Home to the University of Leicester and De Montfort University, this seemingly small city is packed with nightclubs, bars, pubs, and music venues for all occasions. Located in between Birmingham and Nottingham, Leicester has lots to offer for a night out with your mates. So, if you’re a student in Leicester, you’re in the right place because we’ve put together a list of the top 10 student bars!

  1. Firebug

Firebug triples as a restaurant, bar, and music venue. Conveniently located on Millstone Lane, right in the heart of the city centre, Firebug is only a short walk from both DMU and Clarendon Park. Firebug hosts student-friendly club nights as well as live music gigs, immersive cinema events and quiz nights in their upstairs venue. The bar itself serves a range of draft beers, cocktails, and snacks! This student favourite has it all, you can eat, drink, dance and laugh!


2. The Cookie

The Cookie is a great spot for those looking for a lively atmosphere. This intimate high street bar doubles as a café during the day but transforms into an active bar with live music and comedy gigs on some nights!

3. Brewdog

An absolute classic for all the beer lovers! The Brewdog Leicester is a modern and energetic craft beer bar located just on the corner of Friar Lane in the middle of town. Brewdog offers an incredibly expansive range of drafts, ales, ciders, and all things beers. However, if you’re less about beers and more into the fizz, go along to Fizz Fridays for £15 prosecco!

pint of beer

4. The Case

If you’re after a more boujee night out, then The Case is for you. The Case is one of Leicester’s most exclusive and stylish champagne and cocktails bars. With contemporary and modern décor the venue itself is very instagramable! This is the perfect place for when it’s time to treat yourself, a post exam celebration or special occasion! But bear in mind the dress code is strict!

5. The Counting House

This family friendly pub is located only an 8-minute walk from the University of Leicester making it the ideal destination to take your parents for a pub lunch when they come to visit!

6. The Bottle Garden

This cocktail bar is found in the heart of Leicester city centre. Styled like an urban botanical garden, The Bottle Garden is one for a cocktail night with the girls!


Fancy a themed night out? Hakamou is a Hawaiian themed bar with a booming cocktail list. The cocktails here are as cheap as £6.20 each, so dig out that old Hawaiian shirt and give it a go!

8. The Turkey Café- 1901

The Turkey Café is located within a historic character building built in the 1900s. Maintaining its Eastern exotic architecture, this café-bar hosts open mic evenings and a specialist cocktail list.

coffee and wine

9. Bar Dos Hermanos

Located in the heart of Clarendon Park, Bar Dos Hermanos is ideal for University of Leicester students! This 1940s Cuban bar offers a breakfast and brunch menu, as well as a daily Cuban cocktail happy hour!

alcoholic drink with lime

10. Revolution

A student favourite! Every student city needs a Revs and Leicester is no exception. And with its nightly happy hours, Revolution is ideal for that student budget.

As you can tell there’s something for everyone in Leicester so enjoy responsibly!

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