There are plenty of ways to have an epic night out in Huddersfield. The city is full of quirky bars and restaurants, not to mention some great live music venues and long running nightclubs.
Huddersfield has also got a thriving student community with plenty of opportunities to meet new people and make friends in the town centre. If you’re planning on visiting Huddersfield for the first time or returning after years away then here are my top tips for having an amazing time in this fab and fun West Yorkshire town:
1. The coolest pre-drinks bars
Huddersfield is known for its pubs, with plenty of cool, intimate spaces to get your pre-drinks on.
Get started with a refreshing cocktail at Vox Bar. They do a great selection of craft beers plus popular cocktails including an excellent mojito, the ever popular espresso martini and an amazing grapefruit negroni.
Williams Beer and Gin house offers a great selection of, well… Beer and gin. And of course they also make some great cocktails to get your night started right. Whatever your drink of choice, Williams Beer and Gin is a lively place to start your big night out.
The Brick Works is a cool bar where the friendly bar staff serve up a selection of popular cocktails and other drinks. You’ll also sometimes find live music here.
Looking for a great real ale pub in Huddersfield? You’re not short of options… Check out the Head of Steam near the train station, Arcade Beers in Byram Arcade, or The Grove just outside the town centre.
And if you want something completely different from all these bars then how about heading over to Bar Maroc? This Moroccan restaurant serves great food but what really makes this place stand out is their cocktail list which is full of unusual concoctions like Pink Passionfruit Martini or Purple Rain Mojito.
Alt tag: there are plenty of hidden gems and pubs for real ale and beer in huddersfield
2. Where to eat in Huddersfield
Huddersfield town centre isn’t short of places to fuel up before you head out on the town. And of course most of these also offer beer, wine, cocktails and other drinks to get you in the mood for a night out.
If you’re looking for the best places to eat in Huddersfield, check out these excellent independent eateries.
- ICON Burgers – For seriously epic burgers and fries
- Meson La Pepa – Chic tapas restaurant, one of the best eateries in Huddersfield
- Chilli Lounge – Strong contender for best Indian in Huddersfield
- Amaro Italian – Top notch Italian food including great pizzas
- Botafogo Grill – Brazilian style steakhouse
- TJ Thai and Japanese – Can’t choose between Thai or Japanese? TJ offer great food for both cuisines
- Cosy Kitchen – Mediterranean eatery with great menu
3. A great night out
If you’re looking for things to do in Huddersfield for a big night out there are lots of options. For starters, check out a play or live performance at the Lawrence Batley Theatre. Check out their line up of events to see what is coming up.
Holmfirth Civic Hall often hosts live music and offers a great atmosphere and great night out.
In the city centre, the popular places to find live music or events include:
- The Parish
- Carousel Bar
- Smile Bar
- The Rock Cafe
- Venn Street
These bars are usually the best places to enjoy up and coming and well known bands, get to meet the locals and enjoy a drink or three. Many of them also serve food and drinks so you can make a full night of it in these great Huddersfield nightlife gems.
4. Dance the night away
There are plenty of nightlife venues in Huddersfield where you can let your hair down and enjoy yourself on the dance floor.
The Camel Club has a reputation for being one of the best clubs in town, with an extensive drinks menu, great music and energetic crowds who will keep you moving deep into the night. The Camel Club is popular with students and a younger crowd, but is a nightlife stalwart, so is worth checking out if you want a big night out.
If it’s 80s funk & soul you feel like moving to then head over to Maverick Bar which plays everything from Prince & Michael Jackson through to Marvin Gaye & Stevie Wonder.
There’s also Revolution Bar which hosts regular nights catering for different tastes including R&B, Hip Hop & Reggae as well as hosting live bands throughout the week.
Planning your nights out in Huddersfield
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