Hidden bars, booming clubs and energetic gigs – when the sun goes down, Nottingham's city lights glow. These are the nights you'll remember forever.
You’ve probably heard about Nottingham’s nightlife already. It’s a city that buzzes with students, and the exciting gig venues and nightclubs where they let their hair down. The nights here are spontaneous and full of energy – from bars dedicated to ping pong to pubs rumoured to the be oldest in England, there’s an exciting new adventure around every corner.
Escape to hidden cocktail bars
Hidden in the bustling backstreets of Hockley are cocktail bars that are all about new experiences.
Chat with friends under the stars on Saltwater's urban rooftop terrace; sip on something sophisticated in Boiler Maker, a funky bar hidden behind a boiler showroom; or relax amongst tranquil decor in The Hockley Arts Club's Electric Garden.
Energise your weeknights
With over 60,000 students in Nottingham, it's easy to see why it's one of the UK's best student nights out. You’ll ﬁnd everything here: huge multi-ﬂoor nightclubs, alternative clubs, karaoke bars, and places to get your ﬁx of cheesy tunes.
Kick start your night at the Students' Union, and then head onto Ocean or Rock City. There’s something for students every night of the week, so you’ll never be bored.
Immerse yourself in a crowd
Music is the beating heart of Nottingham, and there’s a colourful venue around every corner. Soak up the crowd's energy at massive venues like Rock City, or discover emerging artists at the Bodega, Rough Trade and Rescue Rooms.
Grime, bass and techno are covered by club spaces like converted warehouse Brickworks and Stealth, where headline DJs keep things exciting.
Relax in proper pubs
Traditional pubs are at the centre of Nottingham's community spirit. Whether you're after a quiet daytime pint while watching the racing, a mid week refuel, or a place to watch the footie on a Saturday, we've got you covered.
Nottingham's pride and joy, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, is widely considered the oldest pub in England, dating back to 1189 AD. If you care about proper beer as much as we do, grab a bevvy in Sir John Borlase Warren, Room With a Brew or The Navigation.
Try something spontaneous
Nottingham's full of quirky attractions for when you fancy doing something different.
Prove yourself against the ticking clock at one of Nottingham’s three thrilling escape rooms; explore the rumbling corners of the rainforest in jungle-themed adventure golf course The Lost City; or experience the buzz of Nottingham’s world-famous Goose Fair, for colourful lights, massive rides, and the smell of warm doughnuts.