Well as we visited during off season we didn't see much nightlife. Where we were staying there was entertainment provided such as a quiz night, bingo, cabaret show etc. Off site we went to a couple of different restaurants in Ayr but other than that we didn't see much to do in the evening.
Dress Code: On site the dess code was "wear what you like". Jeans and trainers were fine. Even the restaurants we visited you didn't really need to dress up.
If you fancy a drink in a traditional Scottish bar (and I mean a traditional traditional bar - not one that's been created out of an ACME do-it-yourself traditional bar kit), then try Geordie's Byre.
> serve excellent real ales (Deuchars is the regular and another 3 or 4 ever-changing guest ales, mostly from England, but more and more from Scotland as well)
> have excellent prices
> have nearly 100 malt whiskies and around 30 rums to choose from; and
> all the usual 'normal' beers.
They also have one or two wheat beers in the fridge plus a collection of posh crisps for the more discerning crisp eater.
They have won a variety of awards for best regional and Scottish real ale pub of the year and are the current CAMRA Ayrshire and Galloway Pub of the Year winners.
Dress Code: No football colours, especially not Kilmarnock football colours.
Otherwise, customers have been known to turn up in all sorts of apparel.
I wouldn't dare to write about places which are maybe no longer there but rest assured, we found some great places and I still remember Ayr as one of the best places ever for night life. Maybe because you don't expect it and because people were friendly and fun. I remember us going to a place called Fatman's Speakeasy, although the name of the disco afterwards has escaped me :-)))