Bournemouth has never been short of social venues and nightspots.

The town has seen many vibrant venues come and go over the past decades - including Zig Zag, The Academy, Bumbles and Jumpin Jaks.

Join the Daily Echo as it takes a journey back through time with pictures of old nightclubs, discotheques and bars.

Along with images of nightspots as they were in the 80s, 90s and 00s are pictures of the same places in recent years.

Did you visit all seven of these?

Have we missed any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments section.

Zig Zags

Zig Zag in Fir Vale Road, Bournemouth, pictured here in 1991.

Zig Zag opened in 1984 and closed in 1991 when both itself and the adjacent Clouds nightclub became Cage and Zoo.

The club is now Cameo.

The Academy

The Academy, Boscombe 1991. Remember when the O2 Academy Bournemouth was The Academy?

It was The Opera House for a spell between the two and was Tiffany's, Bocombe Hippodrome and Grand Theatre beforehand.

Maison Royale

Maison Royale in Glen Fern Road, Bournemouth in 1981.

Jumpin Jaks

Jumpin Jaks, Bournemouth.

Opened in The Waterfront complex in 1999 and closed ten years later in 2009.

The Waterfront complex was demolished in 2013.


Berlins nightclub in Hinton Road, Bournemouth,1999.

The club is now accommodation for university students.


Bumbles nightclub in Bournemouth, 2010.

Now operating as Canvas bar.


Liquids, Bournemouth, 2001.

Once part of the Roundhouse Hotel.

Bournemouth Echo:

Enjoyed this trip down memory lane?

Join the discussion in our Facebook group We Grew Up in Bournemouth and Poole here.