Where to go for a great night out in Coventry…

When it comes to a good night out, Coventry really does have it all. Great pubs for a few drinks, cocktail bars, restaurants, fun and games at venues offering everything from golf to axe-throwing, or the chance to dance the night away at some of the city’s great after-hours spots. 

Whether it’s date night, drinks with friends, or a big party night out, there is a never-ending list of places to spend your evening in Coventry. Here’s some inspiration for a great night out: 

Proper pubs  

If it’s a simple few drinks you’re after, there’s plenty of choice. Head to the array of lively bars and eateries in Broadgate, including the Botanist and Cosy Club

If you’re a beer fan, Coventry has two of its own microbreweries, Twisted Barrel based at FarGo Village, and Dhillon’s Brewery, whose beer is served up at various venues across the city, including its own Dhillon’s Spire Bar and the Sky Blue Tavern, where you can catch all the Coventry City Football Club matches as well as plenty of other sport. 

A bite to eat 

For a bite to eat, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to casual dining, with the chance to eat food from around the world at Coventry’s restaurants and eateries.  

In Cathedral Lanes you’ll find popular chains including Wagamama, Five Guys, and Turtle Bay. Nearby in the city centre other options also include Nando’s as well as popular burger chain 7Bone Burger on Hay Lane. Near Coventry University there’s a whole area bustling with Asian food, including Korean barbecue, sushi and ramen, and on Far Gosford Street and FarGo Village you’ll find pretty much every cuisine you need, from Turkish to noodles and more. Make sure you check out FarGo’s very own indoor street food venue, Coventry Dining Club for events, food, drinks and music. 

Coventry also plays host to plenty of food-filled events, from Coventry BID’s Food Festival to a bustling Christmas food market in Broadgate and regular ‘Coventry Dining Club’ events, where Digbeth Dining Club bring some of the Midlands’ best street food traders to the city’s iconic setting in the Cathedral ruins. 

Cocktails galore 

Cocktail-lovers have plenty to choose from in Coventry. Big-name chains like The Botanist, the Slug & Lettuce, Cosy Club and Turtle Bay serve up cocktail deals throughout the week, while Coventry also has its own independent bars shaking their own creations for the perfect night out. At Metropolis you’ll find an impressive list of cocktails including the ‘Culture Shock’, a tribute to Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture, or you could enjoy the unique setting of an outdoor booth at Dhillon’s Spire Bar for a few of their cocktail creations. For a smart setting, head to the Telegraph Hotel which serves up cocktails in its bar as well as on its rooftop Generators bar in warmer months. 

Fun and Games 

Everybody loves some fun and games on a night out, and Coventry’s got a few venues where you can get competitive over a few drinks. Head to Boom Battle Bar in Cathedral Lanes for everything from pool and crazy golf to beer pong and axe-throwing.  

If crazy golf is your thing, head to Teezers for a fun day of a few rounds along with clubhouse cocktails and street food. 

Music Hotspots 

Coventry gets some of the biggest acts in the country at its city centre venues, and the past few years have seen performances from artists including Ed Sheeran and Tom Grennan. The Kasbah is one of the city’s best known music venues, regularly hosting everything from gigs to club nights, while the HMV Empire has proved a huge hit since it reopened in 2021 and has a stellar line up of great gigs already planned for the coming months. 

Late night 

If you want to party the night away, Coventry is a great place to go, from late bars to nightclubs.  

If you’re at Skydome, Samoan Joe’s will have you dancing into the early hours! If you prefer a quieter night, try the Genting Casino for the ultimate casino destination, including a wide selection of table and card classics with live-dealers. 

Looking for an inclusive venue with great entertainment? Head to The Yard, renowned as one of the area’s best LGBTQ+ venues with brilliant music, cabaret and cocktails. 147 Nightclub, formerly known as Scholars – a stalwart of Coventry’s late-night scene – is also a popular haunt for students and anyone else wanting to carry on the party.