What is student nightlife like in Nottingham?
Nottingham is diverse when it comes to its nightlife; traditional pubs, secret bars, nightclubs, and live music venues can all be found in abundance. With Nottingham being student influenced city, there is a clear focus from venues to focus on the student population – some of our favourite places to enjoy are:
Ocean is one of Nottingham’s most renowned nightclubs, and only students are allowed entry. The club opened 13 years ago and has been pumping out pop, dance, R&B, indie, 80’s and 90’s ever since.
The club has two University-affiliated nights – Wednesday is for Nottingham Trent University students where they encourage fancy dress and societies to join them late into the night – Friday is for the University of Nottingham students where queues regularly start forming at 9pm for a legendary night of dancing and non-stop hits.
It’s important that you remember your University iD, otherwise, you might be left disappointed and denied entry to one of Nottingham’s best nightclubs.
With an entrance based on a Hong Kong alley, the underground Coco Tang club has been serving cocktails to students since 2008 and has a club-style vibe the later the night goes on.
The venue has a Vietnamese styled roof garden which is great for a short break away from the house, funk & old school music in the basement.
Student night at Coco Tang is every Wednesday, where students get discounted entry and cheap drink deals. You can also grab a deal in their happy hour between 8pm-10pm every night of the week!
The super club should be familiar to students across the UK as a must visit for a good night! The Nottingham venue spans across six rooms, which includes the huge main room, intimate urban space and retro room with a vinyl dance floor.
The student night at Pryzm is called TAPE and takes place every Tuesday – playing house, garage, grime, R’n’B and Hip-Hop all under one roof. You can buy tickets in advance or pay on the door, but remember not to forget your student ID!
Despite the super club experience, you won’t need to spend a fortune either – selected drinks are just £2 for TAPE events. However, if you visit on a weekend, expect to pay a premium.
Rescue Rooms has something on every night of the week, from club nights, to live music events, through to karaoke nights.
A student favourite night is Pressure – which takes place every Tuesday from 10pm. The venue offers students free entry and 2-4-1 drinks all night long. When inside, you will have a choice of alternative songs in the downstairs bar or hip hop upstairs.
There is also a karaoke night every Wednesday for those who love a singalong, and live gigs from up and coming local artists regularly taking place.
Spanning across 12,000sq ft, Pom Pom is one of Nottingham’s largest clubs since opening in October 2016. It boasts two rooms, both playing the latest hits and old school classics.
Students congregate towards the venue every Friday night for Lost in Space – whilst the rest of the clubs put their prices up for the weekend, Pom Pom offers £2 drinks all night and free entry if you get yourself on the guest list.
If you love to dance the night way to alternative/indie hits, Rock City is the place for you! They host club nights from Wednesday – Saturday every week, with great drink deals on offer each night.
Crisis Wednesday is the official night for Nottingham University students and is in its 5th year – the venue claim that 2,500 students pack into the three rooms each week to enjoy chart, cheese, R’n’B, indie and student anthems.
Tuned Thursday’s claims to be the biggest party in town, with 2,000 people partying across three rooms and 2-4-1 drinks all night.
Friday’s ‘Get Lucky’ is Rock City’s latest event, with free entry before 11pm and £2.50 cocktails all night. You will be dancing away to the latest chart music with some classics in between – you’re guaranteed to have a good night!
If you’re on a budget, we would recommend avoiding Saturday night’s where the prices rise for ‘Hey Hey Hey’. If you don’t mind spending a bit more than usual, you can expect a busy club with a huge variety of music in their three rooms.