The Joiners Arms (usually branded and referred to as The Joiners) is a public house and small music venue at 141 St Mary’s Street, St Mary’s, Southampton, England. It has played host to many up-and-coming bands. The venue is currently owned by Patrick Muldowney. The Joiners opened its doors as a music venue in 1968.
Bands such as Arctic Monkeys during interviews with NME have often mentioned the Joiners, describing it as “a place where you have to play to get started. Friendly Fires stated that “without the Joiners Arms and other venues like that around the UK, we would not be where we are, and for that we are so grateful. Richard Ashcroft from The Verve is very fond of the venue, saying Verve played their best ever gig there
In May 2013 the venue was shortlisted in the top ten of a contest run by NME to find Britain’s best small music venue. In April 2013 it was announced that the venue won the competition.