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Bangor Nightlife and Student Life

A visual of Bangor Wales in the early evening


Bangor University was ranked Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017, being the only Welsh university to achieve the highest possible score. Students in Bangor can be assured of a high standard of education, and there’s plenty of Bangor nightlife to enjoy locally too!

Where are the main student hangouts in Bangor at the moment?


Bangor’s official student union nightclub hosts weekly events and drinks specials that pull in the student crowds. Spend a fun evening dancing to the cheesiest old numbers at Academi’s themed “Cheese” nights, or enjoy something more up-to-date with a live DJ set.


For a more relaxed atmosphere, and a good spot to unwind over a pint, head over to the rustic Skerries pub on Bangor’s High Street. The spacious beer garden and friendly atmosphere make Skerries a popular spot to meet. There are also live entertainment events and regular special offers to complement your drinks.

The Harp Inn

Another High Street pub, The Harp is one of the oldest in Bangor and is known for its popularity with local students. The space features a large open-plan bar, a games room and a quiz night on Sundays.


The three-floor Peep nightclub features fun, fresh DJ performances, and has a sophisticated rooftop garden with its own bar for when you need a breather. VIP booths and party packages are also available for those special celebrations.


Cube’s bar and club rooms on Dean Street will have students feeling spoiled for choice, with something to entertain everyone. Visit the Bier Haus for a traditional German beer, lose yourself in the music and lights of the Cube club, enjoy old-school cheese on the Groove dancefloor, or get your house music fix in the urban-themed Curve room.

Tourist Attractions Close to Bangor

There are plenty of great places to get out and about when you’re in the Bangor area. Take a quick trip to one of these popular Welsh tourist spots:


The picturesque Snowdonia area is within just 10 minutes’ drive of Bangor. It’s home to Snowdon, which is the highest mountain in Wales and England. It makes an easy yet epic destination for a weekend away with your mates. Experience the world’s fastest zip wire at Zip World, surf the wave pool at Adventure Parc Snowdonia, or enjoy some of the many hiking and biking trails in the area. It’s sure to make for an unforgettable getaway!


The pretty island of Anglesey, off the northwest coast, is known for its beaches. It’s about a half hour’s trip from Bangor, but well worth the drive! From surfing and adventure boat tours to leisurely cruises and horseback riding, there is so much to experience when visiting Anglesey.

Bangor might be the oldest city in Wales, but local students will always find something new to do.

The Bangor student accommodation available from Fresh will mean you’re always an easy distance from campus and Bangor nightlife attractions. Find a spot on the High Street or another convenient location close by and settle into Bangor living in style.

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