For many partygoers, nightlife is an important part of their love for the town.

In Colchester, there are plenty of places to chose from in and around the city to whet your appetite for a good night out.

Here are some of the best nightlife hotspots in Colchester, according to TripAdvisor.

The Victoria Inn

Found in North Station Road, the Victoria Inn is a hugely popular pub in Colchester.

On TripAdvisor, it is described as a traditional pub which focuses on independent brewers for beer and cider.

It averages a 4.5/5 review from 42 reviews, 31 of which gave it the top score.

Christopher W gave a raring review, saying: “Both myself and my wife were pleased, my wife said hers was mixed perfectly but for me there was five hand pumps with beers I had never tried before.

“We sat outside in the sun. A really good pub.”

BarkingRob echoed this, saying in his review: “Traditional pub with a very good selection of cask ales, ciders and perries. Friendly and welcoming bar staff.”

Walkabout Colchester

“Walkabout is the home of live sport in Colchester” says TripAdvsior.

“With dozens of HDTV's, stadium style seating in front of our big screen and a delicious food menu, we offer everything a sports fan needs.

“At night it turns into the hottest club in town with big events every Friday and Saturday night.”

Found on Head Street, it attracts hundreds of nightlife lovers every evening.

For many, Walkabout is high on the list of venues they head to.

The Fox Inn

Another pub making the TripAdvisor list is the Fox Inn,

Found in East Road in West Mersea the pub has a 4/5 score from 55 reviews.

Nicola B said: “Fantastic venue , wonderful food and lovely service.”

GlamourGirl2009 added: “We visit this pub quite regularly and really love it. The food is fabulous, staff are really friendly and it has a cosy environment.”

The Silk Road Lounge and Cocktail Bar

The Silk Road Lounge and Cocktail Bar is “an outstanding looking venue” says TripAdvisor.

The venue boasts three bars, VIP areas, two dance floors and two DJ boxes.

It also has a huge terrace smoking area with lots of seating and heaters for when it gets cold.

Another strong scorer, the establishment was rated a 4/5 from 40 reviews.

One reviewer, Sonny D, said: “The best venue in Colchester. Staff are amazing and so is the food and drinks. Highly recommend this venue.”

Trotters Bar

Rounding off our list is the Trotters Bar, in Middleborough.

Scoring a 4/5 from 22 reviews, it is a top choice for nightlife in the city.

One commenter, BFB1418, said: “We had our wedding party at Trotters, it was the perfect venue for our crowd of about 70.

“Mark and the team there had everything set up and laid out exactly as we’d asked for, the food was great, huge selection of drinks and we could sort our own music out.

“Lots of comments from our guests about what a great venue it was.”

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