10 Best Bars and Clubs In Preston Revealed! | [Updated 2022]

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Preston may be a small student city, situated in the North West of England, but this vibrant area is renowned for having a cracking nightlife. Whether you enjoy a booze-filled pub crawl, a boujee cocktail in a stylish bar, or just fancy throwing some serious shapes on the dancefloor, Preston has it all. 

When staying in our student accommodation in Preston, you’ll never have to travel far to reach the city centre. They can be found splat bang in the heart of the city, perfect for hosting pre’s before a wild night out with all your friends. 

Need inspiration for where to visit? Don’t fret! We’ve done our research and found the 10 best bars and clubs for 2022 – no need to thank us…

1. Switch


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Kicking it off with a banger, Switch is Preston’s very own multi-use nightlife venue. Home to a variety of events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy whilst visiting here.

Got a bunch of friends who have different tastes in music? We guarantee Switch has a room for them. 

Head to the Fire room for all things Commercial, Dance, House and RNB, or settle in the Bass room for a haven of UK Rap, Grime, R&B and Hip Hop. There’s a Pop themed room for every chart hit from the ’80s, 90’s and 00’s sing-a-longs, and EVEN a room for Tech and Disco House…lord, what more could you want?!

They offer 2-4-1 drinks before 12 on a Saturday and a Quids event every Friday, a bargain if you’re looking for a cheap student night out in Preston!

2. The Guild


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On the hunt for a proper student pub in Preston? The Guild might just be the one for you. 

Offering unbelievable value, cheap drinks and great food every single day, what’s not to love about this venue?

Head here to watch all your favourite sports fixtures, or even just for a pint and a chill with your pals. There are pool tables and even a beer garden to relax in the summer months.

What makes it even better is it’s just a short stroll from the University of Central Lancashire…did someone say ‘after uni pints?!’

3. The Warehouse

Being Preston’s original and best Alternative nightclub, The Warehouse has a magnificent reputation to uphold.

This sought-after nightclub is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and hosts a range of events over its three floors. 

Tuesday is for student nights only and you can find some epic drink deals, destined to make your bank account flutter. Bottled beers start from £1.80, shots from £1 and Jager bombs just £2 only – mind your own business if you see us here every single week…

The bar staff are beyond helpful and will make you feel super safe, something we wish was a guarantee with all clubs but unfortunately isn’t!

4. Blitz Venue and Nightclub 


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For a Preston town centre club unlike any other, you have to visit Blitz! It’s a music lover’s paradise and offers the opportunity for you to watch live entertainment up close and personal. 

Blitz is renowned for hosting intimate live music gigs, with its main genre being indie and rock music. From new artists to big names making headlines, this is the place to be if you fancy something a little different. 

5. Baluga 


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Looking to celebrate in style? Then head on over to Baluga, one of Preston’s most exclusive bars and clubs. With delicious cocktails and good vibes all around, you’re guaranteed a night to remember once stepping foot in here!

Situated on Church Street, Baluga is right in the heart of all the action and is just a mere 10-15 minute walk away from our luxury student accommodation in Preston

Pop yourself on the guest list, which can be found on their website, or splashes out and experience the high life whilst sitting in the VIP section. Relax in your very own deluxe booth and enjoy waitress service all night. 

6. Popworld


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Would it be a list of the best clubs in Preston WITHOUT mentioning Popworld? Probably not.

Iconic around the UK for its all-around cheesiness, there’s no other club which compares on this level. 

Enter this multi-coloured wonderland and uncover the abstract paintings which flood the walls of this nightclub. It’s even been decked with its very own groovy dance floor, perfect for cutting some serious shapes with your pals. 

7. Krush


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Krush is the perfect pit stop if you’re looking to chill out with your uni pals and watch the latest sports. From boxing and wrestling matches to all the football you could dream of – they have it all.

It’s located just a short four minutes walk away from The Tramshed, our student accommodation in Preston…what more could you ask for?

Offering delicious food, free entry and all night long fun, this certainly tops it as one of the best pubs to visit whilst studying here for uni.

8. Lonely People

After an intimate evening with outrageous cocktails? You might want to get yourself to Lonely People, Preston’s bespoke cocktail bar

Lonely People hand-crafts its drinks and uses only fresh ingredients to do so. Match this with the premium spirits on offer, you know you’re getting the real deal here. 

It can be quite busy during the weekends, so make sure to book in advance to ensure a seat is saved for you!

9. Baker Street


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If you’re on the hunt for trendy club nights in Preston, then pop into Baker Street and prepare to be in awe. Its bohemian vibe is cutting edge and makes it incomparable to other bars in the area.

With live Sax, Drums and DJs, this nightclub is bouncing, especially on the weekends. 

It’s Preston’s most insta-programmable venue, with neon signs and elegantly draped fairy lights throughout – so get your glad rags on and snap a picture here with your pals. 

Make sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest deals and competitions, ‘cos they put on a lot and you don’t want to miss out!

10. Kuckoo


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Last, but certainly not least, we have a vibrant bar in PrestonKuckoo! Offering succulent cocktails daily, you know where to head if you’re looking for exclusive mixology.

The bar staff are out of this world and are experts in the art of crafting cocktails. Whether you’re looking for a cocktail not on the menu, or just after some advice on what flavours go well together, you’ll get it all and more from here

Its Indie Rock & Roll theme resonates well with students attending UCLAN university, so it’s worth booking in advance so you don’t miss out!

Does Preston Have A Good Nightlife?

Despite its relatively small size, Preston has a brilliant nightlife and there are lots of different nights out here to be experienced, no matter your preference. There are fewer nightclubs in comparison to cocktail bars and pubs, but they’re still bustling with students and locals who make it a vibe to remember.

And that’s a wrap, the 10 best bars and clubs in Preston to visit in 2022. How do you feel? Prepared to have an exhilarating night in the city centre? We hope so! If you’re looking for things to do in Preston during the daytime, check out our quick blog now. It might just give you some inspo for your next trip.