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LATE NIGHT BARS & CLUBS:
Margaritas, 5 Orange Street. Untill 12:30am Mon-Sat. London style cocktail lounge & bistro. Canterbury's newest bar, free entry.
Chill, St George's Place. 6 nights a week, until 02:00am Mon-Wed and until 03:00am Thu-Sat. Young crowd.
Club Chemistry, Station Road East. Mon-Sat until 2am. Large club on 3 floors with different music on each. Young crowd.
Alberrys, 38 St Margaret's Street. Mon-Sat until 2am. Wine/cocktail bar with small but popular nightclub in the basement.
The Loft, 5-6 St Margaret's Street. Until 00:30 Sun-Wed & 02:30am Thurs-Sat. Cocktail bar with dj/club nights.
The Cuban, 41-43 High Street. Cocktail bar with Latin music club nights Wed/Thu 9-1am and Fri/Sat 10-2am. Free entry.
The Ballroom, 15 Orange Street. Quirky cocktail bar/music venue with live blues on Tues, other live music Weds/Thurs (open mic on alternate Weds), djs until 00:30am on Fri/Sat/Sun, 2 for 1 cocktails until 02:30am on Mondays. Free entry.
Bramley's Bar, 15 Orange Street. Bohemian venue next to The Ballroom. Same address but has its own door on street level.
Old Brewery Tavern, Stour Street. Pub & restaurant by day, with djs on Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat evenings until 2am.
The Lady Luck St Peter's Street. Alternative/Rock bar. Open till 1am Mon-Thurs, Fri & Sat 2am and 11pm Sundays. Serves lunch during the day, with produce sourced from Canterbury's Goods shed. Regular Dj
Beer Cart Arms, 14-15 Beer Cart Lane. Pub with live music on Thurs and varied club nights including djs until 01:00am Fri/Sat and a metal night one Tuesday a month.
PictureHouse, 49a St Peter's Street. DJs on Fri/Sat, occasional live music. Open until 12:30am.
Essence, 11 Butchery Lane. Wine bar.
Bridge Place Manor. Over 30s nightclub in the village of Bridge about 3 miles south. Last Sat of the month, 8pm-2am, smart dress.
Within the line of the city walls (central area):
The Bell & Crown, 10-11 Palace St: Lively freehouse with real fire, good reputation for real ale. Outside seating on historic Palace Street.
The Parrot, 1-9 Church Lane St Radigunds: Historic 14th century Shepherd Neame-owned building. Sadly no longer has the pet parrot which gave the pub its name. Serves food. Secluded garden.
The Jolly Sailor, 75 Northgate. Lively pub along the "King's Mile".
The Cherry Tree, 10 Whitehorse Lane: Small historic 14th century freehouse with a lively bohemian vibe.
The Foundry, Whitehorse Lane: The city's only pub with its own onsite microbrewery. Serves food during the day. Upstairs bar and dance area.
The Thomas Becket, 21 Best Lane: "The country pub in the city", adorned with traditional hanging hops.
The Millers Arms, 2 Mill Lane: Shepherd Neame pub attractively located by riverside weir.
The Dolphin, 17 St Radigund's St: Civilised atmosphere, lawned garden. Local real aleas and CAMRA Gold Award 2012.
The Old Buttermarket, The Buttermarket: Surprisingly deep pub in historic city centre square opposite cathedral gates. A Nicholson's Inn.
The White Hart, Worthgate Place: Shepherd Neame pub in quiet corner of city by Dane John Gardens. Large, secluded lawned garden.
The Three Tuns, Watling Street: Historic building, somewhat modernised inside by The Original Pub Company. Concrete beer garden.
The Blind Dog, 13 Rosemary Lane: Independent freehouse off the beaten track. Shows sports.
Casey’s, 5 Butchery Lane. Shepherd Neame-owned 'Irish' pub. Live music often.
La Trappiste, 1-2 Sun St/15-17Guildhall St: Wide selection of Belgian beers.
Seven Stars, 1 Orange Street. Shows sports.
The Canterbury Tales, 12 The Friars: Directly opposite the Marlowe Theatre. Open later at night.
The Cricketers, 14 St Peter's St: Traditional Shepherd Neame pub on the main street.
The Black Griffin, 40 St Peter's St. On the main street by the Westgate Towers.
The Carpenters Arms, 102 Black Griffin Lane: Out-of-the-way pub with pool tables.St Dunstan's (historic area immediately northwest of Westgate Towers):
The Bishop’s Finger, 13 St Dunstan's St. Busy, historic pub, popular with students. Sky sports.
The Unicorn Inn, 61 St Dunstan's St. Traditional freehouse, renowned for real ales. Serves pub food through the day. The only pub in Canterbury with a bar billiards table.
The Monument, St Dunstan's St. Shepherd Neame sports pub.
The Eight Bells, 34 London Road Well run nicely presented "local" pub with a garden.South-east of city walls; just outside centre, within walking distance:
The Flying Horse, 1 Dover St: 16th century coaching inn, directly opposite the city wall.
The New Inn, 19 Havelock St: Traditional back-street local, renowned for real ales.
Two Sawyers, 58 Ivy Lane: Small traditional pub, with garden. A Pubmaster inn.
Old City Bar, 2 Oaten Hill Place: Lively bar, very busy after work. Huge secluded & lawned walled garden with games.
Cross Keys, 24 Oaten Hill: Spors bar. Concreted beer garden by a busy road junction.
The Phoenix, 67 Old Dover Road: Traditional pub, very highly regarded for real ales.
Bat & Ball, 163 Old Dover Road: Opposite the cricket ground.
The Two Doves, 25 Nunnery Fields: Small, out-of-the-way pub.
Northgate (immediately north-east of centre by Kingsmead roundabout):
The Penny Theatre, Northgate: Lively "Scream" chain pub, popular with students. Gets very busy on promotional days, often with a queue. Sensible to arrive early on these days!
Tally Ho, 7 Clyde Street. Back-street pub.
Run Of The Mill, 47 Sturry Road: Sports & karaoke pub.
Wincheap (south-west of centre):
The Kings Head, 204 Wincheap: Traditional beamed inn.
Maidens Head, 28 Wincheap. Regular live music.
The Imperial, 48 Martyrs Field Road: Back-street pub.
St Stephen's (about 1 mile north of centre):Ye Olde Beverlie, St Stephen's Green: Shepherd Neame pub on historic 'village green' by almshouses. Serves food. Closest pub to University of Kent.