8 Nightclubs In Colchester For A Great Night Out

Colchester is a historic town located in the county of Essex, with a vibrant and diverse nightlife scene which offers something for everyone to enjoy, you don’t have to search far for a great night out. 

If you’re wondering what the best late night venues are to head to during your student years, we’ve got you covered. 

The best part is, these 8 nightclubs each offer something different and are all within walking distance of your student accommodation so, after letting your hair down and partying the night away, you won’t be too far from your comfy bed! 

Calling all party go-ers, you won’t want to miss this… 

Colchester nightclubs


For a late night clubbing experience in Colchester, ATIK is one of the best places to head to as a student.

Located on the High Street and housed in a historic building, you can expect big crowds, a weekly lineup of themed events, three rooms of music, high-tech sound and lights as well as an unrivalled atmosphere at the city’s only multi room nightclub. 

Open three days a week on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, you can party into the early hours with your flatmates and enjoy student friendly deals like £2.50 drinks – you can’t say no to that! 

If you’ve got a special occasion or just want a night to remember, you can even book their VIP tables and rooms, with bespoke drink delivery straight to you.



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Address: 131 High St, Colchester CO1 1SP

2. Roberts Club

Roberts Club has been a part of Colchester’s nightlife scene for over 30 years now, so it’s safe to say a good time is promised at this venue. 

Situated on Vineyard Street, you can dance along to multi genre DJs spinning all the best floor fillers, grab a cocktail from the bar with a wide selection of drink choices, or have a catch up with your friends in the booth areas. 

Be sure to check out their packed programme of events with DnB, acid house, electro, techno and other themed nights throughout the week. 

Open Friday and Saturday evening until late, this venue is a student classic so make sure to get your dancing shoes on and head on down! 


Address: 18-22 Vineyard St, Colchester CO2 7DG

3. Rubix Bar & Nightclub 

Rubix Bar & Nightclub is an impressive retro bar and nightclub in Colchester which hosts a variety of club nights. 

Located on Crouch Street, this lively venue plays a mixture of 80s,70 & 90s pop and party classics across 2 floors. 

Every Friday night you can expect a mixture of cheese, pop, party and dance anthems, whilst on a Saturday night you can head down to their ‘Nostalgia’ event, a battle of two floors playing 80’s Vs 90’s Music.

If you get there before 11pm it’s 2 for 10 cocktails and free entry – who wouldn’t want to get the party started early?! 



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Address: 33 Crouch St, Colchester CO3 3EN

4. The Silk Road Lounge & Cocktail Bar 

No guide to Colchester’s best nightclubs would be complete without a mention to The Silk Road Lounge & Cocktail Bar. 

With events all throughout the week including Cyber Monday, Tipsy Tuesday, Wet Your Whistle Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, Fresh Fridays, Saturday Night and Sunday Sessions, this venue is one of the city’s principal clubbing destinations. 

This stylish venue has 4 bars spread across 2 floors and offers fresh fruit cocktails, a large selection of spirits, draft lagers and bottles, as well as a huge selection of over 50 gins to choose from – you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice! 

They even have a heated and covered garden area which seats up to 60 people so you can have a natter with your mates outside! 


Address: 4 St Botolph’s St, Colchester CO2 7DX

5. Walkabout 

Walkabout is an Australian chain bar which hosts huge themed party nights and live big screen TV sports. 

Situated on Head Street, this place may be a popular hangout for watching the latest sports but it’s also a top choice for a great night out, with events 7 days a week. 

Every Saturday is their Dirty Disco event where DJ Eddie Faulkner spins all the best feel good classics which will get you on the dancefloor.

The party doesn’t have to stop there, as their Half Price Sundays are the place to be with half price drinks from 8pm until 2:30am. 

On Tuesday nights they even have a karaoke night from 9:30 pm until 1:30am so you can sing your heart out to your favourite tracks with your flatmates. 

If you’re after a buzzing atmosphere, take a visit and make the most of their drinks to suit every taste! 


Address: 29-39 Head St, Colchester CO1 1NH

6. X Bar 

For students in Colchester wanting an affordable night out with club bangers and cheap drinks deals, look no further than X Bar.

You can strut your stuff at their regular club nights including 80s, 90s and Old Skool Garage themed events and cheers to the good times with their 2 for 1 cocktails. 

If you’re looking for proper club nights, head down to this venue on St John’s Street on Fridays and Saturdays when they’re open from 6pm until 1am. 

It may be smaller in size compared to other nightclubs in the city, but this little venue has a lot to love! 



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Address: 51 St John’s St, Colchester CO2 7AD

7. Coda Colchester 

Coda is an award winning live entertainment venue located on Colchester High Street. 

If you’re wanting to head out on a night out with your friends, this place offers free entry, a range of cocktails, a wide selection of beers and spirits as well as killer tunes playing all night long. 

Showcasing a mixture of events to suit everyone’s music tastes from pop to rock to metal to jazz to funk to soul, there truly is no place doing it the same as Coda. 

Open until 3am on the weekends, this nightclub is well worth visiting so make sure to find out what all the fuss is about for yourself! 



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Address: 63 High St, Colchester CO1 1DN

8. The Bubble Lounge 

Colchester’s only nightclub dedicated to karaoke, you can head to The Bubble Lounge for a sing, a dance and a cocktail or two! 

This lively venu has become a favourite spot for students since opening in 2021 with karaoke nights, themed club nights, affordable drinks deals, an outside bar and seated terrace area. 

Open from 9pm until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays, you can kickstart the weekend in style and groove along to all the best 90’s and early 00’s tracks. 

New for 2023 is their alternative student night so make sure to take a visit with your friends on the first Friday of every month. 


Address: 10 Crouch St, Colchester CO3 3ES

We’re sure you’ll spend plenty of time during your university years at these Colchester nightclubs.

Considering there’s 15,000 students who choose to study in this city, you’re bound to make plenty of new friends and unforgettable memories! 

Let us know where your favourite late night venue in Colchester is @_homesforstudents.

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