Places to party / socialise

From cosy pubs to bustling bars and nightclubs, Durham has a venue whatever your mood and budget! Whether you want a few 'quiet' drinks or to dance til you drop, grab your mates and head out to one of these Durham gems.

Wiff Waff

Wiff Waff is a 3,800 sq ft ping pong social club beneath the historic market square of the famous University City. Wiff Waff boasts two fully licensed bars, four ping-pong tables and tantalising cocktail and food menus. Private hire areas and table reservations taken.

Back Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RA

Tel: 0191 386 7700

Whiskey River

Whisky River is the first bar of its kind in Durham City, and has fast become the place to be seen. Celebrating this year the following awards after just two years in business:
Winners of Best Bar None Bar of the Year 2013
Durham City Retail Awards Bar of the Year 2013
47 Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, Durham City, DH1 3UJ
Tel: 0191 384 9511


Durham City's established venue for up and coming bands, alternative DJs and acoustic acts, as well as comedy, poetry and performance. We also offer food, drink, great music and a relaxed atmosphere throughout the day.

29 Neville Street, Durham, DH1 4EY

Tel: 0191 384 2685


Fabio's is a popular bar in the centre of town which is open until 1am most nights.

66 Saddler Street, Town Centre, Durham, DH1 3NP

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Tel: 0191 3839290


The Boathouse

The name is fitting to the character and history of this 500 year building, at lunch sit in comfort enjoying the rowing boats on the river. Indulge in quality service and excellent bar and grill food and premium drinks. Situated on the river bank of the Wear with panoramic views of medieval Elvet Bridge and the traditional City of Durham, this pub is best described as a relaxed environment by day, set in a comfortable lounge and lively in the evening with a mix of people and music for all tastes.

Elvet Riverside, Durham, DH1 3AF

Tel: 0191 386 6210

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Jimmy Allen's

The nightclub/bar is situated under Elvet Bridge, next to Boathouse and Klute and is a popular venue for Grey students who head down there for drinks after formals. Even better- entry is free!

20 Elvet Bridge, Town Centre, Durham, DH1 3AA

0191 375 7574


Klute, once voted the worst nightclub in Europe by FHM Magazine is NOW the best night club in Durham. Yes, that mean's they've had a facelift! New Nights...New Look...New Music...But still Klut!

Klute Durham, Elvet Bridge, DH1 3AF

0191 386 9859

Studio / Loft

You'll spend many drunken evenings in Studio/Loft. Look out for special offers like 50p nights!

15-17 N Road, Durham, County Durham, DH1 4SH

0191 384 3900


Loveshack has proved one of the most popular clubs, especially on Wednesdays. It's the biggest club Durham has to offer. Set on one floor and with some original features such as a campervan.

 3 Walkergate, Town Centre, Durham, DH1 1WA

0191 384 5757

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Frampton & Roebuck
28 New Elvet

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0191 383 2123

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