Student Clubs in Cardiff
Fresh-faced and new to the Welsh capital or a seen-it-all-before final year, wherever you are in your university career, Cardiff's student clubs are well worth missing that 9am lecture for. From pop-tastic, multi-level venues to hard-rocking basement clubs, whatever kind of night you're after find it on our list of the best student clubs in Cardiff.
Last updated on 20th February 2018
Get out of those trakkie bottoms and head to Glam on Greyfriar's Road for a classy student night. Go to the Cardiff club on a Friday for one of the biggest student nights in the city, Smack, which sees weekly giveaways, top DJs and lots of bad behaviour, you can kiss your Saturday mornings goodbye now...
Sleep all day, party all night - live up to the student stereotype with Tiger Tiger which is open until 3am, seven nights a week. The massive club has several rooms for you to flit between, from pretending you were born before the 90s in Groovy Wonderland with its disco floor to singing your heart out in the Lucky Voice karaoke room.
Three different rooms, over 150 brands of craft beer and resident DJs playing all of your favourite tunes - sounds like the best student night out in Cardiff, right? The Bierkeller long tables can hold up to 300 people and are crucial when it comes to creating that famous boisterous Bavarian atmosphere. If that wasn't enough, head down during one of their weekly happy hours and enjoy all your favourite pints at a discounted price.
Perfect for the city's many students living on a budget, Revolution Cardiff sits opposite the castle and offers everyone that walks through the door a party atmosphere like no other. Alongside DJ spinning party tracks throughout the night, the venue's talented team of bartenders use an arsenal of ingredients to create some of the most creative vodka cocktails in town. Best of all, there are plenty of great drinks deals for students to take advantage of throughout the week.
Clwb Ifor Bach is the ultimate live music student club in Cardiff with a whole host of bands rocking out throughout the week. Go and head bang to your favourite guitarist and then stay on for one of the DJ nights such as Dirty Pop (Saturdays) or Zerox (Fridays); yes, there are strobe lights, cheap entry and yes, there are a lot of shennanigans.
As far as Cardiff's student nightlife goes, Y Plas is pretty spot on; built in Cardiff University's student union, YOLO Wednesday is the dedicated clubbing night while the rest of the week there's an excellent line up of live music - past artists include Jake Bugg and London Grammar.
With seven rooms including the main arena, PRYZM is one of Cardiff's biggest nightclubs and perfect for a full-on, up-all-night party. Fear not if the student loan hasn't come through yet, vodka mixer is £1.50 and Jagerbombs are £2 during Friday night's Agenda.
For a cheesy, fun-filled student night head to Popworld in the city centre. There's a disco dance floor, 90s tunes and on Wednesday night's Giggle, a load of drink deals to get you in the dancing mood.
The 90s are cool again yeah? And for the ultimate student 90s party head to Retro in central Cardiff. There are two dancefloors to get down on, Wednesday nights are all about cheap drinks and you can sing your heart out on Thursday's karaoke nights.
WOW Bar is one of the biggest and best gay clubs in Cardiff. Head there for the daily 'cheeky' hour which starts at 4pm and Mondays are all about the Jagar. If you've feeling a bit sorry for yourself, get one of their epic brunches during the day.