Get your glad rags on and enjoy a night out in Exeter!

The evenings are long and it’s the perfect time to make the most of being out and about in the city. Exeter has a thriving night time scene with theatres, bars, restaurants, night clubs, cinemas as well as arts centres with comedy nights and live music. We’ve put together our top spots for a great night out in Exeter…



Exeter has a buzzing bar scene with a huge variety of places to enjoy a drink or two.


Love the speakeasy vibe? Try 1920’s inspired Circa 1924 and enjoy handcrafted cocktails, artisan beer, wines and cider (well, you are in Devon after all!). Tap a toe to the house band who play live every Friday night with a fusion of funk, jazz and blues.


A great hang out whatever the hour? Artigiano is conveniently located right on Exeter High Street and serves its extensive menu of soft and alcoholic drinks all day and evening. The perfect place to take pew at the window and watch the world go by or enjoy a catch up with friends over one of their tasty hand-crafted pizzas and sharing platters.


High flyer? Take in the cityscape views from The Terrace, located in the newly launched Queen Street Dining quarter. Sup on carefully selected wines, beers and cocktails, enjoy live music and if you need something to nibble on, choose from the extensive menu with dishes made from locally sources ingredients.





Exeter’s dining scene has exploded in the last few years with more restaurants than you can shake a stick at.


International cuisine

Exeter has a huge variety of international restaurants from Italian to Thai, Spanish to French, Japanese, Turkish, Indian, Cuban and Moroccan there is something to tickle any taste bud! The city’s restaurants are dotted throughout Exeter from tucked away gems to bold as brass High Street spots, find your favourite haunt with our handy map.



Burger joints

For a slap up meal, a tasty artisan burger is a satisfying option! The city has several American diners with a cool décor, lip-smacking and creative dishes and great drink menus. Just summon your Happy Days persona!


Classic Modern British and regional produce

The South West is well known for its superb regional food and drink producers and highlight regarded chefs and Exeter restaurants have made the most of their geographic advantage! Bringing in the very best ingredients from the lands, skies and seas of the region, Exeter restaurants are serving world class dishes accompanied by lovingly selected wine, beer and cider menus – with many locally sourced options! Enjoy the best of the South West here in Exeter!




Exeter is a film lovers’ paradise with plenty of options when it comes to catching a flick; there’s sure to be an option for all tastes and ages…


Vue Cinema – this modern multiplex has 7 screens and over 1,000 seats! Situated a stone’s throw from the city centre, the Vue is a great choice to take in the latest blockbusters and big family favourites.


Exeter Phoenix – this arts centre in Gandy Street has its own modern cinema showing arthouse films and indie favourites. Make the most of the in house bar and restaurant before enjoying a flick!


Exeter Picturehouse – everything you’d expect from a Picturehouse plus a cool bar that serves freshly prepared pizzas and tasty snacks. Book one of their sofas for that extra comfy viewing experience.


Don’t miss… Exeter Corn Exchange! Showing the likes of the Banff Mountain Film Festival as it heads to the cities across the globe on its World Tour and the Ocean Film Festival – the Corn Exchange offers evenings of inspiration, adventure and travel!



Comedy and live music

Exeter is a great spot for live performance.


From indie heavy weights Marcus Brigstocke at Exeter Corn Exchange and an eclectic line-up of live music at Exeter Phoenix including acts performing folk, pop, indie, singer-song writer and electronica.




Love the theatre? Exeter has many theatrical venues, many in the very heart of the city.


Discover exciting independent and indie theatre at The Bike Shed Theatre and Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre with live performances at Exeter Corn Exchange, Cygnet Theatre and Exeter Barnfield Theatre.




Dance the night away at one of Exeter’s clubs… from live bands, DJs, cheesy club nights, karaoke and sports bars.

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