Light up your SOcial life in… the City Centre

Light up your SOcial life in… the City Centre

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In this series of blogs, we’ll take a look at some of the ways you can light up your SOcial life here in Southampton…

With clubs now fully re-open and indoor dining and drinks back on the menu, there’s never been a better time to explore our city by night. So rather than head straight home after work or shopping, make the most of what our city's nightlife has to offer. Check out our Light Up Your SOcial Life page for more inspiration.

We’ve shared our blogs on the Bedford Place, Old Town, the Cultural Quarter and Westquay areas of our city, for this blog, we are looking at some of the fantastic late-night businesses you can find around the rest of the centre of Southampton. Take some inspiration from the details below and plan your next big night out.

Places to dine the night away

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Head to the Marlands Shopping Centre at night for a variety of choices. Start your night out with Neds Noodle Bar – where gluten-free, vegan and halal options are also available. Or grab a burger or wrap from takeaway, Fran and Go. Sample some traditional Polish dumplings at Pierogarnia or not sure what you fancy to eat? Then check out the range of dishes on offer at JRC Global Buffet.


On East Street, a short stroll from Above Bar Street, you can find Artsy Lounge, a new restaurant specialising in Mediterranean cuisine.

Continuing with the Mediterranean vibes is La Tavernetta, found on Civic Centre Road.

For food from further afield, Kokoro, offers Japanese fare to take away or to dine in. There’s also Mint Dosa for some Indian food.


Fancy something quick and easy? German Doner Kebab, on Above Bar Street offers gourmet doner kebabs.

And if you are after something sweet to finish your night off, be sure to head to the Sprinkles dessert bars on Above Bar and Below Bar.

Pubs, clubs and bars

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If drinks are more what you are after, but perhaps you fancy a quick bite to eat too then there’s Yates pub, One-0-Four and the Slug and Lettuce on Above Bar Street.

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For Cuban tapas and some amazing cocktails, pop along to Revolucion de Cuba. This Latin-inspired bar can also be found on Above Bar Street.

Evening entertainment

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Grab a bunch of friends or some colleagues for some evening fun. Try to solve the clues at Other World Escapes, an award-winning escape room on East Street or compete against each other High Score Arcade – where after paying a flat entrance fee (booking required), there’s plenty of fun to be had by playing the various free-play arcade games. You’ll find High Score Arcade also on East Street.

There is also Rocket Ronnie's Pool Hall on High Street, open 7 days a week. Book a pool/snooker table or just turn up with friends or family for a few games and a drink.

1st Base Gallery

On East Street, you will also find 1st Base  - an indoor batting cage with ball-tracking technology so it's like playing in a real stadium! Make sure you book online here. 

There's  Rocket Ronnie's Pool Hall on High Street, open 7 days a week. Book a pool/snooker table or just turn up with friends or family for a few games and a drink.

Plan your next big night out

As you can see, there are SO many places for you to light up your social life around the city centre, get exploring now and plan your next big night out. And don't forget, check out our SO Card offers to make the most of savings off food and drink, activities and much more.

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