Nottingham offers a fantastic range of nightlife and entertainment to all visitors. Whether you’re looking to party it up on the vibrant club scene, or spend a night in style on the elegant Canal Front, there really is something for everyone in this eclectic city.
Enjoy a glass at the bars
Nottingham is home to Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, the oldest pub in England. Dating back to 1240, this pub is located close to the castle and serves up a selection of traditional English pints in a humble, historical setting. If you prefer something a little more stylish, then head over to Chapel Bar, Low Pavement and the Lace Market. Here you will find a wide range of al fresco cafes and bars.
Fans of real ale should set their sights on the Nottingham Real Ale Trail which features 14 of the city’s best watering holes including the Lincolnshire Poacher, the Cross Keys and more.
Visit the Cornerhouse
The Cornerhouse has become a staple amongst Nottingham’s nightlife scene with three floors of food, drink and entertainment located in the heart of the city. Adjacent to the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, the Cornerhouse has a huge selection of bars and restaurants to suit every taste.
In addition to the dining options, the Cornerhouse also boasts a cinema and a comedy club. Just the Tonic Comedy Club is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday to serve up laughs from big industry names.
Play at Dusk Till Dawn
Dusk Till Dawn is a must-visit for all card fans or anybody looking to strike it lucky. The venue is one of the UK’s and Europe’s largest casinos and is renowned for its impressive poker lounge that boasts a capacity of 450 to accommodate larger tournaments.
The Dusk till Dawn offers 24 plasma televisions that screen all major sporting events and full menu and bar facilities are available to players around the clock.
Kick back on the Canal Front
Once you touch down in Nottingham, take a short trip across from the train station to visit the Canal Front. This elegant setting is home to a wide range of bars and pubs, making it the ideal place to relax with a drink in hand.
The Canalhouse, set in the former Canal Museum with a bridge leading to the bar, is a tourist favourite. Alternatively, you can head further along the Canal Front to Via Fossa. When the weather is nice, this spot is ideal for sitting, drinking and gazing out across the canal.
For entertainment, you can visit the Glee Club in the British Waterways Museum. The club welcomes four of the top comic acts every Friday and Saturday, and also has a great reputation for live music. To listen to blues or punk though, choose Annie’s Burger Shack, where your senses will be treated to good music, fine ales and the most mouth-watering burgers around.