Clubbing

There are a wide variety of clubs situated around Oxford's city centre, with many different opportunities to have a great night out with your friends! Here is a brief descriptions of Oxford's main clubs so that you can get an idea of the main places for a night out when you get here:


Park End (Atik) (Wednesday):

Park-End (Atik) is Oxford's largest club, split into three rooms: the main dance room, the R&B room and a whole floor devoted to cheese music. This means whatever your music taste it is likely to be catered for. Wednesday night is Oxford's Sports Night and so Park End is normally very busy: especially early in the year, make sure you don't arrive too late!

Bridge (Thursday):

Bridge is a huge part of Oxford nightlife and it is one of Keble's favourite nights: you can always expect a large Keble presence there on a Thursday night. With 2 very different floors, a VIP room and the largest smoking area in Oxford, Bridge is a club that polarizes opinion: some love it, others hate it. The Anuba Bar located just round the back is a bar selling cheap drinks that is also a popular spot in its own right and makes Bridge a must visit for any Keblite who loves clubbing.

Wahoo (Friday):

A bar and grill by day, one of Oxford's biggest clubs by night, Wahoo sells drinks on the cheap and consists of two floors, both playing almost exclusively chart and cheese. One of the more popular clubs in Oxford, for a lot of people Wahoo Friday is an institution and you'll see almost the entirety of some colleges there, which tells you that it can be a lot of fun.

Emporium (Saturday):

With two bars and large circular dance floors, Emporium is the host of the official afterparty for all of the Oxford events that take place on a Saturday throughout a year (normally Varsity or rowing-related), on those nights the club gets packed and can be host to a great night! Otherwise, it can be a little bit empty.

Cellar:

Cellar is a fantastic little underground club found just off Cornmarket, the main shopping street of Oxford. It hosts a large range of special events scheduled throughout the term. Cellar is a Keble favourite because members of college often DJ here and is definitely worth a visit, particularly if you're into UK garage or grime music.

Plush:

The Plush Lounge, located beyond Bridge and Wahoo out right by the train station, is Oxford's biggest dedicated LGBT+ club and hosts LGBT+ nights every Saturday and Tuesday that are among the most popular nights in Oxford for all students. Plush has the reputation of being one of the best clubs in Oxford, and given that it's got a podium and a pole, plays non-stop “camp club classics” and has some of the cheapest drinks in Oxford, are you surprised?

Other:

There are also a variety of other clubs in Oxford: Lola Lo's is probably the closest club to Keble, and on Tuesday nights the Hawaiian themed club with a small dance floor and extremely cheap drinks can be quite popular; the Bullingdon and O2 Academy are located out in Cowley, quite far away from Oxford, but are both extremely popular spots for a night out, especially live music at the O2; Purple Turtle is a club run by the Oxford Union located next to Cellar; and other small clubs in Oxford include Thirst, Babylove, and JT's Cocktail Bar & Club, although it's unlikely that you will actually ever go to any of them during your time in Oxford.