It might not be able to boast the bright lights of its relatively near neighbours Manchester and Leeds, but Huddersfield’s nightlife scene has plenty to offer, from highly-rated brewpubs to clubs offering everything from cheesy 80s music to present days sounds.
Nightlife in Huddersfield
For beer-lovers, the Magic Rock Tap is a must-visit destination in Huddersfield. The brewery itself is open for tours and produces some exotic brews ranging from red ales and rich porters to sweet IPAs and strong fruity ales. They even do a salty brew called Salty Kiss.
Another brewpub worth seeking out is the quirky Rat and Ratchet, which is famous for its startling art and outrageous decor. Only 15 minutes' walk from the town's train station, it offers beers such as White Rat, King Rat and Rat Against the Machine which are brewed on the premises.
A popular spot in Huddersfield is The Parish which puts on some high-profile gigs as well as serving Mexican street food such as tacos and quesadillas alongside the expected range of beers, wines and spirits.
Nightlife in Huddersfield
One of five locations across the north of England and Midlands, Roxy Ballroom has a legion of dedicated fans who love the chance to play table tennis, pool and other games in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a beer and American-style food such as burgers and pizza. The portions are typically generous, so if you have unfinished pizzas you can take them away to eat later.
For a slightly more exotic vibe, try the North African-themed Bar Maroc, often described as one of Huddersfield’s hidden gems. It boasts an unexpected rooftop and all its food is vegetarian, with pizzas featuring toppings such as cream cheese, mushrooms and olives drizzled with garlic butter.
Veggies will also find plenty to suit them on the menu at Zephyr Bar & Kitchen, a bar which prides itself on its attentive service. But there are lots of meaty options too - menu highlights include the pulled pork sandwich, sweet potato chips and onion rings.
Another place that is a draw for foodies is Harvey’s Bar/Kitchen, which pushes the boat out beyond normal bar food, serving the likes of onglet and flat iron steaks, belly pork dishes and buttermilk chicken.
For a chilled night out, try the Camel Club, which hosts a wide variety of nights on different days of the week, from Funday Monday, Bedlam on Fridays and Ninety-Naughty-Now on Saturdays.
For anyone wanting to wallow in nostalgia, the place for you is probably Maverick’s 80s Lounge. A town centre bar, club and restaurant with a retro twist, it's relatively small but there are two floors. You need to head upstairs for the cheesy 80s sounds, with a younger crowd enjoying more modern dance music downstairs.