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Night life

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

(based on ratings in 2016)


"There are lots of clubs nearby and there is always something going on and somewhere to go. There are lots of pubs too, including the student pub."
"There are countless numbers of pubs around my area so people will be able to make choices on which pub to spend their evening. Each of them has their own speciality so you just need to look for them (mine is playing pool and darts). You don't need to worry about the clubs as the moment you enter them you will be able to forget all your problems."
"The diversity of nightlife is amazing with so many different things to suit everyone. Each individual has their favourite place to go on a certain night based on location, music type, dress code and price. Everything is very accessible, which makes it easy to experience all of it at least once."
"There's a wide array of clubs and pubs to suit everyone's needs from various RnB rooms to drum and bass raves to Lord of the Rings pubs. There is something for everyone."
"There is a pretty wide range of things to do in Southampton. There are plenty of good value, cheap pubs nearby that you can go in if you fancy a chilled night and, regarding clubs, there are the cheap clubs and some more expensive nightclubs too if you fancy going somewhere of a bit better quality."
"There are lots of student pubs in the Portswood area, including The Hobbit, and on campus, including The Stage and The Stile. We have a vast range of bars and clubs to suit varying music tastes."
"There are lots of good clubs, pubs and places to go in Southampton so it's perfect for all kinds of people who enjoy different types of music and nights out. Most clubs will have certain days dedicated to certain styles of music, which is good so you know what to expect should you go out on that day. Other activities in Southampton include bowling, laser tag, trampolining and paddle boarding from my own experiences, but I am sure there is much more to do in the city."
"There are lots of alternative venues for people who aren't into clubbing and prefer a more chill pub or bar with live music. It's a student town so lots of clubs are about."
"The city has the normal range of clubs and pubs from the more expensive and big (Oceana) to smaller and cheaper clubs (Jesters). There's a very good themed pub named The Hobbit and most local and town nightclubs are good."


"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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