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