A new, stylish, one of a kind loft style bar for the over 21 market. Canvas offers a unique live music, food and cocktail offering in intimate surroundings.


Bournemouth’s only Loft Bar & Live Lounge with a huge emphasis on high quality live acts & DJ’s. Matched with award winning bartenders, incredible cocktails and a concise charcuterie & artisan cheese menu we know that Canvas is a winning formula!

We start early at 5pm  Tuesday – Sunday and we go loud and late at weekends. We are always free entry unless we have a ticketed gig in the intimate Canvas Live Lounge where you will see world class artists ‘up close and personal’.

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Opening Hours:

Monday & Tuesday Closed (Available for private hire)
Weds – Thursday 5pm – 12am
Friday & Saturday 5pm – 2am
Sunday 5pm – 1am

Contact & Location:

A:   45 Poole Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 5PW
T:   01202 556113

Private Hire

From a small birthday party to a 450 strong corporate function, why not check out our private hire options. With buffet, canapé and drinks packages to suit, let us take the hassle out of your event.

Flexible options with three separate private hire areas.

Live Lounge – Cap 300 incl use of stage, PA and fully staffed bar

Cocktail Bar – Cap 100 people incl PA and fully staffed cocktail bar (only available Mon & Tues)

Green Room – Cap 50 people incl PA and fully staffed cocktail bar

Featured Events


Weekly Events

Special Events

Upcoming Events


Absolutely loved this stylish, sophisticated new loft bar. The decor was chic and sexy, with great music and buzzing atmosphere!
A much needed addition to Bournemouth’s nightlife!

Anita Kaur-Simon

Best venue to open in Bournemouth in years. Love the atmosphere , food and music. The coolest decor . It’s like being in a New York loft apartment . It’s the sort of place that you like to spend time in because it envelops you and makes you feel good, you don’t want to leave!! Love it

Sabre King

‘Canvas Blogger’

Canvas Turns 1 Year Old!

Deal of the day: Free fizz at Canvas Break open the bubbly! Literally! Canvas is one year old and, to celebrate, there will be free drinks… Now there’s an offer we literally can’t refuse. The celebrations take (...)


Joey Negro Preview

Preview: Joey Negro at Canvas This month’s payday party at Canvas sounds like a corker! Be prepared for a masterclass in remixing as Ibiza/London legend Joey Negro (real name Dave Lee) takes over the decks. (...)


Whisky Tasting at Canvas

Whisky tasting at Canvas There can’t be anything more decadent than a glass of whisky. But did you know some simple food pairings, like chocolate and cheese, can bring out the flavour even more! Join Colin (...)


NORMAN JAY MBE – Good Times!

Norman Jay & Good Times Sound System Let the good times roll! Our first big DJ booking in March is a corker – the one and only Norman Jay MBE will be spinning sounds for a (...)


Atlantic Soul Orchestra – Kicking Off 2016!

Atlantic Soul Orchestra Live We are kicking off our 2016 programme of live music in style! Join us on Friday January 29th for one of the UK's best-loved and most authentic acts, the Atlantic Soul Orchestra. They (...)


Christmas at Canvas

It’s ok to talk about Christmas now the town centre is awash with twinkling lights. We love the festive season in Bournemouth – the Moose Bar, the Gardens of Lights, the market. This year, the (...)


Canvas – Already causing a stir in Bournemouth!

We’ve only been open two months but are absolutely delighted at the reaction from the press and on social media. Being Bournemouth’s only loft bar, you really need to come down and see for yourselves why (...)


Review: James Morrison at Canvas, November 11 2015

Just a few weeks after opening, we were lucky enough to host one of the UK’s biggest stars. James Morrison played a rare free gig with us on November 11. We distributed the tickets with the (...)