University of Exeter

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
6.3 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"There are loads of pubs with loads of gig nights and a thriving music scene. There are a few 'clubs' but going there is definitely an experience in itself."
"The pubs/clubs in the area are all good quality, have cheap entry and drinks, and close by 2.30 am."
"There are lots of really nice pubs and bars and places for casual drinking, I couldn't rate them highly enough. Clubs are perfectly adequate and you make your own fun. Due to the size of the town, the clubs aren't very big or anything special but they are good fun and you are always bound to bump into friends. Other nightlife activities include boozy bowling and lots of fun stuff like karaoke!"
"There are lots of pubs with different atmospheres and types of drinks, some with live music on some nights. There are three main clubs and some smaller ones that are well used by students and a range of bars of different themes including a 20s bar."
"Compared with other places, the clubs are pretty small but that means they're always packed. Considering the size of Exeter, there is a good variety of places to go from a standard night out at the Lemon Grove on campus to indie tunes at Phoenix. The clubs host a number of fun student nights with different themes."
"The nightclubs are limited and they are very small so capacity fills up very quickly and, more often than not, a lot of people are turned away. This really needs addressing because they are just too many students and no nightclub to hold everyone. The pubs are ok but a lot are very old fashioned. The Imperial is nice though."
"There is not much choice in terms of clubs but there are a few good pubs and cheesy nightclubs."
"There's a range of clubs and pubs that are in the centre of town, cinemas are good and live music is decent."
"There are plenty of bars and pubs that provide a variety of wines, beers, ciders and cocktails at reasonable prices. There are clubs but not many, though prices are very good."


"Everything shuts really early but there are some fun nights."
"There are only a few main clubs in town but, as a result, you're likely to see all your friends in one place on a night out, which can be a great thing. There's nothing like the joy of bumping into everyone you know on a night out!"
"Aside from the clubs, there are plenty of shops in a large shopping centre and a wide range of restaurants. There's also a cinema and gym in the city centre."
"You can go out every night but there's not as much compared to big city night life."
"There's a variety of clubs. Cheesy Tuesdays is especially great but there is something for every music taste. Lots of bars too."
"Loads! There's a real range, from clubs to pubs and cafes and restaurants."
"There are a few pubs and bars, some of which are really cool. The drinks in these can be expensive but some do student discounts and offers. There are better clubs in town, each with their own nights and themes. The downside is that getting into the clubs on those busy nights often means buying tickets in advance or queuing."
"There's a selection of clubs as well as late night pubs that are smaller in size but with something student orientated going on every night of the week. Entry is always cheap too."
"There are nightclubs but the selection is small so you might get bored of them by your third year. There is a really good selection of shops on the high street."
"There are several large clubs to go to as well as many smaller pubs hosting live music nearly every night of the week."

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