Nightlife in Durham
A brief article I wrote for the universities section on TSR.
Right, since Durham is notorious for having a lack of nightlife, I thought I'd give a quick overview of exactly what there is!
Nightclubs: Klute (officially the worst club in Europe - plays cheese, is rediculously small), Rixies (bigger than Klute, free tequila on Tuesdays), Walkabout (Australian theme thing), Studio (actually good. Does RnB nights on Monday and 50p entry on Tuesdays when you get 50p chips at the takeaway over the road as well), Fishtank - plays more alternative music, has live bands, but be warned they sell their beer in cans apparently, Love Shack in the new development by the Gala theatre
Also Planet of Sound every Friday night at the union - a place where people can dance to stuff other than cheese.
Pubs: Loads. Swan & 3 cygnets, Hog's Head, Varsity, Wetherspoon's, Shakespeare, The New Inn. Many more.
Cafés: Hollathan's, Saddler's, Vennel's, Brown Sugar, Caffe Nero, Costa...loads of others!
Bars: Jimmy Allen's, which is good. Chase - does nice cocktails, Hide, Epernay (champagne bar)
Also there are all the college bars to explore, where drinks are all really cheap! If you want proper club songs there's always Planet of Sound at the Union on a Friday night and the Union regularly puts on events like Back to School and Revolver on Saturdays. If you're getting really desperate you can easily go for a night out in Newcastle, Sunderland or Middlesborough, but I have never felt the need to leave Durham!!