10 Best Cocktail Bars In Nottingham, England

cocktail bars in nottingham

Nottingham, famous for the legend of Robin Hood, is located 128 miles (206 km) north of London. The city is known for its hilltop Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Old Market Square, Highfields Park, the galleries of Justice Museum, the Wollaton Hall, which is a stunning Elizabethan mansion located inside 500 acres (202.3 hectares) of beautiful parkland, City of Caves, the Arboretum, Motorpoint Arena, the Adrenalin Jungle for fun outdoor activities, and much more. There are also many popular restaurants and accommodation to make your stay in the city a pleasant one. And there are some excellent cocktail bars in Nottingham too for a wee bit of ‘spirit’-ual indulgence; check out the best ones below.

1. Brass Monkey

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Posted by Brass Monkey on Thursday, 13 December 2018

Opened in 1999, the Brass Monkey bar is located at the Lace Market Conservation Area in Nottingham. The bar attracts everyone from experienced drinkers looking for something from the 1930s to the younger lot who are new to cocktails. These guys are big on standards and the menu includes house creations, classics, and the bartender’s favorites, with over 21 rums, 17 whiskeys, and 15 vodkas as a start. No food is served here, but you will love the good music and friendly atmosphere.

Brass Monkey

Address: 11 High Pavement Nottingham, NG1 1HF

Website: Brass Monkey

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 5 pm-3 am, Sunday 8 pm-3 am

2. Coco Tang

Coco Tang, Nottingham
Source: Photo by Flickr user It's No Game used under CC BY 2.0

You go through a replica of a 1980s Mong Kok alley to reach Coco Tang, the right combination of an underground club and a cocktail bar. They have been serving thousands of cocktails every week since 2008 and are popular for pushing the limits of creating and mixing drinks, customer service, high standards, coffee, and tea-based cocktails, and their very own Fight Club Iced Tea.

Coco Tang

Address: 45 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Website: Coco Tang

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 8 pm-3 am (Open on Sunday and Bank Holidays)

3. Rabbits

400 Rabbits is Nottingham’s first dedicated Mezcaleria and Tequila bar. Step in to get a bit of Mexico while in Nottingham; there are over 100 of Mexico’s finest Mezcals and Tequilas. The bar is also available for private hire, and it is also famous for Tequila and Mezcal tasting sessions and classes on cocktails. In case you are wondering, 400 rabbits are from Aztec mythology. They were supposed to guard the alcohol of Mayahuel, an Aztec goddess. But instead of doing their duty, the rabbits got drunk and were busy partying. Probably one of the best names for a bar, don’t you think?

400 Rabbits

Address: 15-16 Hurts Yard, Nottingham NG1 6JD, UK

Website: 400 Rabbits

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 5 pm-1 am, Friday 5 pm-2 am, Saturday 12 pm-2 am

4. Tilt bar

Located at Pelham Street, Tilt is the best place for a charming night with live blues music, exceptional service, and great drinks. The bartenders are quite creative, and you will probably find yourself sipping on specials like Fiddler on the Roof, the Pink Squirrel, and more. It is so popular in Nottingham that you will have trouble finding a seat. Happy hours are between 5 pm and 7 pm Tuesday to Friday, during which you will get selected cocktails and Prosecco for 4 GBP (5.1 USD).

Tilt Bar

Address: 9 Pelham Street, Nottingham NG1 2EH

Website: Tilt

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 5 pm-1 am, Friday to Saturday: 5 pm-2 am

5. Cucamara

In case you are a bit tight on budget, head to Cucamara at Hurts Yard. The student-friendly cocktail and shots bar is famous for having the best prices in the city. That’s probably the reason why it is so popular among students. You might find yourself in the queue outside, but you should find a seat soon as most people just get in for a few quick shots.


Address: Hurts Yard, Long Row, Nottingham NG1 6JD, United Kingdom

Website: Cucamara

Opening hours: Mon to Wed: 8 pm-12 am, Thurs: 8 pm-1 am, Fri to Sat: 8 pm-2 am, Closed on Sundays (except on bank holidays)

6. Das Kino

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

A German-cinema–themed Nottingham bar, Das Kino is the place where you can have a quick lunch, a relaxing drink or a night party with your favorite people. They are famous for their pizzas and sides, and they have a ping pong table for you to test your post-booze coordination.

Das Kino

Address: 2fz, 22 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 2FZ

Website: Das Kino

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday: 12 pm-12 am, Friday to Saturday: 12 pm-2 am

7. Pepper Rocks

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Posted by Pepper Rocks on Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Located on Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, Pepper Rocks is a hidden spot, away from all the bustling bars around, to have cocktails or light snacks while socializing with your friends or a big night out. The bar with a retro industrial style theme is in two floors, with outdoor seating in both levels. Every night until 10 pm, there will be 4.50 GBP (5.7 USD) cocktails available.

Pepper Rocks

Address: 12 Pepper Street, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2GH

Website: Pepper Rocks

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday: 5 pm-12 am, Friday: 5 pm-1 am, Saturday 3 pm-2 am

8. Baresca

Inspired by the sounds, sights, and flavors of Barca’s La Boqueria Market, Baresca is a wonderful tapas restaurant and bar located on Nottingham’s Byard Lane. Apart from a lot of tasty treats, Baresca’s main tapas dishes include chargrilled fillet of lamb, Moroccan lamb stew, seared king scallops, mushroom risoni, and more. If getting high is your priority, then they have the best sangria, gins from Spain, craft beers and ciders, cocktails, cavas, sherries, and champagnes. And if you are going with your kids, they can try meatballs, buttermilk fried chicken, and the chocolate brownie sundae.


Address: 9 Byard Lane, Nottingham NG1 2GJ

Website: Baresca

Opening hours: From 10 am everyday

9. Amalfi White

Located in Melbourne, Derbyshire, Amalfi White is a popular restaurant, well-stocked bar, and wedding venue. Their food menu has a lot of salads, seafood, pasta dishes, burgers, steak, grilled specials, and their take on classics such as prawn cocktail. These guys are famous for their cocktails, Prosecco, and Champagne, while you can also check out their selection of rum, vodka, and gin.

Amalfi White

Address: 50 Derby Rd, Melbourne , Derby DE73 8FE

Website: Amalfi White

Opening hours: Tuesday: 5 pm-late, Wednesday to Saturday: 12 pm-midnight, Sunday: 12 pm-6 pm

10. Be At One

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Be At One is a cocktail bar in Nottingham that will give you an art-deco feel. You can sit in one of their comfortable booths in neon lighting to enjoy their good music and service while sipping on your favorite drink until wee hours. And there is something for everyone, from your Amaretto Sour and Mojito down to an Oreo, Baileys and Ice Cream special. There are cocktail masterclasses too.

Be At One

Address: 20 Victoria St, Nottingham, NG1 2EX

Website: Be At One

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday: 4:30 pm-1 am, Friday: 4:30 pm-3 am, Saturday: 3 pm-3 am

Nightlife in Nottingham

As you can see, there are a lot of popular cocktail bars in Nottingham for you to party until the early hours of the morning. From artsy places and VIP hangouts to hidden gems, there are plenty out there waiting for you to discover them.

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