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Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate Nightlife

As the sun sets, feet will be tapping, heads bobbing, hands clapping and laughter heard as the Isle comes alive for the evening.

There are live music acts nearly nightly with acts performing intimate gigs in hotel bars, pubs, converted coach houses, bandstands or large outdoor spaces. Sit back enjoying a drink listening to great grassroots music or headline artists.

Book a table for a meal, drink and catch up with friends and family with a tempting range of independent eateries, alongside nationwide chains with sea views, contemporary surroundings and wholesome food. With a thriving and growing micro pub scene, each with its own individual style and atmosphere, you will be spoilt for choice

Looking for something a bit different? Get your team together and crack the escape room clues including in a former bank vault. Is axe throwing on your bucket list? Well now you can tick it off with a visit to Margate Leisure Centre whilst enjoying pizza, a drink or give petanque a go.

Ever fancied learning clog/step dance, the harmonica or improving your skill level? Join a workshop or just enjoy a performance at Rosslyn Court.

  • Margate
    • Dreamland - headline artists take over the outside Scenic Stage or indoor Hall By The Sea
    • Faith in Strangers - has your Friday and Saturday nights sorted with music performances
    • Kicks Bar and Beats - unique dedicated basement space with music nights and events
    • Lifeboat Ale & Cider House - Craft beer and ale house hosting music performances
    • Margate Leisure Centre - multi-purpose activity and events space hosting axe throwing, boule/petanque and music
    • Olby’s Soul Cafe and Creative Hub - Creative space hosting established and emerging artists along annual festivals - Margate Mod & Sixties Festival, Skagate,
    • Oval Bandstand - Restored outdoor community events space with sunday afternoon concerts, outdoor cinema and theatre
    • Rosslyn Court - small accessible acoustic venue hosting traditional folk, blues and jazz
    • The Centre - home to Cry Baby Jazz room, Mariachi bar, Palm’s Pizza and WhereElse? Grassroots music venue
    • The Waste Land at The Albion Rooms - Popular intimate bar for a drink and meeting friends whilst taking in comedy nights, live music  
    • Tom Thumb Theatre - one of the smallest arts venues; a converted coach house with comedy, music,
  • Broadstairs
    • Counting House - this former Bank has been transformed into a chic, modern bar with its own escape rooms
    • Grosvenor Casino - hosting some of the most popular casino games including Poker, Roulette and Blackjack
    • Mecca Bingo - Eyes down and looking as you hunt the numbers for the all important ‘House’.
    • Mind the Gap - Grab a pint whilst foot tapping along to a performance
    • Sarah Thorne Theatre - professional theatre with summer rep season, tours, concerts and pantomime
    • Tartar Frigate - Tuck into seafood with seaside views and Wednesday Folk jam sessions
    • The Magnet - micropub with regular music programme
    • The Pavilion - Located on the beach with events throughout the year and Sunday afternoon live music
    • The Wrotham Arms - Up-and-coming acts and well-established performers take to the stage at this lively and popular pub
  • Ramsgate
    • Clique Bar - Dance club located on Ramsgate seafront
    • Enoteca - Cool relaxed intimate cafe bar offering great live music.
    • Granville Theatre - Coming soon refurbished theatre and cinema space
    • Ramsgate Music Hall - intimate 130 capacity venue with top quality performances
    • Rokka - vibrant venue with marina views and live entertainment
    • San Clu Hotel - admire sea views whilst listening to local or tribute artists
    • The Churchill Tavern - reputation for quality live music and events featuring the best of local talent
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