Cool And Quirky Bars In Nottingham

It's time to start pushing the boat out with your drinking destinations, and where better to start than this very city? Nottingham is bursting with the weirdest and most wonderful watering holes, from Instagrammable interiors to kooky cocktails and entertainment haunts. Don't believe us? Read on to find all the cool and quirky bars in Nottingham.

Last updated on 8th September 2022




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

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 burgers for just £6, this venue is ideal for post-work drinks and casual first dates.

MOJO Nottingham

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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.

A cool and industrial pub near the 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.

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.

Coco Tang

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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.

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