Best Bars in Chester

Whether you like your favourite tipple to come spurting from a line, glugging from a bottle or shaken and stirred to perfection, you'll want to know all about the swankiest spots and quirkiest places to quench your thirst. From cocktail trees on cobbled streets to craft beer, our historic city has it all. Read on for a handy guide to the very best bars in Chester, so you can get on with the important bit... drinking.

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Last updated on 7th February 2024

North Light

North Light is a buzzing community bar found in the heart of Chester. Its walls feature creative artwork and its interiors are warm, with low-hanging lights and plenty of plants scattered about. From Thursday 'til Saturday you'll find a DJ getting the party started and all through the week you'll be able to enjoy Mediterranean small plates, plus cocktails like the gin-based Strawberry Breeze for under a tenner.

The Botanist, Chester

Found smack bang in the centre of town, The Botanist is a top spot to wet the whistle. Boasting cute, antique-style interiors, it really is a pretty space to knock back signature cocktails, bottled beers and wine, with plenty of food to pair with. The menu features the joint's world-famous hanging kebabs, light snacks like a Cumberland scotch egg with HP sauce, and delicious desserts like some indulgent cookie dough. 

Red Lion Chester

Searching for a spot to chill with mates? Then pop along to Red Lion Chester for some lip-smacking bevvies. This Tudor-style venue has been welcoming punters since the 1600s and boasts a laidback space, alongside street-side tables. If you're hungry, check out its hearty menu.

Rosies & Popworld Chester

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Rosies is the multi-room club and bar that also hosts Popworld downstairs, meaning you can get your fix of drinking, dancing and the best hits of past and present. Plus, there are even private hire options to boot.


Prohibition Chester is the swish speakeasy serving up some of the best cocktails in the city. Once you find the hidden entrance, you'll be greeted by exposed wood, jazz music and vintage furnishings to transport you back to the Roaring 20s. 


Kuckoo is the super quirky bar in Chester that combines indie rock n' roll music with fun-loving bartenders and signature sips topped with doughnuts. Can you guess what tune their kuckoo kuchoo cocktail is named after? Good, then you'll be right at home here.