Bars in Reading

While it may be heralded for its festival flings and welly-laden wanderers, Reading is also a right old romp when it comes to a night out in the UK. Brimming with tasty nooks, cool cocktail bars, boozy favourites and far-flung flavours, Reading a hot-to-trot haven of hang-outs and fun liquid haunts. Check out our recommendations for some of the best bars in Reading and have yourself a slap-up night on the tiles. 

Last updated on 8th April 2019

Be At One Reading

220 user reviews 5

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A notable name on the cocktail scene, Be At One is coming up trumps as one of the best cocktail bars in Reading. Heralded for their party attitude and ever so rowdy bartenders, Be At One are a force to be reckoned with thanks to their roaring happy hours, and cocktails the likes of their Oreo laced 'Irish Disco Biscuit' cocktail. 

Lola Lo Reading

100 user reviews 3

Lola Lo brings a touch of Tiki to Reading's thriving late night scene. A huge hit with students thanks to their wallet-friendly rates, you can enjoy a lively night out without breaking the bank here. Snap up an exotic cocktail from as little as £2.95, mix it up with a vibrant crowd and throw those hands in the air to  mix of RnB, indie, commercial and house tracks until 3am.

Smash Reading

178 user reviews 4

Smash has fast become one of Reading's favourite party venues. Armed with four Olympic-grade ping pong tables, the team behind the bar serve all their guests a variety of freshly-made pizza dishes, all topped with fresh ingredients and accompanied by a range of ice-cold craft beers and cocktails. Perfect for a group night out on the town, this bar promises to leave you with a beaming smile etched on your face. 

Veeno Reading

274 user reviews 4

A hangout in Reading not just for delicious platters and sumptuous wines sourced from the owners' family vineyard; Veeno is a Reading favourite for intimate date nights, after work drinks, birthdays and all manner of celebrations. 

One of the best bars for live gigs in Reading, this roof is permanently raised by the best in vocalists and musicians. Expect some alternative rock groups and Indie artists alongside some awesome DJing of party mash up beats. One of the few late-night bars in Reading to be buzzing until the early hours every night of the week, party until 4am on a Monday and forget those silly workday conventions - who says we have to wait until the weekend, anyway?

A lounge of lush mixology propped up by a kitchen ploughing out fine Oriental fusion foods and Pan Asian cuisines. Take a seat at their long bar and watch the bar staff knock up crafty libations by the boat load - creamy, fruity, Champagne laced and classic characterise their blends. Coconut Bar & Kitchen is a space of urban cool where tucking into plush plates and supping on exquisite drinks comes as standard. 

Forbury's leads the way when it comes to wine bars in Reading. Counting no less than 275 bins on a wine list that swells to feature bottles from all corners of the globe, there's a glass for any mood with your name on it here. Head in after work, come for a catch up or settle in for a few relaxed drinks on date night.