Brilliant Bars in Kingston-upon-Thames every Student should know

It will soon be September, when thousands of teenagers across the UK will head off to University or college as a fresher. Over the coming weeks, many students will be moving to Kingston upon Thames, and it’s sometimes a bit difficult when you start a new university and have to move to a new town. If you aren’t familiar with the area, you may have lots of questions; where can I use my student discount? Where is best to shop, drink and eat?

Look no further, as Amro Vantage have put together a list of the best clubs and bars to head to for a night out in Kingston upon Thames.


Kingston University – Campus Student Bars

Space Bar at the Penryhn Road campus, the largest of the three bars at Kingston University, with organised, regular pool competitions, club nights and a mix of music from live bands to R&B. Attracts a diverse group of students creating a busy, vibrant atmosphere. It has recently been refurbished, and is furnished with comfy sofas, a juice bar and Fairtrade coffee and tea.

Hannafords with the vibe of a “local”bar on the Kingston Hill Campus has entertainment facilities such as computer games, quiz machines and pool, plus regular fancy dress nights.

Knight Park Bar on the Arts campus, next door to Middle Mill Halls, has a reputation as one of the liveliest bars in Kingston. The bar has a patio area looking over the River Hogsmill, an ideal place for a beer on a summers evening. Three out of four Saturdays each month, it hosts Dickfest with unsigned artists and bands and on the fourth, its hosts a straight-friendly, gay night, with glam indie, cheesy pop and house music.


Off campus bars offering student discount

There are a multitude of off-campus bars, pubs and clubs to visit and enjoy in Kingston upon Thames.

The Ram Pub – Only a stone’s throw from the famous Hampton Court Palace, this is a traditional, cosy pub with a reputation for fine wines, good food and an ever changing selection of Real Ales and Craft Beers. There’s also an amazing beer garden rolling down to the banks of the River Thames.

Stein’s Kingston Bavarian Bar Restaurant and Biergarten – Throughout the day it’s a great place to have a lazy brunch or an afternoon coffee, but after 10pm the bar comes alive. Choose from a refreshing beer or a classy cocktail.

The Fighting Cock’s Bar A live Rock and Roll music venue with comedy shows every Monday, cheap draft beers, 2-4-1 Jagers, 2-4-1 Cocktails and the greatest jukebox in the world!

Acorn 20 – Don’t miss their Happy Hour Monday to Friday 5 – 8 pm, including cocktails. Thursday evenings from 5pm they offer discounted Students drinks, free roll the dice, beer pong and jukebox. Friday and Saturday nights hosts DJ entertainment, when you can reserve a table for your party for no charge.

Remember to ask at any of the bars listed above if they offer student discount to ensure you get it. This especially applies if you are ordering food, or need to pay an admission fee. Bar crawl anyone?