Cool and Quirky Bars in Nottingham

In a post-lockdown world, it's time to start pushing the boat out with your drinking destinations, and where better start than this very city? Nottingham is fit to bursting with cool and quirky bars ready and waiting to sort you out with unique tipples and Insta-friendly interiors. Don't believe us? Read on to find out about all the weird and wonderful watering holes that can be found around town.

Last updated on 28th June 2021




The Hockley Arts Club

396 user reviews 4

One of Nottingham's most iconic nightspots, Hockley Arts Club is a quirky cocktail bar fronting a range of unique spaces for you to explore. Whether you're nabbing a table in the Secret Garden or hitting the dancefloor in Stockholm, this Carlton Street venue has something for every type of evening.

MOJO Nottingham

63 user reviews 4

If you're after something a little different, then make your way to this American dive bar for an evening of comfort bites and indulgent desserts washed down with hard shakes and cracking cocktails. From classic espresso martinis to tiki-style Mai Tais, you'll find it all here.

The Pit & Pendulum

51 user reviews 4

A fun pub with a quirky twist, The Pit & Pendulum is one of the most weird and wonderful bars in Nottingham. Offering Victorian-inspired interiors and classic grub, it's one of the most unique places for drinks in the city.

A cool and industrial pub near Nottingham city centre, The Sir John Borlase Warren specialises in craft pints and hand-pulled ales. On top their excellent drinking selection, you'll find a colourful outdoor drinking space complete with comfy cushions and plenty of greenery.

Coco Tang

2 user reviews 5

Expect an eclectic mix of textures, taste and flavours from Nottingham's resident Vietnamese-inspired alchemists. Coco Tang oozes both style and substance, offering an ideal location for after work drinks in the roof garden or a night out with friends as DJs take the place from cafe to club.

With a penchant for all things rum, this charming cocktail bar is rooted in history. Located in one of Nottingham's former lace factories, the popular nightspot promises loft-style design, a laid-back vibe and live music until late.

A fun and flirty rooftop haunt, GinSecco is one of the most unique bars in Nottingham. This plush pink paradise offers a range of fancy fizz for you to toast with, as well as bespoke cocktails which are best enjoyed on the alfresco balcony.

A quirky historic pub in Nottingham, The Malt Cross is one of the last remaining music halls in the country. Hosting regular classes, workshops and performances, this is an impressive location for heritage events, live bands and art.

One of the coolest cocktail bars in Nottingham, Titl is the Pelham Street watering hole with a passion for unique sips. Book in to the candlelit drinking den for a night dedicated to classic concoctions and quirky house serves.

Hidden away in an old boiler shop, this secret Nottingham bar is one you need to check out. The superb little speakeasy serves some of the best cocktails in the city, from classic sips with a twist to experimental new concoctions.

An uber-cool neighbourhood hangout, this minimalist bar boasts over 15 American, British and European beers on tap. Fill up on hot wings and sloppy joes, washed down with a glass of your favourite brew while sunning yourself in their slick garden area.