Swindon boasts a vibrant nightlife with lively nightclubs for dancing, casual bars and restaurants with late-night menus, local pubs, and relaxing lounges. You can even have a drink at a 'hidden' bar in the vault of an old post office.

    Many late-night spots offer live music, games, and refreshing outdoor patios. Whether you are looking for a casual spot to unwind or a popular club you can dance at, you are sure to find it in Swindon. Here are the top 10 things to do after dinner in Swindon.

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    Wyvern Theatre

    Watch live shows in a historic theatre

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    Wyvern Theatre was opened by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip in 1971 and to this day offers drama, comedy, concerts, and musical theatre. You will find the theatre located in Swindon town centre, just 10 minutes from Junctions 15 or 16 off of the M4.

    You're sure to get a seat with an excellent view in this intimate theatre, where every seat was strategically placed within 70 feet of the stage. As you enter the building, you'll notice the stunning contemporary installation highlighting the creative activities you will find in the theatre.

    Location: Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 524481

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    Swindon Arts Centre

    Enjoy theatre presentations and explore the library and courtyard sculpture

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    Swindon Arts Centre is an intimate theatre presenting film screenings, live music, art exhibitions and theatre productions. The theatre is situated in Old Town Swindon at the intersection of Devizes and Bradford Roads.

    In addition to a variety of shows, the centre holds Old Town Library and a cafe and bar serving snacks and drinks. You can enjoy a stroll in the beautiful courtyard, which contains a stunning sculpture, ‘Applause,’ an 2.5-metre-tall bronze-colored depiction of 2 clapping hands.

    Location: 25 Wood St, Swindon SN1 4AN, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 524481

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    The Carters Rest

    Visit a friendly pub with local beers and exciting game nights

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    The Carters Rest is an amazing 2-room pub with a shared central bar, friendly bartenders and an inviting and laid-back atmosphere. The bar is located near the intersection of High Street and Markham Road south of central Swindon.

    You can sample an impressive selection of local beers, many of them found within 50 miles. The bar is a favourite among locals with its live music and fun game nights that include darts, poker, cribbage, quizzes and a traditional meat draw on Sundays.

    Location: Wroughton, Swindon SN4 9JU, UK

    Open: Sunday from noon to 10 pm, Monday–Thursday from 4 pm to 11 pm, Friday from 4 pm to midnight, Saturday from noon to midnight

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 813841

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    The Vault Bar & Lounge

    Enjoy an expertly prepared cocktail in a 'hidden' bar

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    The Vault Bar & Lounge describes itself as a 'hidden' bar and has an intimate and exclusive feel with traditional wood panelling, black and gold features, velvet booths and subtle lighting. You will find the bar tucked away in the vault of the old post office building on Victoria Road in Swindon.

    The cocktail recipes are carefully hand-crafted with fresh ingredients, and the spirit selections come from various countries and include 20 different rums, 15 vodkas, 10 tequilas and several whiskies.

    Location: Unit 1, 119 Victoria Rd, Swindon SN1 3BL, UK

    Open: Wednesday–Thursday from 5 pm to 10 pm, Friday–Sunday from 4 pm to 10 pm (closed Monday–Tuesday)

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    5

    Sir Daniel Arms

    Enjoy draft beer and food in a contemporary building with a rich past

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    Sir Daniel Arms is a contemporary pub and restaurant with a historic past and features late-night eats and award-winning beers. You will find the pub on the corner of Fleet Street and Fleet Square, in the previous location of historic railway neighbourhood shops, including the Sir Daniel Arms shop.

    In today’s contemporary building, you will find a magnificent two-story building with floor-to-ceiling windows and a large outdoor patio. The bar is listed as one of UK’s pubs serving ‘tip-top real ale’ by Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the menu including burgers and pizzas, is available late into the night.

    Location: Fleet St, Swindon SN1 1RQ, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 509270

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    Edge

    Dance late into the night with music from a club’s resident DJ

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    Edge is a popular late-night bar featuring a DJ and dancing in the club and outdoor garden. You can find the club in the city centre near the intersection of Queen Street and Regent Street.

    The weekly Jay Hayden Garden Party is a favourite with locals where the resident DJ plays jams in the garden to keep you dancing all night. The bar offers beer, wine, premium spirits and exotic mixed drinks, and you will often find discounted drink specials.

    Location: 51-53 Bridge St, Swindon SN1 1BL, UK

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    The Savoy

    Sip on a beer at a pub with art deco style

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    The Savoy pub's stylish art deco style highlights its past as the former Savoy cinema. You can find the pub located in central Swindon on Regent Street just north of Regent Circus.

    The pub focuses on beer, and bartenders are very knowledgeable and happy to make a recommendation from their extensive selection of ales. You can also order from the bar’s speciality cocktail list or try one of their featured rums or gins. If you are looking for something to snack on, the menu offers meatless burgers, simple steaks and their signature carbonara pizza made with a white sauce and mozzarella cheese, sliced mushroom and maple-cured bacon.

    Location: 38-40 Regent St, Swindon SN1 1JL, UK

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +44 1793 533970

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    Rudi's Bar

    Spend a night out with a choice of 3 bars in 1 spot

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    Rudi's Bar offers an exciting night out with 3 bars, friendly bartenders and a fun atmosphere. You can find the bar situated in the south end of Regent Circus.

    You can choose among the lively Main Bar, the outside Boulevard Bar or the laid-back Luna Bar upstairs, so there is sure to be something to satisfy every mood. The bars offer ice-cold beer, chilled wine and classic cocktails. If you need a late-night snack, the kitchen is open late and offers fresh, high-quality food.

    Location: 21 Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1PR, UK

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 9.30 am to 11 pm, Friday–Saturday from 9.30 am to midnight

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 523892

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    9

    Suju

    Dance the night away at a premier club

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    Suju is Swindon’s clubbing destination, with top DJs, an exciting atmosphere and mind-blowing music. The club is located on High Street across from Dammas Lane.

    The main room is the spot for dancing the night away. Music varies depending on the night. You may hear indie music from guest DJs or experience one of the UK’s top dance events. In the lounge, you can sit back in comfortable couches and armchairs and have a conversation with friends while listening to smooth R&B, hip-hop and classic hits. The garden offers a quiet spot to sip on a cocktail or glass of wine and enjoy the fresh air.

    Location: 28 High St, Swindon SN1 3EP, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 430444

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    Tree

    Treat yourself to a VIP experience at a popular dance club

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    Tree is a popular nightclub featuring dancing, house DJs, premium drinks and a lively atmosphere. You can find the club situated in central Swindon on Hooper Place.

    The bar offers handcrafted martinis, champagne and premium spirits. You can opt for a VIP experience where you will be able to skip the crowds and head to your luxury booth to socialise and drink. A waitress will serve you a choice of champagne or bottle service complete with premium spirits and mixers.

    Location: Hooper Place, 2, Swindon SN1 3RA, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 612449

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