On your behalf, we have personally scoured the bars and restaurants of Southampton to find great places to head out to with your mates. What we have here is a list of areas of Southampton each containing multiple pubs and places to eat. We hope it will encourage you to explore.
Oxford Street – https://goo.gl/maps/gj9JWwo7n1qMLevj8
Located near to South-Western House, Oxford Street is a nice upmarket area filled with quality drinking holes and mid and high-end restaurants.
Medbar is a modern cocktail bar with DJs at the weekend. Sunday Nights for popular Latin Dance parties. The London Hotel is a lively LGBTQ pub where all are welcome. Food is also served during the day and at weekends.
The White Star Tavern (Playing on the fact Oxford Street was the home of The White Start Line – Titanic!!!) is a hip hotel with chic rooms, plus an on-site gastropub serving upscale, seasonal British fare.
The Oxford Brasserie is a Bright and airy modern brasserie serving Italian dishes with blackboard specials.
Cultural quarter – https://goo.gl/maps/3ZrNrCoW6MNDoMVv7
Position next to Southampton Guildhall, the Cultural Quarter has a mixture of bars, dining and a Seacity Museum, Southampton Art Gallery, MAST Mayflowers Studio, Studio 144 and the John Hansard Gallery. Solent University also has a campus here.
You’ll find O’Neil’s Irish Bar, Switch Nightclub, Turtle Bay, Mettrick’s Coffee, Nandos, The Scholars Arms and many more. You are also only a short walk from Bedford Place/London Road.
London Road/Bedford Place – https://goo.gl/maps/iwJarphFQwag84ZCA
In the northern end of Southampton, you can find London Road and Bedford Place. They run parallel to each other and have linking roads also filled with great places to check out. There are numerous Pubs, Restaurants and Fast-food places.
In Bedford Place, The Bedford, Revolution and XOXO are very popular. Brewdog and student favourite The Orange Rooms are in adjoining streets.
London Road has the Giddy Bridge, Kiss and the London Road Brew House and The Alexandra Hotel just off the main street. This area has a great choice of venues and different atmospheres. Recommended for a night of exploration.
High Street – https://goo.gl/maps/PuKFQb8SBAkrCumy9
The Red Lion is one of the most historic pubs in Southampton. It’s been there for hundreds of years and has a genuine Tudor style. There are lots of bars and restaurants on The High Street and we suggest you explore this area. The Coriander Lounge serves fantastic Indian food and it’s always busy so book ahead.
The Standing Order is a Weatherspoon’s pub at the top end of the street. Further down you might to try the Stein Garten – German Keller!
The High Street is also a short walk from West Quay which has lots of things to see and do. With many Bars, A Cinema, Food and of course Shopping.
Bevois Valley/Portswood Road – https://goo.gl/maps/HTLfFE5a43YXoyvy9
This is one of the main areas for University of Southampton students. It has long-standing student venues like The Mitre, The Rockstone and The Hobbit. Clowns Wine Bar and Jesters Nightclub.
We hope our list helps you to explore some of the great places to hang out in Southampton.