10 Cocktail Bars in Chester
You may not have known this, but Funktion Events is based right in the heart of Chester! We all love a cheeky drink or two, so we know where to get the best cocktails in Chester.
So, you’ve found yourself in Chester wondering where to go to find some mouth-wateringly delicious cocktails and ended up here. Well, lucky you! As we have done all the hard work for you and put together a list of some of the best cocktail bars in Chester that serve up unique and tasty drinks to all those who visit.
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For over 19 years Barlounge has served up delicious cocktails and created many happy memories for their customers right in the heart of Chester. So, it would be a shame to miss out on Chester’s original cocktail bar wouldn’t it?
You won’t just find only the typical classic cocktails here as the bar team have mixed up and created their own signature cocktails that will certainly go down a treat and leave you spoilt for choice. The atmosphere at Barlounge is like no other, classy yet brimming with energy and fun.
Why not take a seat outdoors in their garden and surround yourself with dazzling lights or sit inside and relax in a comfy booth? This is also featured in our Chester bars for a working lunch check it out.
75 Watergate St | Website
Sitting on the end of St John Street, Popcorn has an unmatched view of the Roman amphitheatre remains. The venue is the overflowing with flora and botonical aesthetics from the inside and out. On the main floor you'll find a long bar with friendly staff, a pool table and plenty of wooden seating. There is also a courtyard seating area in the back - perfect for sunny days. If you want to hire a private room, there's a VIP area downstairs splattered with gold.
As well as the decor, the cocktail menu is innovative and ever-changing. If you're a sweet tooth there is always a new fruity drink to try. They also rotate IPA and craft beers on tap. The bar also serves some unique dishes if you get peckish! From salt and pepper chips to vegan bowls and even fish and chips.
1 St John St | Website
If you love a bit of indie rock & roll along with mind blowing cocktails then you’ll absolutely adore Kuckoo! Here at this cocktail bar you will find an unforgettable energetic vibe as everyone sings and parties along to the iconic tunes including the bonkers bartenders.
You’ll find yourself surrounded by a clean, modern and stylish venue with red booths and neon lights and a cocktail menu longer than you could ever wish for. You’ll be tempted with serious drinks for serious drinkers, along with classic cocktails and some dangerous shots. So, head over to Kuckoo if you want to treat yourself to some hand crafted cocktails and indie music.
58 Watergate St | Website
4. Red Door
If you find yourself wandering down St John Street then vising Red Door is a must. One of Chester’s trendiest cocktail bars, Red Door has plenty to offer when it comes to a great night out and delicious cocktails. The cocktail menu is extensive and will provide you with amazing quality cocktails all night long whilst you dance and sing along to good classic tunes.
If you somehow don’t find a cocktail that’s tickling your fancy on their set menu, then there’s no need to worry as the bartenders are happy to mix you up a cocktail of your choosing. So, if you want to celebrate in style or simply treat yourself to a cocktail or two then get knocking on the big red door. This also features on our best bars in Chester!
Blossoms Hotel, St John St | Website
5. The Botanist
Located right by the famous Chester Cathedral, The Botanist is a fantastic cocktail bar to visit if you are after some refreshing botanical cocktails along with all the classics. When it comes to cocktails, The Botanist push boundaries and encourage guests to try something new and spectacular from their vast cocktail menu.
Treat yourself to cocktails created with interesting combinations of freshly pressed citrus juice or home-grown greenhouse herbs. If you visit Wednesday to Sunday, you’ll even get to enjoy some fantastic live music performed by talented locals. Check out the cocktail bars in Cardiff.
13 St Werburgh St | Website
You’ve probably walked past this bar so many times without realising if you are based in Chester or visit often as its quite hidden, making it difficult to find and hard to notice. But, once you’re inside the hidden gem of a cocktail bar you will have an amazing time being transported to the 1920’s.
This speakeasy style bar offers a large range of tasty cocktails that have been a hit with all those who have tried them. Prohibition is great place to be if you want a unique, intimate and old school experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the city.
It’s always best to make sure you don’t drink on an empty stomach, so make sure to head over to one of the best restaurants in Chester in order to get your fill!
66 Watergate St
It’s all in the name. Oddfellows is certainly an odd cocktail bar in Chester filled with quirky decor, but it is certainly wonderful and a must if you are around. They serve delightful cocktails all day every day ranging from vodka infusions to fresh fruit concoctions in a specially designed wood panelled room with an additional secret outdoor garden perfect for all occasions.
If you don’t fancy a cocktail off the menu all you simply have to do is ask a talented bartender to shake, mix and stir you up a classic! Located on Lower Bridge Street, Oddfellows is in the heart of Chester and is surrounded by tones of fun things to do after a cocktail or two. See the Chester events taking place during your stay in the city.
20 Lower Bridge St | Website
8. Abode - Fifth Floor
Take in the stunning panoramic views of Chester as you sip on some mouth-watering cocktails at the stunning cocktail bar, Abode. Make your way up to the fifth floor and drink the night away in an effortless and sophisticated way.
The bartenders are extremely talented meaning they can create, mix, shake and strain up many perfect sour, sweet and fresh cocktail concoctions using infused spirits, fruit and mixers. This cocktail bar offers some of the best views in the whole of Chester, so it would be a shame to miss out!
Grosvenor Road | Website
9. Opera Grill
Add class, elegance and mind-blowingly tasty cocktails into your experience by heading over to Opera Grill, a fantastic cocktail bar. Here you will find yourself submerged into a venue full of pure luxury and high quality décor, making it the perfect bar for special occasions or simply just a sophisticated drink during the week.
Their vast cocktail menu consists of various fruity concoctions, including mixers, spirits, sodas and much more that the bartenders can shake and stir up for you. There’s no need to worry about seating as there are over 400 seating options to choose from including booths, large tables or intimate seats. We also have a list of all the best clubs in Chester.
3 Pepper St | Website
10. The Suburbs
Known for serving up award winning cocktails, The Suburbs is a great place to visit if you want to get away from the busy bustling city centre and chill out in a modernised bar. With 35+ tasty cocktails to choose from, you will be truly spoilt for choice and bound to find something new that you love at this amazing cocktail bar.
There’s plenty booths and tables to cater for all group sizes and many talented bartenders mix, shake and stir up award winning cocktails infused with various spirits, fruits, sodas, fizz and much more!
22 Charles Street | Website
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