The men at the helm of city nightclub Snobs have promised the same unique atmosphere when the 41-year-old venue moves next year.
Owner Wayne Tracey said work was taking place to ensure it will be more of the same when it moves to the former Vudu club on Smallbrook Queensway.
Snobs was first opened in the summer of 1972 by the Berrow brothers, who owned the new romantic Rum Runner venue in the city, and managed Duran Duran for a period.
It was then taken on by Gary Daniel, who transformed the city centre club into the indie venue it has been for 20 years.
Mr Tracey, who ran a menswear shop before taking over Snobs, took it over in 2002 after Mr Daniel died aged just 40.
Mr Tracey said much work will take place to ensure the atmosphere at the club is replicated at the new venue – right down to the sci-fi décor designed to mirror the Doctor Who Tardis.
Some of the club’s more recognisable features will be moved to the new venue for posterity.
The “wall of faces” which stare at people walking up and down the stairs, the walls based on a Dr Who tardis and its illuminated sign will all form part of a memorabilia area near the foyer of the new club.
That is despite the managers receiving an offer of close to £20,000 for the sign.
Mr Tracey added: “On a Saturday we have people of all ages in here – from 55 down to 18.
“This isn’t like a normal nightclub to most people, and we don’t want to change that.
“And Snobs has never been part of a chain, which I think is part of its appeal.”
The move will also bolster the business. It currently employs 35 people, and that is expected to increase to 50.
DJ and promoter David Southam said Snobs’ history is vital to the student-friendly venue, which has succeeded in a market where rivals collapse year after year.
Mr Southam, who has been a DJ at Snobs for more than 20 years, said: “It is almost an anti-cool place to be.
“It’s been here for so long. You often hear people say ‘if it wasn’t for Snobs I wouldn’t be here’ as so many parents met here.”
He added: “The New Zealand under 19 rugby team all came to the door one night.
“They wanted us to let them in for free, so in the end we said ok – as long as you perform a haka, so that is what they did.
“More recently we had some of the England cricket team in here.”