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The city comes alive at night. Preston has something for everyone, no matter what night of the week it is. Check out some of the best clubs and bars in Preston.

Bars in Preston

There's a variety of bars in Preston, giving big city vibes at affordable prices. All Hopes No Promises is a quirky little cocktail bar with amazing drinks and decor. If you fancy something more laid back, check out Lonely People where they have turned cocktail-making into an art. Revolution also have a bar in Preston where you can get a student discount. If you fancy something different, then Level Preston have activities like bowling, darts, crazy golf and laser tag. Roper Hall also has axe-throwing, shuffleboards and darts available.

The University of Central Lancashire does not endorse these bars.

Clubs in Preston

Fancy a night out? There are lots of clubs in Preston where you can dance into the early hours. Baker Street is a bar and club, where you can enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails and have a twirl on the dance floor. Baluga has a cosmopolitan feel, with fabulous cocktails and boozy brunches. The Warehouse has three floors which play different types music including dance, R'n'B and indie. And of course, we can't talk about clubs in Preston without mentioning Pop World - perfect for cheap drinks and cheesy tunes.

The University of Central Lancashire does not endorse these clubs.

Live music in Preston

Preston is home to some great live music venues. The Ferret has been making a mark on the music scene since 2006. They regularly host rock, indie and open mic nights, with beers and burgers on demand. Blitz have a little bit of everything including big names like James Bay and Chase & Status, so keep your eye on their events. Vinyl Tap are another great live music destination in Preston. They're a small, intimate venue and when there's not a live band on, they play vinyl records. Perfect for music lovers.

The University of Central Lancashire does not endorse these venues.

What's on at the SU

Check out the Students' Union for the latest events and activities taking place on campus. From karaoke and board game socials to hip hop ping pong, there's something for everyone at the UCLan Students' Union.

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Student's Union

Don't fancy heading into the city centre? Eat and drink at the Lampworks on campus. Food is served until 3pm, including a hearty all-day breakfast. The drinks are a great price and there are deals on every Wednesday. Make sure you keep an eye out for their famous quiz nights and karaoke nights. It's a great place to start your night.

Non-alcoholic activities

Don't drink? That's okay - there's still plenty of things to do in Preston. You can go bowling, play mini golf, enjoy a round of laser tag or hit the track at go-karting. If you've got a sweet tooth, you can head to a late-night dessert bar like Kaspa's or Haute Dolci. Most of the bars in Preston also serve mocktails, so you can still go out with your friends. 

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