Gloucestershire students searching for a wild night out that’s easy on the wallet can stop searching – SoGlos has handpicked 17 value venues for the cheapest student nights out in Gloucestershire.
With free entry, cheap-as-chips-promos and money-saving drinks deals, start planning your big – budget-friendly – night out in Gloucestershire right now…
Located in the centre of Cheltenham, MooMoo Clubrooms entices students with its infamous £2.50 doubles – valid all night every Monday and responsible for hundreds of sore heads every Tuesday. The nightclub also hosts Blue and Blue Wednesdays, the official University of Gloucestershire’s student, sports and society nights out; and Propaganda every Thursday.
2. Café Rene
With live music, an extensive range of well-priced drinks, and free entry before 11pm, Café Rene is one of Gloucester’s liveliest destinations for students. Whether reggae, rock or heartfelt folk is your bag, catch a totally free gig every Wednesday and Friday from an impressive range of bands, or dance in the Cellar Bar to a diverse selection of DJs. Plus, don’t miss Rene’s free and eclectic events scheduled all year round.
With free entry, Cheltenham’s very own Bavarian-themed bar, the Bierkeller brings in hordes of revellers for their famous Not Your Average Quiz Nights every Tuesday, with two-for-one drinks offers on their cocktail, lager and cider steins. Food is served all night, and party goers can also enjoy two-for-one offers on Friday and Saturday nights, and a variety of themed nights and games offering students the chance to win free drinks throughout the night.
Students can enjoy an exclusive menu, including beers, ciders, wines and vodka mixers, all for less than £3 with student ID cards at the Frog and Fiddle in Cheltenham.
Cocktail lovers can indulge in teapots filled with their favourite cocktail, while game lovers can enjoy the football and pool tables. In addition to showing all major sporting events, live music can be caught at the Frog and Fiddle every week, showcasing some of Gloucestershire’s finest talent, including that of students at the University of Gloucestershire.
Gloucester nightclub ATIK draws in clubbers from across the county, with all drinks just £2.50 on RnB Fridays; Oh La La Saturdays; and a dedicated student night, Recess, on Wednesdays. To date, student events have included Freshers dos, frat parties and UV paint vs foam shenanigans, with plenty of dressing up and big DJ names also on the cards. Plus, if you’re feeling flash, book a VIP package with a private booth.
Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – all with free entry – Fever Cheltenham gets the party started with unbeatable value. Top offers include three drinks for £5 on Mondays; four for £10 on Thursdays; and the chance to double your round of drinks with the flip of a coin on Flip it Fridays.
Part of the Wetherspoons chain, The Lord John in Stroud remains ever popular with the student population, thanks to its cheap and cheerful drink and food options. Snap up a vodka, order a double Hendricks gin, or opt for a value bottle of wine with friends. And if you’re hankering for spice, head to The Lord John on a Thursday for its legendary curry night, or for Sunday Brunch to cure last night’s hangover!
Students hoping to liven up a slow Sunday night can head to Thirteen Degrees in Cheltenham, which offers free entry before midnight and two cocktails for £10 – a perfect way to finish a long week.
9. The 2 Pigs
Offering a refreshing change from chart tunes and providing an opportunity to catch local bands in Cheltenham, 2 Pigs is a popular alternative venue on Friday and Saturday nights, with great value drinks and discounted entry for students. Offering the perfect venue for weekend moshing, alcoholic slushies are a must-try.
10. Under the Prom
Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, partiers can head to Cheltenham’s best-hidden nightclub, Under the Prom, for a late-night party. Entry to the club is free, and the music on offer ranges from RnB to reggae to bashment. If you’ve got a birthday coming up, Under the Prom also offers free venue hire for parties and events, making it a great destination in the town centre for celebrations.
11. Fever Gloucester
Open Fridays and Saturdays, each night offers free entry along with a whole host of deals including two alcoholic bombs for £6, double up for £1.50 and six shots for a fiver, Gloucester’s popular nightspot, Fever, is a sure-fire destination for a cheap night out on the city’s ‘Strip’. Plus, you can book ahead for a private booth.
12. Lounge 72
Perfect for the closet gambler, Lounge 72 in Cheltenham offers the potential for an unbelievably cheap night out, with a ‘Beat the Barman’ challenge – giving party goers the chance to win the same round again for just a pound if they win a coin toss. And if that doesn’t work, thrifty students can buy 10 vodka shots for just £12 instead!
Popular for its great value food and drink, Yates’s Cheltenham is an ideal venue for thrifty students, with shots for as little as £1.50 and ‘sharing’ party bowl cocktails. And if you’re feeling peckish, there are plenty of food offers too – including themed weeknights where you can bag dinner and a drink for just under £7, making for a very cheap date!
14. Seventeen Black
Cirencester bar and nightclub Seventeen Black boasts a range of ongoing promotions perfect for cash-saving students looking for a stylish night out in the Cotswolds – with daily two-for-one cocktails between 5pm and 11pm; glasses of prosecco and wine from just £3; and four alcoholic bombs for £7 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Housed in a converted church, Vodka Revolution sees an array of special offers for those flashing their Revolution or Club & Society card – ranging from two-for-one deals on cocktails, to six-shot sticks for £6. And, for celebrating those big birthday bashes in style, get booking a Revolution cocktail masterclass and get shaking…
A bustling bar on Eastgate Street in Gloucester, Butlers Venue Bar offers free entry and plenty of promotions to ensure that a good time is had by all, ranging from £2.50 pints and three bombs for £5, to two-for one cocktails.
17. ReVA Night Club
ReVA nightclub in Cirencester draws in hordes of Royal Agricultural University students (who can get there via the free shuttle bus) with its Wednesday Mix and Match promotion – offering four drinks for £10, £1 entry before 10.30pm and £3 before 11pm. Other drink deals include three for one vodka mixers. Seventeen Black customers can make use of spending more than £10 in the bar for a half price entry voucher to ReVa.
By Joe Kennett