About the Venue

Rifle bar

The Rifle is a well-known local venue offering live music events and private hire facilities for a variety of different occasions.

We are able to cater for a whole range of different events: parties, weddings, anniversaries, funerals, charity events, as well as being the ideal venue for business meetings and training sessions.

Many years ago there was actually a Rifle range on the site, hence the name which has stayed with the venue through it’s time as a member’s only social club, to its position now as a venue open to the public with no membership required.

The venue attracts band promoters looking to put on a variety of live music, from both local and touring bands, as well as popular tribute acts from all over the UK.

Located centrally in Portsmouth, near to Fratton Railway station and Portsmouth Football Club the bar is open on Saturday afternoons for all home football matches, offering televised sport and pool facilities.

The Rifle is open by appointment and can be hired on any day of the week subject to availability and booking conditions, and in any event is open on a Friday and Saturday from 5pm-7pm if you wish to call in.

Rifle live music venue