Experience Southampton After Dark

Experience Southampton After Dark

Is anyone up for some axe throwing? Or how about a friendly match of pool? Get together with colleagues after work or celebrate a special occasion with family at one of the many unique venues across the city. Your day does not have to end after five! Read on to see what the nightlife has to offer.

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High Score Arcade

Calling all gamers! Are you ready for an hour of unlimited fun? High Score Arcade located on East Street is a free-play amusement centre that offers a great range of new and traditional arcade classics. With Space Invaders, PAC-man, racing games and more, there is lots of fun to be had. Plus, when you use our SO card, you can get four tickets for the price of three or, if you are a student, get 25% off your admission price. Learn more about High Score Arcade here.

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Escape Rooms

Work with friends to find hidden clues and solve puzzles to escape at one of Southampton's many escape rooms. Our city is home to Locked in a Room, Elusion Escape Rooms, Sneaky Dog Escapes, and even the number 1 voted escape room in the world, Houdini's Escape room. No two experiences are alike!

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Hollywood Bowl

Ready, set, bowl! Head out with some friends for some healthy competition at Hollywood Bowl in Westquay, open daily from 10am until 11pm. While battling it out on one of their lanes, you can also enjoy great food and drink, amusements and pool, all under one roof. Be sure to check out their website for some great offers and deals by clicking here.

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1st Base

Over on East street, you'll find 1st Base, an indoor interactive batting cage and bar. Suitable for ages 10 and up, all abilities and group sizes are welcome to step up to the plate. With ball tracking technology, 1st Base makes it feel as if you're playing in a real stadium! There are also lots of 'Stadium Snack' favourites on offer beers and American style popcorn. And, don't forget your SO card. You can get 20% off batting cage slots when you book with the SO card on a Monday or Tuesday. Book your experience here.

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Boom Battle Bar

Are you ready to feel the BOOM? Go head-to-head with some friends at Westquay's Boom Battle Bar for some fun competitive play. Compete in a wide range of bar sports such as augmented reality darts, beer pong, American pool, and even karaoke. After 7pm, Boom Battle Bar becomes a strictly over 18's venue. Learn more here.

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Looking for more axe throwing fun? Check out Black Axe Throwing Co. in the Marland's Shopping Centre or Axeology on East Street.

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Rocket Ronnies

In the heart of the city is Rocket Ronnies, a large pool hall which offers a wide range of pool table games. You don't have to be a member to hang out here. Simply turn up and start playing! Rocket Ronnies is also the only pool hall in the South Coast that offers a Chinese pool table. Learn more here.

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Karaoke Nights

Sing the night away at one of our many city centre venues hosting karaoke nights. Here are just some great venues to check out:

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Pub Sports

Enjoy delicious pub favourites over some friendly games of pool, ping pong, darts, and even table football. There are many locations offering a variety of table sports for you to relax and unwind in throughout the week. Take a look at these venues:

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Leo Leisure Bingo Hall

As currently the largest bingo hall operator on the South Coast, Leo Leisure is the place to 'B3'. Membership is free to join so you can get right to the fun. Plus, while you play, you can enjoy great value food cooked on their premises with daily specials available. Learn more here.

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Adult amusement centres

Southampton also has several adult amusement centres that offer a range of casino favourites including slot machines, roulette, black jack, and more! Here are a few locations to explore:

Looking for more late-night fun?

Head over to our 'Light Up Your Social Life' page for more great ways to spend your evenings. Plus, be sure to take a look at our 'What's On' page for special performances, shows, and events taking place around the city.

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Updated September 2023.

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