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A Guide to the Best Preston Night Out

Preston isn’t just amazing architecture, community spirit and rich history, you know. There’s so much fun to be had on a Preston night out. From delicious food to fabulous bars & clubs – this northern city has it all. Here’s our guide to the best Preston night out!

Start as You Mean to Go On

All great nights out start with a tasty meal to line your stomach! Treat yourself to a little slice of luxury at The Carriage – soon to be one of Preston’s most popular restaurants.

The Carriage

Set amongst the grandeur of the Shankly Hotel Preston, The Carriage will follow suit from Liverpool’s The Bastion Bar & Restaurant. With it’s warm, homely feel paired with incredible food made with local fare, this new restaurant is set to be the best of its kind in Lancashire.

Head to a Cocktail Bar (or Two!)

There’s nothing quite like a cocktail or two to get things going on a night out in Preston. The city has loads of brilliant cocktail bars, but these are some of our favourites.

Lofty’s Cocktail Emporium


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If you hadn’t guessed from its name, Lofty’s is unique, quirky and unlike any cocktail bar you’ll have been to before. Expect the weird, the wonderful and the whimsical as you sip a stunning cocktail amongst birdcages and hot air balloons!



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Preston’s only 360-degree bar has a lively atmosphere and amazing mixologists on hand to get your night started on the right foot. They have a wide-ranging cocktail menu which caters for anyone and everyone – so even the pickiest of drinkers in your friendship group can enjoy a tipple!



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Kuckoo serves cocktails – but not as you know it. Their twists on classic cocktail recipes make for a memorable drinking experience, all with an incredibly chic all-red interior that provides the perfect setting for your Preston night out.

Be Entertained

There are plenty of places in Preston to catch a bit of live theatre, go to a gig or dance to your favourite DJs all night long.

Preston Guild Hall


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The Guild Hall is the perfect spot to inject some culture into your night out in Preston. From live music to Bongo’s Bingo – there’s always something going on here.

Baluga Bar & Club


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Dance the night away at Baluga Bar & Club – one of Preston’s best late-night haunts with a warm, cosmopolitan feel. Great for those who want to get some wear out of their dancing shoes!

53 Degrees


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Live music venue 53 Degrees plays host to some of the best bands & DJs in the business. With bands like The Pigeon Detectives, Marina and the Diamonds and Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Club all having played at the venue, events here are not to be missed.

Staying at The Shankly Preston

We can’t wait until we open the doors to The Shankly Hotel in Preston and can begin to welcome our wonderful guests to stay – especially after they’ve enjoyed Preston’s fabulous nightlife and culture.

The Best Date Ideas in Preston

With so many amazing places to visit on a Preston night out, it can be hard to decide where to go! We hope our guide has helped you to figure out where you and your friends will be heading on your next night out.

Plus, when The Shankly Hotel opens its doors, you won’t have to travel far to get back to your luxury hotel room located in the very heart of this vibrant Northern city! Stay updated on our progress by following us on Facebook.