Hire Bar

Why is it that a hire bar is suddenly all the range?

With hundreds of bars across Britain, it can be tricky to decide which one will provide you and your party with the best time.

Some might consider the good graces of a bar crawl or y’know, “the usual”. But why follow the crowd when you can gift you and your friends a truly memorable night? With a hire bar at your disposal, everything is tailored to your tastes. Lately, there’s been a notable spike in demand for the hire bar, and it’s predicted that this trend will continue. Whether this is due to the implications brought about by lockdown and social distancing is not yet clear. However, bars are traditionally known for mingling and mixing in an effervescent frenzy of good cheer and here-here. Something that’s been sourly missing as of late. So why not rejuvenate your friends, family and colleagues with a hire bar?

Featuring years of industry know-how, Canvas can help you incorporate flair into your corporate events once the world is back on its feet. Brand awareness is essential to reinforce your image. Our hire bar can provide a flexible selection of marketing opportunities. In addition to this, we supply buffet, canapé and drinks packages suited to you to take the hassle out of your event. Whether it’s a big birthday party or a casual corporate function, everything’s tailored to leave a lasting impression on all in attendance. Have we whetted your appetite? Fantastic! Peruse our three vivacious venues below. We’re sure one of our hire bar options will help bring you back to Bournemouth.


Live Lounge

We go loud and late every weekend.

Get buzzed by our vibrant atmosphere and party all night long in our award-winning live lounge. Rigged up with immersive lighting, the stage is set for a medley of world-class artists to engage in an intimate live music experience. This can be made all the more personal with our venue’s four large private seated booths. This venue is also perfect for use as a hire bar. However, the live lounge is only available as a hire bar on Saturdays and Sundays – so act quickly! You never know who might swoop in to steal the spotlight. In addition to this, we pride ourselves on our enviable range buffet and canapé options suited to your budget. 


Cocktail Bar

Featuring a spectacular selection of spirit.

Boasting a mind-blowing array of whiskey, rum and gins – along with an assortment of champagne, wine and cocktail offerings – our main cocktail bar offers some of the best concoctions known to mixology. Relax, unwind and get ready for a good time at Canvas. While this hire bar encourages mixing and mingling, it’s only available during the daytime. If not, it’s available on days when we are closed to the public (such as Monday and Tuesday). With a capacity of approximately 100 standing and 45 seated, it can open up into the Live Lounge should your party require additional space. 


The Green Room

Shh! This is the latest addition to Canvas.

For those looking for a hire bar with a twist, look no more. Waltz into a world of intrigue and step into the soles of flappers or clubmen back in the days of prohibition America. Hidden away from the rest of Canvas, this luxury speakeasy evokes insatiable feelings amongst us Brits that we simply can’t resist. After all, when you want something in this world, there’s not much that will come between you and a good time. So why not revisit the roaring twenties with over 50 gins locked away just for you and your party. In addition to this, there are additional options of us serving your guests cocktails, canapés and a buffet too.

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What will you do with a luxury hire bar?

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.

Get in touch. Canvas is calling.

Please use our contact form below to register your interest in booking a luxury hire bar in Bournemouth.



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

Absolutely loved this stylish, sophisticated new loft bar. The decor was chic and sexy, with great music and buzzing atmosphere!