Now is a great time to get out and discover some student-friendly pubs and bars in Plymouth, along with the vibrant Plymouth nightlife. Remember to always ask if there is a student discount and to take ID such as a Totum card - you'll find many bars in Plymouth with accept these.
Here's the lowdown on a list of pubs and bars in Plymouth that students can easily get to from their second year university accommodation, and what you can expect from a night out in Plymouth.
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Located on Weston Park Rd, this microbrewery has awesome beers made on-site and delicious pizzas. Great value and friendly service make it deserve a place in any Plymouth nightlife guide!
Based on Mutley Plain, this is another indie micro Brewery serving their own beers. You can enjoy an amazing Zephyr Burger at the same time.
Situated in the heart of the Barbican, enjoy your alfresco with cocktails and live music outside in the seating area. Open late with regular band and DJs make this a must for anyone seeking the very best Plymouth nightlife.
Known as Kitty O’Hanlons since 1994, this was the first ‘Irish’ pub in Plymouth and the best.
Bar & Eatery with gloriously sunny beer garden, sister restaurant of Rock Salt Cafe. Cask Marquee real ales, top cocktails and delicious food. Be sure to check out the new mural on the outside.
This is a beauty of a Plymouth pub.
The Bank may be one of the most handsome pubs in Plymouth, being a rare survivor of World War II bombing raids, but there's plenty of substance behind the style...
Unsurprisingly a former bank, this characterful listed building is as elegant on the inside as it is on the out, with an intriguing little foyer and lots of original features. The wide range of beers and hearty pub food are a big draw for locals, as is the heated pub garden, which is always packed with people over the summer. There is also a handy stage area that's perfect for live bands and karaoke, making it a popular destination for Plymouth nightlife.
For those at uni, PRYZM is open four or five nights a week and is probably one of the places you will find yourself most nights out, especially during the week.
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On North Hill sits Switch, and it's just as popular with Plymouth punters. During the day Switch serves a range of tea and coffees and homemade cakes as well as offering £1 a pint every Monday till 2 am and every night between 11 pm and 12 am.
With a recent £200,000 makeover, the nightclub is now one of the first in the South West to have cocktails on draft.
With VIP dancefloors, mobile charging lockers and UV walls also installed, you'll be guaranteed a great night out.
At the other end of town on Union Street, you'll find Plymouth's Revolution, serving food and cocktails during the day and opening up as a nightclub with two rooms of music until 3 am most evenings.
Sunday Club is a popular night among students and you can grab yourself a Revolution Card which will give you discounted drinks all year round, including cocktails, beer, prosecco and Revs' famous 'shot sticks'.
This national chain is a great place to catch all the latest sport being shown as well as order a bite to eat during the day.
In the evening, though, the Aussie-themed bar turns into a nightclub, and is a pretty popular staple of Plymouth nightlife for its fantastic two-for-one drinks deals.
You can also get your hands on a "mates' rates" card to get further drinks offers and 20 per cent off food all of the time.
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Fever & Boutique is next door to Revs and is one of the newer additions to Plymouth nightlife.
With two rooms and two DJs, Fever frequently hosts events and offers various drinks deals.
If you've just been paid your student loan and looking for a classier kind of night then The Treasury is your place.
Also a bar and restaurant with a private function room, The Treasury offers a wide and varied drinks selection, so it never gets old as a popular Plymouth nightlife venue.
And if you really want to celebrate in style, you can get yourself your very own Personal Table Waiter too.
If you're thinking of getting the girls together for some cocktails then this is your place.
The Slug and Lettuce serves lovely food, has gorgeous decor and, for anyone looking for Slug and Lettuce student discounts, also has two-for-one offers on cocktails most of the time.
As well as supporting many student campaigns and being there for general study support, the SU is an integral part of any student's social life.
Enjoy many fun-filled evenings out at the SU with an array of events and drinks deals any cheaper around the city.
Considerably smaller than Plymouth's SU, Marjon's is just as mighty.
The team also works hard to ensure they put on as many events as possible in the heart of the university.
It is definitely where every good night out should start, and sometimes end too.
If you've enjoyed a few drinks and built up an appetite, then be sure to check out our pick of the best restaurants for students in Plymouth - you're sure to find some of the top-notch cuisine Plymouth is known for here!
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