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Top bar recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“Warm, wood-&-stone-clad brewery offering beers & traditional pub eats plus patio seating. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ For a night out, you could check out Turtle Bay. Awesome staff, everyone likes their drinks. There are some special offers, too!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great place to eat or drink with Ales on tap, over 70 hand picked wines and a great cocktail menu. They also serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“6 minute drive, 18 minute walk from The Loft. Excellent productions, they also have a bar for pre-theatre drinks.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Indian restaurant and takeaway serving traditional favourites as well as many unusual dishes. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Max’s Bar & Brasserie has for several years been one of the most popular restaurants in Southampton. Located on the bustling Oxford Street, Max’s Bar & Brasserie serves traditional Sicilian food in a warm homely setting with an emphasis on personal and friendly service. Founded by Max Romano, Max’s offers not only fresh seasonal Sicilian food, but a wide range of expertly crafted and delicately balanced cocktails. It is proud to be the home of the original Max’s Balsamic Gin & Tonic!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Lovely cinema but smaller and intimate than your big venues in town but it is great and the food so much better. Yummy pizzas! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Serving an array of different coffees, teas, milkshakes, smoothies and great for a spot of brekkie or brunch Also stock veggie & Vegan options at lunch on their special board”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“30 minute walk from The Loft, 5 minutes by car, buses also stop opposite both the entrance to Ridgemount Avenue and opposite The Cowherds. Part of the Vintage Inn group. Nice pub, serves good food, added bonus of being on Southampton Common so a daylight walk to build up an appetite or work off an excellent meal.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Modern bar in Ocean Village the marina serving beer, wines and cocktails plus a great menu serving grazing plates and pub classics”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Really nice place for a coffee, lunch or dinner. Tapas Tuesdays is always good!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pub
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“This eclectic pub serves a good range of real ales and craft gins. There is a regular programme of live music and the food is also very good, with their speciality being pies. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Night Club
“DJ sets and live performances over 3 floors, plus 5 bars and an underlit 'disco-style' dance floor.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent chill out place with the locals. Good ales/ciders and atmosphere. Approx 10 mins drive”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Modern bar & restaurant with terrace for casual dining with the Marina views. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Central bar for all crowds with good cocktails. Ideal for the longer night out. ”
  • 4 locals recommend