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Bristol’s nightlife has been under the spotlight quite a lot recently here at the Almero Student Mansions blog and today is no different as we take a look at the very best student bars in the city. We have examined the best clubs and the best pubs in Bristol but today we are looking purely at those student friendly bars, the ones where you can expect to see your campus mates hanging out and of course, some cool student discounts.

Over the years, we have come to know our residents pretty well and in particular, those in our favourite student locations. Bristol is most definitely one of those, not least due to its vibrant student community and its almost unrivalled social scene.

In particular, Bristol based students tend to prefer proper pubs, sports bars, karaoke and live music and also bars which tend to stay open a little bit later than the others. So with no further ado, we have done the hard work for you and profiled the best student bars in Bristol. Enjoy!

Student Bars In Bristol

You may well have read our article about the best student clu­bs in Bristol, one of the very best of these is the best karaoke bar Bristol has to offer; Kobe Karaoke. Students simply love to sing the night away and this Nelson St bar is regarded to be the best by students and local revellers alike.

The ultimate student bar however, must surely be Thekla. Again, this has made it into our coverage of the Bristol nightlife before but it’s just so unique and caters so well for the student demographic, we just can’t leave it out of any guide to the city.

This bar is an abandoned ship which was rescued from the Mud Dock area of the city some time ago. It was built in Germany in 1958 but since then it has become one of the most unique student bars you are likely to find anywhere in the UK!

Bristol’s Best Pubs for Students

One of the great things about Bristol being the heartbeat of the west country, is that is has its fair share of quintessentially British pubs to complement the cool and trendy bars throughout the city. Some of the UK’s very best ales are made in the region and you probably don’t need us to tell you this is just a stone’s throw away from the birthplace of cider too. So, if you are looking for Bristol’s best pubs, why not give these a go as they are a perfect start as you begin to explore the city’s fine drinking holes.

Student Friendly Sports Bars In Bristol

Sports bars can get a bit rough and ready at times, so being in the right one at the right time as a student can be a somewhat arduous task. Thankfully we have found the following sports bars in the city which will welcome you with open arms, just be careful to find out if it’s a Rovers or a City bar!

  • The Apple
  • The Sportsman
  • The Anchor
  • The Lanes

Late Night Bars In Bristol

Should your dissertation be keeping you up, or maybe you just want to have a night on the tiles with your friends and dance well into the small hours, then Bristol has a fine selection of late night bars. As one of the UK’s more cosmopolitan cities, these guys know how to throw a party and you will always be able to find somewhere to enjoy one last scoop. Check these bars out to start with, but we’re sure you will discover many more during your time studying in the city!

  • The Milk Thistle
  • Red Light
  • Hyde & Co

Live Music at Bristol’s Best Pubs

Last but certainly not least, you may be looking for some live music. Students tend to be a bohemian bunch and the chances are you will even have some musicians in your group, meaning a night of karaoke might not cut it. If this is the case, Bristol has a selection of great live music bars which will have bands, singers and open mic nights running all through the week for your enjoyment. Again, we have listed some of the more popular ones but we are sure you will find some hidden gems during your three years in the west country!

  • The Fleece
  • Mr Wolfs
  • St George’s

We hope you have as much time getting to know these bars in Bristol as much as we did. If you are considering Bristol for your studies, then why not take a look at some of the great student accommodation we have available in the city right now?