So. Best Cocktail Bars in Bournemouth

When you’re in need of a night on the town and are searching for the best cocktail bars in Bournemouth, consider your search concluded now that you’ve discovered Bar So. Our multi-award winning venue has everything you’ll need for an exciting evening of drinking, dancing and socialising. Whether you’re celebrating your friends’ birthday or looking to let your hair down after a long week, you won’t want to go anywhere else.

Cocktail Bars Bournemouth Will Want to Boast About

If good music, tasty beverages, great food and a lively, charged atmosphere represents your idea of a great night out, you’re in luck. Bar So has a reputation stretching back almost 20 years as one of the best cocktail bars in Bournemouth. Whether your plan is to relax in the sun sipping on something tasty, enjoy a bite to eat or party the night away, Bar So has everything you could need!

Bar So is a multi-levelled venue situated in the heart of town just a short distance from Bournemouth’s world-renowned sandy beaches. As a central part of the local nightlife scene for nearly two decades, Bar So enjoys the prestige of being one of the most sought-after Bournemouth cocktail bars around.

You can enjoy some quality time chilling with friends during the day, choose a dish from our tasty menu before proceeding to the dance floor to get your groove on. Outside you’ll find our wonderful sun-soaked terraces and just indoors our light and airy upstairs cocktail bar where you can enjoy food during the warmer months.

Downstairs is where all the action takes place. Here you will find that, as one of the best cocktail bars in Bournemouth, we have the latest Funktion One Sound System.  There is also a fully-stocked bar and large dancefloor plus an area for our resident DJs to bash out the latest sounds covering genres including:









Unlike other cocktail bars, Bournemouth-based Bar So boasts some of the most talented local DJs around. So when you turn up for an evenings’ entertainment, you can be certain of a great time.


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You might be interested to hear that here at Bar So, our team have put together a list of exciting events for you to enjoy. If you’re an avid lover of contemporary Latin sounds, our ‘Salsa Explosion’ is a weekly event that you simply won’t be able to get enough of. Or, if letting your hair down is something that interests you more, you’ll simply love our incredibly popular ‘So Saturday’ event.

Naturally, as one of the best cocktail bars in Bournemouth, our drinks selection is unparalleled. We boast a wide selection of cocktails, so simply order whichever one takes your fancy and our team will get that whipped up for you right away. Any showmanship skills demonstrated at this point are purely complimentary.

Private Bar

If you are planning something a little more exclusive, our private bar is the perfect choice as it can cater for groups ranging from a dozen to over a 100! From a full-on party to a corporate event, our Bournemouth cocktail bars’ team will cater to your every whim. Choose between hot and cold buffets, canapes and formal dining. Plus, there are drink and entertainment options to suit the occasion.


As one of the best cocktail bars in Bournemouth, our drinks packages simply defy all expectations. Prices start from just £100 and are available Friday and Saturday (prices vary depending on the day). Fancy taking things easy? Then our ‘So Let’s Dance’ package is for you as it includes 1x house spirit, 10x house shots, choice of 10x Sol or a bottle of Prosecco.

For those who feel like going all-out, our ‘So Baller’ package really ups the ante. This package includes:

  • 1x 1.75l Cîroc
  • 2x House Spirit
  • 1x Jägermeister
  • 10x Sol
  • 1x Bottle of Prosecco
  • 10x Redbull

We have a wide range of drinks to choose from, so if you don’t fancy one of our pre-set packages, feel free to design your own one. So, what are you waiting for? Reserve your private booth at one of the best cocktail bars in Bournemouth and partake in one of our VIP packages today.

Why Choose Bar So?

Still wondering what makes us one of the most luxurious cocktail bars Bournemouth has to offer? The answer is simple; here at Bar So, our friendly and personable team are here to make our guests’ night a truly memorable one. While most clubs simply aim for numbers and to make as much money as possible, we instead place customer happiness first.

As a result, we have won many awards including the decorated ‘Bournemouth’s Best Night Out’ award five times in a row at the Best Bar None Travel and Tourism Awards. From corporate events to cheeky nights out with your friends, you’ll be certain of a good time when you choose Bar So instead of other Bournemouth cocktail bars.


To find out more about one of the best cocktail bars in Bournemouth or to book our private bar, private booth or request one of our drinks packages, call us today on 01202 203050.

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