Cardiff University

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
8.5 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"There are very cheap pubs and good clubs offering any kind of music you like. It's a very popular city and there is something on every single night of the week."
"The nightlife in Cardiff is excellent, there is so much choice that you are bound to find something you enjoy. Greyfriars Road is home to the super clubs Glam and Pryzm. Just around the corner is Live Lounge, a totally different scene of live music and cheap drink prices. If you're looking for something more sophisticated, Mill Lane has a range of bars and the glamourous club Soda. It is also home to Retros, a 90s club for those who enjoy a cheesy night out. If you're looking for atmosphere you'll find Walkabout and Coyote Ugly on St Mary's Street, both have wide screens for the sports matches. Further down the road are Pop World and Mary's, both highly recommended for a fun-filled night. Over by the castle you can find Revolution, which has two floors, one playing R&B and the other dance music, you're bound to find something you can dance to. Just around the corner from Revolution is Clwb Ifor Bach, which often has great live music. The Buffalo Bar on Windsor Place is another great music venue but also does spectacular cocktails, membership is certainly worth investing in."
"The pubs in Cathays are excellent and Cardiff Uni SU nights out are good but can get really overcrowded during big events. There are a wide variety of clubs throughout the city that cater to all music tastes."
"There are plenty of clubs in the city centre and having a lot of taxis around makes it easy to be transported to and from them. There are also a lot of pubs and the ones near the SU are filled with students. There are also bars including a new university-run jazz bar very close to the SU. Cardiff never feels dangerous at night as there are always people around."
"There is a range of clubs in the area including Pryzm, Glam, Pulse, Tiger Tiger and Revolution. There are also a load of restaurants from Mexican food to Subway and Costa. There are societies for every interest including hiking, American Football, Bollywood dancing and plenty others to join in with."
"There's a good range of pubs and clubs including a huge variety to suit different styles. Glam and Pryzm offer pop music while the Live Lounge plays live bands. There is a huge range of pubs and bars."
"Everything is available. There are plenty of pubs and bars as well as clubs. Whether you prefer a more relaxed evening with friends at a pub or restaurant or wanting to go clubbing, everything is there for you. There are even a variety of clubs depending on what you want from a night out. There are also plenty of opportunities to attend a gig in Cardiff. The Principality Stadium and Cardiff's general sport enthusiasm means that there are plenty of events held in Cardiff be that football, rugby or concerts."
"The city has a wide range of different pubs and clubs to suit different people. A night out can be very cheap if you take advantage of certain offers and every week has fun events happening in the city."
"It's very varied. There are pubs (both student and normal), clubs (both large and small to cater for disco and cheese lovers through to drum and bass), bars (snug bars and swish cocktails) and an underground music scene at Undertone, Buffalo, The Vaults and Clwb Ifor Bach."
"It's hard to find jazz or electro swing clubs but all other things seem to be present."


"Wide variety of clubs and bars, cinemas, bowling, mini golf, huge malls with lots of different shops and restaurants, visit Cardiff Castle, watch rugby matches at Millennium Stadium, concerts at Motorpoint Arena."
"You can enjoy a lot of bars, pubs and clubs. Moreover there's musical theatre, theatre, movies, bowling, laser quest, Doctor Who experience and parks to walk."
"There are many great clubs and restaurants in town with great deals for students. There is also a cheap cinema experience on offer for students. There are amazing shopping facilities for those who love to shop and museums and a castle for those more interested in historic aspects of the city."
"There's a variety of bars and nightclubs which lend themselves to all tastes and musical preferences. The entry fees are reasonable and the nightlife in Cardiff is made vibrant by good promotions and high attendance by students reflective of the vibrant social scene of the city."
"Club, free museum, cheap cinemas (three quid for students), big parks, football fields, cocktail bars, Cardiff bay is great to visit, trampolining places, laser shooting, bowling, golf."
"It is fantastic for shopping. There are lots of nice coffee shops, pubs, cocktail bars, and restaurants around, which are reasonably priced. There are cinemas, bowling alleys, laser quest and crazy golf to name a few activities and most of them have student deals. As well as this there are activities in Cardiff bay, including water sports and boat rides. There are also theatres which offer student tickets too. And there are enough bars and nightclubs to suit any music taste, with lots of them doing special events."
"Everything, whatever your preferences regarding shopping, cafes, bars, clubs, visits (museum, castle, stadium, parks, arcades), there is everything. All close together and very accessible."
"Lots of bars, nightclubs and pubs, which accommodate students. Multiple concert venues/open mic nights etc. Mini golf, bowling, cinemas."
"Lots of cultural things such as the castle. Many hiking opportunities."
"Lots! Clubbing, unique events like bowling, paintballing, and karaoke. Lots of dining options and arts and cultural activities like theatre."

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