University of Reading

Night life

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

(based on ratings in 2016)


"There are a few clubs in the town and they are all busy during the week. The main nights out are on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the students' union, which has four different rooms of music."
"There's a huge club on campus (it holds 3,500 people) and about five other really good clubs in town. We have pubs everywhere, including on campus, with weekly quizzes and karaoke. There are also trampoline parks, sports, music and concerts in the town hall regularly."
"The students' union is the biggest and most popular place. After that there are a few nightclubs in town, all of which are run by one company who have a monopoly on the student nightlife (Entourage Project) and run it very much as a company designed to make money."
"We don't have many clubs in town so they get a bit repetitive after a while. The students' union is always a good night with cheap drinks and no need for taxis."
"The club on campus is the biggest in Reading and is open two days a week. There are numerous clubs in town and a 24 hour bus service that can ensure you get home. There are plenty of clubs to join and you can set one up if there isn't one you want to join."


"Every night is catered for by a different club in town. There are loads of bars and pubs to choose from if that's not your thing."
"Very good mix of events. Sometimes I prefer clubbing, other times I would like to sit and watch some bands at the Purple Turtle, the Oakford Social Club or at Sub89, which suits me very well!"
"There's a large high street and the Oracle shopping centre for all your shopping needs! There's also a canal and gardens to walk in as well as a lovely town centre."
"Shopping at the Oracle is great. There are lots of shops and the riverside is ideal for evening meals, with a large variety of restaurants."
"Night clubs, cinema, shopping, lots of restaurants."
"Lots of good bars and some decent clubs, though some are a lot more expensive than others. Some offer deals to university students such as cheaper entry."
"Very samey clubs. Good for a while but the bars are more appealing now that we've gotten used to the town."
"There are several different night clubs with student-price drinks as well as many great bars and cocktail places. There is also a great variety of places to eat."
"Loads of clubs that locals and students go to. There are also alternative nights, which people go to depending on what music they like."
"Four major clubs that put on a student night per week. Not much in the way of cheap pubs or other places to go."

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