Platform Tavern is one of two pubs in Southampton with a significant Titanic connection, the other is The Grapes. Remember the scene in James Cameron's film where Jack wins his ticket playing cards? This is the pub that scene took place in. In those days, before the other side of the road was developed, you could look across from the pub and see the Titanic moored like a huge floating cliff. Mr McCready, one of the stewards lost with the ship, lodged here. Today it is a quiet spot to sit inside or outside and enjoy a relaxing drink.
This is the oldest and one of the most historic pubs in the city. The early 15th-century court room in which the trials are said to have taken place has been preserved and there is even a medieval menu. Because of its lengthy history, The Red Lion is said to be haunted by over 20 different spirits and the pub often hosts ghost hunt nights.
This combined club, bar and restaurant is the focal point of Southampton's thriving gay community. In the packed downstairs bar, a mix of gay and straight lads and ladies, plus the odd stray tranny, chat and make new friends or dance to hi-energy classics. Upstairs in the Loft Bar you can enjoy a meal in the dining area, chill out on comfortable sofas or pop down to the garden. A narrow corridor leads through to The Box, a small, dimly lit extension to The Edge. Here the atmosphere is clubbier and the music harder, in a house and garage vein.
Thanks to the state-of-the-art sound equipment, lighting, lasers and videos, Oceana is one of the best dance venue in the area. The club can be found inside the huge Leisure World complex. Around 4,000 crazy clubbers can fit into Oceana's three floors. Different areas are decorated in different styles, from Milan to Monte Carlo to New York Disco, as well as having different age limitations.
Since its inception, O2 Academy Bournemouth has been one of Bournemouth's major entertainment venues. Set within a heritage building, this has been the venue for some of the most iconic concerts the city has seen. The low stage, high-roofed, multi-tiered setting creates an intimate yet lively atmosphere, that heightens the spectating experience. When it isn't hosting concerts or events, the place doubles up as a dance club and is the scene of an seemingly endless party.
Get ready to club at the most popular nightclub in the city of Bournemouth. Chic and trendy, Halo attracts the creme-de-la-creme crowd of the city, who go crazy with the awesome music that is played here by the renowned DJ's. Sporting a VIP section, you can actually make reservations for a table there and lounge with your friends, while taking a bit of that delicious sushi served with wasabi and exotic sauces. And in case you want to host a private parties, a corporate meeting or live concerts, you can hire the venue, which can accommodate about 700 people and more.
One of the most unique bars in town, Bring & Mix never fails to leave you surprised. Here, you bring your own bottle of alcohol and hand it over to their mixologist, who then uses it as a base, mixes in a few other elements and conjures up an impeccable cocktail. Putting together a combination of fresh fruit juices, spices, herbs, sodas and syrups, the bartender creates an innovative concoction that excites your palate. Gather your friends, grab a bottle of your choice and head to this bar for a round or two of unique yet exciting drinks.
A typical British pub, The Harrow Inn is one of the best places in town for a round of beers and a bite of some classic English food. Set in a vintage country house, nestled amidst lush green trees and gardens, this privately-owned bar sets the tone perfectly for a leisurely round of drinks with friends. Well-stocked with a variety of local brews, along with selection of European ales, beers and ciders, this bar has something for every beer-lover. Along with a great beer selection, this is also where one can feast on an impeccable Treacle tart, Rare Bee and Ham off the Bone.
An attractive country pub.
If you like your Italian platter at modest prices, this is the place to visit. Kayla Brasserie serves a mouthwatering range of Italian delights that will make you swoon in pleasure. Cruise through vast lands of creamy pasta as you take a plunge into steaming pizzas drizzled with vegetables, meat and cheese. Comb through delicious garlic breads as you savor the true flavors of Italy. Calzones and bruschettas will keep you delighted while fine wines tempt your palate. Wash it all down with a glass of sparkling white wine or simply indulge in a sinful tiramisu. You can also organize private events and parties at this venue, and the restaurant will be happy to arrange for entertainment and buffet services for you. Check website for more details.