Bath’s pretty well stocked for nightlife, for its size. The Bell Inn on Walcot St usually has live music on, as does the venerable Moles on George St. There’s the Komedia arts venue right in the centre, on Westgate St (sister venue of the Komedia in the Brighton). For more unusual offerings, the Chapel Arts Centre might do the trick: from folk to burlesque, cumbia to delta blues, most tastes are catered for.
If a cosy pub is all you want, the Star Inn, the Bell (above), the Raven, and the Salamander all fit the bill for an evening session. If you set out earlier, a stroll up through the town past the splendid Circus and Royal Crescent will bring you to the corner of Weston Road and the Marlborough Tavern for a well-earned pitstop and pint.
Make sure you visit the Roman Baths and the Thermae Spa too, if you’ve time. Or just save them for a return visit!