Whether you want to dance the night away, discover the best real ale pubs or work your way through the best cocktails in town, we’ve got all the best bars, pubs and clubs covered.
Nightlife in Wrexham
Billed as Wrexham’s first cocktail bar, Voodoo Moon near Bellevue Park is still the place to come for an old-fashioned or a pina colada. If the weather is on your side, head to the heated garden area, or take your pick from the sofas inside. And with a 4 am weekend license and regular cocktail-making masterclasses, it’s easy to get carried away and lose track of time.
Nearby on Church Street, you’ll find Chequers, a buzzing wine and cocktail bar with 20 years of experience, while next door Old No. 7 Bar & Grill is a lively, atmospheric bar with a daily happy hour and a range of bar food classics: Our tip is the nacho basket followed by their signature burger.
Bars in Wrexham
Pubs in Wrexham
Not only is The Elihu Yale pub one of the closest to our Wrexham Town Centre hotel, but it’s also one of the cheapest, with the Wetherspoons pub dishing out tasty, low-cost food and one of the best real ale ranges in town.
One of the best areas to head to for bars and pubs in Wrexham is along Hill Street and the High Street. Here, you’ll find the Nags Head, a historic pub with a large beer garden and fresh, daily-cooked food and The Royal Oak, a Grade II listed building that makes up for its lack of width – it’s literally four and a half yards wide – by fitting in a roaring fire, large (and long bar) and even a small beer garden. If you can wrestle your way in through the door, it’s a friendly, welcoming pub that you’ll struggle to leave.
The other town centre pub we’d recommend is The Fat Boar. Their food is easily good enough to be included in our dining guide, but we’ve opted to put them in the pub section due to their mammoth range of ales, wine and gin, friendly bar staff and their bar food menu, which spans nibbles, vegan and vegetarian options and Sunday lunch.
As you’d expect, there are plenty of cracking pubs in the countryside around Wrexham. Close to our Wrexham North hotel is The Pant-yr-Ochain in Gresford, a gorgeous 16th-century watering hole with nearly a dozen beers and ciders on draft and a food menu that spans light bites, sandwiches and nibbles to a shoulder of lamb, rump steak and plenty of daily specials.
The other pub worth travelling for is Tyn-Y-Capel to the west of Wrexham. The 14th-century pub is nestled in some of the most scenic countryside for miles, with green hills and valleys stretching into the distance. With a local beer in one hand, a freshly cooked lamb casserole on the table and the sun setting on the Welsh hills, it’s the perfect ending to a fine Wrexham adventure.
With a large student population, it’s perhaps no surprise that Wrexham has a lively after-dark scene. ATIK on Brook Street is, perhaps, the most popular club in town. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday night until early the next morning with a playlist spanning dance music, commercial pop and R & B and regular drink and entry deals.
Where ATIK is all loud music and disco lights, the Soul Suite nightclub is the place to come to get your fix of soul, disco, Motown, funk and disco until 4am. A popular rock cafe by day, it turns into a soul haven every Friday and Saturday night with a cool, older crowd and DJs who know their Tamla from their Salsoul.