Northampton has an exciting mix of nightlife to suit all ages and tastes, whether you are planning a night out with friends, a romantic dinner for two, or an evening at the cinema, you will find it here. If you fancy relaxing with an exotic cocktail in one of the cosmopolitan champagne or vodka bars, or partying until the early morning to the sounds hip DJ’s or a live band there’s plenty to choose from. For more relaxed entertainment, why not catch a show at a leading theatre or head along to your local cinema. Perhaps its a quiet drink with friends or family after a day exploring the county or visiting one of the many country parks, you are after you’ll find some outstanding contemporary and historic pubs in Northampton, some of which are centuries old and offer an insight into the enchanting history of the county.
Northampton Nights Out – Places to Eat
Alternatively there are a range of contemporary gastropubs and quaint inns dotted around the county offering delicious, award-winning meals and with many establishments open for both lunch and dinner they’re a great place to relax and unwind. Northampton offers a huge range of fantastic places to eat and drink and caters for all tastes. Enjoy fine foods in award winning Michelin starred restaurants or less formal dining in gastropubs, international restaurants, and cosy, traditional inns. Afternoon tea is a necessary treat, at one of many traditional tearooms. Take your taste-buds for a tour of Northamptonshire – trying out some of the most tempting venues. Sample local produce –fresh – field foraged – organic – or something more exotic. Whatever your taste, you are sure to enjoy some of the most welcoming, old-fashioned hospitality in the world.
Northampton Nights Out – Bars & Clubs
In Northampton, the town centre is full of contemporary bars and clubs ranging from jazz and cocktail bars to live music venues and club nights. Start your evening on Kettering Road or enjoy a champagne cocktail at Corkers Wine Bar or Metros on Wellingborough Road. A short walk into the middle of town will lead you to Bridge Street, packed with bars such as Fat Cat, Balloon Bar, Mars Bar and Revolution. To dance the night away to the latest hits and 80′s favourites, head down to Chicago’s Rock Cafe on the Market Square. The town’s clubs cover all music genres from funky house and drum and bass to the freshest club mixes and hip hop sounds. If you want to party into the small hours then get along to Club NME at the Roadmender, Time and Envy, Luxe, Fever, Legends, or Soundhaus for the latest club nights and great DJ’s.
Northampton Nights Out – Theatres and Cinemas
Choose either Victorian opulence or contemporary design at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate theatres. Built in 1884 in the ornate, Italianate style, the Royal is the longest surviving repertory theatre in the country, producing a host of highly acclaimed productions every year. The Derngate, a major large-scale venue, presents up to 400 productions and special events each year. Moviegoers are spoilt for choice with cinemas. You can take the best in world cinemas, old classics, Hollywood to Bollywood, and children’s matinees at Northampton’s alternative film theatre – the Forum Cinema at Lings Forum. The latest box office hits and multi-screen cinemas at Cineworld and Vue can be found in Northampton, whilst the Odeon is located in nearby Kettering.