Looking for somewhere to visit that has a great evening and night time offer? If so Maidstone’s nightlife won’t disappoint.
Maidstone Town Centre does not close at 6pm but transforms to become the best destination in Kent to go out in the evening. Maidstone nightlife provides an extensive choice of nightclubs, bars, restaurants, music, theatre, comedy, cinema and sport. Fun can be had for all ages in this lively location and whatever your interests.
A host of fantastic restaurants, bars and pubs open in the early evening with lots of live entertainment all over town, before the clubs open and stay open until the small hours of the morning.
Whether you're after a family night out at the cinema or bowling, a romantic meal, a few quiet drinks, or a night of clubbing, there are pubs, bars and clubs to suit all tastes in Maidstone.
Cinema and Bowling
If you are looking for great evening of entertainment the Lockmeadow complex offers the whole package. Not only are there several great restaurants but also the Hollywood Bowl bowling alley and an eight screen multiplex Odeon cinema.
The Hollywood Bowl serve food and offer party packages as well as being a great destination for friends, family or couples to have fun. You will find all the latest blockbuster films on at the Odeon cinema throughout the day and into the evening.
The Hazlitt Theatre is a great place to enjoy popular comedy nights, drama, dance and musicals. At Christmas the pantomime is a must-see but throughout the year there are wonderful opportunities to see major productions such as the Vienna Festival Ballet, well-known bands, top comedians and also some community theatre.
Close to the Hazlitt Theatre, also on Earl Street, are a number of great restaurants, perfect for a pre or post theatre dinner, such as Café Rouge, Wagamama, Pizza Express, Wildwoods and more.
Maidstone’s nightlife comprises a diverse mix of traditional and contemporary music, which is worth checking out. Venues including Rafters, Stepping Stone Studios, The Druid Arms and the Jazz Rooms above Pizza Express all offer a great blend of live music from a broad range of genres.
Classical music tastes are also well catered for and a quick look through the events listing will enable you to find out what is on locally.
Maidstone nightclubs are well-known throughout Kent, attracting people from around the county and beyond for the best House, Dance, Electronic and Pop music by in-house and guest DJs. There are a number of quality clubs around Maidstone Town Centre such as Strawberry Moons, Bar Chocolate, Gallery and Source Bar. Throughout the year there are a number of exciting special events and guests at these venues.
Bars are a big part of Maidstone’s nightlife and cater for all different tastes. The Ashes is a great sports bar with a number of screens showing all the best sporting events throughout the year. Down on the river is Embankments, a floating restaurant and bar, which offers the amazing experience and stunning views of the river from its floating beer garden. For another truly unique experience try MuMus which has a number of bars and offers fine dining and cabaret.
A number of hotels that have their own bars and restaurants, such as The Hilton, Mercure Maidstone Great Danes, the Village and Tudor Park Marriott, offer exceptionally good events and you can either buy a package with accommodation or simply buy event tickets. These events include a number of live music evenings with plenty of dancing, murder mystery nights and a host of other interesting nights out.
Why not book a hotel room for the night?
There is a great selection of convenient hotels and B&Bs located in or around town.
To find the right place to stay for you, use the accommodation search facility on the right of this page or use the links below: