Cocktail Bars Nottingham: 55 Best Bars for Cocktails [2023]


Nottingham is my uni city, so if anyone can give you a list of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham, it’s probably me.

It’s a fantastic city with loads to see and do, and its foodie and bar scene is really up and coming.

When it comes to cocktail bars, they’ve got everything from tiny little independents to big bustling chains, so you’re sure to find one that will suit you.

Bookmark this post and next time you’re looking for the best cocktail bars in Nottingham, you won’t need to look any further than this.

1. Tilt


Address: 9 Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2EH

Phone number: 0115 950 1226

As far as cool, independent cocktail bars in Nottingham go, it doesn’t get much better than Tilt, to be honest.

It’s tucked away just a stone’s throw away from Market Square, and it’s got an intimate candle-lit vibe that creates the perfect romantic setting.

They’ve spent well over a decade serving some of Nottingham’s finest and most creative cocktails, and they’re showing no signs of stopping.

Their ever-changing menu means you can keep going back without getting bored, too!

Be sure to check out their Happy Hour on weeknights – who doesn’t love a good deal, after all?

2. The Alchemist


Address: 11 King St, Nottingham NG1 2AY

Phone number: 0115 950 9416

The Alchemist has made its mark on the nation with its creative, magical cocktails and delicious dishes.

Their Nottingham venue is a gorgeous space just up the road from Market Square, and it’s the perfect place to spend your evening.

Explore their exciting drinks menu, from colour-changing cocktails to shots in test tubes and beyond.

If you want a bar that really has something a little different about it, then The Alchemist is one of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham for you.

3. Be At One


Address: 20A Victoria St, Nottingham NG1 2EX

Phone number: 0115 822 4503

Be At One is a legend on the cocktail scene, and for good reason.

Their bartenders can make over 100 different cocktails, so if you’re after a bar with variety, then this is the one for you.

Whether you prefer gin or vodka, sweet or sour, fruity or strong, they’re sure to have the drink for you.

They have a Happy Hour offer every day where you can get two-for-one cocktails, so it’s worth checking out what times that runs on the day you’re going if you want a bargain.

This is a true cocktail institution!

4. Sherwood Manor


Address: Mansfield Rd, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2FX

Phone number: 0115 960 4078

Sherwood Manor is a pub restaurant in Sherwood that’s got some great value beers, shots and cocktails.

It technically isn’t a cocktail bar, but with cocktails as cheap as these, it would be criminal to miss it off the list.

A pitcher of Rum Punch for £7.99?

You’d have to be mad to say no!

It’s a great option if you’re looking for a casual drinks spot that won’t break the bank, so check it out!

5. Las Iguanas


Address: 4, Chapel Quarter Chapel Bar, Nottingham NG1 6JS

Phone number: 0115 671 2596

For a real Latin fiesta that will get you in the mood to boogie, head to Las Iguanas for some of their creative cocktails.

It brings a dose of Latin American life to the heart of Nottingham, and it’s the perfect place to get the party started.

Start your evening with their delicious enchiladas or their tasty nachos, accompanied by their amazing cocktails, of course.

Their cocktails are always two-for-one, so you know you’re getting a great deal here.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic spot!

6. The Botanist Bar & Restaurant


Address: 40 Bridgford Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AP

Phone number: 0115 704 3700

The Botanist Bar & Restaurant is a gorgeous botanically inspired cocktail bar that will make a great backdrop for your next Instagram.

The pretty interior perfectly matches their delicious drinks and fantastic food, and it’s the perfect choice for a special occasion.

This is one of the many cocktail bars in Nottingham that has its home in West Bridgford, just a stone’s throw away from the city centre.

Get yourself down here and enjoy a fruity cocktail or a floral one.

Whatever you choose, you can be sure it will be incredible!

7. Pepper Rocks


Address: 12 Pepper St, Nottingham NG1 2GH

Phone number: 0115 958 6477

Pepper Rocks is Nottingham’s best-kept secret.

It’s hidden away in the heart of the city, and it has a lovely, cosy vibe that will make you feel right at home.

During their Happy Hour offer, which runs until 10 pm, house cocktails are only £5.50, which is an absolute bargain!

They also do amazing hot dogs that do a great job of soaking up the booze.

Step inside their tropical oasis and prepare to enjoy one of the very best cocktail bars in Nottingham.

8. Bunk


Address: Various locations

Bunk is a personal favourite of mine, and clearly, it’s popular with everyone else, too, as it now has three Nottingham locations.

They’ve got amazing wings and equally incredible cocktails, and it’s really one that you won’t want to miss.

It’s got a cool, casual vibe about it, and it’s the perfect place for you to start your night in Nottingham in.

Their Cheeky Tiki cocktail is unreal, and it’s packed full of booze, plus it’s decorated with a glitter stick!

What more could you want?

9. Boilermaker


Address: 36b Carlton St, Nottingham NG1 1NN

If you love a speakeasy-style bar, then Boilermaker is going to be one of your new favourite cocktail bars in Nottingham.

It’s hidden behind an unassuming boiler shop front, but once the door opens to the bar you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another world.

The bar is a lot bigger than you might expect from its exterior, and it’s got a cool vibe to it that is perfect for enjoying your cocktails.

Often described as one of the edgiest bars in Nottingham, this is a cocktail bar that you won’t want to miss out on.

10. House of Coco Tang


Address: 45 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GN

Phone number: 07825 889370

House of Coco Tang is an Asian-inspired café by day and a cool cocktail bar by night.

It’s hidden away behind an old-style Hong Kong alley, and it’s so much fun.

It’s popular with a young crowd, and is a particular favourite of students from both of the city’s universities.

If you’re a fan of Vietnamese food, then their daytime café is bound to be right up your street, because the food is fantastic.

If it’s just the cocktail bar you want, then head here when day turns to night and go downstairs, where you’ll find the cocktail bar of your dreams.

11. Calluna


Address: 11 Forman St, Nottingham NG1 4AA

Phone number: 07948 559358

Calluna is the pink neon cocktail bar of your dreams.

They play the very best house tunes and provide all the vibes in an elegant space that’s inspired by nature.

Their unique, handcrafted cocktails are some of the best in Nottingham, with a specialty in creating wild, wonderful and botanical drinks.

It’s the ultimate Instagrammable bar, and it’s the best place in town if you want to dance the night away to great house music.

Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to party!

12. Lost Property 


Address: 5, 7 Carlton St, Nottingham NG1 1NL

Phone number: 0115 988 1252

Lost Property is a penny-top bar and speakeasy that’s easily one of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham.

The bar is decorated with parrots, glitterballs and suitcases, and it gives it a quirky and eclectic vibe that fits perfectly with the lost property theme.

They specialise in gins and rums, but they do everything well, so don’t be put off if they’re not your favourite spirits!

It’s a gorgeous secret bar within the Mercure hotel, and it’s a real treasure trove for those that love a unique bar.

13. 400 Rabbits


Address: 15-16 Hurts Yard, Nottingham NG1 6JD

Phone number: 0115 941 8911

400 Rabbits is another of my absolute favourite cocktail bars in Nottingham.

It’s Nottingham’s first and only dedicated Mezcaleria and tequila and cocktail den, and it’s truly iconic.

The bar is tucked away up a small alley, and though it may look unassuming at first, it’s a real fiesta spot, I can promise you that.

During their Happy Hour, which runs from 5 to 8 pm every day, their incredible cocktails are only £5 each – now that’s an offer you can’t say no to!

Aztec mythology comes together with tequila and mezcal here to create something really special.

You just have to visit it – take my word for it!

14. The Lacehouse


Address: The Lacehouse 14, Broadway, Nottingham NG1 1PS

Phone number: 0115 941 2244

The Lacehouse is one of Nottingham’s most iconic cocktail bars.

It’s a space that contains three independent concept bars that are split over two floors, and between them they serve 100 rums and experimental cocktails.

They’re also home to the award-winning pizza joint Happy Dough Lucky, just in case you get a little peckish.

Don’t fancy a pizza?

Dig into one of the amazing burgers by Patty Boys instead.

It’s a charming cocktail and rum bar that has made a former lace factory its home, and it’s a real superstar.

15. Cucamara


Address: Hurts Yard, Nottingham NG1 6JD

Cucamara is yet another little hidden away cocktail bar.

This is a staple of Nottingham’s nightlife scene, and it’s particularly popular with the huge student population in the city.

It’s largely gained its popularity due to its wallet-friendly quality cocktails and shots, because we all love a good deal!

It’s a great little bar that’s always packed and consistently churns out incredible drinks and provides brilliant backing music.

Could you ask for anything else from your new favourite cocktail bar?

16. Revolución de Cuba


Address: 26-28 Market St, Nottingham NG1 6HW

Phone number: 0115 871 5735

Revolución de Cuba is another great option for those that love a Latin-inspired cocktail bar with amazing vibes.

They’ve got incredible Latin food, tapas and cocktails, and they really know how to throw a great fiesta.

They often run fun events with live music and other entertainment, too, so it’s well worth checking out their events calendar.

Share some of their tasty tapas dishes, sip on their fine rums, then get ready to salsa into the night with some live music.

17. TIER


Address: 38 Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2EG

Phone number: 0115 941 8376

According to TIER, the best moments in life start with cheese, end with cocktails and are created in TIER.

And, to be fair to them, I’d be pretty inclined to agree with that, because who doesn’t love cheese and cocktails?

A bar that’s dedicated to two of the greatest things in life is sure to be exceptional as far as I’m concerned!

Just look at The Blue Buffalo Gourmet Grilled Cheese.

Seriously, how could you not be tempted by that?

18. The Hockley Arts Club


Address: 20a Carlton St, Nottingham NG1 1NN

Phone number: 0115 786 0293

The Hockley Arts Club is an essential part of Nottingham’s nightlife.

This iconic bar can be found in the heart of Hockley in a gorgeous grade II listed building, and it’s sure to be the cocktail bar of your dreams.

This is a creative space for social eating and drinking, and it’s just unbeatable.

There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that this is a bar that’s worthy of a spot on this list of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham, because it’s incredible.

The venue is split into three different bars, each with its own unique concept, and all of which are amazing.

This is the kind of place that has to be seen to be believed, so get yourself down there now!

19. Revolution


Address: Various locations

As far as cocktail bars in Nottingham go, Revolution is sure to tick all the boxes.

With two locations across the city, you’re never too far from a Revolution, and you’ll be guaranteed a great night out.

Whether you opt for the Hockley location or the Cornerhouse bar, you won’t be disappointed, I can promise you that.

They’re also one of the best places to go for bottomless brunch in Nottingham, so if that’s your kind of thing, then check it out!

Don’t miss out on the chance to Revolutionise your night.

See what I did there?!

20. Wax Bar


Address: 27 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AP

Phone number: 0115 837 5810

Wax Bar is an Afrocentric cocktail bar that loves good music and cocktails, and is committed to providing them for their guests.

It’s a lovely, intimate, independent cocktail bar that’s open to the party fauna of its urban ecosystem.

They serve creatively named cocktails that taste phenomenal, with £4.50 cocktails on offer from open until 8 pm every Thursday and Sunday.

They also have a great bottomless cocktails offer that you can combine with discounted tapas dishes to create the afternoon of dreams.

21. Nottingham Secret Garden


Address: 17, 3/4 Trinity Walk, Nottingham NG1 2AN

Nottingham Secret Garden is a mysterious and intriguing place that’s hidden away in the streets of Nottingham.

It’s an outdoor-only venue, but most of the tables can be covered and are heated, so this is a year-round place to be!

Their cocktails are some of the best in town, with a natural theme to them that basically means they’re healthy, right?

Come and enjoy the sunshine in this gorgeous little garden, with a drink in hand and your nearest and dearest by your side.

22. Slug & Lettuce


Address: Various locations

Slug & Lettuce is pretty legendary on the cocktail bar scene.

It figures, then, that it would be one of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham.

With two locations on offer in the city, you’ll always be within walking distance of one of their delicious cocktails.

Whether you fancy a bottomless brunch or you just want to stop by for a pornstar martini or two, they’ll be waiting to greet you with a smile.

The bar on Market Square is a bit more bougie than the other one, but they’re both pretty great, so don’t worry!

23. Olivia’s Townhouse


Address: 5 Chapel Bar, Nottingham NG1 6JQ

Phone number: 0115 784 3264

At Olivia’s Townhouse, you can expect to party the night away in style.

They’ve got lavish cocktails, champagne and delicious pizzas, all served in fun and Instagrammable surroundings.

This is the perfect spot for all of the social butterflies among you, as it’s a great place for a party.

The tunes will be pumping, the drinks will be flowing, and you’ll be having the time of your life here at Olivia’s.

Don’t miss out on this one!

24. GinSecco


Address: 3rd Floor, The Cornerhouse, Nottingham NG1 4DB

GinSecco is a stylish cocktail bar on the third floor of The Cornerhouse, a popular city centre spot with plenty to offer.

The bar offers panoramic views of the city skyline, served with a side of delicious drinks and good vibes.

It’s Nottingham’s highest bar, which is quite a cool feat, and it’s perfectly placed right in the heart of the city.

Their focus is, naturally, on gin and prosecco, so if they’re your kind of drinks, then get yourself down here now!

25. Tropichol Tiki Bar


Address: 1a Hurts Yard, Nottingham NG1 6JD

Tropichol Tiki Bar is a tiny Tiki bar that serves large and boozy Zombies plus a selection of tasty rums.

They do of course also have other spirits on offer, but for them, rum is where it’s really at, so you’ve got to try their rum cocktails!

They’re keeping the spirit of tiki alive through their exciting concept bar, and they also run a mobile bar service to cater to all your event needs.

Their motto is that if you’re lucky enough to be at the Tiki bar, then you’re lucky enough, so if you’re feeling lucky, then you better head down there now!

26. Brass Monkey


Address: 11 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HF

Phone number: 0115 840 4101

Brass Monkey is one of the longest established and of course, one of the best, cocktail bars in Nottingham.

It’s open until 4 am every night, so if you want to keep the party going all night, this is the place for you.

They’ve got a great atmosphere, and attention to detail is the primary focus at this fantastic cocktail bar.

From the drinks to the décor and everything in between, everything is sure to exceed expectations here.

27. Escobar


Address: 30 Market St, Nottingham NG1 6HW

Phone number: 0115 924 0585

Escobar is a refreshingly unique cocktail bar in Nottingham that’s inspired by the colours and flavours of Latin America.

They’ve got tasty tapas and delightful drinks to keep you going all night long, so prepare for a real fiesta.

Their nachos are some of the tastiest in town, and when paired with one of their cocktails, you’re in for a real treat.

If you want a tropical cocktail bar that’s bringing all the vibes, then you need to get yourself to Escobar right now.

28. Alto


Address: Corner House, Forman St, Nottingham NG1 4DB

Phone number: 07739 971594

Alto is a stylish cocktail bar that can be found on the second floor of the famous Cornerhouse, right in the heart of Nottingham.

It’s an independent, modern bar that serves delicious handcrafted cocktails in elegant, classy surroundings.

Sit on the outdoor terrace to take full advantage of this cocktail bar’s gorgeous al fresco space – it’s one of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham for an outdoor drink!

Order yourself a few cocktails and enjoy the sunshine at this fantastic bar.

It will become one of your favourites in no time!

29. MOJO


Address: 10 Thurland St, Nottingham NG1 3DR

Phone number: 0113 360 4810

MOJO is a lively rock’n’roll-themed cocktail bar and American-inspired diner that serves amazing cocktails and great grub.

They’re the self-proclaimed number one cocktail and rum bar in Nottingham, which is surely enough to tempt you in!

Here you can expect awesome tunes alongside banging booze and tasty burgers, fries and shakes, to complete the diner vibe.

Opt for their smothered and covered tater tots and the Ring of Fire burger to really indulge yourself.

Now that’s a meal fit for a king!

30. The Walrus


Address: 19A King St, Nottingham NG1 2AY

Phone number: 0115 786 0071

The Walrus is known as Nottingham’s most eclectic dive bar, and boy oh boy is it a fantastic option.

It’s got quirky vintage touches that are illuminated by neon lights, and some of the best cocktails in the city.

What more could you want from a cocktail bar?

If you were about to say beer pong and great tunes, then you’re in luck!

They’ve got four full-size American beer pong tables and the nostalgic playlist of everyone’s wildest dreams.

This isn’t a bar that you’re going to want to miss!

31. Hugo’s


Address: 611 Mansfield Rd, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2FW

Phone number: 0115 952 7066

Hugo’s is the place to go for handcrafted cocktails, quality beers, and fine wines in the city of Nottingham.

It’s located a little while away from the city centre, in the Sherwood area, but let me tell you, it’s well worth travelling for.

It’s independent and locally owned, so they really know how to create a sense of welcome and community in their bar.

This is a bar that’s made for socialising and unwinding in a comfortable and relaxed environment, so if that’s what you’re after, then this is the bar for you.

32. French 75


Address: 92 Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6EB

Phone number: 0115 959 9655

French 75 is a warm, intimate bar that can proudly say it’s one of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham by far.

They serve premium cocktails in two stylish, individually designed rooms, or take yours outside to their gorgeous garden.

It’s got Parisian-style pavement seating that will transport you straight into holiday mode, especially on a sunny day.

Step away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded city centre, and into the intimate paradise that is French 75.

33. Gincident


Address: 46 Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6DQ

Phone number: 0115 874 0371

As far as cocktail bars in Nottingham go, there’s absolutely no doubt that Gincident is one of the best.

They’re Nottingham’s first dedicated gin bar, with over 150 premium gins on offer for you to get stuck into.

They also offer perfectly tailored gin journeys with eight different themes for you to try, which are the perfect way of getting to know their fantastic gins.

It’s a really lovely bar with a good ambience and delicious drinks, so basically, you’re going to love it.

34. The Magic Garden


Address: 24-26 Low Pavement, Nottingham NG1 7DL

Phone number: 0115 786 0075

The Magic Garden is a beautiful oasis that’s hidden away amongst the cobbled streets of the iconic Lace Market. 

This gorgeous little bar is a true hidden gem, and it will absolutely captivate you from the moment you step inside.

Walk through the floral arch to find this magical little spot, perfect for enjoying a summer’s day with friends.

This lovely suntrap is adorned with colourful flowers and umbrellas, greenery, and, of course, a sprinkle of magic.

Don’t miss it!

35. Mala Malu


Address: 14 Upper Parliament St, Nottingham NG1 2AD

Phone number: 0115 959 9717

Mala Malu is an exciting tapas and cocktail bar with a cool vibe and a creative take on its menu.

They serve creative milkshakes by day and shots and cocktails by night, and it’s the ultimate bar to spend the evening in.

With board games to play and an outdoor space that’s to die for, there really aren’t many better cocktail bars in Nottingham than this one.

They also run really fun events, so it’s well worth checking out their calendar to see what exciting stuff they have coming up.

36. Penny Lane


Address: 9 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 1QQ

Phone number: 0115 786 0326

Penny Lane is yet another of my personal favourites – can you tell that I love the cocktail bars in Nottingham?

It’s a really cool and quirky bar with arcade games and a cocktail menu that’s quite simply to die for.

From air hockey to table football and beyond, this is a bar that will take you right back to your childhood seaside holidays.

All that’s missing is the sea!

For a bar that’s unlike any other in Nottingham, look no further than Penny Lane.

37. Cosy Club


Address: 16 -18 Victoria St, Nottingham NG1 2EX

Phone number: 0115 858 1787

Cosy Club is a gorgeous space that’s maintained the original vibe of the building it’s in with its stunning design.

It’s the largest of the Cosy Clubs, and it’s a great place to go to meet friends and family in a classy yet casual environment.

Expect great food, even better drinks, and relaxed vibes as you enter into one of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham.

Whether it’s day or night, the team will be delighted to welcome you in, so add this to your bucket list and get down here!

38. Pitcher & Piano


Address: High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN

Phone number: 0115 958 6081

Pitcher & Piano is an absolutely stunning bar.

It’s housed in an old church, and it’s truly a showstopper.

This is a bar that provides a sophisticated escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, welcoming you into its stylish interiors.

Add to their beautiful décor the exceptional food and drinks and the unmatched service, and you’ve got a recipe for a brilliant bar.

It truly is a wow location, so if you want somewhere that will be pleasing both on the eyes and the tastebuds, then this is the one for you.

39. The Blind Rabbit


Address: 9 Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

Phone number: 0115 786 0671

Another fantastic bar from the team behind Penny Lane, The Magic Garden and more is The Blind Rabbit.

Offering a New York-inspired menu with unique cocktails and insanely good food, this is the place to be.

The team are super creative, as we already know from their other bars, so you can expect to be impressed here.

It’s set across two floors of beautiful Grade II listed architecture, and it’s a hidden gem that you won’t soon forget.

40. Das Kino


Address: Das Kino, 22 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 2FZ

Phone number: 0115 786 0292

Yet another one from the guys behind Penny Lane and others is the fantastic cocktail bar that is Das Kino.

Here they’re all about pizza, ping pong and good times, so if that sounds like a bit of you, then get yourself down here now.

Grab a slice and a cocktail and get ready to unleash your competitive side with a game or two of ping pong.

When you’ve exhausted your athletic abilities, be sure to spend the rest of the night dancing to your heart’s content to their amazing soundtrack!

41. Pit & Pendulum


Address: 17 Victoria St, Nottingham NG1 2EW

Phone number: 0115 950 6383

Pit & Pendulum is probably best described as something of a Nottingham institution, as it’s quite the icon.

It’s a dark and mysterious bar with a Gothic atmosphere to it, and it’s a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike.

I’d say it’s more than fair to say that this is a unique place to have a drink in Nottingham, and it’s well worth a visit even if Gothic vibes aren’t your thing.

Step inside this devilishly dark world and enjoy a cocktail or two in the self-proclaimed hollow in the belly of Nottingham.

42. Fat Cat


Address: 8 Chapel Bar, Nottingham NG1 6JQ

Phone number: 0115 947 5044

Fat Cat is a place where amazing food and incredible drinks come together to make one of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham.

They’ve also got some pretty great offers, with two-for-one cocktails all day from Wednesday to Sunday and 50% off food and drink all day on Sundays.

They serve delicious burgers and have an impressive list of cocktails, so you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy here.

If you fancy a spot of bottomless brunch this weekend, this is also a great option for it.

Check them out and get booked in now!

43. Yokocho


Address: 3 Hurts Yard, Nottingham NG1 6JD

Yokocho is a Japanese-style bar that serves sake, Japanese beer, cocktails and whisky, and it’s excellent.

It’s a truly unique offering in Nottingham, and the stripped-back, stylish interiors give it a really cool vibe.

As well as their selection of drinks, they also serve a range of snacks in their tiny little space in the city centre.

They’re one of the smallest venues in the city, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make a big impact, that’s for sure!

44. Copper City


Address: 25-27 Market St, Nottingham NG1 6HX

Phone number: 0115 985 9304

Copper City considers itself to be Nottingham’s most stylish venue, so surely you’ve got to at least try it!

From brunch through until late night, this is a cocktail bar that’s sure to have everything you’re hoping for.

Their renowned afternoon tea is well worth visiting for in its own right, so if that’s your kind of thing, then check it out!

It’s chic, it’s classy and it’s stylish, and I just know it’s soon going to be one of your new favourite cocktail bars in Nottingham.

45. Faradays


Address: 44-48, 23-27 Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2EW

Phone number: 0115 941 3522

Faradays is ideally located in between the famous Old Market Square and the cool and edgy Hockley area.

It’s a craft pub by nature, but they also have some fantastic cocktails on offer, so there’s bound to be something for everyone here.

On a sunny day, their terrace is easily one of the best in Nottingham, as it’s right in the middle of the hustle and bustle.

It’s a friendly venue with great deals on drinks, and it’s the perfect place to get your night in Nottingham started.

46. Hidden Rooftop


Address: 14a Swann’s Yard, Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH

If you’re looking for a bar that’s tucked away from all of the noise of the city, then Hidden Rooftop is for you.

As far as hidden bars go, it pretty much can’t get any better than a hidden rooftop bar, don’t you agree?

Local DJ collectives perform here to provide the ultimate party soundtrack, and street food and cocktails can be ordered all day long.

The bar is only open at certain times of the year, though, so be sure to check their website so you don’t end up disappointed!

47. The Pelican Club


Address: 55 St Mary’s Pl, Nottingham NG1 1PH

Phone number: 0115 924 2932

The Pelican Club is an Italian restaurant that also happens to have amazing cocktails, so it’s very deserving of a space on this list.

Pair their authentic Italian food and incredible cocktails with regular live jazz performances, and you’ve got a winning formula.

They’re located in the heart of the historic Lace Market, and they’re easily one of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham

I mean, jazz, cocktails and Italian food?

There couldn’t possibly be a better combination, surely!

48. Saltbox Sports Bar & Kitchen


Address: Bolero Square, Nottingham NG1 1LY

Phone number: 0115 959 0831

Saltbox Sports Bar & Kitchen is a great venue that’s divided up into several different sections to ensure that they cater for everyone.

Whether you opt for the main bar, the function room, the restaurant space or the cocktail bar, you’re guaranteed a good time here.

They’re perfect for everything from lunch and daytime coffees right through to a big night out, so why not stay all day?

Come and watch your favourite live sport with a cool cocktail in hand.

Sounds pretty dreamy to me!

49. Suede Bar


Address: 34 Heathcoat St, Nottingham NG1 3AA

Phone number: 0115 837 1511

If you want an award-winning lounge bar and pizza kitchen, then get yourself to Suede Bar right now.

Their artisan sourdough pizza is the stuff of dreams, and they have the perfect cocktails to match.

It’s a cool bar in the trendy district of Hockley, and it’s one of the tastiest pizza joints in the whole city.

They also have great entertainment on offer, so what are you waiting for?

Book yourself a table this instant!

50. Roxy Ball Room


Address: 1st Floor, 10 Thurland St, Nottingham NG1 3DR

Phone number: 0115 684 7200

Roxy Ball Room is as good as it gets, to be quite honest.

It’s got ping pong, it’s got shuffleboard, it’s got pool and it’s got beer pong.

All under one roof!

What more could you want, seriously?

They also have some pretty incredible signature cocktails on offer, just in case all of that wasn’t enough to tempt you.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a night of fun at the home of booze and ball games.

This is one of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham by a mile!

51. Turtle Bay


Address: The Cornerhouse, 12 Trinity Sq, Nottingham NG1 4DB

Phone number: 0115 947 5600

Turtle Bay has become a legend on the cocktail bar scene all over the UK, and Nottingham’s no different.

This Caribbean-inspired restaurant and bar loves a rum cocktail, so if that’s your vibe, then this is the bar for you.

They also have great deals on drinks, with a two-for-one offer that will send you well on your way to Tipsy Town in no time.

Get ready to party at this amazing cocktail bar.

I’d especially recommend their bottomless brunch, but be warned – it’s most definitely a boozy one!

52. Hive


Address: 101 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3FN

Hive is an intimate bar and event space that wants to offer something a little different to its larger counterparts.

As one of Nottingham’s smallest bars, you may think it would be difficult for them to make an impact, but somehow, they’ve very much made themselves known.

Their cocktails are the stuff of dreams, and their space is perfect for a small gathering or event.

They also run their own events, so check out their calendar to see if anything takes your fancy – they have some great stuff!

53. Browns


Address: 20 Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6GR

Phone number: 0115 958 8183

How could a list of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham be complete if it didn’t mention the amazing Browns?

This gorgeous bar had a refurbishment in the summer of 2022, and that only made it even more of an iconic place to be.

It’s an elegant brasserie and bar that’s conveniently located within walking distance of the city centre, and it’s a real special occasion place.

Don’t miss the chance to try some of their famous cocktails, and, if you’re peckish, be sure to tuck into some of their fantastic food, too!

54. Bierkeller


Address: 15-17 Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6DA

Phone number: 0800 054 8179

When it comes to throwing a party, nobody does it better than Bierkeller.

It’s inspired by the huge Bavarian parties that Germany is renowned for, and it’s a right laugh!

This fantastic bar will have you dancing on the tables with a jug of cocktail in hand, and you’ll love every second of it.

Get ready to sing your heart out as you party the night away at Bierkeller.

It’s easily one of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham, especially when it comes to getting boozy and boogying!

Head on down here on your next night out in Nottingham

I promise you won’t regret it!

55. Waterside Bar & Kitchen


Address: Trentside N, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5GJ

Phone number: 0115 897 5366

Waterside Bar & Kitchen is a beautiful rustic chic spot that’s right by the river Trent.

Its waterside location makes it a firm favourite on hot summer days, as it’s simply gorgeous.

They’ve got an innovative, varied menu that embraces flavours from around the globe, with cocktails to match.

Their cocktail menu is fantastic, and you’re sure to find something for everyone on it.

Treat yourself to a summer’s afternoon with a cocktail in hand at this gorgeous venue.

You’ll thank me for it later, I promise!


So, that concludes my round-up of the best cocktail bars in Nottingham.

As you can see, there’s certainly not a shortage of watering holes in the city, much to my delight when I was a student there!

It’s a really great city with loads to do, and the cocktail bars are some of the best I’ve ever been to.

Relive my university days by treating yourself to a bar crawl in Nottingham!

It’ll definitely be a night you won’t soon forget, I can assure you of that.


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