Beat to the Night: Oxford's Top 5 Nightclubs Revealed (UK)

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    By Max Roi

Oxford beyond being renowned for its world-class university, features a lively nightlife with a hub of bars and nightclubs that attracts the typical student crowd. Whether you're in the mood for a quick pint of beer or an evening to show off your dance moves, the city will spoil you for choice with its finest bars and clubs.

The Cowley Road area, known for its diversity and electrifying atmosphere, serves as a popular meeting spot for students, featuring numerous pubs and live music venues. Venturing northwest of the center, Jericho stands out for its upscale restaurants and cocktail bars, making it a must-visit locale. Additionally, the central George Street is another hotspot, lined with pubs and restaurants for a delightful urban experience. If you are still unsure where to go on a night out, just have a quick look at our 5 favourite nightclubs in Oxford, UK.



Party and club at the ATIK


ATIK is a dynamic night club located on Park End Street in the city centre. The club provides 4 distinct dance floors, 5 bars in addition to a chill-out room. Whether you're are a big fan of hip-hop or commercial tunes, ATIK offers a large variety of different music genres every night so is definitely worth paying a visit. The cover and drinks prices are also reasonably priced for the student crowd keen on going on a night out.


Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Rock/Indie, Retro, R&B and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: £1 - £7


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The Bridge


Party and club at the Bridge


One of Oxford's Super-clubs, The Bridge is situated in the heart of Oxford and is a nightlife institution. The Bridge nightclub provides a variety of music styles, from the exceptional House music to the latest R&B songs in its dedicated room. The Bridge also frequently hosts student nights, which is always a pleasure to attend and revive old habits.


Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Rock/Indie, Retro, R&B and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: £5+




Party and club at the Plush


Situated in the vicinity of the train station and not too far from the Bridge club and Park End, the Plush Lounge is Oxford's biggest LGBTQ+ club, hosting gay-friendly and decadent nights every Tuesday and Saturday evenings. The plus point is the drink menu is reasonably priced and the space inside is adequately laid out with the typical podiums and dancing poles. You need to go out there to see for yourself the wonders of this nightclub.


Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Retro and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: £1 - £5+




Party and club at the Glamorous


Glamorous the latest LGBTQ+ nightclub addition to Oxford's nightlife. Already making waves as a successful chain in Birmingham and Coventry, Glamorous is described as a fusion of a contemporary cocktail bar and nightclub.

It provides a space for "after work drinks, a pre-club drink, or a nightcap with some friends," along with a "chic underground room for the ultimate party." What's particularly thrilling is the commitment to featuring "award-winning international drag artists, top UK drag artists, and resident DJs" – a fantastic addition to the LGBTQ+ scene in Oxford.


Open: Everyday
Venue type: LGBTQ+ Nightclub
Music is mainly: EDM, Commercial and Retro
Expected entrance fee: Free - £6


The Varsity Club


Party and club at the Varsity Club


Exceptionally distinctive, the one-of-a-kind Oxford rooftop terrace immerses you in the midst of the Dreaming Spires, offering unparalleled 360-degree vistas. The Roof welcomes visitors throughout the year, featuring a specialized bar that serves draft beers, cider, Pimm's, and Prosecco.

Delicious food from the kitchen is also accessible on the rooftop, and in the warmer months, a comprehensive restaurant service is in full swing. To ward off the elements, extensive awnings, gas burners, and enchantingly heated seats ensure that you stay warm and dry, even in less-than-ideal weather conditions.

If you are in the mood to shake your booty, the dance floor opens during weekend evenings and extending its hours well into the night. Resident DJs curate a playlist featuring a blend of beloved classics and contemporary commercial hits. Please note, we enforce an over-21s policy and implement a cover charge after 10 pm.


Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - £10


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