You’d be forgiven for thinking divine intervention played a hand in the creation Halo, one of Bournemouth’s finest nightclubs. With huge wooden doors and stone arch ways like a scene straight from Game of Thrones, it would not be a surprise to find a certain Mr. Hodor behind the decks. Be prepared to dance with the Devil and sip on this club’s very own holy water to the sound of the finest and most heavenly House and RnB the UK has to offer. Halo is the neon crown of the South’s clubbing scene, gleaming like the glint in the eye of a naughty, chubby cherub. What kind of devilish behaviour is in store? Heaven only knows.
Perhaps one of the more distinctive venues that we’ve come across, Halo is set in an old church with centuries of history - only adding to the eerie ethereal vibe. With a pulpit for the DJ, the crowd are lit up by the light bouncing off the stained glass, making the dancefloor alive with colour like some sort of celestial disco ball. Halo is set over two levels, the first of which is where you’ll find the huge dancefloor under the archways of the old church hall and adjacent bar. Walk upstairs to the second and you are invited to take a pew (excuse the pun), in one of the cosy booths away from the madness that lies below. While seated in the Heavens you are treated to a birds-eye view of the dancefloor, revealing revellers in all their glory; the perfect vantage point to clock a certain special someone. They say there’s plenty of fish in the sea, well at Halo, there’s enough to feed the five thousand…
Music: Hip Hop, House, Commercial, RnB, Live
Dress Code: Smart/Casual
Train Station: Bournemouth
Address: Halo, Exeter Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5AQ
Halo and the RnB/House scene go together like your Holy communion combo of wine and bread (which we all know is second only to wine and cake.) With the club specialising in bringing together some of the world’s leading DJ talents, with Jaguar Skills and DJ EZ lined up to play in the near future, whilst Youtube and cover sensation Conor Maynard will also be taking centre stage. It sure can be said that this club is able to attract deities of the music world to its doors. Part the crowd just as Moses did to the Red Sea, and you will find your way to the bar that lines itself along the back wall. With a wider selection of booze usually offered by a church, delight yourself with a choice of premium spirits; and not the ghostly kind. Halo offer the premium V.I.P service to anyone who desires, with plush velvet sofas and tables full of the finest Vodka, Gin and Rum.
The scene is upmarket and classy, which comes part and parcel of the stellar names that Halo host on a regular basis. Looking your sharpest is simply one of this club’s ten commandments, and failure to adhere will leave you kicked to the curb like a fallen angel in trainers. The crowd is young and vibrant, wholly different from the venue which is of course generations old, though Halo itself remains a timeless classic. Much like Noah’s ark, there’s two of every animal in this place, meaning that you will actually struggle to not find yourself a partner to dance the night away. With the hottest acts on show, the latest trends to be gazed at, and the freshest sounds booming down from the pulpit.
Whether a saint or a sinner, repent at one of Britain’s premium club locations, and party like it’s your last night on earth. Find your very own stairway to heaven through the doors of this electric venue and praise the clubbing Gods for what they have managed to do in this beautiful old church. Halo is as close as you will ever possibly be able to knock, knock, knock on heaven’s door, and we couldn’t think of a better place to be. You wouldn’t want to miss a night here, God forbid.