Synonymous with hedonism, Blackpool is a party town that’s crammed with almost as many watering holes as there are revellers. With bars called things like Peek-A-Booze, The Tipsy Cow and the Flying Handbag, you know you’re in for a fun night. But there are plenty of places to choose if you fancied starting the night off in a classier fashion, as well as glitzy clubs to finish the night in style. And, if you’re staying at a Premier Inn hotel in Blackpool, you’ll be right in the heart of all the action - safe in the knowledge that there’s a comfy bed waiting for you, no matter what time you decide to call it a night.
Nightlife in Blackpool
When you come off the sands after a sunny day, why not head to one of these great pubs on the way back to your Blackpool hotel?
Irish pub Shenanigans has a great atmosphere, particularly on match days when its huge screens show live sports to lively crowds. But there’s fun to be had all week-long with karaoke on Sundays, DJs in the evenings and even weekly Irish dancing lessons on offer. But alongside all the goings-on it gets the basics right - you’ll find some expertly poured pints of Guinness here. It’s right on the Promenade, close to our Blackpool Beach hotel.
Boasting a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence, The Pump and Truncheon on Bonny Street is a classic English pub. Charm oozes from its wood paneled walls down to its spit-and-sawdust-style floors, and the open fire is very welcome when the nights turn chilly. Known as being one of the best real ale pubs in Blackpool there’s also a great range of ciders and some tasty pub grub, too.
Darts, karaoke and games of pool with friendly locals are all on offer at the Lifeboat Inn on Foxhall Road, just off the Promenade. With decor that’s like a step back in time (think flock wallpaper and swirling 70s carpets) this wonderfully old-fashioned boozer is cosy and welcoming.
While you can’t walk down a street without tripping over one of Blackpool’s night spots, finding one that is clean, comfy and with a more relaxed dress code can be more of a challenge.
Luckily, the Bootleg Social on Topping Street has a wonderfully warm and friendly atmosphere. Although its spacious, it feels intimate as you watch live bands, hip hop acts or dance until the small hours at a club night. Forget brash and bold, you’ll feel like you’re in a trendy club in Manchester. Cheap to get in, there’s also food served before 9.30 - rumour has it they do the best burger in Blackpool.
Yes, the floor’s a little sticky in places, but what do you expect from a club that’s been pulling in the crowds for 30 years? But even after three decades in the business, the Flamingo Club in Blackpool is still the place to head after closing time. A clubbing mecca, it’s hosted world-class DJs such as Hed Kandi and Gate Crasher and, if a celeb is in town, chances are you’ll see them here.
You’re feeling tanned after your day at the beach and you’ve spent the early part of the evening freshening up in your Blackpool hotel. But now you’re all dressed up, where do you go?
You can’t beat the Beach House Bistro and Bar if you fancy a couple of sundowners to start the evening in style. Right on the Promenade overlooking the sea, it’s a perfect spot to admire the view with a cocktail in hand. Grab a table by the waterside and enjoy bubbly by the glass or a perfectly mixed mojito - and if you’re peckish there’s delicious pizza and an extensive tapas menu.
Quirky and alternative, Scrooge’s attracts a young crowd - in fact, it’s a favourite student hangout. Or try the Bavarian Bierkeller where the sounds of brass bands and German Oompah music has the revellers dancing on tables - or maybe that’s the beer, served in one litre stein glasses.