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, 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 Old Town. Take some inspiration from the details below and plan your next big night out.
If food is your thing then you’ll find a wealth of foods from around the world to try in Old Town. No matter what your favourite cuisine, you are likely to find something to your tastebuds here, the big question is which one to pick first!
Fancy ‘travelling’ to Spain for the night? Then book a table at Spanish restaurant, La Regata. This authentic Spanish restaurant specialises in tapas and Spanish classic, paella. Combine this with a great range of Spanish wines and you’ll have a great night to remember.
Ever tried Lebanese cuisine? Now’s your chance at Beity, a family run business. Look out for special events such as Lebanese nights with belly dancing. Or, continuing with the middle eastern theme, pop along to Ottoman Kitchen, this Turkish restaurant was named Best Middle Eastern restaurant in the UK in 2019. For some tasty Indian food, book to visit Coriander Lounge or Bayleaf Kitchen or head to George’s Restaurant for authentic Greek food.
If the night is heading more for drinks than food then there’s plenty of choice in Old Town.
Fancing something a little different? Then take a trip to German-inspired bar, Stein Garten. Happy hour takes place from 4-7pm every night (except Saturdays) so sample the various beers, wines and cocktails. Fancy some food as well? Then there’s plenty to choose from. If you are feeling brave enough, or are just super hungry, there’s also the Stein Dog Challenge where you try and eat a yard-long sausage!
Elusion Escape Rooms has four different games to play. Try to solve the clues necessary to crack the codes on each game and make your way out of the room. It takes teamwork and determination to work together to complete all the tasks. Each game takes 60 minutes so book onto a couple or combine a trip here with some of our pubs or restaurants.
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.
As you can see, there are SO many places for you to light up your social life around Old Town, 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.