University of St Andrews

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
7.0 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"The town has plenty of good pubs and societies, but there's nothing good in terms of clubs."
"The nightlife is mostly based around the students' union. Everything is closed by 2.00 am but the after parties and house parties are fun."
"There are many great pubs and local breweries. However, there are no real clubs apart from the students' union on weekends, which could be better."
"There are only pubs in St Andrews so, if you're into the clubbing lifestyle, you might want to reconsider. There are only about two clubs in the town. However, there is more of a house party culture here and, with the many pubs in the town, you won't really get bored. If you want a change of scenery, Dundee isn't too far away for a night out."
"There are no clubs, just pubs with a dance floor. They are quite good for a night out but not open for a long time."


"There is only one 'nightclub', which is very small. There are a couple of pubs and a few bars in town, though all are small."
"The Lizard is great! The Vic and Ma Bells is also available if you're after a more basic night. We have an abundance of beaches for bonfires and general chilling."
"There are numerous pubs and two clubs (if you can call them that) but you can still have a great time if you want to enjoy a night out. There are always plenty of balls throughout the semester, which are the equivalent of a big night out in a city uni."
"All of the available places are expensive, either to enter or to purchase drinks in."
"There aren't many places to go to on a night out. Many students go to Dundee, which is 20 minutes away on a bus."
"There are a couple of nightclubs and bars."
"There are almost as many pubs per square kilometre as London. There's also golf at the links."
"There are gym and swim facilities, three beaches, a castle, cathedral ruins, the Fife coastal walk (which is absolutely beautiful) and plenty of bars."
"There's not a lot, only one club and a couple of club-like areas in other bars. Lots of pubs though! Pub nights are very common."
"There are only a few places to go out, but the social scene (house parties etc) doesn't lack. Societies also keep having events that are varied and well organised. Lots of fashion shows and balls etc."

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