Alternative Southampton

Southampton has a vibrant alternative scene and this site tells you where to find it!
Alternative Music, Alternative Groups, Alternative Events #alternativesouthampton


Engine Rooms

Live music, club venue adaptable to 400-800 guests, depending on the nature of the event.


Live rock and metal music every Friday and Saturday night.


Large space with stage and dancefloor viewable from two bars and a large mezzanine.

The Joiners

Live music venue playing new and up and coming bands for four decades.

The Hobbit

Split levels, two bars, huge beer garden, Bag End Burgers and live music entertainment.

Shooting Star

Cocktails and music in the heart of Bevois Valley...

Black Phoenix

Locally sourced and ethical menu alongside rotating craft beers, real ale and cocktails. 



Queer Alternative

Queer Alternative is a UK charity which works to promote the visibility and acceptance of members of alternative subcultures within the wider LGBT+ community and raise awareness of the presence of LGBT+ people within those subcultures.

Alternative includes, but is not limited to, heavy metal, goth, punk, industrial, steampunk, cyber, vintage, hippy and cosplay subcultures. 

Find out more about Queer Alternative



Post 90's Rock/Metal/Geek. Music from when Dave Grohl was still in Nirvana, Pokemon was essential afternoon viewing, and when teaching your Furby to swear was the highlight of your afternoon.


Live rock and metal music every Friday and Saturday night.


This site is produced to support the alternative scene, businesses and people in Southampton.

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