A bit about us:
The Lounge Bar & Kitchen is Canterbury Christ Church University’s ‘student safe space’. Located at St. Georges Centre, right next to Student Union, and a stone throw from the bustling city centre, The Lounge offers students the chance to host their own events and gives them a say in how to shape the service. We are operated by the University and our main priority is the safety and wellbeing of all our students.
We work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to advocate for student safety in the night-time economy. We work closely with the Student Union to ensure that we are taking a collaborative approach to tackle issues that are important to students and work together to provide students with a safe and secure environment.
The Lounge offers students a daytime and evening venue, providing students with a place to relax and chill out during the day, and a space to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city (and forget your studies and deadlines). Got time with friends between lectures? Fancy a bite to eat and something to drink at the end of a long revision session? Find activities like pool, darts, ping pong, and a selection of games consoles to pass the time, as well as student led activities food fayres, bake sales and student wellbeing activities. The Lounge is a versatile space where throughout the day, the space lends itself well as a place to come and focus on your studies, providing a soft atmosphere and plenty of workspace and power outlets for comfort and convenience. Breathe easy and try daytime at The Lounge.
Offering great value food, high quality food throughout the day, from light bites over lunch to dining out on our burgers and wraps for dinner. Our contemporary menu is a popular feature at the Lounge.
Come the evening, depending on the night depends on the tempo at the Lounge. On our busier nights, vibrancy and energy hits The Lounge. Themed events take the limelight, singular and weekly events take the stage. Weekly Student Union led events like Society Takeover and Final Whistle give our students the reason to call this place home! Final Whistle celebrates the Christ Church sporting achievements of the day’s BUCS matches, while Society Takeover really does what it says - Christ Church Societies hosting an evening themed to their own choosing. These nights are designed to bring together students and societies from across the University to join and celebrate in the diversity that is our student body.
The Lounge hosts regular nights of Karaoke and DJ sets to party away till close. The Big Quiz on Sunday evenings is one of our most popular nights and offers a professionally hosted quiz night with quiz masters taking a different spin on quiz hosting with a comedic undertone throughout. The Chase the Ace format means big jackpot prizes every week with the prize pot rolling over until someone catches the Ace.
The Lounge is known for offering the biggest screen in Canterbury, The Lounge really is the place to catch live sport on TV. With Sky Sports, catch Super Sunday, or the Formula 1 with our must try roast dinner!
We support our CCCU LGBTQI+ community and the student LGBT society, with The Lounge a space everyone feels welcome, respected and comfortable with being who they are. Frequently seeing LGBT+ events lead by the Society and The Lounge. Offering a positive place, where inclusion is celebrated.
The Lounge is currently closed for summer and will reopen in September for the new academic year. Keep an eye out for dates and opening hours on our socials below.