Students are absolutely spoilt for choice with Nottingham nightlife; so to help you find your next big night out, we’ve put together a handy guide to some of the best nightclubs in the city. From chilled vibes to all night dancefloors, you’re sure to find the night out you need here.

Nottingham is a city rich in history, and you may be surprised to learn that its nightlife is no exception. Many of the best nightclubs in Nottingham, particularly ones geared up for students, have been around for a number of years and are still thriving. So whether you’re looking for cheap drinks and a big dance floor or would prefer some fancy cocktails and easy beats, you’re sure to find it in Nottingham.

Best of all, if you’re staying at our student accommodation in Nottingham, you’ll find most of the city’s nightlife practically on your doorstep. With so many of them within easy reach of both of our centrally located student accommodation sites, when your bed is calling you at the end of a great night, you know it’s never too far away. You’ll be resting up and recharging ready to hit the books or the next big night out in no time!

Rescue Rooms

If live music is the vibe you’re after, that can only mean a night out in the Rescue Rooms. This illustrious venue has been hosting the biggest indie names (including The Killers, James Bugg, Calvin Harris and Chase & Status) since 2003 but it’s not averse to holding a classic club night either. In fact, Rescue Rooms hosts one of the longest-running and best student nights in Nottingham on a Tuesday, and is well-loved for its Wednesday karaoke nights too. With a choice of dedicated rooms across two floors, you’ll always be guaranteed a good time with great-value drinks, free entry and a dance floor open to the early hours.


INK isn’t just one of the best nightclubs in Nottingham, it’s truly an experience like no other. Situated in a Grade II listed building, the main auditorium is a sight to behold, which sits alongside ultra modern and high tempo light shows, as well as a 9-metre high LED video wall. While it’s a relatively new Nottingham nightclub, it boasts four rooms and eight bars across one complex so it’s easily the largest nighttime offering you’re likely to find in the city. And less than a 10-minute walk from your Nottingham Trent University accommodation – what more could you need!


The Bodega is a rare find in Nottingham nightlife; a venue that’s brimming with a calendar of events that will suit every taste. It’s famed for pop-filled Friday nights – another one of our top rated best student nights in Nottingham – epic Tuesday quiz nights and club nights that offer funk, soul, motown, R&B, hip hop; basically any genre you can think of! With chilled interiors, it’s a laid back vibe but with a party atmosphere and a dance floor that’s open until the early hours of the morning.

Hockley Arts Club

The Hockley Arts Club has been a mainstay of Nottingham nightlife for years and with very good reason. From morning to night, this quirky venue hosts drinks, sharing platters, bottomless afternoon tea and more, as well as live DJs, club nights and great tunes. From its bottom floor Stockhold room up to the indoor roof garden, you’ve got vibes (and Instagram posts) for days at this eclectic spot. As it’s in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market area, check out our round up of the best pizzas in Nottingham if you’re after something a bit more substantial before your evening out.


For something a little different, Bierkeller is a great Nottingham nightclub that’s also a premier sports bar. Packed with TV screens and projectors as well as pool tables and darts lanes, you can enjoy live sport and games during the day but continue partying into the early hours at one of their many dedicated club nights. The long family-style seating makes it the perfect spot for the Taste + Liquor R&B brunches, which are a great way to start your weekend!