When it come to Coventry city nightlife, you won’t be left disappointed. Influenced by its medieval history and bustling university, the city serves up traditional pubs alongside more cutting-edge clubs; blending the best of old and new worlds.
Blessed with pubs that date back centuries, Coventry’s drinking establishments all offer an impressive range of craft ales, guest beers, fruity ciders and more. The city is so awash with high-quality public houses that no fewer than 12 pubs made the CAMRA Good Beer Guide cut in 2017. You can read about those pubs and some other carefully chosen ale houses via our dedicated Coventry pubs page.
As befits a city with an energetic student population, Coventry boasts plenty of late night action. From live music to big-name DJs and cultured cocktails, there’s something for all night owls.
Supplying Coventry with its nightlife kicks for over a decade, Kasbah has a long and varied history, having hosted Calvin Harris, Arctic Monkeys and La Roux in recent years. A live music and club venue, it has diversified in recent years and now offers a BBQ and shisha lounge. Spread over three floors, expect to hear everything from the latest house hits to 90s RnB classics and disco bangers. The club is open until 5am for the brave. With impressive drink deals available throughout the week, you won’t need to break the bank for a good night out.
Partly a cocktail lounge and partly a club, Catch Twenty Two reopened at the end of 2016. Not only can you dance the night away to a crowd-friendly mix, but they offer cocktail lessons and masterclasses as well as innovative cocktail boxes, a make-your-own mojito and Bombay Sapphire starter kit you can order to your table.
Be it a late night out with live music or a more relaxed affair with several craft beers, Coventry has a diverse range of high-quality bars to suit every occasion.
A noted restaurant, the Artisan Bar & Grill houses one of Coventry’s best bars with excellent bar food courtesy of the main kitchen. They have a well-priced wine list and regularly offer half-price champagne and prosecco deals throughout the week. A short walk from Belgrade Theatre, it’s a good spot for pre- or post-event drinks.
Fancy a game of pool in a spacious beer garden while listening to live music? Well, of course you do, which is why The Phoenix exists in Coventry. Boasting two stages, two bars and a large outdoor space including heaters and a covered terrace, the venue champions live music every Thursday and hosts club nights and events at the weekends, including dub and reggae and a 5am license for the late night drinkers.
There are surely few bars across the country that can boast as special a location as Inspire Café Bar – the award-winning café bar is nestled in the foot of Christchurch Spire. While the rest of the church was destroyed in a German bombing raid in 1941, the spire survived and Inspire has truly brought life back to the architectural treasure. A real day-to-night venue, the café bar turns into a club venue on Friday and Saturday nights. At other times, visitors have a robust selection of teas, coffees and craft beers to choose from, as well as a varied food menu. The interior space can get a little snug for such a popular place, and you’ll find happy visitors spilling out onto the patio outside; made comfortable thanks to some very welcome patio heaters.
One of the most popular sports bars in the city, Riley’s Sports Bar not only boasts 39 tables including 16 full-size snooker tables and American and English pool tables, but also has a darts zone and dozens of live TVs showing the latest sporting action. Only a minute’s walk from our City Centre (Earlsdon Park) hotel, Riley’s has an impressive range of bar food and frequent discounted deals, including playing three hours of pool for the price of two.
One of the more bustling bars in Coventry, the Slug & Lettuce offers an excellent central location right next to the Cathedral Ruins, with a stunning beer garden and outdoor bar perfect for summer drinking. The food comes highly recommended, with new menus launched on a regular basis, while they also have enticing drink deals including two-for-one cocktails and a late license until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights.
The award for the hottest new bar in town goes to The Yard. With its rainbow interior spectacularly lit up at night, the bar boasts gender-neutral toilets and is only the second gay club in the city. Attracting a wide variety of drinkers, you can either sing-it-up in the karaoke lounge downstairs or head upstairs on Friday and Saturday for a dance and to check out their cabaret shows.
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