Finding the best student accommodation in Chester that’s perfectly placed in the town centre is easy with Collegiate. Whether you opt for Granary Studios or Tudor Place you’ll be able to get to university in a flash, explore the town easily and, best of all, make the most of University of Chester nightlife. 

Energetic, romantic, relaxed or refined; University of Chester nightlife can be as quiet or lively as you like. Bustling bars lead to idyllic pubs, elegant restaurants to glamorous clubs – there’s a venue to suit every occasion. Live music venues are a big deal in Chester, which makes it an edgy but classic city, perfect for students. Chester has something for everyone, whether it’s a place for a nice meal or a big night out- Chester does both. But rest assured your student accommodation in Chester provides beautiful social hubs to kick your evenings off in style. Then once you’re ready to call it a night, you can head back to your own en-suite bedroom or the privacy of your own studio and sleep it off, ready to take on the next big night out.

So whether you’re looking to party into the early hours or prefer something a little more low key, you’ll find it all in our round up of the best student nights in Chester.

Monday: Alexander’s Live

Alexander’s has been a staple of the University of Chester nightlife scene since 1991 and live music Mondays always promises a lively atmosphere. Bringing you the best local acts performing every week, as well as free entry and decent beer at great prices makes Alexander’s the place to be on a Monday. It was also a spot that hosted Ed Sheeran before he got mega famous so you never know which band you might catch before they hit the big time!

Where: Alexander’s Ltd, Rufus Court, Chester, CH1 2JW
Entry: Free Entry
Collegiate Recommends: Best for live music

Tuesday: Wetherspoons

Wetherspoons is ingrained in British student culture, and in Chester you get the pick of two historic and cute Wetherspoons: The Square bottle and the Bull and Stirrup. While they don’t do a student night in Chester, it’s a firm favourite among University of Chester nightlife as Whethers always offers cheap as chips food and drink and it doesn’t matter if it’s to kick off your evening or just pop in for a casual, low key drink with friends, it’s a great spot for a Tuesday night.

Where: The Square Bottle: 78-92 Foregate St, CH1 1HB & The Bull and Stirrup:  8 Upper Northgate St, CH1 4EE
Free Entry
Collegiate Recommends:
Best for student-friendly prices

Wednesday: The Botanist

A mainstay of University of Chester nightlife is The Botanist, in fact it’s so good we had to include it here, but it also gets honourable mention in our round up of the best bottomless brunch in Chester. With deliciuous cocktails and the pub chain’s famous hanging kebabs, the Botanist makes a great place to get the night in motion and to grab some food so you can pace yourself. But on Wednesdays, it’s particularly ideal for a good student night in Chester as it transforms into Botanist musical bingo with cheap entry and a bunch of prizes up for grabs.

Where: The Botanist, 13 Werburgh St. Chester, CH1 2DY
Entry: From £3
Collegiate Recommends: Best for something a little different

Thursday: The Cross Keys

An underrated element of University of Chester nightlife is a good pub quiz. That’s why we think you should head to the city’s small, charming Victorian tavern, The Cross Keys. This pub has a real quality feel within with sparkling stained glass windows, leather seats, oak floors and great ambience. If you’re an international student looking to sample a more traditional British pub experience, this has got to be your go-to. On Thursdays, there’s a pub quiz so is a great spot to hit up with your friends for a relaxed, midweek night out – be sure to get brushing up on some interesting facts about Chester as well!

Where: The Cross Keys, 2 Duke St, Chester CH1 1RP
Entry: Free
Collegiate Recommends: Best for a quiz night and good pub grub

Friday: The Church

High on our list of the best bits of University of Chester nightlife would have to be The Church. It’s a stunning venue with a renovated interior inside an old Church and with a resident DJ on until 1am, it’s a bustling place to be on a Friday night. You can party until the early hours on the gorgeous terrace and only be a short walk away from our University of Chester accommodation.

Where: The Church, Newgate St, Chester CH1 1DE
Entry: Free entry
Collegiate Recommends: Best for a party atmosphere

Saturday: Rosie’s

‘Rosie’s ‘til closies’ is a phrase you’ll become familiar with in the University of Chester nightlife scene. Rosie’s nightclub has a great vibe and is sure to be where everyone piles into in the late hours when everywhere else is closed. And at roughly a 10-minute walk from our student accommodation in Chester, you can be assured home isn’t too far away and you can collapse into your safe, big and comfy bed and get rested up ready to hit the books again on Monday.

Where: Rosie’s, 12-16 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2SA
Entry: From £5
Collegiate Recommends: Best for after-hours partying

Student accommodation in Chester

The beautiful town of Chester is a mix of old and new – its stunning Roman walls blending with modern architecture. This backdrop in the city centre provides students with a great mix of pubs, bars and restaurants for socialising with friends, as well as plenty of high street shops for some retail therapy in between studying.

It’s all within easy reach of our two Chester properties (Tudor Place and Granary Studios) – both offering stylish and modern en suite accommodation in a mix of room and studio sizes to suit all budgets. And if you feel like staying in rather than heading out to see everything Chester has to offer, you can enjoy the onsite facilities such as cozy social spaces, gym, courtyard gardens and more!