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11 things you won’t know unless you’ve been out in Coventry at night


Coventry, like most cities in the UK, offers a variety of places to have a drink.

Whether it’s the local pub, the bars and venues in the city center or a nightclub, the city has a lot to offer.

Considering this, Coventry is often swarmed with people having a drink, whether it’s a cheeky drink after work, or an end of the month, payday extravaganza.

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So we’ve tapped into the local knowledge of CoventryLive to find things you won’t know unless you’ve had a night out in our wonderful city.


If Rax is at the door of the Kasbah and he doesn’t like your appearance, you won’t enter the club still affectionately known as the Colly.

The Colosseum nightclub in Primrose Hill Street, Coventry, pictured in 2007

Perhaps one of the city’s best-known doormen, especially among the young, Rax has been running the Kasbah gate and has been doing so since the days of the Colosseum.

People who frequent the Colly to this day have seen it turn away from people apparently for reasons that are only visible to it. They then have to make the dreaded descent of the slope past the people lining up to enter / be judged by Rax.

Earlsdon – where the adults go

If Rax and the crowds of young people in Kasbah aren’t your thing, Earlsdon is where the adults hang out.

The popular suburb is a lot more urban and chic than your average downtown outlets, and it’s not really obvious why – it’s on the outskirts of downtown, so no big difference in terms of geography. , he just has a different feel to the rest of Cov.

Establishments like The Cottage and Millsy’s are a bit classier for your average downtown fare, and the Main Street, full of trendy bars and restaurants, exudes the vibe of a bigger city that don’t need to try too hard.

The impulse is always busy

Pulse in Coventry City Center

While Millsy’s and The Cottage offer some sophisticated swagger, Impulse on the Burges offers daytime nightclubs and the atmosphere of a high-powered bingo hall when some shout “home!” “

If you watch the Benidorm sitcom and wonder where you can find somewhere in Cov with a similar vibe, look no further than Impulse.

Whether it’s mid afternoon on a Tuesday or late at night on a Saturday, there always seems to be music and flashing lights coming from the bar – the party seems to never end.

Walking to the fellows seemed like a good idea at the time

Party goers enjoying a night out at 147

On a night out and looking for an indie nightclub to end the night out, the newly renamed 147 Scholars has been the place to go for years.

Corn! If you’re planning on putting on your dancing shoes and bouncing on I Am the Resurrection (and singing the chorus at the wrong time), consider a cab, because it’s a deceptively long walk!

If you’ve had multiple drinks around town and are planning a walk to Scholars, remember it’s on FAR Gosford Street – the clue is on the name – and many revelers often forget how long it can take. when three leaves blowing in the wind.

Craven Street Race

Craven Street in Chapelfields
Craven Street in Chapelfields

A nice little pub crawl starting up or down a residential road between Earlsdon and Chapplefields. Most of the pubs are relatively quiet and cozy, especially during the week, until you get down to the Four Ps which always seems to have some sort of gig going on.

Elsewhere on the Strip, the Hearsall Inn is like a true slice of the Emerald Isle right here in the middle of England – their Guinness is so legendary they’ve won awards! There is also the Nursery Tavern nearby which has some lovely authentic beers.

Leave a trail of breadcrumbs going to the toilet in Wetherspoons

The Flying Standard is perhaps Cov’s most famous Wetherspoons pub. Due to its location and setting, this is a good place to start a night out – fairly central and since there is usually no music, you can start your night off with a chat without having to shout.

However, if you need the toilet, be prepared, especially if your party is downstairs as the toilet is a trip!

Getting money before going to the Kasbah is a nightmare

If you have ever tried to get money from the ATM near Creams before going to the Kasbah, you will know all about it.

The Colly has an ATM inside, but since you have to pay to use it, many don’t like it. However, not all of the bars in the venue accept the card, so sometimes you need to have some cash on you.

Because of this, the machine above sees a lot of action from people remembering their previous trips that they’ll need cash, and sometimes the queue at the hole in the wall is too. larger than that of the club.

Kebabish is the one

Historic Spon Street
Historic Spon Street

If you come out of Jumpin Jaks aka JJ’s, it’s more than likely that you’re heading to Spon Street in search of two things: food and a homecoming.

Kebabish on Spon Street stands out from other restaurants on the Medieval Road, and stumbling down it with a kebab in one hand and the other while trying (and let’s face it, probably failing) to hail a cab is the standard end of many a night on the tiles at Cov.

Coventry Cross / Sherbourne River

If you’ve had a quiet pint from Cov’s Cross after drinking, there’s a good chance an old boy several pints deep has told you about the River Sherbourne and how the only way to see it in the downtown is to watch from a window of this same boozer.

The Sherbourne is one of the city’s best-known rivers and the only one that runs through the city center. However, since it is underground, passing under the Burges, some don’t really know it.

But many city drinkers know this little geography fact because they learned about it while having a drink at Coventry Cross – which by the way is a great downtown pub with some of the cheapest pints you’ll find. in Coventry.

So the next time you’re there, take a look out the lower window in front of the bar and see the river in all its glory.

Forgive me rose

If you’ve been out later than you planned and might be in the doghouse when you get home and all the next day, find the lady wondering if downtown sells roses – it sometimes even shows up in the clubs themselves.

The woman is older, normally wears a traditional gypsy dress and has a bouquet of single roses which helped to avoid many arguments!

The aftershave man on the toilet could rhyme for England

Every guy in Cov, at one point or another, will have had a human aftershave in the toilets at bars or clubs across town in exchange for a little change.

And we all laughed like kids at the way they often sing bawdy, very slightly risky songs in an attempt to get you to part with the change clinking in your pocket as you end up at the urinal.

£ 1 for Jean-Paul Gaultier’s spray on a man who rhymes with … well, you get it.

We’re sure we missed a few, so let us know in the comments below – but keep it clean!

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