If you fancy a drink during your stay in Wolverhampton, why not piece together a night out from some of our favourite bars, pubs and clubs in the city. Our local guide has all kinds of popular drinking dens, whether you’re looking for cocktails, shots, pints or perries.
Nightlife in Wolverhampton
If you’re looking for a good pub during your stay at one of our Wolverhampton hotels, then we’ve got a couple of firm favourites for you to tick off, the first being The Great Western, which you’ll find next to Wolverhampton Railway Station and our Wolverhampton City Centre hotel. It’s a good old fashioned British pub that’s full of railway memorabilia and has cemented itself as a CAMRA favourite thanks to its excellent ale selection. On top of that, it’s an excellent option if you’re going to watch the football; it always fills up ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers home games at Molineux Stadium.
When it comes to city centre drinking, The Lych Gate Tavern is tough to beat. It’s an historic pub that dates back to the 16th-century and boasts character features such as a roaring open fire, beamed rooms, and 10 traditional hand-pumps. On top of that, the prices are great, you can bring your own food – they’ll even give you a plate and cutlery if you like. Alternatively, you can buy cobs, pork pies, sausage rolls and scotch eggs at the bar for an absolute pittance.
Or, pretty much in the middle of our first two recommendations, you can make your way to the Hogshead. It’s open early ‘til late. It’s right next to the university, so it’s regularly humming with staff and students; if you’re looking for a pub with a good vibrant atmosphere then there are few better in Wolverhampton City Centre. Plus, if you get peckish, they have a cheap menu of decent pub grub like sourdough pizzas, burgers, fish and chips and the like. Not to mention, all day every day you can get two meals for less than a tenner.
Pubs in Wolverhampton
When it comes to cocktails, a popular option is The Bohemian. It’s just a few doors down from the Grand Theatre – the jewel in the crown of our local guide to Wolverhampton Entertainment – making it the perfect place to grab a post-show beverage or two. The maestros behind the bar are expert mixologists, the menu is full of delicious concoctions, the prices are good, the vibes are strong, and on the weekends it can get absolutely heaving.
If you’re looking for somewhere to go for a drink near the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, make your way to the other end of North Street to The Dog and Doublet. It’s like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; if you head down in the early afternoon or on a weekday then you’ll find yourself in a comfortable pub where you can sit back and sip on something from their excellent selection of real ales, beers, ciders, wines, and spirits. However, if you visit on the weekend, The Dog and Doublet can be a lively bar that gets packed to the rafters for gigs and DJ nights.
Another nearby option would be to head to The Cuban Exchange. It’s easy to find; starting at the Civic Hall, walk down North Street, turn left at Popworld, carry on past Yates, and on the corner of Exchange Street you’ll find The Cuban Exchange playing decent music, concocting cocktails, and pulling solid pints for decent prices.
We’ll round off our run through of Wolverhampton’s nightlife with a mention for one club in particular. The Wolverhampton Academy used to be called Starworks Warehouse when it earned its reputation as one of the best clubs in the region. The 3,000 capacity nightclub is three separate arenas housed in a Grade I listed Victorian warehouse and hosts world-class DJs, fancy dress parties and club nights until the early morn’.