University of Aberdeen

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
7.1 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"We've got plenty of pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants to choose from. They're all very easy to get to and from and in close proximity of each other. There are bowling alleys and other leisure activities available too, including live music of various types."
"The nightlife in Aberdeen is vibrant and varied. There are plenty of pubs, bars and clubs that cater for the students and oil riggers that make up the city. There is a huge range, from 65p vodka mixers in a karaoke bar to classy champagne bars."
"Many clubs are available every weekend and some week nights as well. There's always something going on and, in general, the city and the university offer activities for many different kinds of people and tastes."
"It's very good fun with a lot of bars and a good range of clubs. However, it can get repetitive. There are also other fun things such as parks and trampolining."
"There are generic pubs and clubs that are mostly fun for students. I think the city should have more techno clubs etc but overall it's cheap and it's fun."
"There are lots of pubs and bars and a few clubs to choose from. As a university student, there are a lot of discounts available that make it great for us to go out in town without spending too much money. There are more pubs than clubs, which makes it ideal for pub crawls."
"I swear there's a Brew Dog on every corner."
"There's a wide variety of clubs and pubs in the city centre but nearly none near the university. Other activities are available at the university and in the city centre too."
"There are plenty of pubs and bars in Aberdeen. Lots of them are old churches converted into nightclubs (there's one called Redemption haha) and prices are similar in all of them, although there are two or three that have cheaper beer. I go to pubs quite a bit and they're great to also grab a bite but the quality is definitely 'pub food'. There are plenty of bars, kebab shops and Chinese takeaways etc as well as more expensive restaurants but eating out is definitely an expensive activity. This is the same for going to the cinema as the cheapest you can get is £5 per ticket. There are a few museums but the big art gallery has been closed recently so that was disappointing. There's a theatre but it's also expensive so it doesn't strike me as a typical student activity."
"There could probably be more places around the university. Sometimes Bobbin (which is closest to university) is packed and it's impossible to find a place without going to the town."


"There are several clubs, though these are pretty generic. There are loads of pubs and bars, though not as many that students go to regularly. Every now and then a band will visit that is worth seeing and there is often live music on somewhere."
"Decent DJs always come to Tunnels in Aberdeen but there aren't many good nightclubs. There are a few nice bars but not much diversity."
"There are a couple of clubs and some of them play decent music."
"There are lots of bars, restaurants, clubs, cinemas, theatres and music halls etc."
"There are many pubs, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Everyone can find something suitable for their needs and there are also cultural venues. It's generally a good city to be in but it doesn't have as much as bigger cities. However, that is not necessarily a bad thing."
"There's good shopping, a beach, bars/pubs/clubs, museums and art galleries."
"You can go climbing, biking, sightseeing, shopping or take strolls in the park etc."
"There are lots of decent pubs and a few popular clubs. I love a cheeky Exo Tuesday."

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