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Licklist Guide to Bars in Bournemouth

Looking for a good bar in Bournemouth?  Read our reviews and listings for the top bars in Bournemouth and find your ideal venues for a night out on the South Coast.  Bournemouth is a vibrant resort with bars, pubs and clubs for a variety of tastes and moods so there should be a good selection of establishments that fit your needs.   Our guide to bars in Bournemouth will help you swerve the dives and find the best venues to enjoy on your night out.  Our handy resource for planning a night out includes Bournemouth bar reviews, nightlife photo galleries of bars in Bournemouth and the Licklist picks of top 5 bars in Bournemouth as picked by our users. 

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Reviews of Bars in Bournemouth

Bournemouth has a reputation for a brilliant nightlife and a fantastic pick of great bars to enjoy across the resort - is this true?  If you have been out partying in Bournemouth and discovered a brilliant bar, share your experiences at Licklist and help others swerve the dives and make an informed decision on the best bars to visit in Bournemouth. 

Reviews Bars in Bournemouth

O2 Academy Bournemouth

Definitely not the greatest venue in the area. Appreciate its mainly used for gigs and there is a lack of funding but it wasn't a great place and I felt the need to use a lot of antibac afterwards. Staff weren't exactly polite and since it was for a private function it was a shame that customers wer read more

O2 Academy Bournemouth

Beautiful venue let down by service. Can be difficult to get a drink at the bar and often don't open some of the bars. If you are a smoker, don't arrive early as you will not be able to leave for a cigarette. There is often no smoking even after the support band has started as the smoking area is se read more

O2 Academy Bournemouth

Lots of room huge dance floor. Two more levels with BRILLIANT views of stage and comfortable chairs to rest. If ur all danced out


Amazing food, great service and a lively atmosphere, all over looking awesome views of Bournemouth beach and pier on which Aruba is situated. Higher than average price but at the same time good value for your money as the food is incredible! Just look at that massive pot of muscles! Yum!

Licklist top 5 Bars in Bournemouth

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