Walkabout Undergoes Half Million Pound Refurbishment

Walkabout in Bournemouth will close its doors on 3rd May to allow work to start on an impressive £450,000 refurbishment, which will be completed in just three weeks. After the makeover, the well-known town centre bar will be totally transformed, on both the outside and in.

The interior of the new-style bar will benefit from brand-new VIP areas, pre-bookable booths and private areas for parties, meals, club nights and live music and the new-look venue will also feature an impressive ‘Reef Bar’, where a series of huge linked screens showing coral reef and beach footage will combine with specialist lighting to give the impression of being in a summery, Pacific-Ocean setting. A state-of-the-art sound and lighting system will top everything off, enhancing Walkabout’s reputation as one of Bournemouth’s ultimate party venues.

Re-opening in time for the Euros, it will also be possible to pre-book front row seats for all the matches. All games will be shown on giant projection screens, and multiple HD TVs, so even those without front row seats will be guaranteed to not miss out on any of the action, reaffirming Walkabout’s reputation as the best place in Bournemouth for unbeatable big match atmosphere.

Walkabout’s new food menu will be on offer, with a selection of light bites, main meals, sharing dishes and party platters, along with a brand new drinks menu that includes craft beers, wines and mouth-watering jam jar cocktails, inspired by the spirit of Australia and the bar’s roof garden will also be revamped - just in time for summer.

Already well known for its legendary party nights and live sports, the new venue has been designed to mean that, combined with the inspiring new menu, Walkabout is also now the perfect place for an impromptu coffee, relaxing lunch or chilled out afternoon.

Jonathan Masterson, General Manager, said: “We’ve always been famous for legendary party nights, fun, live music, sport and great food, but now we’ve got a totally transformed venue to make things even better.

He continued: “To top it all off, we’ve got a packed season of top-drawer sport ahead of us.

“We can’t wait for our customers to see the refurbishment for themselves, whether it’s for a coffee or quiet drink with friends, a night out or to experience our unbeatable match-day atmosphere.”

The refurbishment has created 10 permanent new jobs and the all-new Walkabout will celebrate its opening in style with an exclusive VIP party from 5pm on Thursday 26th May.

To attend and experience Bournemouth’s best DJs, live entertainment, champagne and canapés from the new menu, people should visit: www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/bournemouth and put their names on the guest list.


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