The Joiners Arms is something of an institution for live music in Southampton. Over the years, numerous acts that have gone on to make it big have appeared on its stage, including Primal Scream and James. Don't expect luxury surroundings. The Joiners is an earthy place, while its clientele are a real mix. Expect to see punks, hippies, goths, anything. The front of the pub is fairly small, with a pool table, and the back of the pub is where the bands play. If you like live music and a lively mixed atmosphere, this is the place for you. If you like clean-cut bars and a quiet drink, then it is not recommended!