Three students sit in Main Bar, dimly lit.

The Union is home to three bars, each with its own atmosphere and special drinks!

See our opening times here.

Main Bar is busy with people sitting around tables and chatting.

Main Bar

From sunrise to sunset, Main Bar transforms seamlessly to suit your needs. Kickstart your day with a study session over breakfast or lunch, and as the sun sets, immerse yourself in the vibrant night scene. Enjoy competitively priced drinks in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Renowned as one of the town's most popular student bars, Main Bar is where the day's productivity seamlessly transitions into night-time camaraderie.

See our Main Bar Weekday Menu  or our Weekend Menu


Booking Main Bar

Main Bar can be booked for events, but not private functions. See Book a space for more info.

Sandy pulls a pint at the bar, he is smiling and wearing a tie with images of Looney Tunes characters.

Sandy's Bar

Nestled behind Main Bar is Sandy's, a tribute to our late Bar Manager, Sandy. The décor reflects Sandy's eclectic tie collection, adding a unique touch to the ambiance.

Sandy's offers a selection of draught beers, creating a perfect setting for diverse gatherings. Fully equipped for entertainment, this space hosts small music events, stand-up comedy, karaoke nights, and sports screenings, ensuring there's always something exciting happening at Sandy's.

Booking Sandy's Bar
  • Capacity: 100 (seated)
  • Cost: depends on ticketing, contact DoES@
    • If you require the bar itself, there is a minimum spend of £75/hour. You will be liable to cover any difference, up to £300.
  • Audiovisual equipment:
    • Two wired microphones
    • Speaker system
    • Projector

See Book a space for more info.

Two cocktails site on the bar in Beacon.

Beacon Bar

Welcome to Club Beacon, a vibrant and bustling nightclub that sets the pulse of the night. With an electrifying atmosphere and a top-tier bar, Club Beacon is the ultimate destination for those seeking an unforgettable nightlife experience.

Featuring captivating views along Market Street, celebrate special moments or unwind with friends in the plentiful St Andrews night scene. As the night comes alive, we're waiting for you. Join us at Club Beacon, where every visit promises excitement, energy, and a night to remember.

Booking Beacon Bar
  • Capacity: 140
  • Hire cost: £50, to cover staffing
    • If you require the bar itself, there is also a £75/hour minimum spend. You are liable to cover any difference, up to £300.
    • There is an additional £50 fee if you require the bar in Beacon or Sandys to be open.
  • Audiovisual equipment:
    • 1 wireless microphone
    • Ceiling speakers for background music

See Book a space for more info.

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