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Total Guide to Nightlife: Old Town

Each week the heart of Old Town is buzzing with those of us looking to put the day to rest with a little music, and a drink ... or two. So we're here to assist you.

Whether you're after a sweet cocktail, or something a little stronger, find out about the bars, pubs and clubs that keep Old Town lively when the sun goes down here. 

SUJU

SUJU

About: Duke Dumont, Shadow Child and OneMan have all played at this legendary late-night lounge and club. The venue's carefully curated line-up of DJs and eclectic music policy covers everything from classic RnB to house and dubstep.

Address: 21 High Street, Swindon, SN1 3EP

Telephone: 01793 430444

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The Steam Railway Co

The Steam Railway Co

About: The Steam Railway Co is one of Swindon’s oldest and most visited pubs with punters stopping by this Old Town venue to enjoy traditional ales, beers, ciders and more. Located in the very centre of the Old Town area, Steam is a fantastic venue to enjoy a few drinks and laughs with friends whatever the occasion. With its unique decor consisting of well-known beer brands glues to the rafters and traditional classic pub features, Steam is a great venue to hang out and catch up with family and friends. 

Address: 14 Newport St, Swindon SN1 3DX
Telephone: 01793 513236

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Longs Bar

Longs Bar

About: This busy bar at the top of Victoria Road comprises of a large main room, a cosy conservatory, and an outside seating area complete with patio heaters. Throw in some drinks offers and a playlist of house classics and you've got yourself a pretty lively weekend hangout. 

Address: 86-87 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BB

Telephone: 01793 534519

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Tree

Tree

About: In Old Town, it's hard to miss the imposing structure of the spire that punctures the Swindon skyline, especially when it's lit up with a bright red light by its new owner, Tree. Swindon's newest nightclub operates a little stricter door policy meaning you have to dress to impress to gain entry to the £1m nightclub. Expect queues out the door with eager party-goers waiting to cut loose in Swindon's most exclusive night spot.  

Address: 2 Hooper Place, Swindon, SN1 3RA

Telephone: 01793 612449

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The Hop Inn

The Hop Inn

About: The Hop Inn is one of Swindon’s premier cask ale pubs. Situated in the heart of Old Town, this traditional public house is a great destination to stop by and enjoy some great pub grub and a few pints with friends. On weekend’s The Hop Inn is one of Swindon’s most popular late-night bars with visitors able to sample a range of great beers, ciders, and gins. 

Address: 8 Devizes Rd, Swindon SN1 4BH
Telephone: 01793 976833

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Wheatsheaf Alehouse

Wheatsheaf Alehouse

About: The Wheatsheaf Alehouse is a traditional boozer in the centre of Old Town. If you’re looking for an evening of good pub grub and chilled drinks with friends then the Wheatsheaf is the perfect watering hole for you. Punters to this Swindon public house can expect a friendly welcome with a fantastic offering of beers, ales, and ciders available. Stop by and grab yourself a pint. 

Address: 32 Newport St, Swindon SN1 3DP
Telephone: 01793 266754

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1101

1101

About: Situated in the heart of Old Town the sultry settings of 1101 is the perfect place to taste and trial some classic and some creative cocktails. Whether it’s the classic Martini, or one with a kick of espresso, the lively venue is incredibly inviting. Known for playing the best of jazz, this little venue will take you back in time.

Signature Cocktail: Espresso Martini

Address: 96 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BD

Telephone: 01793 488610

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Mackenzies

Mackenzies

About: Located in the heart of Wood Street, Mackenzies is something of a hotspot on Saturday nights. The venue's commercial music policy, laidback atmosphere and well-stocked bar are some of the main reasons revellers come back time and time again. 

Address: 16 Wood Street, Swindon, SN1 4AB 

Telephone: 01793 430111

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The Old Bank

The Old Bank

About: The Old Bank is a stylish bar and club spread across three intimate floors. The venue's top level boasts a large open dancefloor with an accompanying playlist of chart topping tunes. If you’re struck with indecision at the bar, we'd recommend a mojito. 

Address: 18 Wood Street, Swindon, SN1 4AB

Telephone: 01793 527798

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Brass Monkey

Brass Monkey

About: Formerly Baker Street, the Brass Monkey is one of Old Town’s most popular late-night clubbing venues. Opening its doors from 5pm as an evening cocktail and drinks bar, Brass Monkey transforms into an exciting and lively dance venue with live music and DJ sets providing great music for Swindon party-goers. Brass Monkey is certainly one of Swindon’s best nightlife destinations. 

Address: 25-27 Wood St, Swindon SN1 4AN
Phone: 07827 481796

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Kenzo

Kenzo

About: One of Swindon’s most luxurious and exclusive restaurants, Kenzo’s modern bar is a great place to stop by for evening cocktails and drinks before hitting Old Town’s late-night clubbing venues. Serving up a range of delicious drinks, Kenzo is a great destination to get your night started. If you’re feeling peckish then why stop by mid-week and sample some of Kenzo’s brilliant high-quality dishes. 

Address: 72-74 Godwin Court, Swindon SN1 4BS
Telephone: 01793 521538

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Eternal Optimist

Eternal Optimist

About: Located on the edge of Old Town’s Wood Street, Eternal Optimist is one of Swindon’s most popular drink venues. Offering an exciting and flavoursome range of fresh and flavoursome cocktails, gins, modern beers and much more, this Old Town bar is certainly a must-visit when exploring the Town’s nightlife scene.

Address: 1-3 Devizes Rd, Swindon SN1 4BJ

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The Tuppenny

The Tuppenny

About: The Tuppenny is Swindon’s first and only specialist purveyor of craft drinks. Stocking a large and exclusive range of craft beer, this Old Town pub is a favourite of locals and visitors to Swindon’s nightlife scene alike. If beer isn’t your drink then fear not because The Tuppenny also serves up a flavoursome range of delicious cocktails and gins. On a sunny day then why not enjoy your drinks in the pubs relaxing beer garden. 

Address: 58-59 Devizes Rd, Swindon SN1 4BD
Telephone: 01793 323643

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 The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak

About: The Royal Oak is one of Old Town’s hottest gin and cocktail bars. Serving up a creative blend of delicious cocktails, gorgeous gins, and much more, The Royal Oak is a great destination for a chilled couple of drinks with friends, or a date night with your special someone. If you’re looking for somewhere to hang out at before heading into the town to boogie the night away then The Royal Oak is the perfect late-night bar for you.

Address: 58-59 Devizes Rd, Swindon SN1 4BD
Telephone: 01793 323643

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The Plough Inn

The Plough Inn

About: The Plough Inn is another of Old Town’s brilliant ale houses providing customers with a range of fantastic ales from Swindon’s very own Arkells brewery. Refurbished in 2014, The Plough Inn is as popular as ever with a packed crowd on Friday and Saturday evenings enjoying their night with great drinks in a lively and energetic atmosphere. If you’re a sports fan then The Plough Inn is also a great place to watch the biggest sporting occasions. 

Address: 26 Devizes Rd, Swindon SN1 4BQ
Telephone: 01793 610694

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Star Bar

Star Bar

About: Star Bar is Old Town’s favourite karaoke bar providing late-night party-goers with the chance to grab the mic and sing their hearts out. With a brilliant collection of classic and modern party tunes, Star Bar is the best place around if you’re looking for an evening of karaoke and drinks with friends. Stocking a full range of spirits, beers, ciders, and more, this is one of Swindon’s most popular party venues. 

Address: 7 Wood St, Swindon SN1 4AN
Telephone: 01793 523683

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