A couple of the ones I saw seem to be themed--an art gallery theme and a North African "souk" theme. Would it seem right to have a different sort of theme, maybe Indian or something? Something odder?
What kind of neighborhood do dance clubs tend to be in? What's the clientele likely to be like, and what kind of music is likely in 1996?
This is really just for a brief description--I'm not going to go into detail; it's one friend trying to cheer another up by dragging her out on the town--so I'm not looking to have heavy interaction with the enviroment, but what there is, I'd like to get right.