The Slug and Lettuce

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The Slug and Lettuce is part of a huge chain across the country, but mostly parts of London and the South East of England. It is located on the High Street meaning it is very accessible, and also very close to the taxi ranks and bus stops down the road. This means it facilitates to both students living off campus as well as those living on campus. From an extensive menu, The Slug and Lettuce serves food and drinks starting from coffee in the mornings, lunches, evening meals, and stays open until late for drinks and partying. It is also available for private hire and accommodates functions very well in its spacious function rooms.  Continue reading

The Fox and Fiddler

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For St. Patrick’s Day, my friends and I ventured into town to celebrate; I had heard very good things about The Fox and Fiddler pub so we decided to check it out. It did not disappoint. The Fox and Fiddler was a great little pub. Near the centre of town it is really accessible and easy to find. The prices of drinks are usually very reasonable but they were especially good for St. Patrick’s day. There’s seating at the bar or very comfortable sofas and other seating areas all around the pub. Continue reading

Sub Zero – University of Essex Campus

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In the centre of the campus, Sub Zero is Essex University’s main scene for night life. Although it generally hosts many Essex students, it is also often open to guests. Guests are mainly accompanied by a student, however it is sometimes possible for normal guests to attend the nights out. Sub Zero not only plays host to many themed nights, like foam parties, paint parties, UV parties, and fancy dress themes, they also accommodate many guest acts. These have included acts from Pendulum, Redlight, Jaguar Skills, DJ Fresh, Wheatus, and many other guest DJ’s and groups. Often many very well known radio DJ’s like Tim Westwood, Jameela Jamil, Danny Howard, Zane Lowe to name a few. Other themed nights at the University club include Milk it! which has now been moved to the Student Union bar upstairs, Sports Fed, Flirt!, Unifi, and Super Sundays. Sub Zero accommodates for a variety of different music tastes and styles. Continue reading

Playhouse

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Playhouse Colchester is part of the Wetherspoon pub chain. However, it is very different from other Wetherspoon pubs. The building has undertaken many different changes; it was first an actual playhouse in 1929. In the 1930’s it transformed into a cinema, and then in 1981 it became a bingo hall. From there it remained an empty building until it was made into a pub in 1994. Because of these changes, they have kept the playhouse décor with the pub on the ground floor which is overlooked by the seating area covered with mannequins, puppets and cardboard cut-outs of famous people and other celebrities. There is even a private box for the royal family. Continue reading

Missoula

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Missoula Colchester is part of a chain of bars across the country. Missoula Colchester is located on Head Street in the town centre. It is a great bar that serves food and cocktails during the day, and transforms into a club at night. Missoula is a bar that my friends and I frequently occupy on nights out. It is usually about £3 for entry in the evenings before 12am. With a huge selection of drinks behind the bar, and a great menu of cocktails, you will never go thirsty on a night out. Missoula frequently entertain their guests with comedy nights and celebrity appearances, along with the usual DJ playing a variety of music. Continue reading

Waikiki

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Last week for my friend’s birthday we visited Waikiki. Waikiki is Colchester’s only Tiki bar and is situated down Crouch Street in Colchester. I have been there a few times before and it is always a good night out. Entry on average is £5 and there is a good variety of drinks on offer at Waikiki at reasonable prices. The best part of Waikiki by far is the atmosphere and the décor. Being the only Tiki bar in Colchester, it really stands out from the other bars and clubs with its cool decoration and lighting. There is also a great variety of music played, so there’s usually something for everyone. Continue reading