Student Clubs in Bristol

From freshers to final years, the youth of this fine city know how to do one thing well: party. With two universities and a huge variety of independent bars and dance spots, the centre comes alive with swarms of you lot looking to let loose. Whether you're in the mood for cheesy boppers, live DJ sets or heavy house tunes, you'll find 'em all here in our recommendation of the best student clubs in Bristol.

Last updated on 2nd March 2020




Lola Lo Bristol

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Just when you thought you were headed for a student night out in Bristol, Lola Lo will whisk you away to the tropics of Polynesia. The carefree club is full of tiki themes; grab one of their sharer cocktails and get yourself on the dancefloor.

The Lanes

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Is it a bar, a club or a bowling alley? Well, actually it's all three. An arcade gaming spot and diner during the week, come the weekend The Lanes transforms into a popular party haunt, putting on a roster of brilliant themed nights and live music evenings. 

Boasting impressive light displays, eclectic club nights and various live showcases, this Stokes Croft venue knows how to bring the party. As cheap clubs go, Blue Mountain Club is right up there, regularly offering free entry and, if that wasn't enough, it's also got a large outdoor terrace - perfect for those summer months.

Take your party to the water with an unforgettable evening onboard this iconic converted cargo ship. Having been on the Bristol social scene since the 1980s, Thekla has become something of an institution, hosting some of the best DJs in the South West along with weekly pop and hip hop club nights.

Mbargo

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With budget-friendly shots and drink deals throughout the week, Mbargo is a top choice for a night out in Bristol. But it's not all hot DJs and chart-toppers - the venue also hosts an epic blowout every Thursday where £5 gets you three VKs, Jägerbombs or bottles of Carlsberg. 

Boasting live acts, studio sessions and weekly themed nights, Cosies! is a lively basement micro-club with a love of all things reggae and dub. Venture down and see for yourself why the quirky bar holds such a strong place in every young Bristolian's heart.  

Along with Spoons, the library, and Stokes Croft, Lizard Lounge is one spot that students will quickly become familiar with. The nightclub, situated on Queens Road, is open five days a week, meaning you can shimmy and shake right up until that 9am lecture.

OMG Club

1 user review 1

In need of a mid-week pick-me-up? Shake off those library blues with a trip to OMG Bar for their Poundemonium club night. Every Wednesday the city's biggest lesbian and gay venue offers free entry and £1 drinks all night long. Just don't blame us for your head in the morning... 

One of the biggest student clubs in Bristol, Motion packs a punch with a line-up of international DJs and eclectic events taking place throughout the massive former warehouse. When you're done partying in the night, look out for the daytime events which include pizza and prosecco, sports screenings and boozy bingo all dayers.

Located in the hub of Stokes Croft, Attic Bar is one of the best cheap clubs in the city and something of a favourite amongst students. With space for 240 partygoers, as well as an array of performers gracing their stage, the intimate venue is guaranteed to be heaving by midnight. 

PRYZM

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Whether you love cheesy tunes or are more of a fan of house, PRYZM will have the event for you. Spread across three rooms, the venue is absolutely massive; it also has a state-of-the-art sound system and lighting, meaning every trip to this club is one to remember.

Saunter down to Basement 45 where you'll find cheap entry and a range of dubstep, house and electro tunes waiting for you. The Frogmore Street drinking den is also decked out in fairy lights, exposed bricks and various benches in case you're in need of a breather.