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 19th January 2022

Be At One Reading

392 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.

Veeno Reading

772 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.


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.