Granted city status for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022, Milton Keynes has never been so cool.
There’s a growing food and drink scene, with new cocktail bars popping up all the time.
From relaxed lounges to epic party venues to sophisticated champagne bars, there’s a wide range of bars to choose from.
Whether you need a break from shopping in the city or you’re in need of a drink after an adrenaline rush at Xscape, you’ll find a cocktail bar for you.
Read on for the 18 best cocktail bars in Milton Keynes!
1. Kobe Steakhouse & Lounge
Address: Xscape, 602 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 3XS
Phone number: 01908 732257
For a sophisticated drink, stop try Kobe Steakhouse & Lounge, one of my favourite cocktail bars in Milton Keynes.
The luxurious interiors have a deep green colour palette with accents of gold and added foliage.
Plush velvet seating and opulent chandeliers add to the luxurious feel of the lounge, and there’s a list of signature cocktails made with luxurious ingredients for that added touch of class.
The Gold Fashioned is made with gold leaf!
And if you want a bite to eat, the food’s not bad either.
Kobe is the only restaurant certified to sell Wagyu beef in the UK outside of London so I’d recommend ordering that!
2. Banana Tree
Address: Brooklyn House 2-10, Holkham Walk, Milton Keynes MK9 2FS
Phone number: 01908 676993
Step out of Milton Keynes and straight into Southeast Asia at Banana Tree.
With a relaxed atmosphere, you can sit by the bar in one of the iconic hammock chairs while you wait for your cocktail to be expertly mixed.
Rum features heavily in the signature cocktails here alongside tropical fruits like lychees, pineapple, and passion fruit for that holiday vibe.
If you’re feeling peckish, then you’re in luck.
Banana Tree serves modern Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Thai cuisine, and it’s all completely delicious!
3. Blossom Room
Address: The Hub, 4 Mortimer Square, Milton Keynes MK9 2FB
Phone number: 01908 694777
For some seriously Instagrammable interiors, head to Blossom Room, one of the most beautiful cocktail bars in Milton Keynes.
This Japanese-inspired cocktail bar has a stunning canopy of blossom covering the ceiling.
Add to that velvet-covered seats, rose gold accessories, and neon signs with cute slogans and song lyrics, and you’ve got the perfect setup for your next grid post.
The cocktail menu is split by spirit, and there’s also a selection of signature cocktails – some of them are glittery!
They also do a bottomless brunch at the weekend with unlimited Prosecco, beer, or wine and a sharing platter.
Count me in!
Address: Unit 300 CBX3, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 2EA
Phone number: 01908 241118
For relaxed sophistication, look no further than Browns Brasserie and Bar.
Open all day, there’s a buzzing atmosphere and an eclectic mix of handcrafted cocktails here as well as wine and champagnes if you prefer fizz.
As well as delicious cocktails, Browns also serves food, including breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner.
Expect brilliant classic British delights on the menu, made using seasonal produce.
If you prefer your drinks al fresco, there’s also a cosy outside terrace where you can enjoy your cosmopolitan.
5. Middletons Steakhouse & Grill
Address: 434 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 2EA
Phone number: 01908 990116
Stylish yet casual, Middletons Steakhouse & Grill is the perfect place to get together with friends for dinner and drinks.
Their cocktail menu is packed with all of the classics you’d expect, so you’re bound to find your fave on there.
They serve bottomless brunch every day of the week, and you can choose from cocktails, including pornstar martini, pina colada, bramble, raspberry fizz, and strawberry daiquiri.
As its name suggests, the food here includes steaks, mixed grills, seafood, and burgers, but there are also some good veggie options.
6. Maaya Indian Kitchen & Bar
Address: The Hub, 2 Rillaton Walk, Milton Keynes, MK9 2FZ
Phone number: 01908 242665
Known primarily for its food, Maaya Indian Kitchen & Bar also has a cocktail list that’s not to be sniffed at.
If you know what you like, then try one of the classic cocktails.
Alternatively, for something a little different, try one of the premium cocktails inspired by India, like the Bombay Star Martini, a mix of vanilla vodka, caramel, lemon juice, passionfruit, and Prosecco.
It would be foolish to come here and just have a drink, though!
The menu has been created by experienced chefs with a true passion for Indian cuisine.
All their dishes are inspired by traditional family cooking and the bustling street bazaars of India – yum!
7. Fourteen Sky Bar & Restaurant
Address: Four Hundred, Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 3FP
Phone number: 01908 732400
Head to the top of the stunning Hotel La Tour and step into Fourteen Sky Bar & Restaurant.
With panoramic views over Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, you can enjoy your cocktail here with a gorgeous vista.
With its grand piano, floor-to-ceiling windows, and elegant ambience, grabbing a cocktail here is perfect if you’re feeling fancy.
The cocktail menu here is a mixture of classics and signatures, with the latter being inspired by the venue.
Try A Nice View, a mixture of pink and sloe gins, raspberry liqueur, elderflower liqueur, lemon, and apple juice.
The finishing touches are a touch of shimmer and glitter-skewered berries.
In fact, it’s so pretty you’ll be torn between looking at your cocktail and looking out of the window!
8. DeRoka Turkish Mediterranean Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Address: Unit 600a, Chelsea House 3 Holkham Walk, The Hub, Milton Keynes MK9 2FS
Phone number: 01908 107981
With a welcoming atmosphere and opulent interiors, DeRoka Turkish Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar is perfect for drinks and dinner with friends.
The venue is spacious and luxuriously decorated.
As for drinks, the extensive cocktail menu here includes rum, vodka, gin, tequila, whisky, and fizz-based cocktails, and you’re likely to recognise most of them as they are definite classics.
And if you’re feeling hungry, DeRoka specialises in Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine based on traditional dishes.
9. Brewhouse & Kitchen
Address: 7, Savoy Crescent, 12th Street, Milton Keynes MK9 3PU
Phone number: 01908 049032
Although primarily known for its functioning brewery and, therefore, freshly brewed beers, Brewhouse & Kitchen does have a cocktail menu, too, so it’s a good choice if you’ve got a few different tastes in your party.
Situated in the Theatre District, the venue is industrial-chic inside, with working parts of the brewery on display.
The food’s not bad either, with pub grub like burgers, mac ‘n’ cheese, and dirty fries on the menu.
They host special events throughout the year, including live music, music bingo, and a pub quiz.
10. Midsummer Tap
Address: 1, Savoy Crescent, Milton Keynes MK9 3PU
Phone number: 01908 395147
Midsummer Tap is a large pub in Milton Keynes that shows live sports and serves a wide range of cocktails, including timeless classics, long drinks, and subtle twists on old favourites.
They have a huge selection of gins and offer a Gin Lab Experience where you can choose some flavours to try, alongside mixers and garnishes.
Midsummer Tap also has a great bottomless brunch where you can choose a main dish, including burgers and pizzas, and unlimited cocktails.
You can upgrade to premium cocktails, too, if you prefer!
11. Las Iguanas
Address: The Hub, Witan Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2FB
Phone number: 01908 953302
If you like your cocktails reasonably priced, then head down to Las Iguanas, where it’s happy hour all day every day, and cocktails are always two for one.
Inspired by the laidback Latin American lifestyle, cocktails here are big on tequila, rum, and cachaça and pitchers are available too.
With taco platters and tapas dishes on offer, the food served here is perfect for sharing.
It’s also one of the best places to go for bottomless brunch in Milton Keynes.
It’s available every day with a great selection of unlimited cocktails on offer!
12. Be At One
Address: 25 Mortimer Square, Milton Keynes MK9 2FB
Phone number: 01908 668774
Milton Keynes’ liveliest area is called The Hub, and Be At One is right at the heart of it.
You may be familiar with Be At One as it’s a chain bar with locations all over the UK, so you know you can expect a good cocktail (or two!) here.
Inside, the atmosphere is cosy and intimate, and there are over 100 cocktails to choose from.
During happy hour you can get two-for-one cocktails, and later on, there are party vibes as the tunes get going.
When the weather’s good, head outside to the terrace to enjoy some drinks in the sunshine.
13. All Bar One
Address: Unit 2, Buckinghamshire, 320 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 2EA
Phone number: 01908 397216
Thanks to its convenient location, All Bar One is a great place to grab a drink after a day of exploring the city.
There’s a range of classic cocktails on offer including All Bar One’s signature espresso martini.
If you’re looking for something even more Instagrammable, try their Garden Prism Sharer, a choice of cocktails beautifully arranged on a rose gold stand.
The emphasis here is on friends and fun.
If you’re peckish, you can grab some of their tapas dishes or platters to share, and they also host cocktail-making classes for special occasions.
Address: Xscape Complex, Milton Keynes MK9 3XS
Phone number: 01908 679875
Located in the Xscape Complex in Milton Keynes, Revolution is a great place to stop for a beverage after trying indoor skydiving, trampolining, or skiing.
You may just need a drink after that!
Try some of their innovative handcrafted cocktails mixed with premium spirits.
There are also freshly prepared bar snacks on the menu.
This stylish bar has comfy seating and private VIP areas, which are available to book.
If you’re not tired out from the day’s activities, head upstairs to the clubroom, where top DJs play some banging tunes, and you can dance your heart out until the early hours.
15. Slug & Lettuce
Address: 401 Witan Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2BQ
Phone number: 01908 827299
Newly refurbished and looking fresh to death, Slug & Lettuce is one of the most beautiful cocktail bars in Milton Keynes.
With a floral ceiling installation, a striped floor, and plush pink seats, it’s a fantastic spot for a girls’ night or catching up over cocktails.
The cocktails here have got to match up to the interiors and they do!
Try the pina colada served in a golden pineapple or the Party Like It’s Your Birthday with raspberry vodka, tequila rose, vanilla syrup, and cream, topped with squirty cream, sprinkles, and party rings.
Yes, you read that right – party rings!
When the weather’s good, you can head outside to comfy booths decked out in blossom and enjoy sipping in the sun.
16. Revolucion de Cuba
Address: 21 Savoy Crescent, Milton Keynes MK9 3PU
Phone number: 01908 886246
Step out of Milton Keynes and straight into downtown Havana in this popular chain bar.
At Revolucion de Cuba, you can sip on rum-based cocktails inspired by Cuba, like the Cuba libre, daiquiris, and mojitos.
Add to that live music, salsa dancing, and some Latin-inspired cantina food and you’ll feel like you’re on holiday.
There’s a heated outside area too so you can enjoy al fresco drinks no matter the weather.
17. Turtle Bay
Address: 5 Mortimer Square, Milton Keynes MK9 2FB
Phone number: 01908 397888
Situated in the Hub, Turtle Bay is just a short walk from the train station, so it’s an ideal stop-off on your way home.
Inspired by the Caribbean, cocktails here are rum-based and fruity.
Try the rum punch, zombie, or Bahama mama.!
Happy hour is every day until 7 pm and then again from 9.30 pm until closing time, so you can almost always get two-for-one cocktails here.
Bottomless brunch is available every day too.
With it, you get two hours of unlimited cocktails, and every single cocktail on the menu is available for you to choose from.
18. Collection Cocktail & Wine Bar
Address: 14b Market Square, Winslow, Buckingham MK18 3AF
Phone number: 07826973971
Just a short drive away from the city centre of Milton Keynes, Collection Cocktail & Wine Bar serves a delicious range of expertly crafted cocktails mixed with premium spirits and natural ingredients.
Relax in this stylish setting while one of their expert mixologists conjures up an innovative drink for you to try.
Of course, if cocktails aren’t your thing, as the name suggests, there are plenty of wines on offer too.
They even have a weekly special showcasing wine from all over the world!
So there you have it, a round-up of 18 of the very best cocktail bars in Milton Keynes.
With some absolute gems in there, all that’s left to do is pick out your favourite cocktail bars in Milton Keynes and get ready for a great night out!