Cool And Quirky Bars In Reading

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

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Last updated on 18th June 2024


Vino.Vita. is a stylish, Italian wine bar located on Valpy Street, where there's a huge selection of bottles displayed on their shelves and on their menu. The stylish space is decked out in rustic wooden furnishings and lots of greenery, and you can pair your glass of red or white with tasty sharing platters, hand-stretched pizzas and dreamy pasta dishes.

The Botanist, Reading

Quirky bars in Reading city centre? The Botanist on King Street is upping your brunch, drinks and dinner game with its crackin' menus. Make your way into the vintage-inspired space adorned with floral displays and oak features to enjoy mouthwatering grub, bespoke concoctions and live entertainment. It boasts a tempting range of bespoke tipples, such as The Plant Pot made with sage and rhubarb cordial, plus the light and fruity Lilipad Martini. 

Purple Turtle

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.