Nottingham nightlife

Our guide to the best nightlife in Nottingham

No two nights out inNottinghamare the same. When it comes to bars and clubs, there’s tons of variety for stag dos, from cocktail loving speakeasies to craft beer pubs, each with their own distinct atmosphere. As a city that loves music, expect quality live music venues, regular gigs and unrivalled club nights. Here we’ve picked some of the best bars and clubs in the city, perfect for an action-packedstag weekend.

Nottingham bars

Be At One

With its seriously impressive cocktail menu,Be At Oneis one of the best places to discover new flavours on a fun night out. From all the classics to new twists like Rhys’ Pieces and Banoffee Old Fashioned, you’ll have more choice than you could ever need. The contemporary, neon-lit bar is the perfect setting for the expert bartenders to show off their skills.

Brewhouse & Kitchen

TheBrewhouse & Kitchenchain specialises in unique craft beers brewed in their own on-site microbrewery. Overlooking the River Trent, it’s a modern pub with an outdoor area for alfresco drinking. In a celebration of all things beer, the food is designed to be paired with certain beer while some dishes are even cooked with beer.

Das Kino

Inspired by 1930s cinema,Das Kinois one of the city’s most popular spots. With stripped back interiors, movie posters, vintage furniture and neon lights, it’s the definition of “cool”. What makes it truly unique are the Olympic-standard ping pong tables for hire and the photobooth. You can enjoy classic cocktails and a variety of gins alongside delicious handmade pizzas.


Faradaysis a friendly and stylish craft beer pub in Hockley, making it the perfect spot for beer lovers. Inside you’ll find gritty, industrial-style decors with a distinct spiral staircase at its centre. There are four cask ales and six taps including delicious local beers in celebration of the craft ale revolution. Head upstairs for the Static Attic, a space for gin and cocktail fans to enjoy a drink overlooking the bar below.

House of Coco Tang

Hidden on a Hong Kong-style alley,House of Coco Tangis an underground warren of cocktails and clubbing. It’s a speakeasy-style venue reminiscent of an Eastern opium den, darkly lit with eclectic music. Mixology is an art here, with bespoke liquors and syrups to create different flavours, including sweet-inspired drinks. Later in the night, it transforms into a club with a glass dance floor and DJs.

Revolution Nottingham Cornerhouse

Popular late-night party bar chain,Revolution, has a home in the Cornerhouse development. The bright and spacious contemporary interior is the perfect setting for a few drinks, with a glamorous main bar upstairs serving a huge and varied menu of creative cocktails. There’s a heated outdoor terrace in the front, perfect for alfresco drinking.

Revolution Nottingham Hockley

In the fashionable Lace District,Revolution’ssecond home is a stylish, laid-back bar designer surroundings. It’s a bright and airy space with plush booths, contemporary decor and plants, giving it a fresh feel. Try delicious cocktails, both classic and more unique, or there are all kinds of beers, wines and spirits. If you get hungry, there’s a menu of comfort food classics to indulge in.

The Bierkeller

The Bierkellerbrings a taste of Bavaria to Nottingham with this quirky bar chain. With its rustic, Bavarian-inspired wooden interiors, barrels for tables and long bench seating, it’s designed with groups in mind making it a top destination for stags and hens. Try German beers plus authentic bratwursts and pretzels while listening to live Oompah bands.

The Bodega Social Club

A live music venue, club and bar,The Bodega Social Clubis an intimate destination for music, socialising and partying. It frequently hosts up-and-coming artists before they become famous, with past gigs including Arctic Monkey and Coldplay. Bodega is known for its cosy beer garden with hanging fairy lights, summer BBQs and a laid-back atmosphere.

The Hockley Arts Club

Tucked away in the backstreets of Hockley,The Hockley Arts Clubis a creative bar that feels exclusive without being pretentious. Spread across several floors, the different rooms each have their own individual interiors and decor. The ground floor is a mid-century Scandinavian-inspired space, with a traditional pub feel, the middle Blue Rooms has intimate, leather booths perfect for socialising and at the top is the beautiful Electric Garden.

Clubbing in Nottingham


INKis an innovative, high-tech clubbing experience for the senses. The focus is to bring the latest technology, from their Funktion-One sound system and advanced lighting to soaring video walls and festival-inspired light shows, to the streets of Nottingham. There are five different club rooms including Neon, the sultry Red Room, a tattoo parlour-inspired room and Trash Mansion - an incredible auditorium


Clubbing favourite,PRYZM, is Nottingham’s largest nightclub with four different themed rooms each with a distinct atmosphere. Expect futuristic interiors and neon lights creating a stylish clubbing experience. You’ll find a cheese room dedicated to all your favourite pop hits, with a retro dance floor and disco balls, and there’s a chilled out ski lodge-inspired room.

Rock City

Rock Cityis a popular independent live music venue that’s been a big part of Nottingham’s nightlife since the 80s. Nowadays there’s still plenty of talented live music acts to see and regular club nights, with all your favourite pop hits on Fridays and alternative anthems on Saturdays.


Stealthis the place for house music fans looking to dance the night away. Stealth is known for hosting tons of exciting club nights from nightlife legends throughout the week with both international and local DJ talent to get the party in full swing. There’s a state-of-the-art Funktion-One sound system designed to create an unrivalled atmosphere

These are our top picks in Nottingham for a killer stag do. Ready to start planning a stag weekend in Nottingham? The city is packed full of both daytime and nighttime activities, which you can easily book with us includingbar crawls,club entry,beer tastingsandmeals. Check out ourNottingham stag do ideas.