22-24 Stanley Street,
The ViewLiverpool Review
No need to wear your wig, sequin mini dress and platform heels, Superstar Boudoir is a friendly gay club open to anyone wanting to have fun, fun, fun! And there is the DJ in drag, so you truly do not need to dress up.
This basement club has recently changed management and, while not exactly super glam, it has the potential to bloom into a kicking, party club. Down the staircase you find yourself right on the dance floor: some light panels on the walls and a good light system provide enough ambiance to partially hide the fact the place needs a few extra touches to nail its glam aspirations.
The highlights are the black padded bar and the fashionable lampshades hanging above it. Behind a curtain, you will find the lounge: a few comfortable booths and more seats will allow you to rest your feet after much dancing.
Stanley Street and the neighbouring area has established itself in Liverpool’s gay area for some time. Opposite Superstar Boudoir you will find the camp Navy Bar and Café Du Fay, popular with young gays and lesbians. So, what to expect of Superstar Boudoir? To start, a flamboyant drag queen as DJ! And very late nights: the place can be almost empty at 11pm.
Do not think this is a gay-only venue, though: quite on the contrary, the cheesey music is very popular with girls, who come in groups or drag along their boyfriends. The atmosphere is very friendly and casual and so are the staff. This place is bound to become a favourite for anybody who wants to leave the pretentiousness of many lounges and clubs behind to have a night of uncomplicated fun.
The fog machine and sound system definitely help achieving this goal and the music is great: you should always trust a DJ in drag!
Camp and happy, the DJs at Superstar Boudoir have a goal to make you dance uncontrollably while grinning with happiness and jumping around (hopefully not spilling your drink on friends and strangers). They definitely succeed and even when there is nobody to fill the dance floor, everyone shuffles their feet at the bar. The music is a selection of party classics, well chosen R&B and other genres depending on the night. What is constant is the cheerful vibe.
Nothing too out of the ordinary here; typical of gay venues. WKD is a best seller but you will find a decent selection of beers to swap it for if coolers are not your thing. Pick between Grolsch, Becks, Corona, Koppaberg cider, Coors Light and other more common beer varieties. Cocktails are yet to be seen at Superstar Boudoir but you have the feeling it is just a matter of time. Just a little while longer and Superstar Boudoir could become a heavy weight in the Liverpool nightclub panorama.
The Last Word
For now, you can feel the potential in Superstar Boudoir: the place is not yet popular and there are a few aspects of it to be tweaked to achieve perfection. But they are working on it and this could soon be the best place for a party, so watch this space!
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