Take in Nottingham by night for an eclectic mix of entertainment and enjoyment.
From a relaxed pint in a traditional English pub to a glass of wine on the terrace of a cosmopolitan café and even a trip to Nottingham's vibrant club scene.
With the oldest pub in England, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (located near the castle), you’ll have historic surroundings. In fact, in Nottingham we’ve always enjoyed a beer or two and only a short stumble away is Ye Old Salutation which dates back to 1240.
Across the road from the Royal Concert Hall and around the corner from Langtry’s you’ll find The Cornerhouseand as you walk along Forman Street, Nottingham takes the appearance of a continental piazza. Ground floor restaurants and bars extend onto the paved pedestrian walkway.
Alternatively head for Waterfront Plaza at Castle Wharf where the pubs and bars back onto the canal front. You’ll find a vibrant but relaxed atmosphere with old and new standing together. The Canal House pub is set in a former canal museum with a bridge to get to the bar and The Waterfront is a modern tiered venue with a young crowd.Over the road from Nottingham train station you’ll find access to the Canal Front, a selection of pubs and bars and the perfect place for a pint or a glass of wine, whatever the weather.
One of the leading places to eat and drink is The Canalhouse, attractively set in the former Canal Museum with a bridge in the building to get to the bar. This is a lovely place to pop in for a drink and also often hosts comedy from the team behind the Nottingham Comedy Festival. Next to the Canalhouse you’ll find Fellows, Morton and Clayton, a Cask Marque approved Real Ale venue named after the depot for the famous canal company where it can be found.
Further along the Canal Front is Via Fossa, a popular haunt for many pub goers in Nottingham and the former warehouse setting is superb. Many people here choose to sit outside facing the canal when the weather is good.
In this area you’ll also find The Waterfront pub, a lively bar that is perfect for a drink or two over long summer evenings. If you want live entertainment, then head to The Glee Club in the British Waterways building. Every Friday and Saturday they offer 4 top comic acts and they have an enviable reputation for live music too.
Another venue with a reputation for live music is Annie’s Burger Shack at The Navigation. Here you’ll be able to try some fine real ales and choose from a mouth watering range of burgers (even available in vegetarian and vegan options) while listening to anything from blues to punk.
The Canal Front is a place with its own unique character. It’s a real sun trap in the summer and with live music, real ale and entertainment available, you’ll find something happening there throughout the year.The Lace Market adjoins the "Hockley Village" area of the city, and between them they offer many choices of excellent Nottingham nightlife, with the area accommodating many fashionable pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, hotels, the Lace Market Theatre, along with the Capital FM Arena Nottingham(Nottingham Arena), providing the East Midlands with a top quality indoor sports, entertainment and conference venue right in the heart of the Lace Market.