The place to go is the Porthouse, Upper Brook Street (tel. 01962/869397;, a pub-cum-nightclub, sprawling across three floors. Different nights have different themes, from funk to pop. After 9pm, a cover charge is imposed, ranging from £1 to £5, depending on the night.

A Lager at England's Oldest Bar -- Royal Oak Pub (tel. 01962/842701) is located in a passageway next to the God Begot House on High Street. A busy pub with plenty of atmosphere, it reputedly has the oldest bar in England. The cellar of this establishment was originally built in 944 to dispense drink to Winchester's pilgrims; the present building was constructed in 1630 atop the much older foundation.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.