Best Bars In Portsmouth

Making the most of your time by the beach with a few drinks? With a four-mile stretch of coastline, you're sure to find somewhere great to drink in Portsmouth. From cosy cocktail bars to lively spots where the craft keeps coming, we've found a handful of recommendations worth your time. Check out our recommendations for the best Portsmouth bars.

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Last updated on 26th March 2024


Accommodating four bars over three floors, The Vaults is an impressive boozer in the heart of Southsea's bohemian district. Expect pub grub galore or a range of sharing boards and Sunday roasts, all washed down by your favourite cask real ale or craft lager.

The Alchemist Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

Enjoy a celebratory bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne on arrival for £65!

Bubbling concoctions are just the start of things with The Alchemist. Known for their creative mixes and priding themselves on a lil' bit of drinks drama, join them for something you can really put on the internet alongside slinky interiors and a diverse food menu that celebrates everything from Asian to British.

Drift Bar Southsea

2-4-1 Cocktails

Cocktail bars in Portsmouth are topped off by Drift, a fantastic destination for all your favourite classics or a range of delish signatures - including a gorgeous Red Sparrow served in a bird-shaped glass. Couple your drinks with everything from slow-cooked pork shoulder buns to halloumi burgers and tempura prawns from their pop-up kitchen. Otherwise, head here for bottomless brunches and late-night partying complete with DJs come the weekend.