Nightclubs in Waterloo Region

By: Matt Filart, June 29th

University life is known for its wild party culture and Waterloo, especially Laurier, is no exception, so naturally there are a ton of different bars and nightclubs for the students to enjoy.


Probably Waterloos most famous student club, seriously my sister who went to Queens knows about Phil’s and she’s never been to Waterloo and if someone ever comes to visit their friend in Waterloo, they’re probably going to make a stop at Phil’s. Phil’s as described by my friend once, is grungy but in a good way, its located in what used to be a basement warehouse and it is known for its cheap drinks and themed nights, don’t get too excited about the drink prices though as there is a $7 cover to get in. Phil’s also has $12 mixed drink pitchers that you can always refill for $6.25.


Pub on King


Pub on King is another really popular spot in Waterloo (which places aren’t though). Pub on King is not just a night club but is also open during the day as a restaurant/bar. For the nightlife end Pub is known for their Tuesday and Thursday nights, where they have $2.25 Jager bombs, which they call Pub bombs. They also serve food at night if you sit at a table or booth and don’t worry, they have debit machines for the tables. Pub on King is also cover free every night so don’t worry about the cover bandit.


I going to be honest and admit that I don’t really like chainsaw that much, but ill try to be unbiased. Chainsaw is a country bar and its main gimmick is that most of the music in the bar is sung by other patrons on the stage, you can select a song and sing it with your buds, which is fun, but honestly listening to other people that are varying degrees of drunk try to sing the same 10 songs gets old. Chainsaw, like pub, also serves food and also has pool tables in the back which are always fun. Chainsaw also has a $3 cover charge, not really my kind of place, but it definitely has its niche.

The Drink 

The Drink is the newest nightclub in Waterloo. Formerly known as Night School, The Drink is definitely trying to have the same vibe as the clubs in Toronto, with bottle girls, sparkles, signs and the DJ is more prominent. Like Pub, The Drink is known for its Tuesdays and Thursdays and they operate similarly to how Night School used to, They have a $5 cover charge and drinks are priced around the same as every bar in the area. They also seem to have partnership with bumble so that’s interesting.