Oxford Brookes University

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
7.6 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"We have a good selection of pubs in the city centre as well as a couple of good clubs, but not much choice. There are lots of quirky cocktail bars, although these are a bit pricey, as well as a couple of cinemas and theatres. There are also lots of restaurants."
"There's quite a wide range of pubs and clubs around. Even the SU bar is good to hang out in."
"There are lots of nightclubs in town with a variety of settings and musical genres to meet most needs. Oxford is a city with a very high number of pubs, giving you plenty of options. Oxford also has Cowley Road, which is known for its alternative and diverse retro vibe meeting needs from salsa to dubstep to chilled bar vibes."
"There are plenty of clubs and pubs around the area with clubs being more in the town centre while pubs are quite close to student accommodation. We have bus links directly to clubs in the evening, with the comfort of knowing that there is a safety bus run by the uni if something happens."
"There are many pubs that are expensive unless they're part of a chain. Some of the main clubs provide different events each night."
"It's not great for clubs but there's an amazing choice of pubs, cafés, restaurants and bars to make up for it. There are some true gems in Oxford."
"There are plenty of pubs and a few clubs. However, most are over a 20-minute walk away. This is not that bad but it would be ideal having an SU club etc."


"The clubs are very basic and the music is almost the same in each one. It's nothing compared to clubs in other, bigger towns like London or Leeds. On the other hand, the pubs are very nice. Many of them offer good quality beer or other drinks and live music. There are many places to eat different food from all over the world. The parks are awesome and there's literally everything you need to practise your sport, from a gym to an ice rink to swimming pools."
"From traditional buildings and museums to clubs and bars, there is a lot to do here."
"Pretty good. There's a variety of event nights so you can go out pretty much every night."
"Culture, architecture, museums, night life etc. I'm a member of the Oxford Union and that has been a great place to attend."
"There are more than seven clubs and club nights. There are also great bars and traditional pubs as well as good places to eat."
"There are so many clubs, which often hold big events (such as fight nights and weekly events like fuzzy ducks). There are pubs and niche restaurants all along Cowley Road (where my halls are based). There are a few clubs along Cowley Road but the best ones are in town."
"Museums, cinema, restaurants, many beautiful sites, Oxford University halls etc."
"There are lots of musical opportunities and a wealth of history. It's very cultured."
"There are lots of clubs, book events, restaurants and cinemas etc."
"There are places to skateboard and you can go to pubs and clubs. There are also awesome eateries and retailers to check out eg SS20, Cowley Road, Yhgetme."

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