Introduction

One of the best things about staying in our student accommodation in Cardiff is the outstanding social spaces. Both Eclipse and The Neighbourhood accommodations offer students superior facilities such as a private dinner party room and on-site cinema, so you’ve always got a space to enjoy your evening, whatever you’re in the mood for.

When you’re ready to explore the nightlife in Cardiff, you get to do it from a premium location in the heart of the city centre. The proud Welsh capital is one of the best, most affordable cities for students to live in in the UK. However, this isn’t at the expense of a superb social scene and excellent nightlife while you’re at university in Cardiff.  With over 30,000 students calling the city home, it’s no surprise that it’s easy to find a bustling night out any day you desire it!

That’s why we’ve put together a round up of some of the best student nights in Cardiff for every day of the week. Whether you’re looking for a delightful evening of cocktails or to dance the night away into the early hours, we’ve got something for everyone.

Best of all, whether you’re staying in The Neighbourhood or Eclipse, all of our top-rated student nights can be found within a 20-minute walk away from your student accommodation in Cardiff.

Monday: Lab 22

Every Monday at Lab 22 in Cardiff is Moonshine Monday, an evening filled with live jazz performances and elegant prohibition era-inspired cocktails. It’s a great way to kick off your week as it’s remarkably relaxed yet refined with plush interiors and vintage decor. You can even take a look at the Monday menu to get a taste before you go, and they’re open until 2am if you enjoy jazz late into the night.

Where: Morgan Quarter, 22 Caroline St, CF10 1FG
Price: Free entry
Collegiate Recommends: Best for cocktails

Tuesday: Brewhouse

Cardiff’s premier sports bar and live music venue is also home to Tropical Tuesdays where students can enjoy a host of great offers on drinks. Happy hour is every day at Brewhouse between 5pm and 7pm, or you can opt for the student deals that include mixers and beers from £2.50 and 2 for £6 on cocktails. There’s also at least three live acts performing most days of the week as well as live sporting events so there’s always entertainment for you to enjoy. Book online to secure a table.

Where: The Brewery Quarter, 49 St Mary St, CF10 1AD
Price: Free entry
Collegiate Recommends: Best for entertainment

Wednesday: Y Plas

YOLO is one of the most popular student club nights in Cardiff that happens every Wednesday at Y Plas in Cardiff University’s student union. Open from 9pm to 3am, you’ll have three rooms over two floors to choose from with everything from cheesy hits to big club bangers to dance the night away to. There’s always an excitable crowd, some of the best live DJs in Cardiff and great deals on drinks so you’re sure to have an unforgettable midweek night out.

Where: Cardiff University Students’ Union, Park Place, CF10 3QN
Price: Free entry 9pm-10pm, £5 10pm-12am
Collegiate Recommends: Best for dancing

Thursday: Retro

One of the most exciting things about our student accommodation in Cardiff is that both Eclipse and the Neighbourhood both offer private karaoke rooms exclusively for residents. However, if you’re looking to go out on the town with course mates or friends from societies, you need to head down to Retro bar for Karaoke Thursdays. Happy hour is between 7pm and 11pm with plenty of deals on drinks, and is open until 4am so plenty of time to belt out your favourite old school power ballads.

Where: ​​7 Mill Lane, CF10 1FL
Price: Free entry
Collegiate Recommends: Best for karaoke

Friday: The Philharmonic

With 99 gins and counting, and many on a student deal for just £4, The Philharmonic is the place to be on a Friday night. Get your weekend off to a great start with this popular venue’s three floors of music, live DJ sets and an impressive rooftop terrace to enjoy. You can reserve a table or whole areas for you and your friends and the student deals on drinks are available all day, every day so it’s a great spot if you’re on a budget for the weekend.

Where: 76-77 St Mary Street, CF10 1FA
Price: Free entry
Collegiate Recommends: Best for student deals

Saturday: Metros

Metros – affectionately known to locals at Sweat-Ros – has made a name for itself as one of Cardiff’s best party locations, particularly good on Saturday nights if you like an eclectic mix of rock, ska, indie and electro. If you manage to pull yourself away from the dancefloor, you enjoy house doubles at only £2.20 and a host of other deals on drinks.


Where: 10 Bakers Row, Cardiff, CF10 1AL
Price: £5 entry
Collegiate Recommends: Best for alternative music

Being in the heart of the city centre puts you near the best bars, restaurants and cultural hotspots of Cardiff. So, if you are looking for student accommodation in Cardiff make sure to check out all that our city centre sites have to offer. Collegiate offers a unique student living experience across two different buildings with a choice of stylish rooms and studios all fully-equipped with everything you could need for student life.

Student accommodation in Cardiff

Whatever your needs or budget, you’ll always have top-quality en-suite facilities and kitchen areas as well as all bills and WiFi included in your weekly rent. With a few less things to worry about while you’re studying, you get to focus on enjoying everything Cardiff has to offer students, including its excellent nightlife.