Bars in Bournemouth

A seaside smasher with fun as its base reputation, it's no wonder our town is such a destination for nights out in the UK thanks to its sweeping sea views, brimming town and top notch antics. From its menagerie of cocktails bars and burger based joints to status as one of the best destinations for hen nights, this place is brimming with places to go and drinks to guzzle. Check out our recommendations for some of the best bars in Bournemouth. 

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Last updated on 10th April 2024

Revolution Bournemouth

When it comes to cocktail bars in the UK, Revolution is ever a name that can be recognised. With their Bournemouth plot standing testament to its reputation, guests to this corker of a cocktail bar can expect some of the best happy hours and Americana inspired grub in the business. From cocktail classes and DJ nights to its cutesy if not slightly kitsch innards, this Bournemouth bar is a charmer to try when heading down South.

Smokin' Aces

Soaring with cowboy-style and some of the best cocktails in Bournemouth, Smokin' Aces is one of the most notable tipple taverns by the sea. From its Prohibition inspired innards and smattering of live gigs, to a regular rotation of DJ nights and some of the best mixologists in the business, this Bournemouth cocktail bar is a testament to contemporary speakeasies with an edge. 

1812 Bar and Restaurant

Half bar, half slap-up restaurant, 1812 is a plush palace of live music, cocktails and more, all found in the heart of the Royal Exeter Hotel. From cocktails the likes of their 'Thai Green Martini' to main meals such as slow cooked pork belly and more, 1812 pulls in a mature crowd, but one ready for a might knee-ups and night out in Bournemouth. 

The Larder House

A top notch restaurant bar in Bournemouth, The Larder House is one of the most notable venues in town thanks to its taste for unique flavours and sensibly sourced drinks. From the creativity and vintage charm of their upstairs cocktail bar, to the regular supper clubs held in their rustic restaurant below, date nights in Bournemouth belong in a place like The Larder House. 

Bar So

Attracting a handsome crowd of young professionals out to let their hair down, Bar So is among a clutch of the city's most glam late night destinations. There's not much room in the Bar So trophy cabinet - they've won more than 20 in their time – and it's the mix of glamorous private hire spaces, big party tunes and excellent drink deals that continues to bring the punters back time and again.