The usual student hangouts like Velvet, Bayou, O'Kallaghans, Murphys, Highlands and Big Ben get boring after about the second time you've been there. I would recommend Nash and Le Trio if you're looking for a change. Don't miss the open bar parties organised by the BDE and BDS, especially the soirée parrainage normally held at La Hacienda. Between 10-20 euros per person, but well worth it, although no beer; free drinks are spirits.
There is a huge funfair in November, right next to the river in the city, which is excellent for an evening's entertainment. If you fancy the cinema, then check out the Melville, which shows international/art films, on Tuesday nights for their student discounts.
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