Bournemouth has many exceptional restaurants for a family dinner or romantic couple’s night, but what can you do to top off the evening? Fortunately, the city has an abundance of post-sunset activities to ensure the fun doesn’t stop. 

    Whether you want a few laughs at a comedy club, a swanky night at a club, or a thrilling virtual-reality adventure with aliens or spies, there's something for everyone. Check out our guide to the best things to do after dinner in Bournemouth.

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    Coastal Comedy

    A great place to destress with a few laughs

    Coastal Comedy is a monthly stand-up comedy show that takes place in Bournemouth's Madding Crowd. This is the place to be if you want a night of laughs and fun. The comedy club's lineup usually consists of 3 professional comedians, including some famous faces, in an intimate setting. 

    Having hosted notable names such as Gary Delany, Zoe Lyons, Jarred Christmas and Angela Barnes, Coastal Comedy is sure to make for a great night out with couples, groups of friends or even on your own. Tickets sell out fast, so be sure to book early.

    Location: 14a Commercial Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5LP, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)7717 762734

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    Sharkeys Sports Bar Bournemouth

    End the day with pool and drinks

    Sharkeys Sports Bar Bournemouth offers an excellent night out for sports fans in the UK city. The bar serves speciality cocktails, beers and bar bites, while a range of sporting events are shown on multiple TV screens. 

    You can get into the game yourself with both American and English pool tables for some friendly competition. Sharkeys stays open until late, so you can easily combine an early dinner with a late-night event with your partner or travel group.

    Location: 215a Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1JZ, UK

    Open: Friday–Saturday from noon to 3 am, Sunday–Thursday from noon to 1 am

    Phone: +44 (0)1202 555495

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    The Grove Tavern

    A local pub offering a massive 3D screen and themed nights

    The Grove Tavern is a local favourite when it comes to a fun night out in Bournemouth. The pub shows live sport on a massive 3D screen, along with live bands, karaoke and quiz nights until late. 

    You can enjoy a range of ciders, ales, wines and lagers from the bar, so there’s something for every taste. If you prefer, you can relax with your choice of drinks in its tranquil garden. There’s always something going on nearly every night at The Grove Tavern, so you can make the most of your time in Bournemouth.

    Location: 27 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QS, UK

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 11 am to midnight, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to 12.30 am, Sunday from 11 am to 11.30 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1202 430008

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    Test your wits at an escape room

    Compete to see who comes out first

    Bournemouth has plenty of escape rooms for those looking to enjoy a challenging and mysterious night out. These trendy attractions combine competition, puzzles, challenges and play experiences in an immersive environment, where you use clues to solve the mystery and ‘escape’ from a locked room. 

    You’ll have many to choose from, most offering unique themes and challenges, but some of the best in Bournemouth include the MacGuffin Project, Escape Rooms Quest!, U-Escape, and Marvo Mysteries Escape Room.

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    Smokin' Aces Cocktail Bar & Whiskey Lounge

    Unwind with a drink at this retro lounge bar

    Smokin’ Aces Cocktail Bar & Whiskey Lounge is a swanky and retro-styled lounge bar along Commercial Road, around a 10-minute walk of Central Gardens. It's an excellent place for a laidback night of live music and excellent cocktails in Bournemouth.

    Decorated with exposed brick walls and plush red banquettes, it offers an intimate venue with live performances by both established and up-and-coming bands. You can enjoy a variety of cocktails, beers and wines at the lounge, so everyone will have what they need for an enjoyable night.

    Location: 103 Commercial Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5RT, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)7886 953733

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    Centre VR

    Enjoy a virtual-reality game experience

    Centre VR is a trendy virtual-reality gameplay centre in Richmond Gardens Shopping Centre. It offers over 100 titles for solo and multiplayer experiences in an immersive virtual-reality environment, including driving experiences, alien invasions, war games and flight simulators. 

    You can even book a multiplayer game if you're with family or a group of friends. Along with virtual-reality games, Centre VR has escape rooms, a futuristic laser tag game, and vending machines for snacks and drinks. 

    Location: Richmond Gardens Shopping Centre, Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1EP, UK

    Open: Monday–Friday from noon to 8 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1202 372372

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    Genting Casino

    Try your luck at the slots and table games

    Genting Casino offers excellent gambling, dining, and entertainment in Bournemouth. The award-winning casino is renowned for providing excellent service, a broad selection of online and live games, promotions, bonuses and prizes. 

    Within Genting Casino, you’ll find table games, slots and a late-night bar. Swing by its top-notch restaurant to fuel up before hitting the floor for some gaming. During your trip, be sure to check the calendar for any upcoming events at the casino. 

    Location: 9 Yelverton Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1DA, UK

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1202 293188

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    Bowl Central

    Get competitive at this bowling and arcade centre

    Bowl Central is one of Bournemouth's best bowling alleys, where you can enjoy a fun night out with the family, a group of friends or as a couple. You can unwind at its premium bar, Pins, which serves spirits, cocktails, beer and wine, as well as pizzas and paninis. 

    Along with multiple lanes for bowling, Bowl Central has an arcade with redemption and skill games to play, collect tickets and win excellent prizes from the arcade shop.

    Location: 45-47 Westover Rd, Bournemouth BH1 2BZ, UK

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm, Friday from 11 am to 10 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1202 093000

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    Karaoke Rooms

    Sing your heart out all night long

    Karaoke Rooms is a great place for a fun night of singing your heart out to the classics. The karaoke has 3 stylish, private rooms with padded walls, touch screens, and luxurious decor with funky lighting. Its song collection consists of over 90,000 popular titles – there's also a prop box to take your performance to the next level. 

    Rooms are available for as few as 4 people, though you can book a larger room if you're with a group of 12 to 30 people. Karaoke Rooms has an onsite bar serving cocktails and beer, as well as traditional and contemporary East Asian cuisine.

    Location: 265 Charminster Rd, Bournemouth BH8 9QJ, UK

    Open: Friday from noon to 2 am, Saturday from 10 pm to 2 am, Sunday–Thursday from 5 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1202 515109

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    The Colosseum

    Enjoy an intimate movie experience

    The Colosseum is a cosy cinema in the basement of Vintage Lounge, a cafe and art gallery in Westbourne Arcade. Known as one of the smallest cinemas in the UK, it has only 19 seats surrounded by cushions, blankets and vintage film prints. 

    Catering to a niche market, the cinema shows classic films and arthouse foreign films regularly. You can attend theme nights or book a private party for an intimate screening at Bournemouth Colosseum.

    Location: 14a Westbourne Cl, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 9AY, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1202 769092

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