Cool And Quirky Bars In Reading

It's time to mix up that tired night out routine with a trip to some of these cool and quirky bars in Reading. Whether you're on the hunt for vibrant live music venues, eclectic cocktail haunts or kitsch party palaces, this town is serving up something to suit every taste. Read on to find out all about our top picks from these weird and wonderful watering holes. 

Last updated on 29th June 2021

Be At One Reading

355 user reviews 4

A certified cocktail haven, Be At One focuses on serving up lush cocktails alongside impressive service. With two floors of fully-stocked fridges and dedicated happy hours, the Reading bar specialises in custom concoctions such as their Reformed Pornstar, or the rum and fruit-laced, Man-goes Bananas.

Lola Lo Reading

110 user reviews 4

When it comes to tropical vibes and big nights out, Reading's Lola Lo is the place to head for. The cool and quirky bar and nightclub is popular among students and locals alike thanks to its mix of tiki interiors, affordable cocktails and party playlist.

Veeno Reading

619 user reviews 4

If you're hoping to sort a quirky date night in Reading? A trip to Veeno could do the trick. With a gorgeous selection of wines available, you and the other half can stick around quaffing the good stuff until late. And if you start to get peckish? Their cheese and charcuterie sharing platters make the perfect accompaniment.

Oakford Social Club

21 user reviews 4

Eat, dance and drink all night at this cool Reading bar. Open until late on weekends, Oakford Social Club is vibrant entertainment venue providing you with regular live music acts, delicious food and whatever tipples your heart desires.

Caffeine + Cocktails

23 user reviews 5

Offering the perfect combo of, you guessed it, caffeine and cocktails, this quirky Reading bar is taking you from day to night. Nestled in the heart of the town centre, the lively haunt also boasts an outdoor seating area so you can keep cool during those summer months.


1 user review 5

As if the DJ nights and vintage markets weren't enough, this quirky cocktail bar in Reading is also pulling out all the stops when it comes to the refreshments. Specialising in rum-based beverages, Milk has mastered the art of creating fancy but affordable tipples.

An iconic bar and club in Reading, Purple Turtle is a non-stop party from the moment you walk in to the minute you fall out. A regular haunt for lovers of live music, the venue promises an array of curious shows alongside cocktails and affordable drinks.

Gun Street Garden

1 user review 1

One of the coolest bars in Reading, Gun Street Garden is the multi-storey urban jungle you need to discover. Across two floors you'll find the venue offering up quality cocktails and banging tunes, as well as one of the town's best rooftop bars.