Although we love to think Bournemouth is Britain’s tropical hotspot, there are times when *shock, horror* the sun forgets to shine. Fortunately, The Lost Paradise late night cocktail bar, beach barbecue and nightclub is ready to light up even the gloomiest of days with its vibrant décor and balmy beats. It’s situated on popular Exeter Road, which passes straight through the heart of the town – half way between the Square and the beach.
If you’ve got something to celebrate – be it a birthday, stag or hen night, promotion or payday, The Lost Paradise has an impressive line of VIP packages you can club for and share with your friends or colleagues. From reserving a booth with a bucket full of first-round drinks to a premium “Royalty ‘canoe” of premium spirits and champers to see out the night, The Lost Paradise can wrap up your whole event and have it ready to go when you are! Packages start at £90 for a VIP table, bottle of house spirit and King Kong sharer and add-ons include shots, mixers, lagers, VIP waitress service, premium spirits and champagne, sparklers and even your very own theme song!
If you’re celebrating your birthday at The Lost Paradise, you can choose from three VIP packages to suit your group and your budget. Depending on package chosen, you can get a whole giant King Kong head full of tropical punch, a grand-sounding Royalty Canoe (various prices) or Safari Wagon stuffed with bottles of premium spirits, champagne, mixers, plus the obligatory cake, confetti and sparklers to turn a standard night out into a real occasion.
The whole atmosphere in The Lost Paradise absolutely screams “party,” ideal if your foot’s been tapping out the last minutes at work desperate to add some vibrancy and colour to an otherwise drab week. But if you’re not quite ready to hula round the dancefloor on your arrival there’s a much better chance you will be after sinking a tropical cocktail out of a giant Putu head…
Mix it up!
If you’ve always fancied a turn as a mixologist, why not book in for a cocktail making masterclass? The talented bartenders at The Lost Paradise certainly know how to mix up a mean mojito or island punch and pleasingly present it in authentic tropical finery. On your arrival, each mixologist-in-the-making will receive a complimentary Putu drink to help get their creative juices flowing before turning their hand to creating their own blissful beverage. Prices start from £19.95 per person.
But it’s not all about the drink. While the bar staff are busy pouring out your choice of tropical tipple, you can be poring over the beach barbecue menu, salivating over a smoky stack of ribs or perhaps a juicy burger. There is a selection of tempting light bites on offer like southern cheesy pops, buffalo wings and baby back ribs if you just want a little canape while you socialise. But if the aroma from the grill is just too enticing there’s an extensive range of smokehouse mains including a chicken and rib combo and pulled pork BBQ roll. Perhaps a gourmet burger might tempt your tastebuds or a pretzel sub hotdog piled high with beef chilli, cheese and jalapenos?
If you’re not ready to give up the weekend when Monday comes back around, The Lost Paradise’s week starts with a bang on a Monday night. The Cocoloco Tribe brings you a mash-up of commercial classics and underground anthems between a reasonable 10pm and a brave 3am if the rhythm really gets you!
The club is closed on a Tuesday night and reopens quietly on a Wednesday just as a restaurant – ideal if you’ve been hankering after something from The Lost Paradise grill since the weekend when you misguidedly prioritised that extra glass of tropical punch!
Route to the weekend
If your week’s been dragging, The Lost Paradise picks up the pace on a Thursday night to catapult you firmly into the weekend. Tribal Thursdays, hosted by DJ Bacca, throws you a mix of house, hip-hop, garage and club anthems that’s enough to forget you’ve still got somewhere you need to be at 9am the next day!
Fridays at The Lost Paradise helps you kick off your weekend island-style. The resident DJ plays out a scorching soundtrack of House, R&B and Commercial anthems while you stock up on 2-4-1- cocktails (7-11pm), generating enough energy to launch you into your weekend.
On Saturdays, The Lost Paradise keeps the party going and the cocktails flowing with a tropical mix of house and funk. The DJs keep the tropical vibe alive with a vibrant playlist exploring RNB, garage, pop, hip-hop and island classics.
The club closes again on Sundays, giving The Lost Paradise a bit of a breather to brace itself before the week starts again with Cocoloco on a Monday.