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Welcome to The Dive Bar

A bar, diner & nightspot in Ashley Cross, Poole.

The Dive Bar is modelled on a typical Australian dive bar, with its quirky décor, even quirkier staff and relaxed vibes. With live music, DJs playing till 2am every Friday and Saturday and great food served every day, The Dive Bar will continue to be the beating heart of Ashley Cross.

Chilled and relaxed during the day, Dive Bar comes to life at night with live music and DJs entertaining the pretty young things at weekends and live music for the gig-going crowd during the week. Popular with the locals of Ashley Cross, Lilliput, Whitecliff and Penn Hill as well as visitors from Poole, Bournemouth and beyond, the Dive Bar has been central to the night life of Ashley Cross for some time.

Dive Bar Shark
A busy Friday night at Le Bateau

Dive into The Dive Bar

This original surf bar and diner was set up in Commercial Road in 1998 to attract the surfer dudes and board babes that met up around Sandbanks and Poole Harbour. These days the clientele is more eclectic, popular with families and seniors during the day, gastronomes and ale lovers in the evening and party animals and lounge lizards at night. 

Live DJs at Le Bateau
Dive Bar Vodka
Guest Ales at Dive Bar

Bar & Nightspot

Grown up drinks for grown up drinkers

There’s a lot of pubs and bars in Ashley Cross so we’re always working hard to give our customers the very best nightlife experience. Our bar is always stocked with a wide range of draught beers and lagers, and we always a have a number of featured craft ales and ciders available. We’re proud to have some of the best mixologists in the south so just ask for any classic or bespoke cocktail you like. With spirits from around the world and oodles of wine and fizz, The Dive Bar covers all the bases.

Join us for Happy Hour from 5pm til 8pm.
And from 8pm til 10pm it’s 2 for 1 on selected Cocktails.

Glorious Food

Whether it’s a Brisk Brunch, a Lazy Lunch or a Dusky Dinner, The Dive Bar serves from noon right through to 9pm. We have an imaginative take on pub food with plenty of wholesome vegetarian options and freshly-prepared small plates for casual dining. Our head chef is always looking to try new flavours and combinations and we’ll often have seasonal specials or adventurous delights for you to sample.  

Dive Bar Small Plates
Dive Bar Sunday Roast
Live Music at the Dive Bar Poole

Face the Music

The Dive Bar is firmly part of the local live music circuit and has featured many local and national artists over the years. From rock, blues, country, folk, reggae and their many hybrids, you can enjoy a varied range of live artists with a drink or two or while dining with friends. Just keep your burgers out of the mosh pit!   

Keep up to date with any forthcoming events by visiting our Facebook page. 

Dive Bar - Dirty DC

Check out our events calendar to see the latest live music at Dive Bar.