8 Bars You Have To Go As A Student In Coventry

Looking for the best bars in Coventry whilst living here for uni? If so, you need to check out our blog to find out where you can have a boozy one with your mates, we have an option to suit everyone!  

Here are the top 8 bars to visit if you’re attending Coventry University or the University of Warwick for your undergraduate study.  

It’s bevvie time… 

Bars in Coventry

1. The Castle Grounds 

Located in the heart of Coventry city centre is The Castle Grounds, one of the most favourable bars for students and locals alike.  

This buzzing bar offers 2-4-1 cocktails AND pizzas, craft beers, bottomless brunch, and live sports showings so no matter what occasion you fancy having a few drinks for, they’ve got you covered.

They even do open mic nights and if you perform you get a free drink – show off your singing skills! 

The best part about this place is that they have a student offer, which is available Monday to Friday when you bring along your student ID. Make the most of their discounted bevvies – £3 for a Strongbow?! Ain’t complainin’.  


Address: 7 Little Park St, Coventry CV1 2UR 

2. Sky Blue Tavern 

The Sky Blue Tavern is a new bar which was set up as partnership between Dhillon’s Brewery and Coventry City Football Club. It’s the ultimate bar for sports fans living in the city who want to watch the latest games, they play both Sky and BT showings. 

Explore their two-story venue decorated with historic images and memorabilia of the football club. This sports bar is super modern with two-floors of TV’s, a cinema style set up, plenty of booths to sit in plus a kitchen!  

Have a few pints of craft beer and if you’re feeling like some scran, take a look at their menu with mixed grills, curries, wings, burgers and loaded fries – yum!  

It’s the place to go for Sky Blues supporters for sure, but even if you’re not a sports fan its worth taking a trip with your flatmates to experience the great atmosphere for yourself.  


Address: Hertford Pl, Coventry CV1 3JZ 

3. Samoan Joe’s 

Samoan Joe’s is a lively Tiki style bar in Coventry, located on the popular nightlife destination, Spon Street. It’s really easy to get to if you’re living in student accommodation in the city.  

This tropical themed bar offers a range of house cocktails, champagne and specialised rums, they even do fishbowl drinks to share with your mates. Make the most of their 2-4-1 deal before 9pm, did someone say pina colada?!  

At night the bar gets super lively with great tunes being played by the DJs, and its open from 5pm-3am so the good times never have to stop. Head out to their beer garden to get some fresh air or enjoy the summer sun. 

It’s for sure a great night out with friends and drum roll please, entry is always free, so you don’t have to break the bank for this place!  



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Address: Spon St, Coventry CV1 3BB 

4. Quids Inn Pub 

Okay we know, this venue is officially a pub rather than a bar but it’s one of the best hangouts for students in Coventry to enjoy a few drinks during the evening or a night out!  

Located on Gosford St, in the Coventry University student campus, The Quids Inn Pub prides themselves on being a cheap and cheerful venue for students. And they sure are, with 2-4-1 drinks everyday between 5-7:30pm, choose between cocktails, gins and beers! 

If you don’t want to just sit and chill with some drinks, then they have foosball, beer pong, arcade games and live music for you to enjoy with your friends.

If you’re keen to get the party started, then their downstairs area is a club like atmosphere with a dancefloor, DJs and a beer garden.  

They’re also open until 3am everyday of the week so no matter what day of the week you’re going out, you can head to Quids! 



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Address: 117 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL 

5. Slug & Lettuce 

The Slug & Lettuce is one of the best places to go for day drinks in Coventry with their 2-4-1 cocktails and lunch deals! They even do a bottomless brunch if that tickles ya’ fancy.  

This bar is housed in an old courthouse with an interesting interior and offers great views of Coventry Cathedral. If you’re looking for somewhere to go with your course mates after a busy day of lectures, then why not head to the Slug for a tasty selection of insta-worthy cocktails?! 

They offer a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic bevvies so no matter what your drink of choice is, we’re sure they’ll have it! You can order through the app too so you can get your food and drinks straight to your table – who doesn’t love table service?! 


Address: County Hall, The Old, Coventry CV1 5RN 

6. The Yard 

Whether you’re a student or a local, you’ll be sure to love going to The Yard for a drink or two in the day or for a night out.  

This award-winning LGBTQI+ bar in Coventry city centre offer a wide range of drinks including 100+ speciality gins, spirits, cocktails as well as comfort food dishes like burgers, nachos pizzas, loaded fries and pub grub favourites (mmm sounds tasty).  

Their entertainment is impeccable with live music, stage performances from drag queens, DJs and exciting events like karaoke nights and themed bottomless brunches – wow!

Not only is their bar a vibe, but they also host club nights upstairs so if you want to stay out, you don’t need to venture far.  

It’s for sure one of the best bars in Coventry, check it out for yourself!



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Address: 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry CV1 1LH 

7. Ivy House 

Located in the University of Coventry, the Ivy House is one of the best bars in Coventry for students, especially if you’ve just finished uni classes for the day! 

This venue is spread across three floors and perfectly combines a cocktail bar, kitchen and underground club into one.

With tons of options in terms of drinks like 2 for £10 cocktails, wines and ales as well as yummy foods like burgers, steaks, platters and hanging kebabs to name a few – we don’t know about you, but the menu sounds unreal! 

Not only do they offer buzzing events like their weekly pub quiz on a Tuesday as well as their bingo Thursdays, but these guys also offer numerous pre-Kasbah nights throughout the week and events in the basement.  

Their terrace is just perfect during the summer months too!  



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Address: 44 Jordan Wl, Coventry CV1 5RW 

8. The Phoenix  

The Phoenix is a newly re-furbished bar which you’ll absolutely love coming to whilst studying in the city, we’re sure it’ll become your local!  

There’s always a good atmosphere here, and tons of drinks to take a sip on like your usual fizz, spirits, cocktails, alcopops and all that jazz. Their prices are friendly to your student bank account, and they offer a range of food and drinks deals like Wing Wednesdays where you can get chicken wings for 30p – Whaaat?! 

They also offer live sports showings, quiz nights, retro games, street food menus as well as three club nights a week If you want to get your dancing boots on.  

Not to mention, there’s tons of indoor and outdoor seating so you don’t have to worry about securing a table, and you can order through their app.  


Address: 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL 

There we have it! We hope that you’ve gained some inspiration for bars you want to visit in Coventry. Whether it be a catch up with friends during the day or an evening of booze and a boogie, you will find something to suit your style with these recommendations.  

You must check out Top 8 Things To Do In Coventry For Students next, you’ll never be short of plans after reading this guide!  

We’re ready to help you find your student home, head over to our properties page to find out more about our student accommodation.  

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