most uncomfortable couch in the universe, became your best mate for the night.
No matter how old we get, Heebies will always hold a special place in our hearts – filled with memories of our first nights out to our last nights before we all separated for uni. No question about it, see you all at Christmas for a £2.50 double or two.