The Ultimate Student Night Out

Whatever type of night out suits you, whether it’s vibrant and messy or just a few social drinks whilst listening to some toe-tapping tunes, Exeter is a city with plenty to offer. Here’s a selection of some of the top spots for the ultimate night out – because remember, you’re only a student once!

Timepiece Nightclub

For the party lovers of Exeter, the city is home to a selection of nightclubs perfect for letting your hair down mid-revision. Remember to select your night wisely though, as each club is renowned for particular days of the week. Timepiece is the place to be on a Wednesday and Friday night as sports socials fill up the vibrant club and bar set over three floors. This venue in Little Castle Street has hosted ultimate nights out for generations of students and young clubbers in the city. Why not finish your night in timepiece in the large covered beer garden with one of the best late night burgers from their burger bar, the cheesy curly fries are always a winner too.


If the nightclub vibe doesn’t float your boat and you are after a quirky indie gig – the underground live music venue, Cavern, awaits you just off of Queen Street. With local and global acts performing regularly, this popular spot boasts a buzzing atmosphere all year round. Live music includes electric indie, rock, funk and not forgetting previously hosting big name acts such as Coldplay, Muse, Biffy Clyro and Mumford and Sons.

Artigiano Expresso and Wine Bar

Sat on Exeter’s High Street since 2014, Artigiano Expresso and Wine Bar comes alive at night and is the perfect place for a sophisticated start to your evening. With an extensive cocktail menu using some of the finest spirits and mixers available, ‘Arti’s’ offers space for large parties or small groups, available to reserve prior to arrival. Popular, up and coming, local artists perform regularly, so head there to enjoy a vibrant acoustic or DJ set whilst sipping a signature cocktail or craft beer.

Fever & Boutique Nightclub

With fantastic booths to reserve, three zones, two DJ’s and a roof top terrace, Fever & Boutique Nightclub on Mary Arches Street makes one lively venue for all students. The latest addition to Exeter’s nightclub scene offers the boutique for the classy yet contemporary student, with velvet furniture and amber lighting combined with RNB, house and dance anthems. Fever on the other hand is the place for pop and party with a retro chic interior including the classic colour changing dance floor and glitter ball keeping the night alive.

The Terrace

Located in the heart of Exeter is The Terrace; a very stylish venue boasting rooftop views of the beautiful city. Fresh botanical cocktails, bowl glass gins and carefully selected wines are all on offer here. No matter how big, or small, you’re planning your night out to be, The Terrace is a haven of escapism just waiting for you to arrive. Sip, socialise and dance the night away, whatever day of the week you choose.

If these five impressive night outs don’t do it for you, why not head over to some of the following spots in the city? The Monkey Suit, Circa 1924 and Crocketts offer tasty drinks, while Exeter Phoenix, The Vaults and Coolings just couldn’t be missed off of the list when looking for the city’s best night venues!

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