Historic pubs, cool bars, cocktail joints, hipster hang-outs and late night clubs – Luton’s nightlife has it all.
Nightlife in Luton
Probably the coolest bar in Luton, The Bear Club just off Guildford Street runs live jazz and blues nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a cocktail, beer and wine list that’s every bit as fresh and funky as the venue and the music.
Literally over the road is Ray’s Place, the perfect place to try and 8-ball your mate or practise your breaks. With over eight pool tables, it’s the leading pool bar in town, with plenty of TVs screening the latest sporting action and a well-stocked bar offering a range of beers, lagers and spirits.
For a dedicated sports bar, look no further than Off The Wall, a stylish bar and restaurant that offers good-value-for-money pub and bar classics, a well put together cocktail menu and all the latest sporting action on drop-down screens and TVs.
Bars in Luton
Pubs in Luton
Located in the heart of Luton, The Wheelwright Arms and The Great Northern are located on Guildford Street near The Mall and a short walk from our Luton Town Centre hotel. The Wheelwright Arms is an old-fashioned pub with a few modern touches meaning the jukebox, dartboard and dominoes are balanced out by a large screen projector screening the latest sporting action and a decent range of drinks including guest ales and boutique spirits.
Literally around the corner is The Great Northern, one of the oldest and smallest pubs in town that’s largely unchanged for nearly a century. Take a step in and it’s like drinking back in time, with vintage Victorian green wall tiles, brass pint glass holders on the table and a dominating wooden bar stocked with real ales, lagers, whisky and spirits.
Creating a mini pub crawl of traditional English pubs is The Brewery Tap on nearby Park Street. With a strong collection of guest ales, low wooden beams and areas that can only be referred to as pub snugs (think secluded alcoves near a roaring fire), the pub is as traditional as they come including a large beer garden. Completing the pub crawl is The White House, a 19th-century pub that’s been taken over by Wetherspoons. Housed in what was originally a brewery, the pub interior is charming and thanks to its landlords, able to offer great value-for-money deals on drinks and food.
Heading south of the town centre now, The Chequers Pub is a unique proposition in Luton. Not only does it serve up a wide range of ales, lagers, ciders, wines and spirits, the small pub also dishes up some of the best Caribbean food in town, while they add a little carnival into the weekends by turning up the reggae and inviting down guest DJs and bands.
Lastly, The Sugar Loaf is worth the walk from the centre of town down towards New Town. A cool pub with a large beer garden, great food and a strong drinks menu, the pub comes alive at the weekends with resident and guest bands playing a cheese-free mix of funk, disco and pop classics guaranteed to get you dancing.
A short stroll from our Luton Town Centre hotel you’ll find The Exchange and Flame Bar. The Exchange is open every Friday and Saturday night until 5am, offering up a range of local DJs playing a range of club classics with cheap drink deals every weekend.
Flame Bar meanwhile is Luton’s leading LGBT venue, open from Thursday to Sunday. Running since 2002, the space is home to the main club room, a smoking terrace and a chill-out bar and lounge meaning there are plenty of spaces to explore.
Lastly, The Edge Nightclub is the leading alternative club in town putting on a range of events every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday that span disco, indie and rock, house music and drum and bass.