The Best Bars in Nottingham
Get your glam on because Nottingham bar scene is a constant surprise. From fancy restaurants and exclusive cocktails to traditional pubs and classic pints, you'll be spoilt for choice. Whether you’re looking for a new spot for your daily aperitif, or are visiting for the day from one of the neighbouring areas like Hucknall or Southwell, the bar scene here won’t disappoint. Below we've picked some of the best bars in and around the city.
The Hockley Arts Club
Right in the heart of the Lace Market, the Hockley Arts Club is one of the most iconic nightspots in Nottingham and has something for everybody. Its quirky, fun atmosphere makes it the perfect place to enjoy a night out. From alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, simple menus and an ever-changing variety of beers, this bar is a great option that caters for all tastes.
Just a stone’s throw from the Old Market Square, Boilermaker was the first and original secret bar to ever exist in Notts. If you fancy a taste of Sherlock, there are some great liquors that need to be found. Get your magnifying glass and be ready for a night like no other.
Set in one of Kings Street’s most beautiful buildings, this bar represents life as it is in a chemistry lab. The bar serves excellent cocktails in a prime location - from Raspberry Gin and Cherry Fog Bubbles to the Colour Changing Vodka and the legendary Bath Bomb. If you’re around town and fancy an exclusive aperitif, then stopping at the Alchemist is almost imperative.
Just opposite the Nottingham contemporary Museum in the middle of the old town, Coco Tang is a supreme choice for a night out. This Vietnamese-inspired bar and restaurant provides a unique experience for its guests by wedding together modernity and tradition. And if the sun shines, why not enjoy a refreshing cocktail on its rooftop garden?
This quirky, modern yet vintage bar is located in Nottingham city centre and is a valid alternative if you’re looking for a good pizza and a refreshing pint, while listening to some great live music. And if you are into ping pong, why not give it a try? Let the games begin!
Rooted in history, this charming bar is situated in one of Nottingham’s former lace factories and has kept a laid-back vibe over the years. Live music is the motto here, while a rich variety of cocktails is served between a song and the other. Enjoy a night out with friends while dancing your socks off!
No matter if you are travelling from surrounding areas such as Ollerton or Mansfield, or you’re living in the heart of the action – Nottingham’s bar scene is without a doubt the cornerstone of Nottingham’s appeal.