Best Clubs in Nottingham
This lively student city in the East Midlands has a reputation for its creativity in the music scene as well as a nightlife that showcases some of the biggest and wildest club nights in the country!
No matter what your favourite genre of music is or what you consider to be the ‘perfect’ night out… Nottingham has the venues to make your night out a fantastic occasion. Boasting three universities and a massive student population, you can guarantee that you’ll have an excellent time on your hen party or stag do in Nottingham. So with all that being said, check out our list of the best nightclubs in Nottingham and discover some of these legendary hotspots yourself!
Often credited for being one of the best nightclubs in the Midlands, Stealth Nottingham is an exceptional place to party. Starting way back in 2004, this club has grown from strength to strength and is now one of the most popular destinations for an amazing night out for students from both of the city’s universities. Having featured guest DJ’s in the past such as Annie Mac, MK and Disclosure, you’ll find a range of different genres played throughout the week here, including anything from Drum n’ Bass to hip hop. Stop by and see exactly why this club made it into DJ Mag’s prestigious “Top 100 Clubs in the World” list for yourself!
The biggest nightclub on this list in terms of size and capacity has to be PRYZM Nottingham by far! Situated right in the middle of the city centre, this huge venue was originally opened in 1925 as a dance hall changing hands multiple times before becoming a PRYZM nightclub. With four themed bars on site and a capacity of just over 2500, this club is known for its fantastic drinks prices and wild nights that stretch on ‘til the early hours… so consider stopping by if you’re after a proper night out!
3. Popworld Nottingham
The country’s favourite hotspot for cheesy tunes and colourful cocktails, PopWorld Nottingham is no exception to its sister venues! Known for its wild party atmosphere, this famous club is the place to go to for live DJ sets and dancing ‘til dawn to your favourite old-school tunes. Known for being the perfect place to celebrate the last night of freedom, why not sort out your Popworld Guestlist Entry whilst its on your mind?
4. The Rescue Rooms
Just next door to the first club on this list is The Rescue Rooms Nottingham. In the past, this nightclub has hosted some of the biggest names in music ranging from the likes of Happy Mondays and The Libertines to Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris! The club’s main night is Tuesday, known as ‘PRESSURE’, which plays a range of different genres in both the bar area and upstairs room. The club also hosts late-night acoustic sessions that showcase up-and-coming artists that’s even featured performers such as Jake Bugg in the past.
5. DUTTY at Bar Eleven
An event like no other in the city, DUTTY is the premier night for eclectic new music and old classics. Kicking off every Thursday night, this popular event keeps party-goers dancing ‘til the early hours of the morning at Eleven Nottingham, one of the city's best-loved bars. With regular live DJs and even featuring tunes from local artists, this event guarantees an epic night out for those who’re looking to either ‘go hard or go home’!
6. Box Nottingham
One of the top basement venues in the city has to be Box Nottingham, a completely underground nightclub that’s situated just a short distance from Nottingham Trent University. Playing the best in house, techno, garage, drum n’ bass and the likes, this minimal venue hosts free entry club nights throughout the week alongside student-only nights. Occasionally, they also offer paid/ticketed event nights that bring in some of the top DJs in the world.
7. The Brickworks
Just a short distance from the Motorpoint Arena is The Brickworks Nottingham, an intimate and unique warehouse nightclub space that strives to play the best in house and techno. With guest DJs coming to perform at the club in the past including DJ EZ and Chris Lorenzo, this club hosts regular in-house events throughout the week. As well as the music, this place is a hotspot for those looking for delicious cocktails too, which you can grab at the large bar inside the venue.
8. Club Arriba & Bar Schnapps
One of the newer party venues to burst onto the city’s nightlife scene, Club Arriba Nottingham quickly solidified itself as a legendary place to party. Staying open ‘til the very early hours of the morning, you’ll quickly find yourself lost in the music on the club’s spacious dancefloor. With a great lighting setup and fog machines, there’s no wondering why this is easily one of the best clubs in Nottingham to spend your last night of freedom.
9. The Bodega Nottingham
Known favourably as the “Mecca of the Midlands”, the Bodega Nottingham runs three fantastic and varied club nights in their upstairs event space. Responsible for giving London Grammar their first break, this legendary venue surely won’t disappoint when it comes to both new music and club bangers. So whether you’re into indie or pop, you won’t be disappointed here.
10. The Lacehouse Nottingham
Paying homage to its former occupier, The Lacehouse Nottingham is an eclectic multi-purpose venue, featuring a restaurant, bar and… of course, event space! Every Friday and Saturday, this venue comes alive with its ticketed event nights. On Fridays, you’ll be transported back to the 90s and 00s with old-school bangers we all know and love. On Saturdays, the club hosts live DJs and opens up across two floors.
11. OZ:BAR Nottingham
The city’s best-loved sports bar inspired by ‘down under’, Oz Bar Nottingham is known not only for hosting some of the biggest live sports games from cricket to football, but also stays open for party-goers to dance the night away! Regardless of when your ideal party night is, this Nottingham nightclub is ready for action seven days a week.
Also near the Old Market Square you’ll find NG-One Nottingham. This awesome nightclub is a huge venue that stands as one of the biggest in the city in terms of capacity, which stands close to 1000. Inside, this party paradise boasts four bars across two floors which you can make the most of throughout the night. This nightclub also keeps its doors open to party-goers until sunrise every weekend, so if you’re looking to literally dance ‘til dawn then this is the place to do it.