Bournemouth has some of the liveliest bars, clubs and pubs on the south coast of England and you definitely don’t have to dig deep to see why it’s so popular. Though, with so much to choose from, when on astag weekend in Bournemouthit can be hard to know where to start. But never fear, with our expert bar crawl guide you’ll get to explore the best spots in town in no time.
The route begins at Aruba, a laid-back beach bar where you can watch the sun go down over Bournemouth’s beach. It then ends at one of Bournemouth’s hottest lounge bars, Le Chic. It turns into a nightclub in the late evenings so you and your mates can finish your bar crawl with a top night out.
This easy-going bar overlooks Bournemouth’s award-winning beach and is a cool hangout spot for both tourists and Bournemouth locals. Even in winter, you’ll feel like you're on holiday in this bright venue thanks to the palm trees, lanterns and glittery disco balls. In the evenings the lights go down and the dance floor gets packed with revellers enjoying the DJs mix of club classics and pop hits. It's a real taste of the Mediterranean in the middle of the British southern coast.
This swish and swanky bar is definitely one of the classiest destinations in Bournemouth. The exclusive multi-level venue has an upmarket feel and a glamorous atmosphere thanks to the low-lighting and luxurious decor. Head here in the early evening to sip on champagne on the heated sun terrace. Then later on in the evening, get your mates onto the dancefloor and enjoy one of the big-name DJs that play here.
The Lost Paradise
This Bali-themed bar is a taste of tropical paradise set on Bournemouth’s popular Exeter road. The venue is the perfect mix of a late-night cocktail bar, barbeque restaurant and nightclub.You can kick off the weekend Island style at the venue’s famous Tribal Thursdays or, keep the weekend going at the venue’s Coco Loco Monday nights. So, grab a pineapple-clad drink and get on the dancefloor!
This laid-back cocktail lounge has a cool “downtown” atmosphere and a super friendly team of bartenders. There’s no entry fee, no dress code, no VIP area - anyone is welcome in this fun and easy-going venue. They even offer every visitor their own bespoke cocktail, just tell the bartenders your favourite flavours and they’ll mix you up your very own signature drink. Enjoy these while listening to the live bands and DJ sets playing throughout the week.
Dance and drink in a sea of neon colours at this lounge bar and nightclub located along the lively Old Christchurch Road. Inside you’ll find a stylish mix of colour-changing furniture and 3D wallpaper, with individually decorated VIP areas spread around the venue. Sip on one of the many vibrant cocktails on offer while the resident DJ mixes the best of funk, disco, soul and house.
Booking astag party in Bournemouthwill be a riot, but not all of you will make it through the night, and if the crawl has defeated you, sort yourself out at one of Bournemouth’s many late night eateries.