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This area has a vibrant alternative scene and hopefully we've done it justice, Southampton has on offer alternative music style gigs, alternative clothing outlets, and alternative style events.

Engine Rooms

An entertainment hub which even has a roller disco for adults and kids, dance lessons, club nights and live bands.

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Can adapt itself for capacities of 400-800 guests, depending on the event.

West Quay, Harbour Parade, Southampton SO15 1GZ

The Hobbit

Tolkien-inspired pub and live music venue with exposed brick walls and large terraced garden.

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Split levels, two bars, huge beer garden, bag end burgers, and live gigs.

134 Bevois Valley Rd, Southampton SO14 0JZ


The place hosts live Rock and Heavy Metal every Friday and Saturday night.

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Vincents Walk, Southampton SO14 1JY

The Talking Heads

Found in the centre of town, right near to the train station, it hosts gigs, alternative theatre, markets, and jam sessions.

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16-22 The Polygon, Southampton SO15 2BN

The Joiners Arms

Classic small venue, hosting new, established, and up and coming bands since 1968.

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141 St Mary St, Southampton SO14 1NS

The 1865

Large space, with a stage and dancefloor, that's visible from two bars and a large mezzanine.

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Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR

The Brook

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600-capacity venue which hosts national acts, touring bands, tribute shows, and some comedy events.

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Portswood Rd, Southampton SO17 3SD

External Links

Engine Rooms Website