With plenty of quality pubs, stylish bars and even a live music venue and nightclub, there’s plenty to keep you occupied in Lowestoft when the sun sets.
Nightlife in Lowestoft
Probably the most high-profile nightlife space in town – and not just for its location on Lowestoft Pier – the Aquarium is a two-roomed bar and live music space that can hold 850 people. A stylish space with several bars, bands like The Libertines, The Beat and The Hoosiers have played here, while it’s sometimes used as a clubbing space. It is only open for events and live music, however, so check ahead to see what’s on.
Open daily until midnight, the Iconic Style Bar is probably the coolest spot in town with white leather sofas, atmospheric lighting and contrasting black and white interiors, the food is a mix of bar classics while the drinks include cocktails, high-end lagers, wines and spirits.
Part bar and part pub, Wetherspoons outlet The Joseph Conrad is a stylish watering hole next to the train station, named after the 20th-century writer Joseph Conrad who landed in Lowestoft back in 1878. The sleek bar is home to a range of lagers and guest ales, cocktails and wines as well as some well-priced, big-portioned pub grub, making it a great all-rounder.
A large, impressive building a short walk from the East Coast Cinema, The Royal Oak is a perennial favourite in Lowestoft thanks to its mix of good drinks, good food and lively weekend atmosphere that revolves around popular karaoke sessions and guest DJs.
If you’re looking for a fully-fledged nightclub, you’ll need to put your faith in Faith. Playing a mix of commercial dance and house music, the club is open every Friday and Saturday night until 3am and has regular drink deals and discounted entry before midnight.
Pubs in Lowestoft
An old-fashioned pub with an excellent range of local beer, The Triangle Tavern on St Peter’s Street is home to one of the most diverse selections of ales, lagers and ciders in town. The atmosphere is quiet and welcoming through the week across the two bars, and gets a bit noisier on Friday when they host their regular live music sessions.
A five-minute walk away into Lowestoft is the Stanford Arms, another beer lover’s pub with up to 12 ales on offer at any one time. The food is just as good, with regular pizza, curry and paella nights while they also book a range of local and guest bands throughout the year.
Located at the mouth of the Oulton Dyke, The Harbour Inn is one of the most popular pubs in Lowestoft thanks to its excellent location, good-value food and well-stocked circular bar serving up a wide range of drinks.
South of the town centre and overlooking the North Sea and Pakefield beach, The Jolly Sailors is well-worth the 10-minute drive from our Lowestoft hotel. The food is excellent, covering breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar snacks, and the views over the coast are best enjoyed with a craft ale or glass of wine in hand.