The Dot Cotton Club has been a staple of the LGBT+ scene in Cambridge for over 20 years, seeing 1000s of happy clubbers dance and drink the night away, originally at The Junction and Nusha bar and now in our new home at Q-Club, Station Road.
Our aim is to ensure that both locals and visitors to the city, of all genders and sexualities have a safe, fun venue to meet and enjoy.
The music policy is pop, dance, remixes, mashups, cheese and R&B but we will play almost anything that gets people on their feet!
We have plenty of seated areas, most with sofas and tables, vodka jellies, a variety of bottled beers, ciders & alcopops, and more lights & lasers than you can shake a pink fluffy stick at!
If you are visiting the city and don't want to worry about how to get home at the end of the night, there is even a Travelodge less than ten minutes walk away - so there's no excuse not to keep partying until the lights come up.
Goodbye Ms Flappes, time to hang up your heels!
Our hostess with the mostess decided, after over two decades of fabulous Dot Cotton events, to go out with a bang with the party of the year.
Felicity Flappes's final Dots was busier than we've ever seen it, with old faces and new, but we still have plenty to look forward to. Next on the agenda is our Rainbow Party on Saturday Feb 28th, so get on your brightest clothes, and hair dye, we'll help with the face paint and prepare for Happy Hour for all (10pm-11pm) and student discounts galore (Tequila, Sambua and Jagerbombs, £2 each with student ID)
Thanks to everyone for helping make the last Saturday of February another amazing Dot Cotton night, the 2-4-1 cocktail offer got everyone in a dancing mood and the none-stop tunes got everyone on the dance floor for hours!
On a personal note, we are immensely grateful for you all coming out and supporting not only the night, and what remains of the Cambridge scene, but all of us involved in organising it! As the first month since Ms Flappes sailed off into the sunset, there was a high bar to live up to, but we hope we met it and you enjoyed yourselves - feel free to leave feedback on the contact page.
A special note must be made for our special rainbow ballerina tutu fairy (pictured) - plenty of people chose a colour of the rainbow for their clothing or makeup, but nothing came close to this. Drop us a message for a free cocktail next month!!!
We said goodbye to winter this month - as the evenings got lighter and the temperatures rose, it was time for a fabulous Spring Break party!
Combining all the best of Spring in the UK (chocolate eggs, bunny deely-boppers and a country garden vibe) with Spring Break in the USA (hot Americans and beer pong), we added a touch of Dot Cotton magic with cocktail happy hours and our Dj spinning his tunes til the early hours.
Then someone got hold of the rainbow facepaint from last month, and when what we can only guess was an invading lesbian costume party appeared dressed up as orange jump-suited felons, nipple tassled flashers and marmite/peanut butter on toast (don't ask), you could tell we were in for an epic night! Check out the photos in the gallery.
June is Pride month, when people often disappear to the far reaches of the country to wave their rainbow flag, but that didn't stop plenty of you from turning out to have a great time at Dot Cotton.
The weather was warm, the smoke machine was set to strawberry scent mode, cocktails came with party ring biscuits round the straws and every surface was covered a multitude of cakes, popcorn, candyfloss and sweets. One lucky dancing queen even won himself a bottle of chocolate shots. Sugar-Rush-Tastic!
The warm weather popped its head back for the bank holiday weekend, and Dot Cotton Club went Tiki-tastic!
There were cocktails galore, flower garlands and plenty of people pulled out their brightest shorts and shirts to say goodbye to the summer in 'style'.
The only way we can top that is a special guest for September's event - she's had more returns from the grave than Cher, Ms Felicity Flappes just can't stay away and will be dropping in to catch up with you all! Remember it's free entry before 10pm and just £5 after!
It's time for the biggest event of the year, when you get to dress up and have ghoulish fun all night, with projector screens showing the best classic horror movies and our live (or at least undead) DJ playing a mix of dance, pop, creepy classics and a splattering of cheese! Make sure you join us and monster mash until the early hours while you still can, as our fabulous hosts Nusha bar will soon be closing their doors for a full refurbishment.
That's right, Dot Cotton Club will be taking a break once the final spirits have been exorcised from this freakish creepshow, so make sure you crack out your best Thriller dance moves while you have the chance! As always, it's free entry until 10pm and just £5 after, so see you there.