Top 10 Student Bars in Bristol

Top 10 Student Bars in Bristol

Looking for the perfect place to spend your night (and your money) as a student in Bristol? As one of the top-rated cities for nights out in the UK, Bristol is teeming with places to go.

But look no further! I present to you the handy guide of the top 10 student bars in Bristol. Whether it be for a laugh and a chat with your mates, a full blown night out and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.

The Anchor

A firm favourite with students across the city and definitely one of the top student bars in Bristol, this upbeat pub offers a range of drinks including cocktails, draft beers and reasonably priced wine. Featuring an outdoor seating area and lively décor,  it’s the perfect place to watch the footie or meet with your mates mid-week for a catch up.

Mr Wolfs

Fancy a bit of live music? Then this is the place for you. Offering a range of club nights, live music experiences and open mic sessions, this bar is the perfect place to unwind to some jams and get your dancing shoes on!

The Apple

Boasting a range of over 40 ciders – some of which are extremely cheap – this beautifully situated top student bar in Bristol is located on two floors of a moored barge and is somewhere every student needs to go at least once. If cider isn’t your thing, then not to worry as this boat-bar offers loads of other drinks options including apple-based cocktails and wine.

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The Brass Pig

Located on Clifton Triangle, The Brass Pig is the hallmark of Bristol student nightlife. With two floors, the lower of which has a dance floor (boogie boogie!), the well known and loved bar has an impressive drinks menu and offers fantastic drinks deals throughout the week, like Monday happy hour and Tuesday 2-4-1, welcoming world-class DJ’s on the weekend.


If you’re after a night out to remember, then Motion is the place to be. Ranked the 2nd best club in the whole of the UK, the old warehouse space converted club hosts the biggest DJs and the best student nights and is bound to set you up for a big one! (All events are ticketed so make sure to buy in advance to avoid paying a top price!). Immerse yourself with music and crowd at one the top student bars in Bristol!


If you know you’re up for some fun, but can’t quite decide what you’re in the mood for, then head on down to Pryzm. The well-known chain has over 7 different rooms, therefore 7 different music options, so lack of choice shouldn’t be a problem. And with 5 different bars, lack of drinks shouldn’t be either.

The White Rabbit

Two words: pizza and beer. What could possibly go wrong?

All Stars

All Stars bar, located on Queens Rd, is the one and only place you should head if you’re yearning for some sports indulgence. A student-fave, the bar is able to screen up to 9 different sporting events at any one time and boasts over 20 pool tables, electronically scored darts boards and a boxing machine – the perfect place for a laugh and some friendly (or not) competition with your friends.


They call themselves “Bristol’s best kept secret” so if you’re looking for something fresh and new to try then Cosies is the one. A mix between a chilled pub atmosphere and late-night club vibe, the wine-bar come reggae room is a truly unique place bound to shake up a run-of-the-mill night out. As one of the top student bars in Bristol it truly is a places of relation and peace.


A party on a boat, this is the archetypal Bristol student night-out and couldn’t be missed off the list. They say you aren’t really a student until you’ve visited at least once. The award-winning indie bar and club, located on a former cargo-ship, is a firm favourite with many, offering live-music, student club nights and a range of styles and genres to cater to everyone’s taste! Get yourself down to Thekla whether you fancy a chilled drink and a laugh or a lively night and a dance.

If you want to experience more than just the top student bars in Bristol, you’ll also love our guide on the Top 10 things to do in Bristol.

So, there you are! A place for all of your night-out needs. Enjoy!



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