Lancaster University

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
6.8 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"Lancaster really surprised me for a small town. There are so many options including really cool bars and pubs and then some really good clubs. Daltons and Sugarhouse are the best. Daltons has recently been refurbished and it's amazing and Sugarhouse is the students' union-run club, which is always fun! It's safe and affordable."
"There are lots of gastropubs and fewer high-end restaurants, but this suits students. There are also many cheap chain pubs such as Thwaites, Yates and Wetherspoons. We have a good selection of cocktail bars and five mediocre clubs including a gay club."
"The Sugarhouse club is owned by the students' union so only students and their guests are allowed in. This gives you a place to go out where you feel safe and part of the university community. Other pubs and bars that I'd recommend are Merchants, Sphere and the Water Witch. There's something to suit everyone."
"There are several clubs, including a very good student-run one called Sugarhouse, but not too many other good ones because the city is only small. There are lots of places to go for drinks such as pubs, bars and bistros. There are many bus links to the outer areas of the city to go on walks or visit nearby cities such as Morecambe or go to Manchester if you want a big day/night out."
"There are a few well known clubs with the most renowned being Sugarhouse, which is the students' union owned nightclub."
"There are two main clubs (the SU and a local) and then one smaller venue too. There are themed nights at least twice a week with great student offers on drinks and entry. Despite it being a small city, there are plenty of events to everyone's tastes, from a 90s night to EDM to drum 'n' bass nights. There's always something on. Regular pub crawls also take place thanks to the SU."
"The uni has a students' union nightclub, which only allows entry to students from this uni. The security is very good and your welfare is always ensured. There are also other nightclubs and bars, which are also good if you're looking for variety."
"There are lots of pubs and some very good bars. There are a few clubs (more than your average town, probably) but not anywhere near as many as in a big city. Therefore, the clubs are pretty standard but they're good. The Sugarhouse and Glow Rooms are particularly good."
"Lancaster town centre has plenty of bars and pubs, from typical English pubs to classy and more sophisticated bars. The campus itself has many bars, each with a different atmosphere. There are lots of nights out and themed parties happen across the campus."


"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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