fresher guide to Bangor

News at Dafydd Hardy Students | 20/09/2021


Going Out
Check your student union website to keep up with upcoming fresher’s events. Here are a few of the top student hot spots in Bangor:
 

Academi  
Establishment Students Union Club
Entry Fee Varies but free to those in Halls
Opening Hours Mon - Sat (10pm-3am)
Social Media @Academi_Bangor
Address Deiniol Rd, Bangor, LL57 2UW
 
Belle Vue  
Establishment Bar & Food
Entry Fee Free
Opening Hours 11am - 1am all week
Social Media The Belle Vue Facebook
Address Holyhead Rd, Bangor LL57 2EU
 
Bar Uno  
Establishment Student Cafe & Sports Bar
Entry Fee Free
Opening Hours 11am - 11pm all week
Social Media Bar Uno
Address Ffriddoedd Rd, Bangor LL57 2JW
 
Skerries  
Establishment Pub with live music
Entry Fee Free
Opening Hours Mon-Sun 11am-midnight
Social Media The Skerries Official Facebook
Address 374 High St, Bangor LL57 1YE

Food Food Food
Whatever type of food you’re craving, Bangor has it! Here are a few of the student favourites in the area for you to check out: 
 
Voltaire  
Establishment Restaurant
Cuisine Vegan
In/Out/Delivery Dine-in & Takeaway
Social @voltairebangor
Address 25 Garth Rd, Bangor, LL57 2SE
 
Coco Vanille  
Establishment Cafe
Cuisine Donuts, Coffee, Smoothies
In/Out/Delivery Dine-in & Takeaway
Social @cocovanillebangor
Address 234 High Street, Bangor LL57 1PA
 
Blue Sky Cafe  
Establishment Cafe & Taproom
Cuisine Organic & Fair Trade Produce
In/Out/Delivery Dine-in & Takeaway
Social @blueskycafebangor
Address 236 High Street, Bangor LL57 1PA
 
Clio Lounge  
Establishment Restaurant
Cuisine Varied & Cocktails
In/Out/Delivery Dine-in
Social @cliolounge
Address 276 High Street, Bangor LL57 1YE
 
Mike's Bites  
Establishment Cafe
Cuisine All Day Breakfast
In/Out/Delivery Dine-in & Takeaway
Social @mikes_bites
Address 18 Holyhead Road, Bangor LL57 2EG

Shopping
Whether its clothes, groceries, gadgets, stationery or homeware, Bangor usually has you covered but its no shopping mecca:
 
Retail  
Deiniol Shopping Centre Claire’s, Accessorize, Shoezone and more
Bangor High Street New Look, JD sports, Holland & Barrett and more
Next Caernarfon Road by big Tesco
Matalan Caernarfon Road by McDonalds
TK Maxx Caernarfon Road by big Tesco
 
Groceries  
Morrisons Holyhead Road, Bangor
Tesco Caernarfon Road, Bangor
Aldi Garth Road, Bangor
Asda Farrar Road, Bangor
Lidl High Street, Bangor
M&S South Circular Road, Bangor
Home Bargins Caernarfon Road, Bangor
Oriental Grocery Holyhead Road, Bangor
 
Misc  
Curry's PC World Caernarfon Road, Bangor
W H Smith High Street, Bangor
The Range Caernarfon Road, Bangor
B&Q Caernarfon Road, Bangor
Sports Direct Caernarfon Road, Bangor
Pets at Home Caernarfon Road, Bangor
 
Health & Fitness
One of the singlehandedly best ways to get through university is having a regular workout routine. Luckily for you, Bangor offers a variety of sports and fitness exercises for you to choose from including many clubs & socities too:
 
Byw'n Iach Bangor  
Facilities Swimming pools with diving boards, fitness room & weights rooms
Activites Yoga, Swimming, Training & more
Price £21.30 per month on a 12 month contract
Opening Mon-Fri (7am-9pm), Sat (8am-4pm), Sun (8am-7:30pm)
Website https://www.bywniach.cymru/en/
Address Bethel Rd, Bangor LL57 2SD 
 
Fitness First  
Facilities Swimming pool, fitness room, weights, sauna and more
Activites Classes: strength, cardio, cycle, fight, mind & body and personal trainers available
Price First month free, £32 for students 
Opening Mon-Fri (6am-9pm), Sat-Sun (8am-9pm)
Website https://www.fitnessfirst.co.uk/find-a-gym/bangor/
Address Caernarfon Rd, Bangor LL57 4TJ
 
Enzoe Health & Fitness  
Facilities Private Gym
Activites Personal training and boot camps
Price £25 per month for a standard gym membership
Opening Mon-Thurs (6:30am-9pm), Fri (6:30am-8pm), Sat (9am-5pm), Sun (10am-2pm)
Website https://enzonefitness.co.uk/
Address Station Rd, Bangor LL57 1LZ
 
Brailsford (Bangor Uni)  
Facilities Indoor facilities for a whole range of sport and fitness activities
Activites Weight training, aerobic classes, indoor cricket, squash, trampolining and more
Price £28 per month or £5 pay as you go
Opening Mon-Fri (7am-10pm), Sat-Sun (8:30am-8pm)
Website https://www.bangor.ac.uk/brailsford/index.php.en
Address Canolfan Brailsford, Ffriddoedd Rd, Bangor LL57 2EH
 
Bangor has so much to offer and this is just a VERY small snapshot of whats available. We'll keep updating this list and adding new recommendations throughout the year, send us yours! We'll be adding coffee shops, entertainment venues, indie shops and more.