Nottingham’s nightlife is a large part of every student night filled with drinking and dancing and is guaranteed for an adventure every night of the week.

Nottingham is ranked the sixth best student city in the UK according to QS Best Student Cities 2019 and has a wide range of clubs and bars for students.

Each day has a specific event for students to appeal to everyone:


Dirty Mondays at Pom Pom on Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BT  gives students an interesting way to start the week, these nights usually consist of different themes and events to create a dress code for the night.

Lemonade Mondays at PRYZM, Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BB, is for any student that wants to go to a larger club environment and have a wider range of music to fit everyone’s needs with the club’s six rooms.


Outside Pryzm Nightclub

Tape Tuesday at PRYSZM is the main place for students who are wanting to experience a Tuesday night out.

Bubblin’ Tuesday’s at Stealth Masonic Pl, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JT, is for any student who enjoys a drum and bass or a rap and RnB type of night with smaller rooms.

Skint Tuesdays at NG-One 76-80 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 1EH is a free entry night for students and is new to the student scene after the refurbishment of the club.


Ocean Wednesdays at Ocean, Greyfriar Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7EF, is the go-to club night for students and societies of Nottingham Trent University with each society choosing their own theme for the night.

Indie Wednesdays at The Bodega, 23 Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2ED, and The Bowery 22 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2FZ, is for the more indie students of Nottingham who enjoy a more subdued night filled with the music of the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and is spread amongst two clubs for a choice of venue.


Inside Rock City at night

Every Thursday, Rock City, 8 Talbot St, Nottingham, NG1 5GG, opens its doors for Tuned.

This is a 2-4-1 drinks night, making the night cheaper for many students and a favourite place for many on a Thursday night.

Therapy at Ink, 2 Queen Street, Nottingham, NG1 2BL, usually offers free entry nights when tickets are purchased online, the club has 3 different floors and a large drum and bass room.

Shapes at Trade 16-22 Goose Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1FF, is for students wanting to visit a smaller, one-roomed club and mainly offers drum and bass music.


Get Lucky at Rock City offers some free tickets online but usually consists of a £5 entry.

This is a typical day for clubbing and it is open to everyone, not just students.

Rescue Rooms and Stealth are beside Rock City and offer 3 rooms of drum and bass, RnB and some Rock and Indie.

Lost in Space at Pom Pom offers a room full of old and popular hits as well as an RnB room on a Friday night.


Outside Rock City venue

Rebel Rebel Rock City appeals to more Rock and Indie music lovers, giving them a large environment to enjoy this music.

Climax at Nottingham Trent University Student Union is a student only night held at the Trent’s Student Union.

Tickets can be bought online or on the door and usually has large queues later on in the night.

Wavy at Ink is held every Saturday and is open to the public and students and usually draws very big crowds to the city centre club.


Although Sundays do not have any specific events for students, many bars are still open all around Nottingham so any students still daring to party have the chance to visit.

Some bars that are open are; The Hockley Arts Club, 20 Carlton Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NN, which serves food and drink, the Pitcher and Piano, The Unitarian Church, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN, a bar which is a transformed church, Revolucion de Cuba, 26-28 Market Street, Nottingham, NG1 6HW, which is a cocktail bar and there are also many more which are open until late throughout Nottingham.