Ditch the Kitchen Disco and Dance Your Pants Off At Leicester’s Best Bars and Clubs. Here are our favourites for you to enjoy again…

With freedom being handed back to us, and now that restrictions have been lifted, we can officially start dancing like no one’s watching again!  Oh, how we’ve missed you.  To celebrate, we’ve pulled together a reminder of the city’s best clubs and bars and what they’ve got coming up to tempt you away from your kitchen discos this summer.

Photo Credit: R Bar

R Bar

Whether you want to stop for pre-drinks first, or fancy partying the whole night away, R Bar has got you covered. You can enjoy two indoor bars each with two floors, one outdoor bar with an exciting drinks menu and a world class sound system attracting incredible DJs.  Be sure to check out their Instagram to see if you and your friends have been papped! PS Dress to impress.

Fan Club

Enjoy a blast from the past at Fan Club with music from the 80s, 90s and 00s, as well as Indie and R&B nights on a Saturday and Sunday.  Also check out their cocktail classes and live band nights, or did you know you can even hire the venue for your Stag Do or Hen Party?

Club Republic

Republic is back! Enjoy their Holysh!t at Republic night every Friday with tickets from £5 and their new Rewired night which launched on 24th July.  They have their annual A Level Results Rave on Tuesday 10th August. If that’s not enough, be sure to book your tickets to Yungen Live who is performing at Club Republic on 16th September, as well as many more artists including Hybrid Minds, Chase & Status and Friction who will be performing in November.

The Basement

Club Nights at The Basement are back, and with Happy Hour from 10pm-1am you can enjoy their range of classic cocktails, spritzes and shots, as well as the Basement’s Home-Grown drinks menu. All students can enjoy a discount on entry with an NUS card – check out their website for full details.

Photo Credit: Mosh and Baz Vaghela


Mosh is the go-to club in the city for a memorable and messy night out.   Whatever your music taste, with three floors of tunes you’re bound to find an anthem to dance the night away to! Open until 4am every Friday and Saturday.

The Shed

The world-renowned Ambush club nights are back, and so is The Shed! Enjoy two great spaces: the Main Room and The Vault, where you can enjoy drinks and music all night-long. With an incredible array of guest DJ’s that have performed including Enter Shikari, Don Broco, Deaf Havana, IDLES and so many more, it’s one of the best places in Leicester to enjoy a night of music!

The 2Funky Lounge

At The 2Funky Lounge you can enjoy a range of club nights across two rooms, a bar and a Roof Terrace, so there’s plenty of spaces to get lost in music.  Keep an eye out on their Facebook page for any new club nights and special offers!


They’re back! Leicester’s very own Gay and LGBTQ+ friendly nightclub and bar, Helsinki has been the choice of the fashion-gays for ever. Resident DJ, Rob Lambeth, serves up the best mix of house, dance and hip hop, and with amazing drink offers throughout the week, it’s the best place to be for a stylish and colourful night out.

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