In the midst of winter, daylight turns to dusk much earlier than most of us would like, so what is there to do in Nottingham in the later hours of the night…

We believe that when it becomes dark, it’s time to settle down for the evening and get ready for bed. However, in a city as diverse as Nottingham, night time is when the place comes to life! With that said, this guide will inspire you to experience all the wonderful attractions Nottingham has to offer at night time.

Food and drink

Tier cocktail bar Nottingham

For all you foodies, Nottingham offers a wide range of mouth-watering restaurants for all tastes and budgets.

From fine dining – Alchemilla and World Service are two notable favourites – to hearty English pubs, like Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem – which claims to be the oldest pub in England – there’s a place that will appeal to all age groups.

While Nottingham has many up-and-coming chain restaurants such as Zaap Thai and The Alchemist, it is certainly worth checking out their fantastic selection of food and drinks independents.

Bar Iberico is renowned for its mouth-watering Spanish tapas, while Annie’s Burger Shack proudly serves over 30 styles of burgers – all available as meaty, vegetarian or vegan.

There is also an extensive selection of trendy bars to visit throughout the city, with many offering happy hour deals.

Tier is a great place with a wide array of cocktails as well as scenic interior design.

Situated just off of Market Square, it is an easily accessible place to go.

Other visit-worthy locations include Coco Tang, Das Kino or BrewDog.


Rock City, Nottingham

Nottingham is particularly renowned for its thriving nightlife scene, with many travelling from all over the country to sample its finest bars and clubs.

Housing over 70,000 students, the city ranks sixth in the best UK cities for students.

Club entry rarely costs more than £5, and most venues do tempting offers on drinks, meaning you won’t be busting your wallet to enjoy a good night out.

Each day offers a specific event to meet everybody’s preferences – whether club classics at Crisis on a Wednesday, cheesy Ocean Fridays or R&B at Pryzm on Monday/Tuesday, there is a huge amount of variety to explore.


Lost City Adventure Golf, The Cornerhouse, Nottingham

For those of you that fancy doing something a bit more involving, Nottingham also offers lots of fun-filled group activities.

One attraction worth visiting is The Lost City Adventure Golf. Based in the heart of Nottingham at The Cornerhouse, the venue consists of two exciting separate 18-hole indoor adventure golf courses.

University student, James Horfield, says: “Lost City is a great place to go with friends when you want to try something a little different.

“The course has varying holes which means it never gets boring, plus you can drink with your friends meanwhile.”

It is open all-year-round and also boasts a Tiki Bar serving pizzas, cocktails and more. Students also benefit from discounted entry prices throughout the week.

Live music

Midnight Rodeo Performance at Rescue Rooms, Credits: Megan Atkinson

Nottingham’s live music scene definitely owes the city a visit.

As a city, we are lucky to be home to Rock City, a fairly intimate venue where numerous famous acts have performed over the years.

The city also boasts significant talent – notable artists who originate from the city include Jake Bugg and London Grammar, who have performed at local venues in recent years.

Countless local acts also perform gigs on most days of the week, some in smaller venues such as The Chameleon or Nottingham Contemporary.

Aaron Thomas said: “Since I have lived in Nottingham, I have been to many gigs and they never disappoint.

“The city is great for live music, you can’t go wrong!”

World-renowned artists have also been known to perform at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, including the likes of Sir Elton John, Oasis and Ed Sheeran.

So regardless of your preferred music tastes, the city offers a versatile range of live music opportunities.

It is time to jump on this years trend of ‘Night Moves’ and make your way out on to the town of Nottingham, which so much to do and so much to discover as the nights draw closer.