Exeter drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Microbrewery in Exeter

Fat Pig

There are few better spots for a pint in town than this fine craft brewery, which makes its own ales and brews its own gin, vodka and more 'experimental' spirits. It's a pleasant space, with quirky decor and fixture…
Microbrewery in Exeter

Beer Engine

The decor in this former railway hotel is varnished floorboards, leather settles and exposed red brick, but the best bit is downstairs: the brewery's gleaming stainless-steel tubs and tubes. The building's past is t…
Pub in Exeter

Old Firehouse

Step into the snug, candlelit interior of this Exeter institution and instantly feel at home. Dried hops hang from rafters above flagstone floors and walls of exposed stone. The range of draught ciders and cask ales…
Bar in Exeter

On the Waterfront

In 1835 this was a warehouse, now its red-brick, barrel-vaulted ceilings stretch back from a thoroughly modern bar. The tables outside are a popular spot for a riverside pint.
Gay & Lesbian in Exeter


At Exeter's main LGBT venue you'll find two bars, club nights, classy cocktails, funky lights, glittery features and crowds of people having a good time.
Club in Exeter


A students' late-night favourite, with nights devoted to indie, electro, house and cheesy club classics.
Bar in Exeter

Cosy Club

The Exeter Cosy Club outpost occupies a former 1920s hospital X-ray department. The vibe is buzzy; the clientele is smart; and the decor is a mix of chintzy and industrial chic.
Wine Bar in Exeter

Old Timers

Scuffed floorboards, crowded-in tables and walls smothered in an eyebrow-raising array of collectables set the scene at this atmospheric drinking den.