Eating, drinking, and nightlife

The University is surrounded by a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars.

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Eating out

Contemporary restaurants, independent eateries, bars, and social spaces surround the University. For such a small city we have an immense range of different cuisines - from the more traditional Indian, Chinese or Italian, to the less common Greek, Afro-Caribbean, Turkish, or Lebanese.  

If you are vegetarian or vegan, you will also find plenty of options, with some specialist vegan restaurants (including a Mexican) and others with extensive vegan offerings. 

Dundee also boasts a vibrant coffee culture that has been steadily growing in recent years. Whether you're a dedicated coffee connoisseur or just looking for a cosy place to unwind or catch up on your studies, you'll find a place that suits you.

If you're after more than just a caffeine fix, you'll find some coffee shops feature art exhibitions, live music, and poetry readings.

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Dundee has plenty happening in the evenings. The bars and restaurants of Perth Road and Westport (beside the University's City Campus) are particularly popular with students. If live music is your thing then there are dedicated venues such as Beat Generator and Duck Slattery's. There's also a thriving music scene in several local pubs where you can catch a band or attend an open mic night.

There are three cinemas spread across the city. Cineworld and Odeon show all the latest big budget releases while DCA cinema (just a couple of minutes walk from campus) screens an eclectic mix of popular and independent films.

Of course, many students choose to stay on campus and go out to the Students' Union where you'll find a diverse range of events, live music, and themed parties.