A 45-year-old man suffered broken ribs and facial injuries after a 41-year-old man he had known for years allegedly attacked him outside a Marsh club.
Det Insp George Bardell of Kirklees CID said the trouble happened outside Club Fusion on Westbourne Road at 10.50pm on Saturday.
He said: “These are two ‘lads’ who have known each other for a long time. The victim has gone outside for a cigarette and has been approached by the suspect. There has been a fight and the victim has been taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for treatment.
“The suspect has been arrested on suspicion of a Section 20 assault and is in custody.”
Fusion is a venue used for parties and is also known as the Popkidz party venue.