Each summer, stunning beaches and great entertainment bring visitors flocking to this archetypal British seaside town. When you come off the sands after a long, happy day and the famous Blackpool illuminations come on at dusk head to one of these ten great dining spots for a great meal.
A huge name in Blackpool’s nightlife scene: this well-respected institution in the world of dance music is where true clubbing fanatics head to in search of the best music, performances, and atmosphere around. Flamingo Club has hosted world-class DJs such as Hed Kandi and Gate Crasher and is often frequented by celebrities and well-known faces. For more than 30 years this club has been the place to discover the best up-and-coming DJs and discover the musical superstars of tomorrow.
Established in 1988, this wine bar has a long and successful history in Blackpool’s bar scene. The live performances from local acts and weekly open mic nights have made Scrooges the favored watering hole of Blackpool’s student population. The regular drinks offers also attract the young, student crowds with their temptingly low prices. The wine bar is centrally located, making it a highly convenient spot to enjoy a relaxed evening with friends over one of Scrooge’s wonderfully aromatic and full-bodied wines.
This Bavarian themed bar is the favorite place for party-goers to begin their night before heading off to dance the night away in one of Blackpool’s many clubs. The lively atmosphere of a traditional Bavarian beer hall and the raucous locals will get anyone into the swing of things and kick-start the night. The cheerful sounds of brass bands and German Oompah music will have you dancing on the tables in no time. Bavarian Bierkeller is perfectly located on Blackpool’s bustling promenade, just a stone’s throw from the other main clubs, pubs, and bars in the town. Drinks are served in one liter stein glasses, rather than pints, not a challenge to be taken lightly.
Blackpool’s Shenanigans has everything you could possibly look for in an Irish bar, and then some. The excellently poured pints of Guinness, rip-roaring feel, and traditional river dance sessions (including Irish dancing lessons) ensure that this brilliant venue is constantly brimming with the merriment that has become so associated with Irish drinking spots. The huge screens in this traditional Gaelic pub make it a perfect place to come and enjoy a live game of sport, and on match days the buzzing atmosphere is infectious.
Blackpool is famous for its colorful and all-inclusive atmosphere, and the town’s gay scene is one of the most important in the country. For those wishing to delve right into the best, and brightest, of Blackpool’s gay-friendly venues, Funny Girls is the perfect choice. Since its humble beginnings as an unassuming drag bar, Funny Girls has transformed into a glittering beacon of fun, entertainment, and sequins, in the UK’s nightlife scene. The show-stopping acts, including burlesque and cabaret shows, ensure that each night out here is a unique extravaganza.
The five floors of Roxy’s offer no end of different décors, entertainment, and music to explore. Four separate bars, and an impressive line-up of performance acts ensure that every trip here is a lively one. The club is themed around the musical ‘Chicago’ and the plush styling and themed bars, with names such as ‘Velma Kelly’s’, create real atmosphere. The balcony at the front of Roxy’s offers clubbers spectacular views of Blackpool’s famous Illuminations and a panorama of the sea.
The beach-side setting of The Beach House restaurant and bar makes it an ideal place to sit and watch the sun setting over the Irish Sea. This romantic sight is a perfect accompaniment to a glass of The Beach House’s fine wines or cocktails. The modern, stylish building is an iconic landmark in Blackpool and the impressive glass interior makes for an elegant setting, as well as wonderful views of the night-sky and surrounding ocean.
For those seeking a more sedate alternative to Blackpool’s main strip, The Pump and Truncheon is the ideal choice. This traditional English pub is charming with a wood paneled interior, open fire, and historic setting. Fantastic local real ales, welcoming staff, and friendly regulars guarantee that any night at The Pump and Truncheon is an enjoyable one. Aside from real ale, the pub offers a brilliant array of pub grub including delicious Sunday roasts and stone-fired pizzas.
The eye-popping array of drinks here at The Litten Tree guarantee that, no matter your tastes, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for; jugs of Pimms, pitchers of cocktails, top quality beers and ciders, and even an overwhelmingly large ‘shots menu’. Blackpool’s Litten Tree also offers fantastic value drinks deals. The Litten Tree is perfectly located, just a few paces from Blackpool’s sweeping beaches and the promenade. More relaxed during the day and early evening, at night the place transforms and the bar’s resident DJ keeps the party going till the early hours.
This Blackpool icon has been making waves in the music scene for years now and this venue is the favorite of music-mad locals looking for a lively evening and a showcase of outstanding local talent. The bar was briefly closed down a few years ago, but was so sorely missed by the Blackpool population that it came back, bigger and better than ever. The range of performers is diverse and ensures that The Blue Room truly can cater to all tastes. Refurbished, with modernized high-tech sound systems: this is the temple of tunes that Blackpool locals flock to.