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Bar So

Closed Now: 12:00 - 01:00
Open today: 12:00 - 01:00
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Not impressed

This was recommended as a 'go to' place in Bournemouth but on our visit: Saturday night in... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Brighton, United Kingdom
Good experience for a Saturday night.

It is the third time when I go there. Was a good experience in Saturday night but Friday I was... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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“dance floor”(6 reviews)
“bar club”(2 reviews)
“few cocktails”(2 reviews)
Bar So is Bournemouth's destination style bar and nightclub in the heart of the town centre. During the day we offer a delicious menu of pub favourites on our sun drenched patio area. Kick back with a drink as the sun goes down and prepare for a...more
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Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AG, England
+44 1202 203050
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

This was recommended as a 'go to' place in Bournemouth but on our visit: Saturday night in November, it was very quiet and noone seemed particularly interested in providing a higher than basic level of service. There were zero bar snacks (no nuts, no crisps)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paulyb3000
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Went here last night, drank a lot but didn’t spend a fortune like you would in some places. Upstairs and downstairs had different genres of music

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SeasonedTraveller082
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Went in around 2:00pm on Friday afternoon. Bar was empty, a couple of people sat outside. Staff were unwelcoming and rude, no conversation or interaction with my husband and I or my father. Drinks expensive, served appallingly (a large gin in small tumbler in this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Moikey_jo
Reviewed 22 August 2018

bar connected to the Royal Exeter Hotel. open from midday serving drinks and bar meals. nice outside space friendly staff

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tracie R
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Wow, looks a cool bar!!! Bouncers friendly... Mind you, bouncers on the door of a cool vibe looking cocktail bar??Walk into the bar and experience the most arrogant and cocky manager who answered our question with his back to us and strutted off (delusions of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Longsprings1969
Reviewed 11 August 2018

It is the third time when I go there. Was a good experience in Saturday night but Friday I was disappointed because not many people came. People are respectful and the service is good.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank uncalator2016
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Was there at a function so there was a lot of us but the bar man was very grumpy and aloof. Lacked atmosphere in the bar area. Had a DJ for some of the time I spent here but the music conflicted with the music...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kirsty B
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We went today as there was a sign outside saying half price cocktails. However we were charged £17.00 for two. When we queried it we asked about the sign as we were well within the time frame advertised. We were then told the advert was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank janedavies140373
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Friend booked a table for her birthday, shown to a quiet downstairs booth and drinks brought over - no problem. Night goes on, Saturday night it gets a bit busier however mainly men feeling very predatory at many points in the night would not have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jess C
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Bar So is in a good location. Has ample outside seating with large space inside and further areas downstairs. It’s over 25’s for those that prefer an older crowd. Good vibe. Play a variety of music ranging from RnB to Dance. Cheap drinks, friendly bar...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from PrincipeAzzurro38 | Reviewed this property |
I know this question was asked ages ago but they don't serve Stag or Hen parties. Don't waste your time there.