What Is Bournemouth Nightlife Like? 10 Best Places In 2022

Looking for the best places to go to for a night out in Bournemouth? Well look no further!

Bournemouth is a fantastic town on the south coast, and is one of the top places for nights out. There are plenty of bars and clubs to choose from.

Our student accommodation in Bournemouth is, luckily for you, based in the town centre. So it’s close to all the bars and clubs you could possibly ever want to try.

Whether you are looking for live music or a cocktail bar, we’re here to help you – so keep on scrolling!

1. The Vault Nightclub

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Starting off this list is The Vault – the newest nightclub in Bournemouth!

It is open on weekends till 5pm. With friendly staff and good food to boot, you are guaranteed to have a great night.

On top of weekends, it hosts events where you can find all kinds of music and DJs – don’t forget to request guestlist entry to get in early!

For more information go check out their Facebook page.

2. Bar So

man behind the dj decks

If mouth-watering cocktails, party loving resident DJs and good vibes are what you are looking for, then Bar So is the one for you!

It is just a 5 min taxi journey away from our Bournemouth student accommodation, so you won’t have to spend much of your £££ on lifts.

They have a student night every Monday from 5pm-12am, called I Love Sam’s Mum. Brought to you by A-list and Suddenly Funk, you can guarantee yourself a crazy night.

But you’re not limited to that! 

Start the weekend in style with Fire Fridays – a night of miami house and urban anthems.

Then continue the fun with Paradisco Saturdays – get your dancing shoes on as dj Tomsy leads you through the night with house, hip hop, r&b and party classics.

If you want an early start to your night, why don’t you try out their cocktail masterclass? It includes 1 welcome drink, 2 cocktail creations and 1 shot to finish! All you need is at least 6 people and it only costs £27.50!

Keep up with all their events on their Facebook page

3. DNA Bar

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Want to feel like a pop/rock star? Well DNA bar has everything you need!

With their Karaoke bar, you can enjoy an amazing experience with all your friends. Plus, check out their drinks menu for a cheap selection of your favourite beverages. They even have mocktails if you are looking for a non-alcoholic option.

You can find the bar open Tuesday to Saturday, from 6pm onwards and it’s only a 5 min walk from our Bournemouth student accommodation, saving you from spending £££ on taxis.

Check out their Facebook page for all the events.

4. Halo

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Halo is known as the destination nightclub of the south coast UK and has won the ‘best club’ award three times.

With dedicated student nights, celebrity guests and world famous DJs this nightclub is not one to miss! So go check out their events! 

They open from 10pm-3am Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, perfect for a good weekend of partying.

They also have their own app, so make sure to go and download it for exclusive offers, deals, events and discounts!

For more information check out Facebook.

5. Canvas

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Is live music your jam? Canvas is Bournemouth’s only Loft Bar and Live Lounge.

With high quality live acts and DJs, award winning bartenders and incredible cocktails – what more could you ask for?

The Live Lounge is the perfect party space with a large fully stocked bar and large seated booths.

The Cocktail Bar has a mind blowing array of whiskey, rum and gins alongside beautiful champagne, wine and cocktail offerings.

The Green Room is the newest addition. It is their ‘secret bar’, available for hire with an extensive gin menu and offers something totally different to the rest of the building.

So, whatever you are looking for, we’re sure you will find it here.

They are open Fridays and Saturdays 9pm-2am and there’s even free entry before 10:30pm on Saturdays. There is always something on so head on down there for a fun night to remember.

Check out their Facebook for more details.

6. DYMK Bar & Club

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DYMK is Bournemouth’s award winning gay bar and club.

It opens from 7pm every Wednesday to Saturday, and from 4pm on Sundays.

It has a warm and friendly atmosphere and serves a huge variety of drinks. There’s seating space for you to relax on a sofa, or on their heated smoking terrace.

In the evening, the DJs fire up the music, turning the bar into a place to party and socialise.

Based in the town centre, it’s only a 5 min taxi journey from our student accommodation.

Check out Facebook for more information.

7. Revolution

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Revolution – Bournemouth’s most-loved cocktail bar and restaurant. 

Offering a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, there is plenty to experience at Revolution which is open every day from 12pm.

With resident DJs, club and theme nights you’re guaranteed to have one of the best nights Bournemouth has to offer.

Fancy trying something new? Why don’t you join one of their cocktail masterclasses!

Check out their Facebook page for more information.

8. Sound Circus Alternative Bar

rock and roll bar in bournemouth

Love rock music? Well Sound Circus Alternative Bar might just be the place for you.

With heavy rock leanings, it is popular with students for its loud music and drink specials.

It opens from 3pm every day so go grab your friends and head on down for some cheap drinks

Check out their Facebook for more information.


cocktails with friends in bournemouth nightlife

Looking for a calm but fun night out? XOXO provides a great atmosphere, food and drink, day or night.

So, if you’re looking for some late night cocktails and a relaxing evening, head on down to XOXO, open every day till 12am.

With only a 7 min walk from your student accommodation in Bournemouth, we wouldn’t be surprised if this became your favourite place to hang out.

10. Smokin’ Aces – Cocktail Bar & Whiskey Lounge

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Feeling like a party? Smokin’ Aces Cocktail Bar & Whiskey Lounge is the place to be!

A leading bar within the industry and an integral part of the Bournemouth nightlife, with high quality cocktails, award-winning bartenders and live music, you will definitely want to check this place out.

Opens Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm onwards.

It’s only a 5 min taxi journey from our student accommodation in the town centre. Saving you £££, so convenient!

Check out their instagram to get a taste of what you can expect.

Does Bournemouth Have A Good Nightlife?

Overall, if you’re wondering what Bournemouth’s nightlife is like, we would describe it as all-inclusive. No matter what you are looking for Bournemouth will have something for you.

So whether you want a relaxing night with cocktails and food or living it up till the early hours, there are plenty of options for you to choose from.

We hope you found our Bournemouth nightlife guide helpful, and that you enjoy your night out. You never know, maybe you’ve found your new fav place.

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