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Best Bars, Pubs and Clubs in Wolverhampton

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Whether you’re studying at the University of Wolverhampton or in one of the nearby Midlands cities (e.g. Birmingham), you’re likely to spend at least a couple of nights out in the bars and clubs of Wolverhampton.

The city has undergone a renaissance in recent years, and finding the perfect night out has never been easier for students. Here are some of our favorite pubs, clubs and bars in the city, all of which are within a 10-minute walk of each other.

The Giffard Arms

As one of the oldest pubs in Wolverhampton, The Giffard Arms has cemented its place in local folklore and is a treasured institution.

Located on Victoria Street, this mock Tudor building, complete with stained glass and oak carving, is dripping in character and charm. Don’t be fooled by its small-looking exterior, The Giffard Arms proudly boasts a spacious ground floor bar area, and an equally large second-floor space, known as the “darkroom”.

Each floor focuses on a different genre of music, with the main room within the Giffard playing classic ‘dad rock’, while the second floor is more tailored for modern tastes.

This pub has built its reputation on an inclusive “everyone’s welcome” ethos, and so a night at The Giffard Arms is something you must experience while living here.

The Grain Store Gin Emporium & Kitchen

During the day you can book an “Afternoon G & Tea”, a traditional afternoon tea – with a twist. A selection of sandwiches, cakes, nibbles and their signature gin make for a perfect way to spend an afternoon with friends.

Throughout the day the Grain Store serves an extensive menu of small plates, custom burgers, and classic pub favorites.

During the evenings the Grain Store transforms itself into the perfect bar for students, with a wide range of awesome cocktails, beers and spirits on offer. Expect a welcoming, sociable party atmosphere with people spilling out into the quirkily decorated beer garden.

Popworld

Anyone looking for the perfect feel-good night out in Wolverhampton will find Popworld satisfies every need. Playing all the floor-filling favorites from the ‘90s and ’00s, this spacious colorful venue will have you dancing your troubles away until the early hours.

Popworld specializes in cocktails, from classics (sex on the beach, woo woo) to house specials (bubble gum martini, funfair flaska – which is topped with candy floss!)

Grab yourself a huge sharing cocktail that comes with pixel shades, Hawaiian leis, and sun visors to really capture the party atmosphere.

The Parisian

Set in the heart of Wolverhampton's Queens Square, The Parisian is a French-themed cocktail bar that brings all the flair and vitality of a Paris night straight to the Midlands.

Surrounded by genuine French antiquities and decor, drinking in The Parisian can feel like being transported to another time and place.

Available drinks include an array of continental beers, ales and flamboyant cocktails - all with a Parisian twist. This is a perfect place to sit and relax in the evening after a tough day at university.

The Planet Nightclub

One of the best alternative and rock clubs in the West Midlands, The Planet Nightclub is spread across two floors of a building as large as a warehouse. This size ensures an atmosphere and energy on busy nights that can’t be beaten.

Playing the best in alternative music, this famous club is one of the best venues for music lovers to spend their Friday and Saturday nights.

Blossoms: Liquor and Grind

The newest arrival on Wolverhampton’s nightlife scene, Blossoms only opened its doors late last year. However, it’s already gained popularity among the city’s students thanks to its striking floral artwork and stylish interior.

Blossoms has become particularly popular for its Friday classic RnB nights, but also draws a big crowd on Saturday nights too. Local and national DJs have all played here, and the club is consistently announcing new events, street parties and promotions.

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Written by Matthew L.

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