If you are studying at Edge Hill and wondering were the best places to go to soak up the local nightlife then you are in luck, because with Manchester and Liverpool not too far away, there are hundreds of places to choose from.
Manchester is famous for its nightlife. From the days on the Hacienda in the early 90s and the Madchester scene, to the refined restaurants and bars, the city has a lot to offer students. If it is eating out that you like, a number of excellent restaurants have recently opened. The Hawksmoor is the best place to go if you are looking for a well cooked steak in traditional surroundings, or if that is not your thing there are a huge number of Indian restaurants. In terms of bars, the Alchemist is a new addition to the city which is very popular with young people and The Slug and Lettuce, Be at One and Dust Till Dawn are all worth a visit. Also if clubbing is your thing then you are spoilt for choice with Tiger Tiger, Suede and The Milton Club, all very busy at the weekend.
Another attraction which has proved very popular lately in The Crystal Maze experience, which is based in the classic TV programme from the 80s and 90s. Although not cheap, the maze contains games inspired by the programme which was hosted by Richard O’Brien and if you fancy something different, it makes a great night out. Booking early is advised as the experience gets booked up months in advance. You can have teams of up to eight people, so if you fancy trying your hand at skill games, physical games, mental games and mystery games, then this could be for you.
Liverpool is another city which is known the world over for it’s nightlife and musical heritage. Everybody knows that The Beatles came from Liverpool, but there are also a huge number of other bands that come from the area such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, OMD, The La’s, Cast and Cilia Black. Famous clubs in the city include Heebie Jeebies, Mansion and Kingdom, so if dance music is more you thing then you have plenty of options.
When it comes to eating out, some of the most well loved eateries in the centre include Panoramic 34, The Art School, 69 Hope Street and Many. As with Manchester, you will find just about every cuisine from around the world catered for in some shape or form, be be sure to book a table wherever you go, especially during busy times.
If you are just after a drink, then popular bars include Be At One, Berry and Rye, Revolution and Alma de Cuba. Most bars stay open until the early hours at a weekend and the city can be very lively.