ONE of Colchester’s most vibrant bars is throwing a big birthday bash… and we’re all invited.

Rubix, in Crouch Street, Colchester, is celebrating is fourth birthday this weekend.

Jeremy Durrant opened the bar and nightclub four years ago after spotting a gap in the market.

He explained: “I sold my house and everything I had to do this because there wasn’t anything offering an 80s and 90s retro vibe.”

After an excellent opening ten months which saw constant queues outside the venue, the night-time industry came to a halt as the Covid pandemic hit.

Gazette: Busy - Rubix was an instant hit with clubbersBusy - Rubix was an instant hit with clubbers (Image: Jeremy Durrant)

Partygoers have since returned to the club, but its owner recognises that the cost-of-living crisis is continuing to have an impact.

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The celebrations will start with a night of free entry on Friday where revellers will be encouraged to let their hair down ahead of the main event on Saturday.

Mr Durrant, whose background is as a local radio DJ, said the weekend will offer a “real big party atmosphere”.

Gazette: Owner - Jeremy Durrant is no stranger to the decksOwner - Jeremy Durrant is no stranger to the decks (Image: Jeremy Durrant)

Saturday will see the bar hold an 80s vs 90s night over its two floors, drinks deals, balloons, cake, plus all of the usual fun and games regulars to the nightclub will be used to, and entry is free before 11pm.