Bars and Restaurants in Bournemouth

Looking for somewhere new to go this weekend? If you’re looking for the best bars and restaurants in Bournemouth, it’s time to take a trip to Bar So. Whether you want a casual catch up lunch with friends, or a celebratory meal and drinks, our bars and restaurants Bournemouth venue is the place to go.

The best choice for Bournemouth bars and restaurants

At Bar So, we have everything you could ask for from Bournemouth bars and restaurants; a fantastic food and drinks menu, friendly staff, and a great location. We are the place to be seen if you’re looking for a classy night out that still has a vibrant club scene. Our atrium skylights offer a bright and airy feel during the day, but once the sun sets, we know how to create the perfect party atmosphere.

Come on down to our Bournemouth bars and restaurants venue

At night, Bar So boasts the best social scene for bars and restaurants Bournemouth has seen. We are located just minutes away from Bournemouth Pier, making us the number one location for both locals and visitors of our seaside town. As the proud five-time winner of ‘Bournemouth’s Best Night Out’ at the Best Bar None Travel and Tourism Awards, you won’t find a better nightlife elsewhere.

Over the last 13 years, our bars and restaurants in Bournemouth have hosted an array of amazing DJ sets from some of the best in the business. Such acts include DJ Jazzy Jeff and Joey Negro. No matter what the occasion, our DJs will be on the decks playing an eclectic range of music, such as:

  • House 
  • R&B
  • Hip-hop
  • EDM
  • Nu Disco, and more


Reason for contact

01202 203050

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There is plenty of room to socialise with friends at Bar So, such as our upstairs cocktail bar and the main dance floor downstairs. Wherever you choose, our bar staff will be on hand to mix up your favourite tipple, whether it’s a simple gin and tonic or one of our exclusive cocktails. As the finest destination for bars and restaurants Bournemouth has seen, we also boast a wide selection of beers, wines and ciders to suit all tastes.


There is something for everyone on our menu, including appetisers and light bites as well as a selection of main meals to suit all appetites. If you want to soak up the sun while you eat at our Bournemouth restaurant, take a seat out on one of our large outdoor terraces. We even have heated patios to make your experience that bit more comfortable when the sun goes in. For a few examples of what we serve, see below:






Wraps & Baguettes



When 6 o’clock on Friday finally arrives, you won’t find a better bars and restaurants Bournemouth experience to kick-start your weekend anywhere else.


Of all the other Bournemouth bars and restaurants, none offer the kind of events line-up that Bar So do. Every week, there is something new and exciting for you to discover, with themed evenings and special party nights guaranteed to make your evening extra special. As one of the most well-established bars and restaurants in Bournemouth, we boast some amazing events including Feel So Funky every Friday, So Saturday and Salsa Explosion.

Check out our events page for more information on special offers, guest appearances, and themed nights we will be holding at our bar in Bournemouth.

Private Bar

An alternative to mingling with the crowds is to hire out our lavishly decorated private bar. Boasting modern furnishings and comfortable décor, this is the perfect area to host large intimate gatherings. From 50 guests to 100, our Bournemouth bars and restaurants team can cater for corporate events, birthday parties, celebrations and much more.

Choose between hot and cold buffets, canapes or formal dining for the perfect all-around experience. Plus, we also provide a wide range of drinks and entertainment options to suit any occasion.

Drinks Packages

Whether you’re partying the night away on the dance floor, in the lounge or our exclusive Champagne lounge, we have packages to suit any budget. From our ‘So Dance’ option to super-swanky ‘So Imperial’ selection, our packages are designed to keep the drinks flowing and party going. See below as we have listed an example of our ‘So Lavish’ package and what it includes:

Bars and Restaurants in Bournemouth

  • 1x Grey Goose Jeroboam (3.0L)
  • 1x Lauren Perrier Magnum (1.5L)
  • 20x Red Bull
  • 6x LED Sparklers
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • Waitress service

Why choose our bars in restaurants in Bournemouth?

Here at Bar So, we have been brewing up a storm of a party for many years now. As Bournemouth’s premier choice for nightlife, our well-established venue has everything that you could possibly need to make your night out extra special. As mentioned earlier, our award-winning establishment has beaten out many other Bournemouth bars and restaurants to earn some of the industry’s most prestigious accolades.

Boasting a multi-tiered layout, we provide the perfect spot to kick back and relax in or let your hair down and dance the night away. From our sun-soaked outdoor terraces to our upstairs cocktail bar and downstairs club-like atmosphere, there is something for everyone. Plus, as the finest choice for bars and restaurants Bournemouth has experienced, we even boast the fantastic Funktion One Sound system – perfect for blasting out the latest and greatest hits.

Whether you’re partying with colleagues or dining with friends, we think you’ll agree that Bar So are hands down the best choice for bars and restaurants in Bournemouth.


Looking to see what all the fuss is about? Of course you are, so why not take a look at our fantastic gallery section now. You’ll quickly discover why we are your number one destination for a great night out!

Get in touch

To find out more about what makes us one of the best bars and restaurants in Bournemouth, contact us on 01202 203050, or send an email to Alternatively, feel free to fill out our contact form if you are interested in table booking or private hire.