You’ll find plenty of things to do in Southport, whatever the weather. Visit Southport activities like Splash World water park or experience its top-rated attractions like enjoying the rides and amusements at Southport Pleasureland. Bargain hunters won’t want to miss shopping in Southport while couples and families alike can enjoy Southport's culture. Check out the best places to eat in Southport and get a taste of the local food in Merseyside, before experiencing some exciting Southport nightlife. Getting around Southport couldn't be easier, either, thanks to the town’s nearby train stations. In the evenings, you can rest easy knowing you've enjoyed all of Southport's entertainment before heading back to your hotel in Southport for a great night’s sleep on a comfy Hypnos bed.
Nightlife in Southport
Running parallel to the coastline, Lord Street is a great place to hop around the town’s trendy bars and pubs, most of which are within walking distance of our Southport Central Hotel.
One of the most famous bars in Southport is the Peaky Blinders Bar, a 1920s-themed venue that pays homage to the cult BBC TV drama of the same name. With strong Victorian-era decor including period wallpaper and lighting, over 16 draught bees, fine wines and spirits and a pavement terrace, it’s a popular bar that gets busy at the weekend and is part of the rejuvenated Northern Quarter scene home.
Nearby on Seabank Road just off Lord Street is Le Grog, a French-themed bar specialising in rum and cider. The intimate bar is stacked with hard-to-find ciders and rums and also do a range of cocktails, boutique gins and draught beer. Our advice? Come for the rum-tasting menu and work out the rest from there.
If beer is your drink of choice, the Tap and Bottles shop and bar is a must-visit. With four casks, eight taps and dozens of bottles, the cool bar is also a beer shop meaning you can walk away with a four-pack of your favourite tipple. And, if you head down in the middle of June, you can take part in the Southport Beer Street festival held right outside Tap and Bottles in the Cambridge Arcade.
Lastly, the Office Bar & Restaurant is one of the most popular venues in the area. A smart, stylish and modern space, its bar is open until 1am at the weekend with resident DJs playing a crowd-friendly mix of tunes while the bar-staff serve up craft beers, cocktails, wine and spirits with a range of seating options including large booths. That’s only one side of the story, however, as the restaurant is up there with some of the best eateries in Southport, crafting a menu packed full of classic dishes delivered in style.
Pubs in Southport
Clubs in Southport
If your prerequisite for a good pub is a bar packed with draught beer and cask ales, no loud modern pop music and decor that doesn’t look like it’s been updated in decades, The Guest House is the spot for you. A haven for real ale fans, the Edwardian pub has three rooms to choose from and a large wooden bar boasting some of the best beer in Southport including several from local microbreweries. They do a decent range of snacks and lunch options as well but the drinks variety and the local ambience is the real draw.
A large Wetherspoons pub, The Sir Henry Segrave is another bastion for real ale drinkers. A large pub on Lord Street, they have one of the best ranges of beer in Southport – and with some of the lowest prices – while also offering a decent range of well-priced pub food. Named after Sir Henry Segrave who broke the world land speed record on Birkdale Sands in 1926 at 152 mph, the pub has plenty of big screens to catch all the sporting action and a large covered terrace outside for smokers.
Heading out of Southport, The Grasshopper is a blink and you’ll miss it micro-pub on Sandon Road heading south from the town centre. Essentially a converted living room, the pub is often standing room only while the bar – if we can call it that – is a repurposed corner laden with four neatly stacked cask ales and ciders that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere in Southport. If you’re after a hidden gem and something out of the ordinary, this is the spot for you. Just don’t expect to get a seat at peak times!
Night owls are advised to head to Waverley Street just off Lord Street, as it’s home to several of the best late-night spots in Southport.
Hey Amigos! is a great place to start. With a fun playlist spanning RnB classics, 90s anthems, old school tracks and plenty of drinks deals. It’s one of the liveliest clubs in Southport and stays open until 6am at the weekend.
Next door and part of the same complex is Alpine, a late night bar and club open Friday and Saturday night from 11pm until 4.30am. With a cool alpine look and feel – including a ski lift cabin and plenty of pine furniture – the club hosts a wide range of guest DJs and nights playing everything from minimal house to indie anthems so check ahead to find out what’s playing when you’re in town.
One of the oldest clubs in Southport, The Beach Bar is also one of the largest, with a range of bars and dancefloors playing house and RnB. As the name suggests, the Waverley Street club has a beach-themed interior and thanks to regular drink deals and a 6am closing time at the weekend, is a popular late-night hangout. And it’s an easy walk – or stumble – back to our Southport Central Hotel when you do decide to leave.