Gaudi / Mosquito Coast
37 St Nicholas Place
Tel: 0116 299 0255
One thing youll notice about Bar Gaudi is the beautiful architecture
that shares its name with Spanish architect, Gaudi.
seated with your drink, youll can take the ornate décor
and soak up the fantastic atmosphere.
Student night is on Wednesdays so bring your NUS card and
make the most of it in church-like Bar Gaudi.
90-92 High Street
Tel: 0116 Café Bruxelles
Café Bruxelles has a real European flavour.
range of continental beers and classic European styling makes this
a fantastic hang out for the pretentious.
There is a wide selection of baguettes and ciabattas, wraps, open
sandwiches, soups and salads to choose from as well as delicious
Belgian waffles and crepes. Not to be missed.
23 Wellington Street
Tel: 0116 255 2150
Theres a lurid paint job inside Court House and pop art prints
of Coronation Street characters. Cheap drinks, massive portions
and starchy food make it a great location for students, even if
it does take itself too seriously. The filled yorkies
(puddings, not chocolate bars) are recommended.
Tel: 0116 275 8711
Built into the side of a boat on top of a hill, the Dry Dock is
an addition to the popular "its a scream" chain
of student pubs. It houses games machines, pool tables, yellow card
student discount (you simply need to show your NUS card and pay
£1 and youll get discounts all year long at any scream
pub). Even when the novelty factor has worn off, youll keep
coming back because of the great prices and the jukebox.
Fat Cat Café Bar
41 Belvour Street
Tel: 0116 255 3610
There are leather seats, an exotic menu and lovely comfortable surroundings,
plus an outdoor seating area - so you could be forgiven for thinking
you were a fat cat yourself dining out on an all-expenses lunch
break. But, the food is not too pricey, so students can afford to
lounge about here too.
103-105 High Street
Tel: 0116 251 1218
Part of the JD Weatherspoons pubs, youll notice its
the same as all the others - bright open spaces, no music, older
clientele and best of all, cheap beer.
Weatherspoons actually compares its beers with its rivals. As you
can guess, its prices are better, starting at 99p.
The two-pint pitchers of Carling, Kronenbourg, Blackthorn and Stella
Artois are also on offer as well as Shooter Fever - double shooters
or single shooters and jugs of cocktails.
And dont forget the gammon steak, mixed grill, rump steak
and surfnturf burgers or breakfast baps on offer. All
in all, the lack of music and dim lights does make it feel like
closing time, making your drink your pint quickly and head for the
58-60 Narborough Road
Tel: 0116 285 6565
95 Queens Road
Tel: 0116 270 8283
There are two Hogans Bars in Leicester - one near De Montfort
University and the other near the University of Leicester.
Its a surprise how many non-students these places attract
- helped perhaps by the regular live music. With good food, good
beer and a comfortable atmosphere, its a great place to visit.
87 High Street
Tel: 0116 253 9355
is becoming a popular chain of pubs across Leicester. Offering an
extensive menu all day and a waitress served area, it
ensures you feel truly looked after.
Theres also a late licence and a DJ, so you can stay all day
Pocklingtons Walk, Milestone Lane
Tel: 0116 255 1228
Lamplighters is all about rock, so stay away if youre not
a hardcore fan. If you appreciate a great rockin night out,
youll be heading to the right place with Lamplighter.
Tel: 0116 253 8533
Lloyds is handy for all, situated right in the heart of town. An
impressive entrance - underneath the junction of two stone staircases
- doesnt give way once you enter.
There are comfortable armchairs and coffee, the usual bar fare and
cheap food. Its definitely worth a look-in.
34 Belvoir Street
Tel: 0116 275 6800
No its not a chocolate bar. Its a bright bar set on
bustling Belvoir Street. Its popular with those on a full-on
night out and features drinks promotions and DJs. Its a mix
between a pub and a club that goes down well with its patrons.
82 Narborough Road
Tel: 0116 254 9455
Dont expect a seat at NASCA. Its extremely popular among
students seeking a decent drinking establishment with all the right
looks. Its polished timber floorboards, modern prints on the walls
and lighting make it a favourite haunt of style conscious students.
18-20 Loseby Lane
Tel: 0116 242 9911
A genuine Irish pub in the middle of Leicester. No,
dont turn around! This is actually a pretty good pub.
Excellent Guinness and a great atmosphere, makes ONeills a
necessary port of call on nights out. ONeills has taken over
the vacant premises next door, so theres plenty to eat as
99 High Street
Tel: 0116 233 5256
A unique, independent and unpretentious pub that features exotic
food and numerous cocktails simply means that all you have to do
is decide what youre going to eat and drink. Look out for
its sister bar, O Tree on Braunstone Gate.
Tel: 0116 204 4960
If youre a De Montfort University student, youve simply
got to come here. Situated close to the university campus, the Quay
is a magnet for passing students.
its a quiet drink youre in need of (theres a balcony
for those lazy Sunday afternoons) and great food. Theres a
huge choice of starters, including freshly made soups, potato skins
and the Quay chicken combo.
All main meals are served with a choice of house fries, flavoured
mash or minted new potatoes and range in price from £5.75
top it all off, theres also the opportunity to people-watch,
including the teenage skaters who regularly maim themselves on the
square just outside.
6b New Walk
Tel: 0116 255 9633
Theres so much vodka in Revolution that even the Russians
would struggle here! This bar is part of the chain of Russian themed
vodka bars that are becoming popular across Leicester.
The food is surprisingly cheap too, which makes Revolution a great
place day or night.
Tel: 0116 233 3504
is another surprisingly cheap bar. It is extremely close to the
city and is always busy, owing to the student housing above it that
provides a ready source of customers.
place is noticeably quieter towards closing time though, as most
patrons have already moved into town. A great location for watching
20 The Newarke
Tel: 0116 204 4911
This Soar Point would have to be De Montfort Universitys local,
given its proximity to the city campus. As its a scream pub,
it offers yellow student card discounts as well as seating that
overlooks the canal and great food. Just dont end up in the
Tel: 0116 251 6219
The Square is popular with students and Leicester locals alike.
And, it can get really busy and loud. Theres a fantastic atmosphere
helped along created by the superb cocktail menu and cost-effective
prices. The Square is the right place to visit before heading on
to a club. There are theme nights galore, rooms for private parties
and food. Its a great location for birthday parties or celebrations.
Tel: 0116 253 8837
Club City is described as Leicesters friendliest underground
nightclub. It is the place to be if youre in no need of sleep
and enjoy bangin tunes. Open from 10pm until 6am on Fridays
and Saturdays, its a great location to dance to hard house.
Take your NUS card to get a discount on entry.
57 Welford Place
Tel: 0116 233 4788
Industria was converted from the old Flaming Colossus into a club
where superstar DJs belt out the right music for the seasoned clubber.
Tel: 0116 2511 331
Life is another converted nightspot. Previously the Palais, Life
provides the most comprehensive mix of music. Its usually
packed out by those seeking cheap drinks and those not put off by
the bouncers (no trainers).
Life is a welcome after hours haunt for students. Look out for students
night - Tuesday.
37 St. Nicholas Place
Tel: 0116 299 0255
Another city centre club offering a mix of punters and drinks promotions.
Students night is Wednesday night, making it a favourite among
Leicester students. Its popular Goodbye Cruel World
events on Saturday nights make it a regular haunt.
Tel: 0116 251 1442
Zanzibar is a back-to-basics club. Its a cheesy and beered-up
night club and is popular with students and locals alike.
Its the place for those who like their nights out to be simple
and a lot of fun - a few drinks, attempts at pulling and a kebab
on the way home. Each room has its own tune, which makes for a great