The best bars and clubs in the UK have been revealed

The UK is seen as one of the best places to party. We have some of the best bars and clubs in the world and we certainly know how to party. Students definitely hold the crown for us when it comes to partying, but which is the best club / bar in the UK for students?

Student Hut have put together a list of the top 100 best bars and clubs in the UK from answers given by students. Did your city make it on the list? Is your city home to the number one best bar / club in the UK? Find out here…

100th. Fat Cat Cafe Bar – Leicester 


To kick off our top 100 student bars / clubs in the UK is Fat Cat Cafe Bar in Leicester. If you’re a student in Leicester then you’ll have at least heard of Fat Cat Cafe bar. It recently closed to have a 300K refurbishment but now it’s open, bigger and better than ever. They serve 30 delicious cocktails and are open from 12pm every single day!

90th. 400 Rabbits – Nottingham

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400 Rabbits in Nottingham prides themselves in being ‘Nottingham’s first and only dedicated Mezcaleria & Tequila den’. They are doing something right because they’ve made it on the list!

98th. The Empress – Newcastle

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The Empress is considered one of Newcastle’s best hidden gems, with its cool street art decor and has been renowned for decades as the meeting, passing and finishing point for all Geordies nights out.

97th. Peppermint – Swansea


This place is considered to be a great student night out. Make your way to the top floor for a dance, amazing cocktails and great music.

96th. Filthy McNasty’s – Belfast

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This place is a classic for students and makes it on our list at 96th. You’ll find a mix match of furniture and quirky decor. You can find live music daily from 10pm and try there Italian pizzas, it’s simply yummy.

95th. XOYO – London 


I’m surprised that this place hasn’t come higher on the list but i guess 95th out of all the venues in the UK isn’t bad. XOYO is across two floors in Shoreditch. It’s popular for its live music and DJ sets.

94th. The Loft – Norwich 

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If you go to Norwich uni then you’ve no doubt come across this place or been dragged along to the Loft. This is one of the leading gay nightclubs in Norwich and they have recently added new seating to their VIP area. These novelty plane seating is a must for your next insta shot.

93rd. Why Not – Edinburgh


Edinburgh’s making its first appearance on the 50 best clubs / bars in the UK, with Why not. Get your fancy dress box topped up because Why Not is known for its ultra cool themed nights, which is probably why it is a firm favourite with students. Not to mention their large beer garden and stunning venue…. you probably won’t remember this after your night out though.

92nd. The Cut – Newcastle


Wednesday at the Cut brings one of the best hip hop nights to Newcastle. Saturday is a good night to go when everywhere else is relatively expensive. You can get in for £4 and buy drinks for £3/£2. Get stamped before 11 to get cheaper entry.

91st. Driftwood – Glasgow

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This place comes in at 91 and I think this is largely down to it’s hearty Mexican food!

90th. Cavern Club – Liverpool

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This renowned famous venue first opened in 1957 as a jazz club and later became the centre for Liverpools rock and roll scene. It was closely associated with Merseybeat music genre and The Beatles regularly played host in the early years, later forming their identity. Today The Cavern is the destination to go for live music from up and coming artists. It’s a firm favourite among students.

89th. Cosy Club – Bristol


Cosy Club is Bristol is a small wine bar by day and a dub/ reggae / RnB music playing by night. Bristol students have probably already discovered this place but if not this should be on the list.

88th. Rescue Rooms – Nottingham


Rescue Rooms is a firm favourite among Trent students and students tend to go from Stealth to Rescue Rooms. They play live music, sometimes from amazing recognised artists.

87th. Club Chemistry – Canterbury 


If your a student from Canterbury then you’ve definitely already headed down to Club Chemistry. The club is split between three floors and holds some great student events.

86th. The Hockley Arts Club – Nottingham


Coming in at 86th for the best bars / clubs in the UK is The Hockley Arts Club in Nottingham. This place is a proper old gentlemen’s vibe, serving delicious food and drinks.

85th. Gosta Green Pub – Birmingham


This place is home to craft beers, cask ale, cocktails, live sports, delicious food and a giant beer garden… so everything you need for a good night.

84th. Y Plas – Cardiff


Y Plas is probably one of the first places you go during freshers as a Cardiff Student. It’s one of the best nights out with cheap drinks and a great atmosphere.

83rd. Kasbah -Coventry


82nd. Thompsons – Belfast

81st. Popworld – Portsmouth

80th. Guy’s Bar – London

79th. Camel Club – Huddersfield

78th. The engine Shed – Lincoln

77th. Be At One – Oxford

76th. The Hive – Edinburgh

75th. Buffalo Bar – Cardiff

74th Bloc – Glasgow

73rd. The Old Pint Pot

72nd. The Warehouse Project – Manchester

71st. Headrow House – Leeds

70th. The Blue Angel – Liverpool

69th. The Astoria – Portsmouth

68th. Pryzm – Nottingham

67th. Fabric – London

66th. House of Smith – Newcastle

65th. Popworld – Liverpool

64th. Student Union Bar – Cardiff

63rd. Mosh – Leicester

62nd. Electric Ballroom – London

61st. Hidden – Manchester

60th. Jesters – Southampton

59th. The Arch – Brighton

58th. Old Bar – Leeds

57th. Pryzm – Cardiff

56th. Soup Kitchen – Manchester

55th. Corsica Studios – London

54th. Cameo – Poole

53rd. Cabaret Voltaire – Edinburgh

52nd. Pryzm – Leeds

51st. The Bierkeller – Leeds

50th. Level – Liverpool

49th. Timepiece – Exeter

48th. Ministry of South – London

47th. The LCR – Norwich

46th. G-A-Y – London

45th. The Garage – Glasgow

44th. Tiger Tiger – Portsmouth

43rd. Club Mission – Leeds

42nd. Bijoux – Newcastle

41st. The Hifi Club – Leeds

40th. Thekla – Bristol

39th. Deansgate Locks – Manchester

38th. 3sixty – Reading

37th. Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff

36th. Wire – Leeds

35th. Frog & Fiddle – Cheltenham Town

34th. Snobs – Birmingham

33rd. Indi Vidual Bar – Birmingham

32nd. The Welly – Hull

31st. Canal Mills – Leeds

30th. Bunk – Nottingham

29th. Flat 0/1 – Glasgow

28th. Heebie Jeebie’s – Liverpool

27th. Stone Roses – York

26th. Warehouse – Preston

25th. The Haunt – Brighton

24th. Digital – Newcastle

23rd. Limelight – Belfast

22nd. Flares – Newcastle

21st. Coco Tang – Nottingham

20th. Club Revenge – Brighton

19th. Stealth – Nottingham

18th. 42nd Street – Manchester

17th. Ocean – Nottingham

16th. Soho Rooms – Newcastle

15th. Switch – Southampton

14th. Brudenell Social Club – Leeds

13th. Cosmic Ballroom – Newcastle

12th. Rock City – Nottingham

11th. Motion – Bristol

10th. Sin City – Swansea

9th. West Street Live – Sheffield

8th. Bar One – Sheffield

7th. The Nightingale Club – Birmingham

6th. The Tunnels – Aberdeen

5th.  Old Firehouse – Exeter

4th. The Live Lounge – Cardiff

3rd. Antwerp Mansion – Manchester

2nd. Sub Club – Glasgow

1st. Concert Square Liverpool



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