A nightclub is a leisure establishment that provides entertainment, alcohol and other leisure activities to its patrons, human or otherwise. They are characterized by having their primary hours of operation at night or in the early morning, though many nightclubs are open at all hours. Nightclubs and other related businesses are common in many modern and futuristic game settings, ranging from dive bars to spectacular, themed party places.
Notable nightclubs include The Asylum
in Santa Monica from Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
, The Triangle Club
in Liberty City
from Grand Theft Auto IV
, Club Flux
on the Citadel
from Mass Effect
, and Technically Legal
from Saints Row 2
The Club Heaven and Hell Club locations from the Hitman: Blood Money
mission "A Dance with the Devil" are an excellent example of a themed party. Club Heaven is located at the top of a Las Vegas
skyscraper, with partygoers dressed in white and enjoying subtle singing from an angel-costumed performer.
By contrast, the Hell Club lurked at the lowest basement level of the same building, its patrons dressed in red and black, with racuous dancing on a smoky main room to hard rock and techno from a devil-horned DJ.
Nightclubs are not uncommon in medieval and fantasy settings, though they tend to be multipurpose establishments, such as taverns, inns, and brothel-and-breakfasts. Examples might include The Bloated Float
in theImperial City
from The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
, an Athkatla
's The Copper Coronet
from Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
. Almost any drinking establishment with a resident bard
or fight club
can be considered a nightclub.