University of Huddersfield Nightlife

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University of Huddersfield Nightlife

Nightlife in Huddersfield

Written by Laura Dickinson and Sophie Thomas
Psychology Bsc(Hons) and Web Technologies BSc(Hons) students


There are two nightclubs in Huddersfield, Camel Club and Tokyo, both of which are located in the town which is only a short walk from the University.

Camel Club is open 5 days a week, offering a different theme on each night as well as special events such as fancy dress and Headphone Disco. In addition, to this they also have guest DJ’s and a cash give away of £250 every Monday. Camel Club also offers a membership card which allows you to queue jump and get cheaper entry and drinks.

Tokyo is open 4 days a week and offers 4 different rooms with different styles of music for you to dance to. Tokyo often holds events with guest stars such as Professor Green, Tinchy Stryder and most recently Example. Tokyo’s newest event Made in the 90’s is held every Wednesday and provides students with some great deals throughout the night such as 90p entry (before 1am), 90p on selected drinks (before 1am), 90p pizza and 90p shots.


Huddersfield is an ever evolving town and the bar scene is definitely a reflection of this. With the redevelopment of the town over the past few years has seen a rise in independent bars that sit alongside well known and likes chains such as Revolution and The Cotton Factory.

Whether it is a trip to Herbert’s or a late night in Vox, there are lots of cool and quirky bars to suit everyone’s taste. And it’s not just students you will find hanging out in these bars – Huddersfield is a great night out whatever you do so you are sure to meet a great mix of people in the bars around town.

There are plenty of bars in Huddersfield to choose from to suit everyone’s taste. Whether you like a few quiet drinks with friends or to sample some all-important cocktails before heading to a nightclub. A few student favourites include Warehouse, Mavericks 80’s Lounge, Revolution, Hard Rock Café and Five Bar.

Traditional pubs

Yorkshire has a great history for traditional real ale pubs and Huddersfield has certainly embraced this. The town offers a wide range of alternative traditional real ale pubs which sit nicely in and amongst the new independent bars and pub chains located on the town.

If real ale is your thing, the Sportsman is a must. With a wide variety of ever changing beers and a friendly welcoming atmosphere, the Sportsman is a great place to grab a pint – the local Mallinsons beer is a must. If you are heading off on the train, a visit to the Head of Steam is a great way to pass the time while you wait for your train and if you are willing to walk, the Star Inn in Lockwood has a great range of bitters and fruit beers. Other student favourites include the Rat and Ratchet and The Grove Inn so you are definitely spoilt for choice.

Looking for something a bit alternative? It’s all here in Huddersfield.

If you’re looking for something a bit different on a night out, Huddersfield has plenty to offer. From the theatre and live music to jazz and salsa nights, there is always something going on in the town.

The Head of Steam pub located next to the train station holds a Jazz night every Wednesday, the Parish holds plenty of events such as their charity ‘Battle of Bands’ and bars like Bar 1:22 hold open mic nights where you can go along and get involved.

Huddersfield is a vibrant place with lots to offer so make sure you step out of your comfort zone and head along to something that you would maybe think twice about usually.

Live venues

Huddersfield has a lively music scene with several pubs and bars that double as venues; there is always something going on and live music to experience. Student favourites include:

The Parish – who have hosted American pop-punk band Wheatus, with suppor tfrom punk-rapper MC Lars.

The Rock Café – an American themed bar well known for its delicious food and themed nights. Every Thursday there’s a live performance from a local band or a national comedian (free admission).

Rhubarb – located right across from the University, this bar is just steps away and holds host to a number of University related events, such as the musical Bavarian Night where performers entertain audience with comedic music and games.

Five Bar – found next to the Packhorse Shopping Centre, this venue is the place to be for anything electronic. They regularly host local DJs for nights of music and entertainment in their outdoor stage area.

Fancy soaking up some culture?

The Lawrence Batley Theatre has lots events happening every month including the Fresher event HudComedy which is on twice a year.

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