I just recieved a conditional offer from Plymouth and am just wondering, is the nightlife good? I've heard the Union is one of the best in the country.
No one in Plymouth then? Meh.
In comparison to Bristol / Birmingham / Cardiff... Plymouth is obviously going to suck...
VJ69 - I have lived in Bristol all my life and have family in Plymouth..... and I can honestly say that Plymouth does not suck. Admittedly Bristol has Whiteladies Road, Clifton, and Park Street - but Plymouth has a lot going for it.
Plymouth is a very nice place to live and be a student. Enjoy it and value it because it beats the hell out of Birmingham , Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol. People who have to say Plymouth sucks are just jealous or ignorant.
There is more to Plymouth than nightlife, but if thats what you want - Union Street ( be careful out there its a second Soho) and the Barbican area have loads of clubs/ puns and such like.
I've only been to plymouth a few times visiting friends (start the uni in September!) & I loveeeed Cuba as a pre bar. And also for the BOGOF cooked breakfasts the morning after. :P
Get on it-
Plymouth nightlife is sick!
Youve got your normal pubs that you'll hit depending where you live (Fresher, Scholar, Cuba has a lush outside beer garden thats great in summer.. Mutley pubs for those living close, Mousetrap for us lot up the top of North Hill..)
Monday Oceana Monday
Tuesday Roundabout £1/Drink
Thursday Cheap nights at Revs
Union is great Fri/Sat. Always that or Oceana
Sunday is like.. chillout time.
You'll always end up back on North Hill at the end of every night. Get on it-
Plymouth nightlife is awesome on a Friday/ Saturday...
Depends where you live.
I live in Gilwell halls, when I leave it I have 3 options. Straight ahead is a bar called The Skiving Scholar, they are more of a rock/heavy metal type place and sometimes have a band in the basement playing.
I can go left and there is 2 bars that I come across in about 30 seconds of walking; Blush and Ride, both are pretty classy with ride having a huge out door area like a front garden. Blush is rather small but classy. If I continue about 20 seconds I get to The Roundabout, this is a very good pub and is pretty big (2 floors) you can get good deals here and with a yellow card you can get discounts. I could continue walking and reach voodoo bar but I have yet to go in here so cant really comment about it. I could go round the roundabout to the bac bar, which is a small bar but always packed for some reason.
The right option is more appealing to me, 30 second walk and you come across 2 bars; Cuba and Firefly, both are very good. Cuba is pretty popular and some nights it can get packed. There is polls to dance on and a free bottle of something if a girl gets up and takes her top off. Firefly isn't really as famous but its good to, both bars have an upstairs and an outside garden. I can turn right again and about 30 seconds down I reach Fresher & Professor, another legendary student bar which is always good, mainly for its signature drink the "terminator" which is what 70% of people in that place must order. Its a very nice cocktail served in a pint glass, you wont really think its an alcoholic drink until half an hour later because its pretty strong.
I could also turn left from them 2 and reach the SU bar in about 2 minutes. I think its one of the best SU bars, its where most students here start there night. Friday and Saturdays it is very popular and is open much later. Monday night is exchange night and prices change depending on what people are buying, so the drinks no one is buying are extremely cheap, usually drinks like snakebite. I managed to get a shot of something for 30p.
Inside the SU you have 5 main rooms, the 1st is the 1st main bar and has large television screens and lots of seats and tables, there is the snack shop room where you can get food there or if you prefer a more lit up area, or quite area. The next room is where most of the pool tables are, its the 2nd largest and has around 4 pool tables, it also has a good dance floor which on a Friday or Saturday night will be lively, it has a DJ booth there. There is a smaller room with another bar but its only open on busy nights, the last room is the biggest and it contains the sub:lime bar and a huge dance floor, a big projector which has sport during the day and music videos and stuff. It also has 2 pool tables and more tables and chairs closer to the bar, it also has a dj booth.
There is a vodka revs near, about 15 minute walk to get there. Vodka revs isn't really a club its more of a very big bar but its worth going. There are many places near by and a lot of food places, some pretty big bars near revs. There is also C103, which is a club and its pretty big however some of the tables and stuff are a bit messed up but the dance floor is huge and its very lively with a few bars to buy drinks from (it might take a long time getting a drink on some nights)
Oceana is the main attraction for night life in plymouth, its the largest club I have been in so far and they do themed nights and so on. I think its more popular with the girls then the boys. You can get a free bus there on its student night (monday) from SU bar. A lot of people go there so go early to get in.
There are other areas like near the barbican, which has many traditional pubs and a few bars. I remember going to a pretty big weather spoons there. Also a lot of royal navy pubs there.
I am just a fresher though :P there is lots of places I need to go to.