You’ll find plenty of things to do in Great Yarmouth, whatever the weather. Visit top Great Yarmouth activities like Pleasure Beach or experience its top-rated activities at the Merrivale Model Village. Bargain hunters won’t want to miss shopping in Great Yarmouth while couples and families alike can enjoy Great Yarmouth's culture. Check out the best places to eat in Great Yarmouth and get a taste of the local food, before experiencing some exciting Great Yarmouth nightlife. Getting around Great Yarmouth couldn't be easier however you choose to travel, and you can rest easy knowing you've enjoyed all of Great Yarmouth's entertainment before heading back to your hotel in Great Yarmouth for a great night’s sleep on a comfy Hypnos bed.
Nightlife in Great Yarmouth
One of the closest bars to our Great Yarmouth hotel, Kings Wine Bar has been a local institution for nearly two decades thanks to their mix of cultured wines, cool cocktails and live music programming. The snug and welcoming 80-capacity bar boasts over 300 drinks to choose from, including over 30 types of gin, meaning you’ll definitely need to come back to try them all!
Further up towards the River Yare near Bridge Road is the Tombstone Brewery and Saloon Bar, a good-time, old-fashioned Wild West-style watering hole. With their own brewery on-site, they have one of the best beer collections in town as well as an impressive range of spirits including copious amounts of gin.
Staying away from the seaside bars, Bar X on Northgate Street is a well-presented late-night bar offering everything from cocktails to wine, spirits and plenty of bottled beers. With candle-lit tables, large booths and suck-you-in seats, a pool table and an open-minded music policy (plus complimentary phone charging points), it’s easy to lose track of time and spend the night there.
The seafront is naturally a great place to go bar-hopping, and sports fans will love Merlins Sports Bar on Marine Parade near the Britannia Pier. With plenty of dart boards, poker, pool and snooker tables you can take control of the sporting action, or simply look up to find a host of big-screen TVs showing everything from horse-racing to football, rugby and the F1. There’s also a patio terrace overlooking the coastline while they serve up classic bar-food all day.
As befits a popular seaside resort, Great Yarmouth is teeming with good pubs. If you’ve been cruising along the Golden Mile all day and are need of a drink, the Britannia Pier has two excellent pubs to check out. The Pier Tavern is a lively pub with sea views, a late license and guest DJs and bands during the summer while at the end of the pier is Long John’s, another party-pub that’s open as late as 3.45am during the peak summer season.
Heading down Marine Parade you’ll find the appropriately named Marine pub. Family friendly and part of the Golden Mile since the 1900s, they serve up an excellent range of food with a large sea-view terrace perfect for when the sun is shining.
Heading slightly away from the seafront and into Great Yarmouth itself, The Prince Regent pub is a historic corner pub with an excellent live music line up and a decent selection of ale, lager, cider, wine and spirits.
Further up the same street is The Troll Cart, a popular Wetherspoons outlet named after the small carts that used to use the narrow roads in Great Yarmouth during the medieval times. Like all Wetherspoons pubs, they have a wallet-friendly selection of food and drinks, with their real ale line up one of the best in the town.
Within walking distance of our Great Yarmouth hotel, The Kings Arms on Northgate Street is close to Market Place and in a well-preserved older part of Great Yarmouth. The main bar has a superb range of guest ales and bar snacks, the beer garden is perfect for long summer evenings while the main dining room knocks out some of the best pub-grub in Great Yarmouth.
Finally, The Mariners is another excellent pub for real ale fans with up to a dozen guest casks on offer at any one time, alongside an impressive range of craft beer, cider, lager, wine and spirits. The pub also hosts regular gin and beer festivals throughout the year and frequent local music nights.
There are several nightclubs in Great Yarmouth where you can dance until dawn (or as late as you can manage, anyway!) Bar Mission on Great Yarmouth Beach near the Hippodrome Circus is a late-night club and bar open Friday and Saturday night until 4am playing a mix of retro dance music alongside newer club hits.
On the other side of Great Yarmouth in Gorleston is Ocean Room, a circular club with a capacity of over 1,000 that hosts a wide range of events including 70s disco club nights, live music and Bongos Bingo, a fun update on the classic bingo event with loud music, challenges and dance-offs.
Since opening in 2016, Quay Pride has become the leading LGBT+ venue in the region, with regular events through the week including karaoke sessions, curry nights, bingo nights (it must be a popular pastime in Great Yarmouth) and regular club nights at the weekend.