Bar 38 - This stylish bar in the shadow of the Spinnaker Tower looks a bit like a lighthouse from the outside, but you won't need to put out the searchlights for a good time with the range of fancy cocktails you'll find here!
Where? Boilevard Building, P01 3TW
The Marmion - Looking for the perfect pub? We think The Marmion could be it, with its fantastic wine lists and top quality nosh this could be a great starting point for a Portsmouth night out...and it's never looked better thanks to a recent refurb!
Where? 20 Marmion Road, P05 2BA
The Wine Vaults - If you're looking for a bit of a late-afternoon tipple then The Wine Vaults is the place to do it! Mixing the girl and the grape is never a bad idea, and there's even quality pub grub to be enjoyed - but the wine's the main attraction.
Where? 41-47 Albert Road, PO5 2SF
Hole in the Wall - It might look like an ordinary British boozer from the outside, but inside the Hole in the Wall is one of the prettiest pubs we've ever been in. There's beer mats from days gone by on the ceiling and there's real love in the quirky pub décor that makes this place a joy to dine in. Plus O'Hagan's sausages are to die for.
Where? 36 Great Southsea Street, PO5 3BY
The Fat Fox - Getting ready to hit the town for a big night out? This stylish diner is absolutely laverly, and with Burgers, Pizzas and Sausage & Mash on the menu, you can't go wrong if you're looking to banish a wicked hangover!
Where? 13 Victoria Road, Southsea, P05 2SP
Sights & Sounds
If you're unfamiliar with Portsmouth, you might not be aware of this absolutely massive local landmark, but trust us, it'll probably be one of the first things you notice on your hen-do. The Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben and it offers truly amazing 360 degree views of the city and beyond. It's not ideal if you're scared of heights, but if you're up for it, this is an amazing experience that you simply must try on your big weekend here.
Portsmouth's Liquid is a truly phenomenal nightclub that celebrates decadence and luxury over all other things. It's exactly the kind of indulgence you deserve on your special weekend and with a DJ spinning chart hits and alternative floor fillers, you're guaranteed a fabulous evening on the tiles.
We've all heard of TigerTiger, but unless you've ever been to their Portsmouth venue, you're missing out; big time. With a harbour terrace and the funkiest tiki bar around, this is the kind of place where hen party memories are made!
In the Diary
June - Portsmouth Festivities. A celebration of all the things that makes this cute waterside town with a carnival atmosphere and plenty of performances.
August - Victorious Festival. Tinie Tempah, The Fratellis and The Darkness have all played this up-and-coming festival in the past few years.
August - Kite Festival. One of the UK's biggest kite festivals, you'll be amazed by the amazing array of sky bound shapes hanging above the harbour side!
November - Victorian Christmas Festival. If this doesn't get you in the festive spirit then your second name is probably Scrooge...
Top of the Shops
Portsmouth is a waterside town with style in its heart and soul. Fashionistas and style-icons all rave about the upmarket stores in the Quays, but with the wide variety of bijou vintage boutiques around, you'll be pleased to know that more often than not you can make away with something that looks like a bank-breaker for half the price!
Dead Man's Glory - The name is a little, errr, interesting? But you shouldn't let that put you off, there are some retro-chic steals here that you'd be gutted to miss!
Where? 77 Fawcett Road, PO4 0DN
Dress Code - Inked-up brides-to-be will love this alternative boutique full of weird and wonderful vintage threads.
Where? 1 Albert Road, PO5 2SE
One Legged Jockey - We wouldn't be surprised to spot Tim Burton buying costumes for his next hit film in here - this is flagrantly colourful and it's sure to please any nearly-wed with an eye for visually arresting fashion.
Where? 9 Marmion Road, PO5 2AT
Girls About Town - Getting around Portsmouth...
Portsmouth is on the up-and-up and there's plenty to see and do here! To help you get around there's an excellent bus network that'll take you to all the hip and happening places in the city as well as train services with strong links to London, Southampton and the rest of the South East and West.
Portsmouth has some seriously big nights out, but it certainly doesn't fare too badly during the day either! There's fabulous fun to be had in the waterside city and with a wide range of options to choose from, you're sure to find something to get all the girls giggling. Whether that's Cocktail Mixing, Pole Dancing, Dirty Dancing or Go Karting depends on what you're up for! Of course a Pampering Day is always an all-round success and you can't go wrong with a sophisticated Wine Tasting. See all our hen day options...
When the sun goes down and the neon lights of bars and clubs flicker on, Portsmouth transforms into a buzzing hub of excitement that celebrates late nights and good times. Why don't you allow our hunky Butlers in the Buff to get your evening underway with a variety of tantalising services? Then, you might fancy a spot of Karaoke, or if you're feeling lucky, why don't you boogie on down to the Casino? A visit to a Comedy Club is pretty much guaranteed to tickle the ladies' funny bones and then you can round the night off with Guestlist Nightclubbing. See all our nightlife options...