Top Destinations for a Student Night in Cardiff

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Cardiff is known for its exciting student nightlife, and with more the 31 000 students enrolled in Cardiff University, you’ll find everything from pubs and live music events to parks, restaurants and places to relax buzzing with student activity. Whatever you’re looking for or whatever your mood, you’ll find something to stay entertained in this busy student town. These are some of the most popular places for a great student night in Cardiff.

The Live Lounge

  The Live Lounge is one of the most popular spots in a town and a regular feature of student life in Cardiff. They host some of the best live music acts, DJs who play until 4 am and a vibrant atmosphere. What’s not to love? Enjoy the restaurant and extensive bar that includes budget drinks.

Clwb Ifor Bach

  Also known as Welsh Club, this is the spot where you’ll find the best of local music and entertainment. Only a 10-minute walk for Cardiff University, it’s a rock club with live, 10-minute acts where you’ll hear some dance music too.

Buffalo Bar

  A hidden hot spot, Buffalo Bar has an easy-going vibe with cocktails, craft beers and other speciality spirits on offer. The beer garden is the perfect hangout in the heart of the city with live music entertainment. Enjoy skilfully crafted cocktails while feasting on some homemade food.


Tiger Tiger

  Cardiff university nightlife wouldn’t be complete without a massive party, and if you’re keen for one, Tiger Tiger’s seven party spaces will keep you thoroughly entertained. There’s an Ibiza inspired dance area, a 90s graffitied room, an urban Blanca Bar, and so much more. Everyone needs to visit this wonderland at least once.


  The 90s is making a comeback everywhere, so why not embrace it with this three-floor party spot! Dress up in your best 90s retro outfit and set the dance floor on fire! Don’t miss out on the karaoke nights and if you’re looking for a place to watch the rugby, you’ve got it!

  If you’re ready to join one of the most popular campuses in the UK, our student accommodation in Cardiff is perfectly situated for easy travel to take full advantage of all the fun.

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