Nightlife in Dorset

If you think Dorset is only about enjoying some peace and quiet, you couldn’t be more wrong! With so much happening after the sun goes down you won’t be short of opportunities to let loose and live a little.

The nightlife in Dorset offers entertainment for all ages. And with so many great locations for a memorable night out, your first dilemma will be deciding where to start!

Bright lights and banging beats

Bournemouth is Dorset’s largest resort and offers a plethora of buzzing bars and clubs where you can party until sun rise. It’s not hard to see why many feel it offers the best night out on England’s south coast with its fine selection of contemporary bars and cosmopolitan vibe.

Seaside fun

Weymouth is also a favourite amongst partygoers visiting Dorset. With a great selection of seafront bars and lively harbour side venues like the Rendezvous you’ll be guaranteed a great night out and understand why it’s affectionately known as ‘Weybiza’ by it loyal band of revellers.

Party with the locals

If you think the party stops once you venture further afield from the main resorts bright lights you’d be wrong. Towns such as Swanage, Dorchester, Bridport and Lyme Regis offer some fantastic nights out with plenty of welcoming pubs and bars with many offering live music.

Many of Dorset’s pubs and bars offer a great selection of locally made beers, cider and wines, so you’re sure to find a drop that will make your taste buds tingle. Just make sure you don’t overdo it!

We’re sure that if you’re visiting with friends or family you will go home with memories of fantastic evenings the will stay with you forever. So if you fancy a night on the tiles once in a while, Dorset is the destination for you, we just hope you can keep up!

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