Set in the fictitious English borough of Sludgely, the film centers on two rival nightclubs, located next door to each other (side by side). The decrepit Golden Nugget, which features strip shows and music hall variety turns, is run by Max Nugget (Terry-Thomas), assisted by his hypochondriac nephew Rodney (Barry Humphries), while Sound City is a pop music club, run by Gary (Billy Boyle). A local magistrate rules that only one club's license will be renewed at the end of the month. The two clubs then attempt to improve their entertainment by attracting top acts. Also stars Stephanie De Sykes.