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Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
7.3 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"There's something for everyone, from chilled nights at the pub to cheesy nights in Jesters or our local gay club, The Edge, or techo/dance at Switch. The list goes on."
"There are lots of available clubs, bars and pubs depending on what you want to do. There are also a variety of dressed-down venues and places for something a bit more fancy. The town has lots of restaurants and bars so there is always something going on including lots of events at clubs and famous special guests hosting events at local nightclubs, such as Switch."
"There are pubs to watch football, do karaoke and catch up with friends. There are bars and clubs ranging from grim to dressing up smart. Other activities include the cinema, dinners out and pub quizzes."
"Switch and Junk are very good clubs that get good names to come and perform here. Jesters bar is also good as it's cheap and everyone loves it. There are a lot of pubs that make for a good pub crawl every now and then, the Hobbit is a favourite of many."
"There is somewhere to be every night of the week and being in a student town means you always see your friends on a night out and feel safe getting a taxi or walking home. The on-campus pub is big and reasonably priced and karaoke is always a winner. Nights out are far cheaper than in other cities and having Uber in the city means it never costs more than £10 to get a taxi home, or you can use the university-run safety bus."
"There are loads of pubs including the SoBar pub in Portswood, which is great for student life. There are cheap restaurants close by too. If you want to venture out further, there are more clubs towards the city centre like Popworld and Oceana. There are also lots of restaurants in the town centre and around West Quay."
"There are plenty of pubs, places for people who do and don't drink (board game cafés etc and also clubs and bars) and clubs for varying music tastes including Oceana, Popworld and alternative music nights etc."
"There are quite a few pubs in the area and the student bar on campus is relatively inexpensive. There are quite a few clubs, some big and some small. Some clubs do discounted entry on some nights during the week and a particular bar/nightclub called SoBar has student nights on a Tuesday where drinks are very cheap. The biggest club is Oceana, which does £2 or £3 entry quite a few nights a week if you get on their guest list or screenshot their Snapchat (if you have it). On a Tuesday, you can get free entry if you bring a banana."


"There are clubs and bars and student nights on every night of the week. All at excellent prices."
"There are many clubs, 12 well known ones. There is a massive shopping centre that has almost all the shops and, if they are not in that building, then they are on the high street. There are many really nice restaurants. There is also a casino, bowling alley and cinema near the edge of town, which is a bit more of a trek to get to."
"Nice parks for running or walking – Ocean Village is nice too. Apart from that, not much during the day. As for the nightlife, there are plenty of clubs close to each other. Really lively every day of the week."
"Most students go to Clowns, Jesters and Sobar for clubbing. There's a wide variety of other clubs with a busy scene in the town centre at Bedford place and a few other clubs such as Switch, Oceana, Cafe Parfait and Junk, for example. If clubbing is not your thing, there are loads of pubs around and loads of non-drinking things to do such as the Oxigen trampoline park, Marwell Zoo, visiting Winchester or the Isle of Wight or walking in the New Forest or around the city's many parks."
"It's really good. There're lots of different clubs offering student nights, there's always something different for each night of the week."
"Bedford place is home to the classier clubs in Southampton, with Oceana quite out of the way and down close to the docks. Engine Rooms is situated close to Oceana and is the venue for many live acts and nights such as Itchy Feet, which are very popular. In Portswood, there are the infamous student clubs of Jesters and Sobar (both very disgusting but cheap)."
"There is a lot to do on our own. More non-compulsory support sessions scheduled would be nice. Also, at the crowded support sessions, there should be more helpers otherwise you just wait too much."
"Wide variety of shops, which provides a large range of products as well as good pubs, restaurants, ice cream parlours etc. Also Jesters, the worst nightclub in the UK, but also one of the most popular. Sobar is a great night out on a Tuesday."
"Historical wall, shopping, parks, paintball, take the ferry to the Isle of Wight etc."
"There is a wide selection of night clubs and pubs in Southampton. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes of almost every cuisine imaginable."

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