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Southampton is home to the most varied selection of nightlife on the South Coast. A mix of much-loved national club brands and unique independent venues means that no matter what your taste, there is bound to be a night out that you can get excited about. Solent Students’ Union runs a Safe Night Out scheme to help our students stay safe while enjoying the local nightlife.


As, arguably, the most well recognised and successful club brand in the UK, Oceana obviously has a little bit of money to play with when it comes to creating new venues. Oceana's Southampton branch, a £6 million super club with a capacity of 3000, is testament to the brand's continued popularity. Tuesday nights are very popular among students, as are Wednesdays with sports teams/ societies usually in fancy dress so expect the unexpected.

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Buddha Lounge

Buddha Lounge is a bar/nightclub in the heart of Bedford place. It’s intimate, well-presented, and really comes into its own on a hot summer day, thanks to its stunning roof terrace and hookah bar. Buddha Lounge enforces a strict dress code on Saturday nights.

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Orange Rooms

Orange Rooms is a light-hearted nightclub that puts on quirky events during the week. Wednesday night is film night, where the venue screens two cult movies. Entry and popcorn are both free, so this is perfect for a cheap date. Open mic nights on Monday and half price cocktails on Thursday are two more great excuses to head here during the week. There is always something different going on so make sure you check them out.

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Revolution bars, or 'Vodka Revs’ as they were once known, are a staple fixture in student cities throughout the country. Their handcrafted flavoured vodkas and unique cocktails never fail to pull in the crowds. The roof terrace is a great place to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset.

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The Stage Door

The Stage Door is a city centre venue that hosts entertainment ranging from cabaret, comedy, plays and musicals. If you're looking for some great entertainment and maybe something a little bit different, The Stage Door is the perfect place for you.

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The Edge

The Edge is Southampton’s most popular gay nightclub, and has been serving the local gay community and their friends for over 20 years. With a number of accolades under their belt, including the Gay Brighton award for Best Out Of Town Venue, The Edge is definitely worth a visit.

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PopWorld specialises in cheesy sing-along anthems and dance floor fillers, making it a hit with all sorts of different people. Expect students to be rubbing shoulders with hen nights on a Friday and Saturday night, and be sure to get involved with the games of Twister and limbo that take place on the light up dance floor.

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Tokyo is Bedford Place’s East Asian themed bar and nightclub. With a focus on modern sounds and stylish nights out, this venue quickly became popular with students and Southampton locals alike.

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