Whether you have lived in Chester your whole life or just recently moved, you probably know that Chester is a top choice for students, but is it a good night out? 

According to The Student Room, “Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are the main student nights in town, with emphasis most on Mondays”

This full of life city has lots of things to do and places to go. Whether you fancy a drink or something to do, Chester has it all.  

Here are 9 places to go in Chester on a night out: 


Bars and Restaurants


Based on Foregate Street, Revolution is a cocktail bar perfect for a bite to eat for light nibbles and drinks. Known as a place with crazy flavoured shots and perfect for those who love to dance, Revolution has something for everyone. 

⭐️ “Popped in for a drink. Kyle and Imi made us the most fantastic cocktails, were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. We wound up staying for a few more drinks”

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If a chilled night out is what you are looking for, check out Artichoke. Open until 11pm, Artichoke is a cafe and bistro, popular with students. With 4.5 star, Artichoke offers a range of different foods, there is something for everyone. 

⭐️ “We went for Sunday Lunch which was excellent highly recommended. Very good service overall the best we’ve had for a long time”

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The Suburbs

Known for their award winning cocktails, The Suburbs is a must-try cocktail bar in Hoole. With both food and drinks and ‘lavishly styled interior’, The Suburbs is the place to go for a luxury night of cocktails. 

⭐️ “Service and welcoming from jo was second to none another quality night in the suburbs with my mates x”

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Popular with students and Chesters biggest nightclub, Cruise has 6 different themed areas for a private clubbing experience with friends. This luxury night out hosts some of the hottest DJs. With a different DJ and a bar in every room, there is something for everyone. If you’re into reality TV, Cruise often has reality TV stars drop by. 

⭐️ “Went on a night out here in November and loved it, music was amazing and ground floor bar staff were lovely.”

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The Live Rooms 

If you’re after something more than just drinks, why not visit “Chester’s largest independent live music venue and nightclub”. With upcoming events including Fozzy and The Bryan Adams Experience, there is something for everyone. The Live Rooms was originally The Laugh Inn, which was co-owned by Jason Manford and opened its doors as The Live Rooms in 2013. It is also the venue for the annual Chester Live Festival. 

⭐️ “Love this venue. Been a few times now. If you like watching bands at an intimate venue. Then this is the place to be ??”

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One of the most popular clubs in Chester is Rosies. With three completely different floors and completely different music, there is something for everyone at Rosies whether you’re into R&B or Pop. Rosies also has events including ‘HashTag Chester’ and ‘Twisted Disko’ completed with big celebrities and celebrities. 

⭐️ “The liveliest place in Chester with great music on every floor. The staff are friendly and have fast service.” 

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Something A Bit Different

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

If you’re after something a bit different, check out Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. Open between May 29th – 30th August, the Open Air Theatre puts on live performances and classic movies. 

⭐️ “Wonderful ensemble work from the team both onstage and off …well done for providing us with a thoroughly entertaining return to live theatre after too long away …poor weather didn’t stop the multi-talented actors. Doubles all round!”

Click here and check out Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre 

Night Time Events at Chester Zoo

It may not be your usual night out but it is certainly ‘wild’. Chester Zoo hosts night events. Eat, drink and explore all the animals and check out their events such as ‘The Lanterns – Call of the Wild’. 

⭐️ “Amazing night. I went to this event last year and was worried how it would compare in these unusual times. It was just as good, very well organised and covid safety was paramount. The event itself was colourful, uplifting and very christmassy. Highly recommended whether you have kids or not.”

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Chester Ghost Tours

If paranormal activity is your thing, check out a Ghost Tour. Usually 90 minutes and starts just safe dark, a ghost tour is your chance to explore Chester in a completely different way. Hear about Chester’s haunting past and experience something like no other. 

⭐️ “Finally got round to doing this walk after moving dates on several occasions due to lockdown etc. Our tour guide was called Mike and was great host, very informative. Would definitely recommend and I’d do this again on my return to Chester.”

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Whether you prefer to party or just have a chilled night out, there is something for everyone for a night out in Chester. Know of other great places, let us know!  

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