Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Akram’s Dumbarton

“Akram’s” night club was the place to be in Dumbarton for many a year, this picture was from it’s peak period in 1984 though I have to say I’m not used to seeing it in the daylight, and Mr Cooper’s “Death Burger” van is nowhere to be seen!!

Anyway this dance lesson didn’t improve my chances much!

October 26, 2010 - Posted by | Blast from The Past, Video | ,


  1. I came across your page looking up info & pics on old ‘Akrams’ in Dumbarton.
    A group of people are organising a ‘Akrams Revivial Night’ for charity in june this year.

    Comment by Graeme Burch | February 23, 2011 | Reply

    • Sounds like a great idea!

      Let me know when you fix and date and venue and I will happily advertise it here.

      A return of Alex Cooper’s “Death Burger Van” outside will be a must!

      Thanks for dropping in.


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | February 24, 2011 | Reply

      • hi was wondering if you had any more information on akrams nightclub in dumbarton .I was in the navy based at faslane and used to work there every weekend as dj until I left to go london >I can recal working with other djs there mainly mike costas .The last time I was up in scotland i ventured there and found it no longer there .Any help would be appreacated .graham (joe in those days ) .

        Comment by graham fenton | March 21, 2012

      • Hi,

        Unfortunately it was burned down, despite attempts to look at a rebuild Akram eventually bought the Boulevard Hotel on the A82 between Clydebank and Dumbarton and as far as I am aware still operators from there.


        Comment by thehelplessdancer | March 21, 2012

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