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Nightlife in Dorset

Discover some of the best venues to soak up the nightlife in Dorset! A visit to this town would not be complete without exploring some of it's lively bars and pubs.

Dorset is home to a stellar range of bars and pubs to suit any mood, fancy or budget. Each has a unique vibe, but they all offer great drinks, amazing atmospheres and lots of fun!

We've put together a list of all the pubs open in Dorset, cocktail bars, old pubs and night clubs, so that you can find the best places to go on your night out!

Find the best bars and clubs in Dorset to party the night away in below...


Jenkins & Sons

Jenkins & Sons

About: Jenkins & Sons is a popular hot spot for many locals and it serves an array of great alcoholic beverages so we certainly know why it's a favourite among many. Serving an array of cocktails, beers, craft ales and gins, they really do offer a drink for everyone!

Address: Bank Chambers, 7-8 Penn Hill Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9NB

Telephone: 01202 746604

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The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle

About: Established in 1870, The Bermuda Triangle offers refuge for the seekers of fine conversation and an array of ever-changing, lip-smacking real ales. Besides it's drinks, this pub is renowned for its great atmosphere, intriguing decor and fantastic live music.

Address: 10 Parr St, Poole BH14 0JY

Telephone: 01202 748087

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Slug & Lettuce

Slug & Lettuce

About: Slug & Lettuce is a lively cocktail bar situated on Poole High Street. Under cover of darkness, the bar transforms into the perfect meet-up venue, creating the ideal atmosphere for a night of partying, dancing & chatting! With great drink deals and delicious cocktails you can't go wrong.

Address: 35–37 High St, Poole BH15 1AB

Telephone: 01202 670520

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Camden Bar & Kitchen

Camden Bar & Kitchen

About: This venue opened with the simple aim of creating a bar with a friendly vibe, good music, decent coffee, food, beer and cocktails, and they have achieved just that! This place is buzzing with live music on Mondays and Thursdays and a quiz night on Sundays!

Address: 6 Bournemouth Rd, Poole BH14 0ES

Telephone: 01202 383879

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Ashley Cross

Temple Bar

Temple Bar

About: When it comes to a memorable night out in Poole, Temple Bar emerges as the ultimate destination.

Renowned for its vibrant and lively atmosphere, Temple Bar offers an unparalleled experience that caters to every reveler's desires.

The dynamic interior, featuring stylish décor and an impressive bar, sets the stage for an unforgettable evening.

From live music performances that ignite the dance floor to an array of handcrafted cocktails and spirits that tantalise the palate, Temple Bar delivers on all fronts.

Whether you're seeking a night of energetic celebration or a cosy corner to enjoy engaging conversations, Temple Bar stands as the epitome of nightlife in Ashley Cross.

Address: 18 Bournemouth Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0ES

Telephone: 07925 836323

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Dancing Moose

Dancing Moose

About: By night, this restaurant/bar take things up a level... rocking out disco beats that make it feel like the weekend
no matter what day of the week it is! Let them craft you a killer cocktail, with Happy Hour from 4-7PM every day means that no matter if it’s a school night or not, they can help you get the party started!

Address: 28-30 Station Road, Parkstone BH14 8UB

Telephone: 01202 745506

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Poole Quay

Drift Micro Bar

Drift Micro Bar

About: Selling a great selection of draught beer, cask & keg, Drift is a unique Micro Bar in the heart of Poole Quay. Featuring live music every Friday and Saturday night, Drift supports the local musicians of Dorset, whilst creating a great atmosphere for its' customers. Also a Gin bar upstairs with unique and well-known gin for G&T lovers.

Address: 7 The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ

Telephone: 07921 534901

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Bar so

Bar SO

About: Bar SO is a contemporary bar, restaurant and club in Bournemouth's town centre. Just a 5 minute walk away from the beach, enjoy great drinks, a lively atmosphere and a dance floor.

Address: Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AG

Telephone: 07786 293290

peachy queen

Peachy Queen

About: Serving up an array of cute cocktails and shots, Peachy Queen offer great 2-for-1 deals. Peachy Queen are just a short walk from Bournemouth Town Centre. Perfect for students and girls nights out, the bar is decorated with Instagram-able interior and decorations.

Address: 219 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1JZ

Telephone: 07949 156622


east bar

East Bar

About: Just a short walk from Swanage Pier, East Bar is one of the most loved nightlife spots in Swanage. East Bar transitions from a sports bar, to a pub, and then at night - into a nightlife bar.

Address: 1A High St, Swanage BH19 2LN

Telephone: 01929 424777



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