Top Nightlife Spots In Bolton Revealed

Does Bolton have a good nightlife for students? It sure does!

When the sun goes down, this town has a bit of everything whether it’s a boogie at a nightclub, a night down at the pub or a few tipples at a cocktail bar you’re after, you’ll have a varied choice whilst living here.

We’ll be revealing the top 8 nightlife spots below, read on to find out…

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1. The Dragonfly Pub

Kickstarting our guide to the top nightlife spots in Bolton is no other than The Dragonfly Pub.

Your university years in Bolton wouldn’t be quite the same without this boozer in the heart of the town centre.

Open 7 days a week until late, this place is the home of the booming Disco Bingo, sports showings, live music and an after dark atmosphere that’s hard to compete with.

There’s free entry all night, live DJ’s, beer pong and tons of drinks deals to make the most of, what’s not to love?

If you’re on the hunt for where to go for a good time with your flatmates, give this pub a go!


Address: Nelson Square, Bolton BL1 1DP

2. The Definitely Maybe Bar

An Oasis-themed cocktail bar in Greater Manchester? Well it’s gotta be worth visiting hasn’t it!

The Definitely Maybe Bar has gained quite the reputation in Bolton and has recently moved to a new venue on Nelson Square.

You can expect live music, DJ sets, tasty cocktails, vibrant decor and neon lighting, as well as a lively atmosphere – you’ll be feeling supersonic in no time.

This modern venue is open 6 days a week with a closing time of 3am on Friday and Saturday so, if you’re after somewhere to party all night to banging tunes, it’s a must-visit!


Address: 28 Nelson Square, Bolton BL1 1JT

3. Barristers

When deciding where to head out for a night out with pals, Barristers should certainly be on your list.

Make your way to Churchgate at nightfall whatever day of the week for some dancing and drinking, and of course, karaoke!

You can even win free drinks for showing off your singing skills – it’s gotta be done really.

If you fancy staying out late you’ll be glad to know, this place is even open until 6am on Friday and Saturday so the fun never has to stop.

A great atmosphere, cheap and cheerful drinks and a memorable night is what you’ll get here, don’t believe us? Head down there yourself!


Address: 2-4 Churchgate, Bolton BL1 1HJ

4. The Beer School

If you’re looking for a late night venue with more of a chilled vibe to go with your flatmates then you’ll want to check out The Beer School.

Offering craft beers, real ale, ciders, gin, wine and prosecco on tap this is the type of place you go for a few drinks with friends to enjoy some live music, or to get involved in their weekly pub quiz.

Conveniently placed on Market Street, this venue has reached number 1 on TripAdvisor for nightlife in the town centre, so it must be good eh?

Power to the people, we’ll let you take a visit and see what you make of it!



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Address:88 Market St, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3AZ

5. Bamboogy

Now, we’ve reached the point in our guide where we’ll really be focusing on where to have a proper night out on the town.

If you’re looking to go clubbing and sing your heart out to throwbacks, Bamboogy is the number one destination for 90s, 00s and pop anthems.

There’s two floors and two rooms to choose from at this club, so you’ll have two buzzing dancefloors to choose between – depending on your music of choice!

Groove the night away under the disco ball with your mates and make the most of 2-4-1 drink deals, fishbowls and party packages.

It’s no surprise this place is hugely popular amongst the student population so, let your hair down and experience this nightlife spot!



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Address: 12-14 Bradshawgate, Bolton BL1 1DG

6. Shots Bar Club

Nestled on Bradshawgate, Shots Bar Club is a nightlife haven for students living in the town centre.

Can you guess what their niche is? If the name didn’t give it away, this place specialises in shots of all different kinds.

Match their drinks with the arcade machines, beer pong and DJs spinning tunes all night, you know you’re in for a good time.

With a closing time of 4am multiple times a week, this nightclub may be smaller than most but it’s bouncing, make sure to take a visit!



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Address: 55 Bradshawgate, Bolton BL1 1DR

7. Kahiki Hideout

Would it be a guide to Bolton nightlife without including Kahiki, er of course not!

For a taste of the party scene, you’ve gotta make your way to this cocktail bar and nightclub on Bradshawgate.

Renowned for their refreshing cocktails, happy hour deals and party packages, it’s the ultimate place to unwind after a busy week.

The resident DJ spins the best house and R&B tunes taking you through until the early hours so you can let loose with your mates!

Need we say more? Kahiki Hideout is a party paradise for students living in the town centre.


Address: 16-18 Bradshawgate, Bolton BL1 1DG

8. Level Nightclub

Last but by no means least within our guide to Bolton nightlife is Level Nightclub.

There are few late night venues which compare to the atmosphere you’ll get at the town’s only super-club, with 4 floors, 5 rooms and 6 bars to experience.

Every floor offers something different with DJs playing the best of House, Electronic, Dance, Hip Hop, Bass and Urban tunes from the state of the art sound systems.

If you truly want to experience student life in the town, you’ve gotta head to their Quids In event every Friday or the Love Saturday event.

They even have celebrity guest experiences throughout the academic year so it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled on their socials.

Although, they’re only open 2 days a week so if you’re in the mood for a night of action during the week, you’re out of luck here. But for the weekend, celebrate in style at Level!



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Address: 25 Mawdsley St, Bolton BL1 1LL

And there we have it, the top 8 nightlife spots in Bolton revealed.

What’s your verdict on these venues? Or are you waiting to experience these places for yourself?

Let us know by tagging us in your pictures of your next night out in Bolton @urbanstudentlife – have fun!

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Of course, after a night on the town you’ve gotta grab something to eat! Check out our guide on The Top 6 Best Rated Takeaways For Students.