Cocktail Bar Bournemouth


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Cocktail Bars Bournemouth

Why Visit Our Cocktail Bar in Bournemouth?



Exceptional Mixology and Craftsmanship 


At Canvas, we take pride in our exceptional mixology and craftsmanship, elevating the art of cocktail-making to new heights. Our talented mixologists are passionate about their craft and dedicated to creating unique and unforgettable drinks for our guests. Let us take you on a journey through the world of flavour and creativity.


Skilled Mixologists

Behind our well-stocked bar, you’ll find a team of skilled mixologists who have honed their craft through years of experience and a deep understanding of the art of cocktail making. They possess an extensive knowledge of spirits, liqueurs, and ingredients, allowing them to expertly craft cocktails that tantalize your taste buds.

Our mixologists are constantly pushing the boundaries of mixology, exploring new techniques and experimenting with flavours to create innovative and exciting drinks. Whether you prefer a classic cocktail or something more adventurous, our mixologists will craft a drink that perfectly suits your preferences.


Wide Selection of Premium Spirits

To ensure an exceptional cocktail experience, we curate a wide selection of premium spirits from around the world. From the finest aged whiskies to artisanal gins, we have carefully chosen each spirit to provide our guests with a diverse and high-quality range of options.

Our extensive spirit collection allows our mixologists to create cocktails with depth, character, and complexity. They skillfully combine these spirits with hand-picked ingredients to produce exquisite concoctions that delight the senses. Whether you’re in the mood for a smoky and robust whiskey-based drink or a refreshing and botanical gin creation, we have something to cater to every palate.

Each cocktail is meticulously crafted, with attention to every detail, ensuring that every sip is a true revelation. From precise measurements to delicate garnishes, our mixologists go above and beyond to ensure that each drink is a work of art.


Locally Sourced Ingredients

At Canvas, we believe in supporting local producers and embracing the wealth of ingredients available in the Bournemouth region. Our mixologists source fresh and seasonal ingredients from local farmers’ markets, ensuring that each cocktail reflects the vibrant flavours of the area.

By using locally sourced ingredients, we not only contribute to the local economy but also offer our guests a taste of the region in every sip. From zesty citrus fruits to fragrant herbs, our cocktails are infused with the essence of Bournemouth.

Our mixologists take great care in selecting the best ingredients, hand-picking the ripest fruits, and using herbs and botanicals at the peak of their freshness. This commitment to quality shines through in the taste and presentation of each cocktail, resulting in a truly memorable experience for our guests.

In conclusion, our cocktail bar in Bournemouth offers exceptional mixology and craftsmanship that sets us apart. With skilled mixologists, a wide selection of premium spirits, and a focus on locally sourced ingredients, we strive to create cocktails that are a harmonious blend of creativity and flavour. Visit Canvas to indulge in a cocktail experience like no other, where every sip transports you to a world of taste and luxury.


Unique and Memorable Cocktails


Indulge in a world of unique and memorable cocktails at Canvas, where we pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries of mixology and crafting drinks that leave a lasting impression. Our expert mixologists have created a menu that showcases their creativity, using innovative recipes and locally sourced ingredients to deliver an extraordinary drinking experience.


  • Creative and Innovative Recipes:

Our cocktail menu is a testament to the artistry and ingenuity of our mixologists. They constantly strive to create new and exciting flavour combinations, pushing the boundaries of what a cocktail can be. Each drink on our menu tells a story, capturing the essence of our vibrant nightlife scene in Bournemouth.

From modern twists on classic cocktails to signature creations you won’t find anywhere else, our menu is a treasure trove of inventive libations. We believe that a great cocktail should surprise and delight the senses, and our mixologists have perfected the art of balancing flavours and textures to create drinks that are truly unforgettable.


  • A Journey of Flavours:

When you step into our cocktail bar, you embark on a journey of flavours that will transport you to new realms of taste. Each cocktail is meticulously crafted, taking into account the balance of sweet, sour, bitter, and aromatic notes. Our mixologists understand that the perfect cocktail is an orchestra of flavours that harmonize on the palate.

Whether you prefer something light and refreshing or bold and complex, our menu caters to all preferences. Experience the zing of citrus, the warmth of spices, and the tantalizing dance of botanicals as you sip on our carefully curated creations. Each cocktail is a symphony of taste, carefully designed to evoke a sense of wonder and excitement.


  • Presentation with Panache:

We believe that a cocktail should not only taste extraordinary but also look the part. Our mixologists pay meticulous attention to presentation, ensuring that each drink is a visual masterpiece. From elegant glassware to artistic garnishes, our cocktails are a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

Prepare to be captivated by the exquisite presentation of our cocktails. Whether it’s a smoke-infused glass, a meticulously placed edible flower, or a perfectly rimmed glass, our mixologists take pride in the art of presentation, elevating your cocktail experience to new heights.


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How We Create an Unforgettable Experience


Stylish and Inviting Atmosphere 


At Canvas, we pride ourselves not only on our exceptional cocktails but also on providing a stylish and inviting atmosphere that sets the stage for a memorable night out. Our venue is thoughtfully designed to create a welcoming and vibrant ambience, ensuring that every visit to our cocktail bar in Bournemouth is a delightful experience.


Contemporary Design

  • Our interior showcases a contemporary design that combines elegance with a touch of urban flair. From the moment you step inside, you’ll be greeted by sleek lines, modern furniture, and carefully curated lighting that sets the mood for a sophisticated evening.


Comfortable Seating Areas

  • We understand the importance of comfort while enjoying a night out. Our venue offers a variety of seating options to cater to different preferences. Whether you prefer intimate booths, cosy sofas, or high-top tables, you’ll find the perfect spot to relax and socialize with friends or loved ones.


Atmospheric Lighting

  • Lighting plays a crucial role in creating the desired atmosphere, and we have carefully selected our lighting to enhance the overall experience. Soft, warm lighting illuminates the space, creating an intimate and inviting ambience that is perfect for enjoying cocktails and conversations.


Thoughtful Music Selection

  • Music is an essential element of any nightlife experience, and we curate a thoughtful music selection that adds to the overall atmosphere. Our playlist is carefully chosen to complement the vibe of the evening, whether it’s a relaxed lounge atmosphere or an energetic night of dancing.


Immersive Art Installations

  • To further enhance the visual appeal of our venue, we showcase immersive art installations that add a touch of creativity and intrigue. These installations create points of interest throughout the space, inviting guests to engage with the surroundings and sparking conversations.


Unobtrusive Service

  • We believe that great service should be attentive yet unobtrusive, allowing you to relax and enjoy your time at our cocktail bar. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to assist you, whether you need recommendations on drinks or have any special requests.


Seamless Transitions

  • Our venue offers a seamless transition from day to night, making it a versatile space for different occasions. Whether you’re joining us for a casual afternoon drink or a lively night out, our stylish atmosphere adapts effortlessly to create the perfect backdrop for your experience.


Personalised Service


At Canvas, we believe that exceptional service goes beyond serving great cocktails. We pride ourselves on providing a personalised experience that caters to the unique preferences and needs of each guest. From the moment you step through our doors, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are dedicated to ensuring that your visit is nothing short of extraordinary.


Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff:

  • Our team of staff is the heart and soul of our cocktail bar. Trained to deliver warm and welcoming service, they are always ready with a smile and a genuine desire to make your time at Canvas memorable. Approachable and friendly, our staff create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere for you to enjoy.


Tailored Recommendations:

  • Our staff is well-versed in our extensive cocktail menu and can offer tailored recommendations based on your preferences. Whether you’re in the mood for something refreshing, adventurous, or classic, they will guide you through our menu, suggesting drinks that align with your taste preferences.


Customisable Drinks:

  • We understand that everyone has unique preferences when it comes to cocktails. That’s why we offer the option to customize your drinks. If you have a specific flavour profile in mind or any dietary restrictions, our talented mixologists can create a bespoke cocktail tailored to your preferences.


Attentive Service:

  • Our staff is attentive to your needs throughout your visit. They will ensure that your glass is never empty and that you have everything you need to fully enjoy your time at our cocktail bar. Whether it’s providing recommendations, answering questions, or accommodating special requests, our team is dedicated to providing a seamless and enjoyable experience.


Engaging Conversations:

  • We value meaningful connections and believe that engaging conversations can elevate your experience. Our staff is knowledgeable about cocktails, spirits, and the local nightlife scene. They are always ready to share interesting anecdotes, discuss cocktail trends, or recommend other popular spots in Bournemouth, adding an extra dimension to your visit.


Special Occasion Celebrations:

  • If you’re celebrating a special occasion, our staff is delighted to make it even more memorable. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or any other milestone, let us know in advance, and we’ll help you arrange a personalised surprise, such as a special cocktail creation or a dedicated table setup.


Attention to Detail:

  • We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, ensuring that every aspect of your experience is carefully considered. From the presentation of your drinks to the timing of service, our staff strives to exceed your expectations, leaving you with a lasting impression of exceptional hospitality.


We provide personalised service that goes beyond serving exceptional cocktails. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff offer tailored recommendations, customisable drinks, attentive service, engaging conversations, and keen attention to detail. We are committed to making your time with us a memorable and personalised experience that keeps you coming back for more. Join us at Canvas and allow us to create a truly exceptional and personalised cocktail experience just for you.


What Sets Our Cocktail Bar in Bournemouth Apart?


Live Music and Entertainment


At Canvas, we believe that great music and entertainment are the souls of a vibrant nightlife experience. We take pride in hosting live music performances and providing engaging entertainment that adds an extra dimension to your visit. Join us for unforgettable nights filled with talented artists, intimate performances, and an electric atmosphere.


Talented Artists and Bands

We are committed to showcasing talented artists and bands that represent a diverse range of musical genres. From up-and-coming local musicians to renowned acts, our carefully curated lineup ensures a captivating live music experience for our guests. Each artist brings their unique style and energy to the stage, creating a memorable night of entertainment.


Intimate Performances in the Live Lounge

Our Live Lounge is the heart of our music experience, providing an intimate setting for you to get up close and personal with the performers. Designed to create an immersive experience, the Live Lounge offers a front-row seat to the magic happening on stage. Feel the energy of the music as you connect with the artists and fellow music lovers.


Engaging Performances

Our live music performances are more than just a concert; they are captivating experiences that captivate the senses. From soulful vocals to mesmerizing instrumentals, each performance is crafted to evoke emotions and create lasting memories. Get lost in the melodies, sing along to your favourite tunes, and dance the night away in the presence of exceptional talent.


Themed Music Nights and Events

We love to add a touch of excitement and variety to our music offerings with themed nights and events. Whether it’s a retro 80s night, a soulful jazz evening, or a vibrant Latin music event, our themed nights provide a unique experience for music enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere, dress up to match the theme, and enjoy a night of music that transports you to another era or culture.


A Platform for Emerging Artists

We take pride in supporting emerging artists and providing them with a platform to showcase their talent. Our Live Lounge serves as a stage for up-and-coming musicians, allowing them to share their artistry with a passionate audience. Discover new voices, witness the birth of future stars, and be part of the journey as they make their mark in the music scene.


Unforgettable Performances

Our aim is to create unforgettable performances that leave a lasting impression. Whether it’s a soul-stirring ballad, a high-energy rock anthem, or a soulful jazz improvisation, each performance is designed to captivate and resonate with our guests. Expect a night filled with incredible music, infectious energy, and moments that will stay with you long after the music fades.


At Canvas, we offer an exceptional live music and entertainment experience that adds a dynamic element to your night out. With talented artists and bands, intimate performances in the Live Lounge, themed music nights, and a platform for emerging talent, we create unforgettable moments that celebrate the power of music. Join us at Canvas and immerse yourself in a night of live music and entertainment that will leave you wanting more.


Themed Nights and Events


At Canvas, we bring the magic of themed nights and events to life, creating immersive experiences that transport you to captivating worlds. Step into a realm where imagination knows no bounds and prepare to be enchanted by the following elements:

  • Mesmerising Themes:

Explore a diverse range of themes, from retro throwback parties to elegant masquerade balls and cultural celebrations. Each theme is carefully curated to immerse you in a unique atmosphere that sparks excitement and wonder.


  • Enchanting Ambiance:

Our venue undergoes a breathtaking transformation, meticulously designed with vibrant decor, atmospheric lighting, and captivating set pieces. As you enter Canvas, you’ll be transported to a world that transcends reality, where every corner tells a story.


  • Interactive Adventures:

Engage your senses with interactive experiences that make every moment memorable. Embark on treasure hunts, solve themed puzzles, or participate in thrilling challenges that unfold throughout the night. Be prepared for surprises and delights around every corner.


  • Captivating Performances:

Experience the power of live entertainment as talented performers take the stage. From themed dancers and acrobats to mesmerizing aerial acts and theatrical performances, each show is carefully choreographed to mesmerize and captivate your imagination.


  • Themed Music and DJ Sets:

Immerse yourself in the sounds of the night as themed music fills the air. Our DJs curate playlists that perfectly match the theme, ensuring an electric atmosphere that keeps you dancing and celebrating all night long.


  • Signature-Themed Cocktails:

Sip on bespoke cocktails specially crafted to complement the theme of the night. Our skilled mixologists combine premium spirits, imaginative ingredients, and artistic presentations to serve you drinks that are not only delightful to taste but also visually captivating.


  • Immersive Decor and Costumes:

Lose yourself in the attention to detail as our venue comes alive with immersive decor and stunning costumes. From intricately designed backdrops to staff dressed in theme, every element contributes to an authentic and enchanting experience.


  • Memorable Photo Opportunities:

Capture the magic of the night with themed photo booths and interactive installations. Share your moments on social media, allowing others to glimpse the extraordinary world you’ve become a part of.


At Canvas, we believe in creating moments that transcend the ordinary. Join us as we invite you to embrace the extraordinary and embark on a journey through themed nights and events that ignite your imagination. Get ready to be transported, inspired, and enthralled as Canvas becomes a gateway to unforgettable experiences.


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Get In Touch To Experience our cocktail bar in Bournemouth


Open Friday and Saturday nights, we go loud and late every weekend.

Located in Bournemouth’s Soho Quarter and known as “Bournemouth’s award-winning loft bar and live lounge” Canvas is the place to be. Our venue sports a huge emphasis on showcasing high-quality live acts and dynamic DJs. This, mixed with our award-winning bartenders, incredible cocktails and artisan décor, gives us our winning formula. Please use our contact form below if you want to book our cocktail bar in Bournemouth

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Canvas is Bournemouth's exclusive Loft Bar & Live Lounge, known for its focus on top-tier live acts and DJs. With award-winning bartenders, exceptional cocktails, and artisan decor, it's the go-to place for a great night out. They're open on Friday and Saturday nights, offering late-night entertainment, and even free entry on Saturdays before 10:30 pm. Fridays feature intimate gigs with world-class artists in the Live Lounge, making Canvas the ultimate destination for weekend fun.
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