University of Portsmouth

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
7.5 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"There are many clubs and bars to choose from around Portsmouth so there is something for everyone on every night. Portsmouth has also been voted the best city in the UK for a pub crawl due to its high numbers of pubs in a small radius."
"There are great pubs in Southsea that can be far away if you live nearer to the university. You can go out any night of the week as one of the clubs will be running a weekly event and these are so much fun."
"There's a range of different nightlife opportunities from the nightclubs to bars and pubs and each night also has a different theme. For example, some nights are cheesy while others are specifically for students and music options. Some clubs even have different rooms for different music so everyone has an option."
"There are lots of pubs of different kinds all over the city and the students' union is a good place to go. There are quite a few clubs in the centre as well and we also have the cinema and bowling at Gunwharf Quays."
"The nightlife is good and there is a choice of Gunwharf Quays or the town centre. The centre has seven clubs that are all close to each other, which is good for a night out. There are bouncers and police plus people in the street to make sure that everyone is okay."
"There are so many clubs and pubs to go to in Portsmouth and there is something going on every night of the week. You can get a big night out somewhere like Astoria, Tiger Tiger or Pryzm or you can head down to Albert Road where there are many great pubs, wine bars or cocktail places if you prefer more chilled out options."
"Many pubs, restaurants and nightclubs are open throughout the night. The types of pubs vary from family run ones to chain pubs such as Wetherspoons. The nightclubs offer drinks while bands are playing their music. There are many small and big restaurants that sell burgers, pizzas and kebabs etc."
"I think there is a wide variety of clubs from ones with drum and bass to retro music, rnb and all-round club music. As for pubs, there are SO many in Portsmouth, all of which have different vibes and prices, and some even have live music. Also, Playzone is not too far away, which is a great night out."


"Lots of shopping, very beautiful seaside with large commons, fun activities like mini golf and arcades."
"There's a few clubs, lots of bars. Albert Road is quite lively. You can walk on the coast/beach. You have the Gunwharf designer outlet centre. Fratton Park which is home to Portsmouth football club. There is a pier with an arcade/fun fair with rides."
"In Portsmouth, life is good if you like clubbing. Otherwise, there is not a great deal, especially if you are on a student budget."
"We live by the dockyard so you can see all the historic ships, take a walk along the sea front, go to the museum."
"Visit the beach and arcades as well as visiting cute cafes. Shopping in the high street or for more designer stuff at Gunwharf which overlooks the marina, with a short ferry ride to the Isle of Wight."
"There's a few clubs, Astoria and Tiger are probably the best, they both do student nights. There are more options for clubs depending on what music you like, there's PopWorld (for those of you who enjoy the pop variety) and Drift, plus Liquid & Envy. The pubs/bars down Albert Road are definitely better, there's a great student cocktail bar called Atrium which I fully recommend. Occasionally there's a gig/concert at Guildhall which are the best nights out as this is such a great venue."
"Some nights are ok, but the locals can be aggressive and as a girl I've found it impossible to go to a club without someone getting a bit 'handsy'."
"Many things. You can visit Gunwharf or the shops on the Commercial Road. You could go to the Portsmouth Aquarium, pay a visit to the historic dockyards or just simply hang around the great pubs with friends. If you want a meal, there are both cheap and nice places, and if you prefer to go out at night, there are plenty of clubs such as Astoria or Liquid & Envy that can be great fun."
"There are many gigs and famous artists and bands that come to perform. There's plenty of pubs to have casual drinks with your friends. There's also an assortment of clubs on campus."
"There are about seven clubs and bars in Guildhall Walk, which are usually filled with students. I've never had a bad night out there. There is Tiger Tiger in Gunwharf Quays, which is also a good night out. Gunwharf itself is full of discount shops, restaurants that accept student discount, cinema, and bowling. Old Portsmouth is also a very nice place to take the family when they come to visit."

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