Despite being a relatively small city, Bath offers a plethora of clubbing experiences for students featuring an eclectic mix of musical acts and events. Most nightlife venues in Bath are fairly small and situated underground, which lends itself to a more intimate clubbing experience where you are truly immersed amongst other revellers and the music. There are student club nights almost every day of the week in town, with cheap entry and drinks; more often than not, both. However, on campus, the Students Union (SU) is especially popular on Wednesday nights for Score and Saturday for Klass.
Second Bridge has some of the most popular club nights in Bath with Monday Night Bridge and Forever Fridays always drawing a large crowd from both of Bath’s universities, while The Earl, just above Second Bridge, has a heated shisha garden and outdoor bar with funky colourful drinks. Tried and tested party anthems, 90’s hits, hip-hop and a latin flavour define the sound of Second Bridge while Po Na Na’s just down road is Moroccan-themed cavernous club that caters to fans of rock, metal and indie.
George Street serves as another hub for nightlife that features Bath’s solitary gay bar, Mandalyns and a number of other venues. The Nest hosts live music performances and frequent drum and bass nights: even some of the Hospitality crew made appearances. Zero/Zero boasts the very popular International Latin Loco night with a focus on reggaeton tunes, rumba and R&B while their hip-hop night ‘Bump and Grind’ almost always draws a large crowd too.
Komedia is an esteemed theatre and arts club in the day but transforms into one of Bath’s only above ground nightlife venues on select days with FAME and MotorCity playing “nostalgic numbers from the past, mixed with modern groovers to keep your feet stomping into the early hours!” including the Jackson 5, Wham, Katy Perry and Prince. Komedia also began to host Bingo Lingo and Darts nights in 2018 so keep a look out for them as tickets go fast.
Finally, Moles has numerous popular nights including a Cheesy night on Tuesday and Multicolour, a disco/house night in its perennial year in 2018 that managed to pull names big names like Moxie, O’Flynn, Krywald & Farrer and Baba Stiltz. Moles and Komedia also share the honor of hosting Bath’s biggest underground electronic music night; Origins. What started in a Bath’s student basement early in 2012 has blossomed into one of premier underground music nights in the whole of south West of England with names such as Helena Hauff, Ben UFO, Midland and Avalon Emerson to name but a few throwing down until the early hours of the morning.
Bath has a little something for everyone so make sure you take the time to find what you like or a explore something new!