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With an extensive choice of trendy late night bars, Nottingham is a party animal’s first choice. Many people travel to Nottingham just to sample the city’s happening nightlife. With the large number of university students in residence, it is no surprise that Nottingham has a big clubbing culture. Venues range from cool to kitsch, so whatever your music taste, there will be a club in Nottingham for you.

Rock City

Rock City is an Indie/rock club that is also the main live gig venue in Nottingham. Here you can regularly find some of the big names playing.

Address8 Talbot Street, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 950 6547

Cookie Club

This club is located in the heart of Nottingham city centre; here you will find three dance floors, three bars, a chill-out room and a roof top garden. The Cookie Club offers a range of entertainment every weekend. On the dance floor you will hear indie, funk, retro and pop music. The environment is described as friendly and relaxing.

Address22 St James Street, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 950 5892

Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem

Reputed to be Britain’s oldest pub, the quaintly named Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem is set in rocks beside the Caves of Nottingham Castle. Join one of their cellar tours or just order one of the many ales offered in the bar.

AddressBrewhouse Yard, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 947 3171

Pitcher & Piano

Housed in a converted Church, visiting the Pitcher and Piano is an architectural delight. Sit in the ‘snug’ area overlooking the church or down below in the altar.

AddressThe Unitarian Church, High Pavement, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 958 6081

Oceana Nightclub

Oceana Nightclub is described as the number one party club in Notthingham, a club where you can dance the night away. Here you can dance in one of the various themed rooms with different style of music or take a drink in one of the four bars.

AddressLower Parliament Street, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 950 1075

The Lion at Basford

At this place you can enjoy good beer, good food and a good atmosphere. The Lion at Basford is great for spending lazy days in the company of old and new friends.

Address44 Mosley Street, New Basford, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 9 703506

Trent Navigation Inn

The cosy Trent Navigation Inn offers a genuine British atmosphere where you can sit down in one of the leather chairs with a beer or order a nice meal. You can also enjoy live music and sports here.

Address17 Meadow Lane, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 9865658

The Glee Club

Get a good laugh at The Glee Club, a live music and comedy venue that can be found in the Waterside area. Performances here also include burlesque, art, improvised comedy shows and much more.

AddressBritish Waterways Building, The Waterfront, Nottingham
Phone+44 871 472 0400

The Lacehouse

The Lacehouse offers great rum and cocktails accompanied by live music and DJ's. The dimmed lightning and brickwork make this place perfect for long conversations. In the basement you can party until you drop.

Address32a Stoney Street, Nottingham
Phone+44 7764 800 777
Opening hoursClosed on Sundays

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

Laugh your pants off at Just the Tonic Comedy Club on Burton Street. Claimed to offer both great comedians and great service, this place is highly recommended by its guests.

AddressBurton Street, The Cornerhouse, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 9100009

The Forum

The universal venue The Forum offers club nights and music events and wants to give its guests a night to remember. Here you can also find the independent comedy club Just the Tonic.

AddressThe Forum, The Cornerhouse, Burton Street, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 9474 761


Just like Pandora's Box, you will not know what is inside this club until you open the doors. At this bar and club lounge, every night is party night.

Address36-38 Houndsgate, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 947 5279

The Marcus Garvey Ballroom

Inside the walls of The Marcus Garvey Ballroom, one of the oldest music venues in Nottingham, you can party during the rave and club nights held here. Famous bands and artists such as The Kooks, Massive Attack and The Prodigy have performed here.

AddressLenton Boulevard, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 9 42 2440


Stealth is claimed to be the number one club in Nottingham. If this is correct you will just have to go see for yourself, but there are most certainly a bunch of clubbers to agree with that claim.

AddressMasonic Place, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 828 3173

Bodega Nottingham

The Bodega Nottingham can proudly say that names such as Jose Gonzalez, Coldplay and Florence and the Machine have stood on their stage. This is a good place to go for live music and they have won a multitude of awards during the years.

Address23 Pelham Street, Nottingham
Phone+44 845 413 4444

Pit & Pendulum

This cosy little bar can be found on Victoria Street. Pit & Pendulum offers both food and drinks, perfect if either the hunger or thirst set in. Choose between dishes such as prawn cocktails and duck spring rolls.

Address17 Victoria Street, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 950 6383
Opening hoursOpen lunch to late

Coco Tang

At this underground and glamorous club you can enjoy the most beautiful drinks. The cocktail creations here are nothing but dull. For an example, how does a Chocolate and Sage Alexandria with gold leaf sound like?

Address45 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham
Phone+44 7825 889370

Nicholson’s Bar and Diner

In the heart of Nottingham you can find the chic Nicholson’s Bar and Diner. With vibrant colours and a sophisticated cuisine, this place is great for romantic one-on-ones or a cocktail in the company of friends.

AddressMilton Street, Nottingham
Phone+44 115 934 9777

BrewDog Nottingham

If a brew bar in the city centre sounds interesting you can give BrewDog Nottingham a try. At this pub, situated in a 100 year old factory building, you can choose between hundreds of bottled beers and fourteen draft beers accompanied by live music.

Address20-22 Broad Street, Nottingham
Phone+44 1358 724 924