A lively seaside resort, Weston-super-Mare’s nightlife scene covers traditional pubs, upmarket wine and cocktail bars and several well-known nightclubs.
Nightlife in Weston-super-Mare
Literally across the road from our Weston-super-Mare Seafront hotel, the Duke of Oxford is a large old-fashioned pub known for its excellent food (the burger, Sunday roasts and Tomahawk steak come highly recommended for meat-eaters), a warm and friendly atmosphere and a very decent range of beers, ales, ciders, wines and spirits.
Heading in towards the town centre, The George and Dragon on Orchard Street is a back-to-basics pub, with plenty of charm. Perfect for large groups, the pub is equipped with a pool table and old-school skittles lane with plenty of big-screen TVs showing the latest sporting action.
A few streets over is The White Hart, a small but perfectly formed dog-friendly Victorian pub. The entertainment is simple including a skittle alley, pool table and bar games as well as big-screen TVs preferably showing live rugby action.
Further traditional pub fun can be found at The Red Admiral nearby on Alexandra Parade and a short distance from the train station. A snug pub with a large wooden bar, several comfy leather sofas, a pool table and live sporting action. The small beer garden at the rear is worth checking out in the summer, while they have a decent range of pub-grub basics including all-day breakfasts.
Back towards the coast and a short walk from Marine Lake, The Criterion is another Victorian back-street pub packed with charm, a loyal local following and an excellent selection of real ales. The small bar also has an impressive range of spirits including single malt whisky and a roaring wood fire for cold winter nights.
Away from the main streets, The Windsor Castle is a good alternative to the hustle and bustle of the town centre and less than a mile from our Weston-super-Mare East hotel. A large, open pub with a sprawling beer garden that takes advantage of some impressive views across Weston-super-Mare, it boasts a wide range of ales, ciders, wines and spirits and some of the best pub food in town spanning light lunches, Sunday roasts and full evening meals.
Nighlife in Weston-super-Mare
On the High Street near Grove Park Village, The Brit Bar is a real beer-lovers paradise, with five rotating cask ales in the main bar and up to eight others in the beer garden, largely featuring local breweries. They run regular live music sessions every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night and thanks to its location near The Playhouse and The Blakehay Theatre, makes for the perfect pre- or post-show drinking spot.
Right by the seafront, Scallys is a friendly and welcoming biker bar proud of its live music, regular hog roasts and its pool table and jukebox (which are free to use every Friday).
A little further away is Bonds Wine Bar, very much at the other end of the bar spectrum from Scallys. With wine, spirits and cocktails to the fore, Bonds is a stylish, upmarket bar that recently underwent a refurbishment while with an entertainment roster spanning ladies nights, comedy and even casino nights, there’s usually something happening most weekends.
Over near the Grand Pier is the Brunello Lounge, a wonderfully modern – and slightly leftfield bar – with a large outdoor terrace, a great range of drinks and cocktails and some seriously yummy bar food (including vegan, gluten-free and kids menus). A firm favourite on the scene for nearly 20 years, it’s a relaxed, fun and highly entertaining lounge.
At the top end of Marine Lake, the Terrace Café Bar overlooks the Irish Sea and the man-made lake, making it a sunset favourite. The dog-friendly bar serves a wide range of breakfast, lunch, and brunch options until 6pm, with regular happy hours during the week from 7-8pm. Open Friday to Wednesday, it’s the perfect place for a quiet drink or to catch the setting sun as you make your way around Weston-super-Mare’s best nightspots.
One block over from Marine Parade and the shoreline, Club Vision is a three-roomed club open late Friday and Saturday night. With three separate rooms each with their own soundsystem and DJ and playlists spanning pop, cheese, alternative and even drum and bass, there’s something for most music tastes. The club has a wide range of booths available to hire for the night, with regular drink deals and free entry before midnight.
The other late-night option in town is The Loft on nearby Oxford Street. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, they have a varied playlist as well, extending to drum and bass, commercial hits, pop and RnB, as well as regular drink deals every Thursday.