Chester is a great student city as it can be as quiet or as lively as you are. There's an abundance of cosy pubs, elegant bars and glamorous clubs to choose from.
So whether it's a quiet meal out or a night on the town with friends, there's a venue to suit every occasion.
Take a look at our list below to give you some inspiration on the most energetic, relaxed and refined hot spots in this historical city.
Telfords Warehouse is a student favourite music and arts venue.
Attracted by it's friendly staff, large open bar and beautiful decor featuring exposed timer beams, high ceilings and big glass windows overlooking the tranquil River Dee, students flock to this venue as it gives you a real feel of sophistication (without burning a whole in your pocket).
As you enter the ground floor, you're greeted by a intimate seating area with bar. Take your pick from a variety of wines, cask ales, ciders, spirits or soft drinks and many more. The ambient lighting and views make Telfords a great spot to have a few cocktails with friends, then perhaps have a dance towards the back of the venue on the dance floor, where acts perform every week.
Upstairs there's an art gallery and restaurant, which prides itself on providing locally sourced and fresh ingredients daily at an affordable price.
So no longer do you have to wonder about where to go on a Friday or Saturday night, as Telfords is offering free entry for our premium tenants! Just show your key fob on entry to take up this offer.
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2. Vodka Revolution
Many students have heard of this one. Revolution, or otherwise known as 'Revs' has been a student favourite for years.
A bar, restraunt and party venue renowned for it's wacky vodka flavours such as Love candy, Birthday Cake, Rocky Road, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Dandelion and Burdock and even Tiramisu! It's definatley a fun place to experiment with different tastes and try something new whilst enjoying the music and vibrancy Revs has to offer.
Their food menu is fair priced and vast, featuring burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, mains, sharing platters, sides and deserts.
Our premium tenants can get brilliant bargains such as 2-4-1 on selected cocktails, £6 for a 6 shot stick, £2.50 pints, 2-4-1 on pizza and 50% off food on a Wednesday plus much more! Just show your CSL keyfob to make the most of our unmissable offers!
If you don't want the full busy club experience, this is a great medium between a relaxed and dance vibe.
Photo credit: http://www.chester360.co.uk/restaurants/revolution
Ofcourse we can't write a blog about Chester nightlife hotspots without mentioning one of the most popular clubs in the city.
Thousands of students flock to Rosies to enjoy the variety of music spread across 4 floors and events that take place on a weekly basis all throughout the year.
#HASHTAG every Friday brings you the biggest PA's and best DJ's from across the UK. To just name a few in the past that have come to party: Love Island cast members, the Chuckle Brothers, Cascada, Charlie Sloth, Reggie and Bollie and Scotty T. Also it's 50% off drinks before 11pm!
'Tis the Halloween season, and Rosies are hosting a 'Death Disko' on Saturday 28th October to celebrate all things scary. Fancy dress isn't required, but why not?
Similarly after a 2 year absence, this year Rosies is also bringing back it's dead popular 'Terror Tour'. The club will be completley transformed in to a walk around experience filled with special lights, actors and sound effects. The tour will be open from 9.30pm on Monday, October 31, running until 12.30am and admission is £5. Get your tickets here!
Photo credit: https://www.bevancockerill.com/rosies-chester/
4. Alexanders Live
Open midday - late most nights, they have a self-proclaimed 'imaginative' menu and big musical scene. Located in Rufus Court just by Off The Waffle, Alexanders has been around since all the way back in 1991.
Weekly open mic and comedy nights are held, with the addition of live bands coming to perform in an intimate setting just metres away from where you're sat.
Our lovely friends at Alexanders are offering CSL premium tenants a discount for their own beers at just £2.80 per pint!
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Also set in the heart of Chester city centre, Cruise nightclub features 6 themed areas and brings together a hideaway of luxury and stylish rooms with bars, as well as 3 full floors of music.
One of it's busiest days of the week is Quids In, with entry on the guestlist at a bargian price of just £1 before 11:30pm. Other deals include smirnoff and mixer for £2 all night and other discounted drinks.
Star studded events have taken place in the club, most recently an episode of ITVBe's the Real Housewives of Cheshire filmed there!
Other celebs that have attended are the likes of the Hollyoaks cast, Georgie Porter, Kem from Love Island, Vicky Pattison, Basshunter and Jay Hutton from Tattoo Fixers.
For more information, visit their website here.
Photo credit: http://cruisechester.com/
What do you think of our 5 picks for nightlife spots in Chester? Feel free to give us feedback for what you'd like us to do our next blog post on!