The Scottish city of Stirling is known for its beautiful monuments, cathedrals and of course, the famous castle. But if you’re a student making your new home in Stirling, it’s likely you’re more interested in checking out the local nightlife where you can meet up with some new mates. Here are some popular Stirling pubs, clubs and attractions to help you get your social life off to a cracking start.
- Curly Coo Bar
The Curly Coo is Stirling’s only whisky bar. You’ll find it in a convenient spot just a quick walk away from the city centre. The Coo has a choice of over 130 malt whiskies, and has even been voted “The Best Whisky Bar in The World”. This is just the spot to enjoy a dram and experience authentic Scots culture.
This nightclub is a popular hangout for students looking to dance the night away. Billed as the “biggest and best” nightclub in Stirling, Dusk has special events lined up nearly every day of the week.
- The Kilted Kangaroo
For something a little different, head “down under” to this Australian-themed bar and grillhouse. There’s always something going on at the Kilted Kangaroo, from live music and open mic nights to karaoke and pub quizzes. This spot is known for filling pub meals at affordable prices, so bring your appetite!
Another local nightclub that brings in the student crowds. Fubar is a great spot to let your hair down.
- The Burgh Coffeehouse
Got a caffeine craving after a long study session? Pop into Stirling’s only speciality coffeehouse for a cup of dark roast and some tasty fresh-baked goodies. The Burgh is open until 8pm every evening.
- The City Walls
This pub and restaurant boasts an unusual location, along the Back Walk in the ancient fortified town wall of Stirling. Food includes classic pub meals and some traditional Scottish fare. There’s also a rooftop beer garden and 10 screens showing Sky Sports, so it’s a great place to watch the big game with some fellow fans.
- Tingle Bar
This shooter bar is the place to let off some steam, with a selection of shots and cocktails. There’s also free pizza on offer for after-uni groups, so be sure to grab some mates and head along to Tingle sometime during the week.
Got Your Stirling City Pass?
Of course, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Stirling during the day too. Whether you fancy cycling around the picturesque countryside or soaking up the culture at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum, there’s something for everyone. Get a Stirling City Pass and enjoy special rates and discounts when you visit some of the top local attractions. A great way to stretch that student budget further.
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