If you're after something a little different, then make your way to this American dive bar for an evening of classic heartwarming food and indulgent desserts washed down with boozy hard shakes and cracking cocktails. From classic espresso martinis to tiki style Mai Tais, you'll find it all here.
Cool and Quirky Bars in Nottingham
Nothing beats a good drink and for those days where the pub around the corner just won't cut it, you need a unique bar. From hidden speakeasies to bustling party spots, Nottingham is home to some iconic bars and pubs. Whether you're after a quirky craft beer or a classic cocktail with all the frills, we have rounded up some of the best boozers right here in the Queen of the Midlands. Read more about Nottingham's unique bars and alternative watering holes.
BrewDog is an undoubtedly cool place for chilling out with mates over a cold brew and pizza. With over 20 taps, a deli fridge and fully stocked bar to explore, the bar oozes chilled-out vibes with its urban decor and menu of fresh sourdough creations from the kitchen.
While it may be a chain, this branch of the popular bar is housed in a converted church. Whether you're after a Pimm's or a pew, this is a unique and gorgeous setting for few drinks.
This famous cocktail club has some truly extraordinary offerings; from a special cocktail menu created by bartender Charles Roche, to the vintage interiors evoking old school glam.
With over 50 craft beers on offer, keg tables and beer brewed onsite in their microbrewery, you could say this pub has got the beer down to a T. You'll also find an extensive gin list alongside a vast wine selection.
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, then wash down with a glass of your favourite hoppy stuff... or barrel it up in your very own 64oz flagon to take home.
If it's live blues, original cocktails and attentive service you're after, this Pelham Street gem has it all. Discover your new favourite tipple as smooth sounds provide the soundtrack to your evening.
With a penchant for all things rum, this charming cocktail bar is rooted in history, as it is located in one of Nottingham's former lace factories. With a contemporary loft style design, you can expect laid back vibes.
Hidden away within an old boiler shop (hence the name), this secret bar is a renowned speakeasy. Expect superb cocktails at reasonable prices, with a daily happy hour for even more fun.
As one of the last remaining music halls in the country, Malt Cross is a truly historic pub. Hosting regular art classes, workshops and music events, this is a prestigious location for heritage, live music and art.
Expect an eclectic mix of textures, taste and flavours from Nottingham's resident Vietnamese-inspired alchemists. Coco Tang oozes style and is the perfect place for after work drinks on the roof garden or a night out with friends, as DJs turn the place in to a club.
The Bodega is a live music venue, acting as a bar by day and club by night. Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay and Florence + the Machine have all taken to the stage on their way to the top and this is a perfect place to discover new and emerging talent.
Head beneath King Street where the party is always raging at The Walrus. From their excellent cocktail list to their four beer pong tables and ever-lively dancefloor, it's one of the most electric spots in Nottingham.
Neon lights and Olympic-size ping pong tables go hand in hand with quirky cocktails and metre-long pizza at this super-cool hotspot. Expect live music, DJs and non-stop dancing as sun goes down.