The seaside town of Bournemouth is home to an impressive party scene. Popular with students, friends, hens, stags, and just about everyone in-between, it’s fair to say that the nightlife in Bournemouth is not to be missed.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet bar to enjoy an evening with friends, or a lively club to dance the night away, Bournemouth caters for all types of party-goers.
We have created a list of the top nightlife experiences in Bournemouth and the best clubs that should be on your radar.
Cameo is the largest nightclub in Bournemouth boasting an impressive four rooms. Each room plays a different genre of music, ranging from EDM to RnB. The prices are typical of a night club in Bournemouth, and they serve a brilliant mix of drinks.
The club features the latest sound and lighting systems, luxury VIP booths and table service, with an incredible selection of champagne and cocktails. The crowd tends to be young as the venue is extremely popular with uni students.
With the right group of friends, Cameo makes for a brilliant night out in Bournemouth.
Opening Hours: 10pm – 4am (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday)
Address: Fir Vale Rd, Bournemouth BH1 2JA
What once was a place for pray and forgiveness is now the birthplace of devilish sins and nights you won’t forget. Halo is the south’s most unique nightclub venue, attracting party-goers from around the country.
Nights at Halo are fueled by copious amounts of alcohol, the hottest acts and electrifying strobe lights. The venue has two main floors and one sub VVIP floor, both main floors are equipped with a bountiful bar.
The club is open every Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to 3 am, with the occasional weekday if there’s a special event. Monday is student night at the church. Formally known as Halo Mondays which are usually fancy dress nights.
Friday is usually reserved for DJs and celebrity meet and greets. Religion Saturday are always hosted by the resident DJ, Jay Welch. The church has recently undergone a massive £500k renovation providing the club with a brand new look. Transformations include the toilets, booths, light and sound systems. All booths have been upgraded and fitted with tablets for the convenience of ordering drinks.
Opening Hours: 10pm – 3am (Friday, Saturday & Monday)
Address: Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AQ
The Lost Paradise
The Lost Paradise (commonly referred to as ‘Lost’) is one of the most iconic clubs in Bournemouth. The Lost Paradise is a tropical-themed cocktail bar and club that screams jungle vibes.
The club has a strict dress code and expects customers to be smartly dressed.
Entry to the club is free; however, VIP tables and drink packages are available at an extra charge. The most expensive package is a jaw-dropping £1000 – but in exchange, you receive 10 bottles of spirits, 10 red bulls, and unlimited mixers delivered to your table in a lost branded safari wagon.
Opening Hours: 10pm – 3am (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday)
Address: 30 Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AR
Truth is a moderately new nightclub in Bournemouth, situated in the heart of the town. The international community is fantastic, and the music genre ranges from all around the world.
If you’re looking for a vibrant club to dance and drink until the early hours of the morning, then you need to check out Truth.
Opening Hours: 11pm – 6am (Friday & Saturday)
Address: 20 Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AQ
Eden Garden Bar and Club is a funky nature-themed outdoor bar and club. There is no entry fee; however, occasionally the club hosts events that are ticketed. From the outside, the club looks deceivingly small but once you’re inside you will be amazed at how big it is!
In the bar area, there is a selection of free heated booths and a photo machine which emails you your photos. Drinks are reasonably priced and happy hour is between 4 pm to 7 pm every Sunday to Thursday. They also offer 25% off drinks throughout the week (excluding Saturday).
The outside area is beautifully designed and has a retractable roof – meaning you can enjoy a glass of your favourite poison, whatever the weather!
Opening Hours: 4pm – 11pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), 3pm – 1:30am (Friday & Saturday)
Address: Bournemouth BH2 5AQ
The Old Fire Station
The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth is a unique club that is home to live music, club nights, and student events. There is a diverse range of music played throughout the club, and the atmosphere is always vibrant.
The drinks are very affordable making it no surprise that the club is pretty much dominated exclusively by students. There is a good range of events throughout the year ranging from indie nights to family concerts. No matter what type of scene you are looking for, The Old Fire Station provides something for everyone.
Opening Hours: 10pm – 3am (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Address: 36 Holdenhurst Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH8 8AD
Cheap drinks, good music, lively atmosphere, and top-notch entertainment, Walkabout is Bournemouth’s most popular sports bar.
During the day Walkabout serves a delicious selection of Australian styled food and drinks. At night, the bar turns into an epic party, ranging from karaoke nights to traditional club nights.
Walkabout has several big-screen TV’s making it a popular venue to watch live sporting events.
If you want to party in Aussie style, then don’t miss Walkabout.
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3am (7 Days a week)
Address: 156-164 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1NL
Located in the heart of Bournemouth overlooking the beach, Aruba is hard to miss. It’s the ideal bar and restaurant for day time drinking and lunch in the sun. The outside balcony winds around the building, providing 360-degree views of the pier and beach.
Aruba is known for its fruity cocktails and chilled out vibes. Not only can you enjoy a delicious concoction or two, but you also can learn to mix one yourself in the masterclasses they offer.
Aruba is open every day of the week with extended hours on the weekend. The weekends are when the venue truly transforms into an idyllic beach club. Entry into Aruba is completely free with VIP booths and drink packages available for purchase. The venue has a large dancefloor on the left side and a seated area for dining on the opposite side. The delicious food menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are no student nights at Aruba however they do offer 2-4-1 cocktails to students.
Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm (Sunday – Thursday), 9am – 1am (Friday & Saturday)
Address: Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA
We hope you found this guide on the nightlife in Bournemouth useful. Let us know in the comments your favourite club!
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