University of Leeds

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
8.9 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"There are so many! Nights out can be anything from chart music in a nightclub to a rave in a warehouse to a lively pub with a good selection of craft beer and ale. It could even be something a little more wacky like a pop-up bar in the middle of a car park! There's always something going on in Leeds."
"There are a lot of restaurants. I've tried a variety of cuisines from all over the world."
"The student bars on campus are great because they cater to different nightlife environments and the drinks are cheap. The ones in the city are very expensive."
"There's everything for everyone, from chilled bars to huge clubs. There's plenty to do and a welcoming vibe if you don't drink too."
"There's something for everyone as Leeds is a very popular town for nightlife. There are high-end bars in the city centre, student-friendly ones in the Hyde Park area and an array of clubs available to suit all different music tastes, with something going on every night and big one-off events too. There are also cinemas, crazy golf and a jump arena that offer other fun activities for a study break!"
"There are loads of clubs in Leeds and loads of gig venues such as Hedrow House and Belgrave Music Hall. There are also lots of student-friendly pubs that I enjoy!"
"Leeds houses many techno/house/rave events due it being known for its music and fashion scene. Popular artists often come to Leeds on their tours and play at venues such as the O2 Academy, First Direct Arena and at smaller clubs in town or even at the students' union."
"If you are a fresher, you will obviously go to Tiger Tiger, Pryzm (quids in), Revs, O2, Space, Mint and others that are alright on good days but charge it to experience and just see for yourself. When you're over that, try The Warehouse (sticky feet), The Backroom, the South Bars and Canal Mills. Everyone in Leeds takes dress up seriously, so up your game!"
"It's a big city so there is something to suit everyone's tastes because Leeds is diverse and a cultural hub. Nights out are also generally cheap, especially if you are from somewhere like London. I think the prices are fair for what you get."
"There are three or four cinemas around the town so it's fine for movies. When it comes to restaurants, however, many will close at night, which leaves me no choice but to make instant noodles at home."


"There is something for everyone including a great music scene and club nights every night of the week all over Leeds with different music vibes. There are plenty of music venues, old-fashioned cinemas and theatres. There's also lots of great countryside that's very easy to get to."
"There are lots of places to go out to and loads of amazing restaurants and bars if you are looking for more of a chilled night out."
"A lot of bars and clubs. There's a good night for each club on each day of the week."
"There are a lot of different clubs to go to as well as other things such as bowling, museums, cafes, theatre and the cinema."
"All music tastes are catered for. There is also a large global street food culture and a multitude of activities provided by the uni and external companies."
"You could go out every night if you wanted to, there are so many clubs and bars. At the weekends, Canal Mills and Beaver Works normally provide the decent nights out. There's a huge variety of shops as well as art galleries, museums and coffee shops."
"There are events for every music taste as well as many art and culture events."
"There is a strip of bars called Call Lane in the city centre as well as all the pubs down Otley Road that form the Otley run. There are also loads of different clubs, bars and restaurants dotted all over town. There's even late-night bowling and a cinema that you can take proper food (eg pizza) and alcoholic drink into."
"Loads and loads of club nights, it's mostly mainstream stuff and fairly cheap. There are also a couple of museums and shops but not much else that's family friendly and alcohol free."
"We have lots of clubs, bars, pubs and restaurants. There's a massive variety in terms of quality and price."

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