Bars in Nottingham
A city of cobbled side streets, hidden drinking holes and atmospheric bars makes up Nottingham's nightlife offering. The true gem of the Midlands, here is a city of clubbing, dancing and expert mixology. We've rallied up our picks of the best bars in Nottingham so you can see the coolest, most secret and notorious places to drink.
Last updated on 28th September 2016
Heralded for their happy hours and boasting some of the most unique cocktails in Nottingham, Be At One is a name for you to remember. Perfect for fun-fileld nights out where the volume is up and the prices are reasonably low, head on over for a late one in the city.
When it comes to wine bars in Nottingham, none do a bespoke bottle quite like Veeno. Not only housed in a listed building with a conservatory area to boot, Veeno is a stunning example of wine and charcuterie combined, creating the ultimate drinking and dining experience in the city.
The certified cool hangout and social bar known for their ping pong gaming rep, Das Kino is a top Nottingham bar for drinking and dancing. Showing off rustic interiors lit with neons, this place has all the makings of a need-to-know basement dive with cocktails and pizza as the dream combination. Head here for a good fun night out in Nottingham.
Once you've unearthed the House of Coco Tang, drinking will never be the same... writing the book on quirky bars in Nottingham, Coco Tang is a lair shrouded in mystery, expert mixology and late nights as you enjoy the world of this speakeasy inspired bar. Expect crystal cut glassware, stunning alchemy and debauchery en masse to go down here.
A charming hangout to add to Nottingham's best bars roster, The Bodega Social Club is the place where all eager revellers head for after work drinks that turn into late night binges. Hosting frequent gig nights, Bodega has a bit of a reputation for showcasing hot emerging talent before they blow up. Take advantage of their talent pool, epic beer garden and all round chill vibes.
Set in the city's ultimately creative district and one that's rich in history, The Lacehouse gets its name from residing in one of the old factories of the Lace Market district. Having been renovated with a contemporary loft style that's echoes a bit of NYC cool, this is the ultimate social hangout and chill out bar in Nottingham perfect for sofa surfing, live music and sipping stunning cocktails.
Hidden down the back streets of Hockley, a specialist drinking den and new wave tapas bar awaits. The Rum House comes with some prohibition edge to its décor of burgundy chesterfield sofas and exposed brick walls. But, the cocktails are what really steal the show here as vintage labels and signature blends come as standard. Their distinctive Caribbean tapas is also TDF.
Known as one of Nottingham's best gig venues, The Rescue Rooms have seen the likes of artists like The Libertines to London Grammer, Calvin Harris and Pearl Jam take to their stage, cementing them as a city favourite for live music in Nottingham. Every night of the week promises something different at The Rescue Rooms so you'll always have a good time at this fun Nottingham bar.
The epitome of all creative cocktail bars in Nottingham, Tilt harnesses some of the city's most visionary mixologists. There's something of a mysterious lure to Tilt as you discover it tucked away on Pelham Street following the smooth sounds of live blues music and the scent of powerful liquors being mixed into a frenzy.
One of Nottingham's cool places to drink, Junkyard takes on the outfit of a neighbourhood bar with minimalist design and quite the collection of craft beers. Boasting 15 taps of American, British and European labels you can fill your boots on hops and even gobble down some of their lip-smacking dishes like hot wings and fish tacos.
Elegant and showing a beautiful outside terrace space off, Sinatra's is a favourite restaurant bar in Nottingham just off Market Square. Both stylish and serving a menu of Modern cuisine, Sinatra's is a well rounded nightlife spot for fabulous dinner and drinks should you fancy some European dishes washed down with excellent wines.
Don't be fooled by the daytime cafe persona of Rye, come nightfall the bistro side of this sweet little nook comes to life and makes for one sought after bar in Nottingham. Coffee turns into hand crafted cocktails here and the relaxed atmosphere is perfect for a catch up with friends to the backdrop of some light DJing.