A guide to Coventry nightlife as a student | Why should students book accommodation near the local nightlife?

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Coventry University has more than 30,000 students across its UK campuses, leading to a large student population in the city every year. Many students looking to move to Coventry may be interested in knowing the nightlife the West Midlands city has to offer, including student bars and late nightclubs.

This guide will explore the nightlife in Coventry, including the best student bars, pubs, and nightclubs, and the benefits of booking student accommodation nearby.

Where are the best student bars and pubs in Coventry?

With three universities, Coventry has various bars and pubs that students populate. None more than The Kasbah, which is Coventry’s best-known music venue. The Kasbah hosts both club nights and gigs, with some notable past performers, including Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris and Primal Scream.

Other popular student bars include The Old Windmill, which is said to be the oldest pub in Coventry, and The Phoenix, perfect for watching sports or enjoying the large outdoor space with heaters. For Coventry University students, there is The Quid’s Inn, where the drink deals are ideal for those on a budget.

Group of people enjoying and toasting a beerJust a 10 minute walk from Coventry University, Singer Hall is perfectly located next to various student bars, such as The Quid’s Inn. Consider arranging a viewing at our Coventry student accommodation, where you can ask our staff any questions you may have.

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Where are the best places in Coventry for cocktails?

If you are interested in a cocktail night, there are many Coventry bars that have drink deals throughout the week and student offers on custom cocktails. The Metropolis has an impressive menu, including the “Culture Shock” in reference to Coventry’s year as the UK City of Culture in 2021. For cheaper cocktails, Samoan Joe’s is highly popular amongst students, with a tiki-inspired aesthetic and 2-for-1 deals on drinks. The nightclub is also popular with TV personalities, with stars from reality shows Geordie Shore and Love Island making appearances.

For a unique setting, Dhillon’s Spire Bar offers a range of iconic and classy cocktails; an award-winning bar and brewery that is nestled in the Christchurch Spire. Catch Twenty-Two also prides itself on its cocktail-making, in this Coventry nightclub and chic lounge.

Hidden gems in Coventry

In Coventry’s cultural quarter, Fargo Village is home to an array of independent businesses that provides a bright, quirky and vibrant atmosphere. Amongst the village, there are cafes, breweries, entertainment stalls, and a DJ bringing the place alive on Friday and Saturday nights.

Spon Street is a historical street in Coventry that has become one of the city’s main attractions. Visually, the road contains original or relocated medieval buildings, and features a variety of pubs and cafes.

Famous wetherspoon pub with classic english architectureCoventry is bustling with life for students. It’s important for those looking to study and live in Coventry to find suitable student accommodation. There are certain student accommodation considerations you should make, including the distance from the nightlife and the university.

Mansion Student provides Coventry student accommodation that is centrally located. Singer Hall is a 10 minute walk from Coventry University and a 20 minute walk from the city centre. Our accommodation also includes security features, such as CCTV, and an outdoor area to relax in during the warmer months.

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What are the best nightclubs in Coventry?

For those looking for late nights, Coventry has a range of nightclubs. The largest LGBTQ+ venue in Coventry, The Yard, hosts a variety of events, including Sunday morning Drag brunches and student club nights throughout the week. Formerly known as Scholars, 147 Nightclub is popular amongst students and is open till the early hours of the morning. Also in Coventry city centre, JJ’s is home to Coventry’s largest nightclub, and its longest-running student night.

To save money, consider socialising with friends and other tenants in your student accommodation communal spaces. Our Coventry student accommodation, Singer Hall, has a social area and breakout spaces that are perfect for hosting drinks before heading out to Coventry nightclubs.

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Singer Hall – Coventry private student accommodation

When searching for student accommodation, many students may want to consider housing in proximity to the city’s nightlife. Mansion Student provides Coventry accommodation based in the city centre, which is within distance of various popular student bars and nightclubs.

Singer Hall on Canterbury Street offers a range of stylish and recently renovated premium rooms. The price includes access to communal spaces, such as a games and social room and study areas, along with contents insurance and high-speed broadband.

Arrange a viewing at Singer Hall today, or contact Mansion Student to speak to our hospitality team.

Frequently asked questions

What is there to do in Coventry?

The second largest city in West Midlands, Coventry, has various things to do that are popular with both tourists and students. This includes museums (Coventry Music Museum and Coventry Transport Museum), Coombe Abbey Park, and Belgrade Theatre.

Where do Coventry students live?

There are many areas in Coventry that are popular with students, depending on the university they attend (Coventry University, Warwick University, or the private Arden University). Popular student areas in Coventry include the city centre, Barras Heath, and Earlsdon.