Former Conservative club in Southsea once set for strip club to become board game cafe

PLANS have been unveiled to convert a vacant building – once earmarked to become a strip club – into a new ‘hipster-style’ board game café.


Sip on brand-new regal cocktails in honour of the royal wedding at popular Portsmouth bar

CELEBRATE the royal wedding in style this weekend by sipping on two brand-new, specially-made regal cocktails.

Nelson's Bar in Portsmouth

Bar set to reopen at Portsmouth leisure park after disappearance of manager – but customers are still without money

A BAR that was forced shut after its manager disappeared is set to reopen – but without a function room or catering.

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Hitting the town? Great Portsmouth club nights this weekend

I was going to lead off with Super Hans from Channel 4’s hit comedy Peep Show coming to The Wedgewood Rooms on Albert Road tonight.


Service charities boosted by clubbers’ generosity after fire

EMERGENCY service workers were handed a charity boost after their quick actions saved the roof of a city party spot.


Clubbers evacuated from ‘smoke-filled’ nightclub as fire breaks out in Astoria on Guildhall Walk

HUNDREDS of clubbers were evacuated in the early hours of the morning after a fire broke out in Astoria nightclub.


PICTURES: First look inside the new Bar 38, The Liquorist, ahead of its opening

Here’s the first look inside the new Bar 38 as it prepares to open its doors tomorrow.

Portsmouth’s Bar 38 to close its doors today

Portsmouth’s Bar 38 to close its doors today

POPULAR cocktail bar and restaurant, Bar 38 has announced tonight will be its last night before closing its doors.

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Customers at Pryzm Portsmouth will no longer be served plastic straws. Picture: Ben Wilson

Portsmouth nightclub to ban use of plastic straws

CLUBGOERS will no longer be contributing to the continued pollution of our landfill sites and oceans, after a nightclub moved to ban the use of plastic straws.

Pub refit marks a bright new future

Gosport pub poised to become community hub after £250k refit

Gosport pub bucks closure trend in £250,000 refit designed to place it at the centre of the community.

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THIS WEEK IN 1988: Nightclubs refuse acid house parties

Fear of drugs was turning some Portsmouth nightclubs against the youth craze of the moment – acid house parties.

PRYZM Portsmouth. Picture: Habibur Rahman PPP-170814-145255001

Club arrival for Big Shaq

A RAPPER who has shot to viral internet fame will be appearing in a city nightclub later this week.


Clubbers to help ‘give a kid a quid’ appeal

A PORTSMOUTH nightclub is asking customers to donate spare change to their charity appeal.

The Ice Bar in Highland Road, Southsea. 'Picture: Google Maps

Southsea bar will close its doors

A BAR in Southsea has announced it is closing down.

South Parade Pier 'Picture: Andy Hanlon

Southsea residents react to late-night pier booze licence

PEOPLE living near South Parade Pier have given a mixed reaction to it getting a late alcohol licence.

New look: Pryzm will open on the site of Liquid and Envy after a �1m investment

Hype builds about £1m club opening

NIGHTCLUB lovers from across the city are gearing up for the opening of a new venue next month.


Club Scene with Sam Cherry

This weekend is a big one for Portsmouth as Mutiny Festival takes over the King George V playing fields at Cosham.

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Eldon Arms receiving a big upgrade

THE landlady of The Eldon Arms is looking to completely revitalise the venue.

For us, the only way to finish a night out was with a bacon butty (Flickr: Labelled for reuse)

PAUL NEWELL: A night out wasn’t complete if it didn’t end with a bacon roll

I enjoyed going clubbing and there was so much more choice in the 1990s. In the early days we would head to the seafront to Peggy Sue’s and dance to anthems such as Ride on Time and Back to Life by Soul to Soul. On a Monday we went to student night at 5th Avenue and on one infamous occasion there was five of us lined up along the edge of the stage, perfectly choreographed to Take That’s Relight My Fire. No wonder we were single. I was sober when I ventured into Joanna’s for the one and only time and don’t remember how or why we ended up in Club China Town next to the Queen’s hotel.

Now legally permitted to enjoy a swift half or three, it would've been rude to frequent just one Portsmouth pub... (WikiMedia: Labelled)

PAUL NEWELL: Oysters, Langtry’s and Mucky Duck: Remembering old watering holes

It was the mid to late 1990s that my going-out days reached their peak. Every Friday and occasionally a Saturday night was spent in one drinking establishment or another, many of which do not exist today. For example, Oysters at Palmerston Road.

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