Lancaster University

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
6.6 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"There are two main clubs, two very cheap bars and the rest are pubs that students tend to avoid. The nightlife could do with more choice but the market to support another large nightclub does not really exist."
"I really like it compared to Manchester as it has cheap prices, good music and usually a good environment. A few of them could be cleaner though."
"The nightlife is great. Lancaster University has its own student nightclub, which is bigger than the others and has cheaper drinks and good music. The main advantage of going there is the running of free buses to and from the nightclub, which saves money in addition to being safer. Alternatively, there are a whole range of other clubs, bars and pubs with different 'vibes', so you can have as much variation as you want."
"The campus offers different bars and pubs to go to but lacks a dedicated club. The town hosts four or five different nightclubs, which does lead to repeat visits throughout your time at university. The nightlife is enjoyable and friendly to students who have not experienced nights in larger cities, such as Manchester or London."
"Most pubs or bars on campus are located right next to student rooms, so it is quite annoying for people who want to study to listen to people shouting or just talking loudly. Also, most pubs or bars on campus are not open until late at night so people who might want to go for a late drink don't have this option without going to town. I think that some bars could be open until 1.00 am, at least on Friday and Saturday."
"I'm not much of a pub goer but there is no shortage of pubs in Lancaster. There are a couple of good bars but not enough live music for my taste. We only have three good clubs (that are not the best) apart from The Sugarhouse, which is the uni's own club and is as good as can be expected for a uni club. There's not much to do in town at night other than eat."
"The uni club is run by the union, it only lets in students and there's lots of security so it feels safe. Other clubs are available offering various types of music. There are many pubs around as well as bars."
"There is a good selection of pubs and restaurants, but there are only a couple of bars and clubs, which isn't great for a night out. The university runs free buses to and from The Sugarhouse, which is a fantastic initiative, as well as offering free water at The Sugarhouse bars."


"There are 2 – 3 decent clubs in Lancaster at most. Otherwise, there's a reasonable number of restaurants, a cinema, and a large number of pubs/bars."
"There are quite a few bars/clubs to go to. There's also a lot of restaurants, a few chain ones but mostly they're independent, which is nice! There isn't an extensive range of shops, but you have all the main ones you could need as well as a big cinema! There are also good transport links to other nearby towns and cities."
"Plenty of clubs, bars and places for food, but only a cinema in terms of diverse entertainment."
"It's okay for Lancaster. Wouldn't rate it in comparison to a big city, but that's not what you would expect."
"There are plenty of pubs and clubs, and even a couple of cocktail bars. Plenty to go to, but can very quickly feel a bit 'been there, done that' and get rather repetitive if you go out a considerable amount, like four or five times a week."
"Lancaster does not have many clubs to offer; the ones it does have are not too bad, with the student union club being the best of the bunch. The town does have many nice bars and pubs to offer which is good if you want to head out for a few drinks but clubbing isn't really what you want."
"Slim pickings when it comes to clubs, but there's a high proportion of quality pubs. Outside of that, there are a lot of lovely areas to walk around."
"A few good nightclubs and lots of bars. Also lots of restaurants. It has two cinemas. Only downside is lack of facilities like bowling, laser tag etc. Luckily Blackpool is just down the road."
"There's only three main clubs, then just loads of pubs. Quite cheap but lacks variety. If you're looking for a big night life, Lancaster isn't the place. Still a laugh if you're with your friends though, I go out often and it's still good."

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