Cocktail Bars Bournemouth – Favourites

Bournemouth has some of the best cocktail bars in the UK. Packed full of award-winning venues and bartenders to boot. With the best of live music, DJs and events. Bournemouth is the place to go for the best cocktail bars anywhere.

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1. Smokin Aces Cocktail Bar and Whisky Lounge

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Smokin Aces Cocktail Bar Bournemouth

Opened in 2010 and is situated on Commercial Road in the Triangle of Bournemouth. Smokin’ Aces Cocktail Bar is one of the most popular cocktail bars in Bournemouth. With award-winning bartenders, this place only hires the best.

The cocktails are out of this world!

Smokin’ Aces is famous for its party atmosphere, with its live music and DJ sets. Its exclusive ‘come one, come all’ policy and warm atmosphere means this bar receives national as well as international recognition.

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Unlike other cocktail bars, there is nothing pretentious about this cocktail bar. There is no dress code, no entrance fee and no VIP lists, which is very refreshing. You’ll only receive the warmest of welcomes at Smokin’ Aces.

The atmosphere upstairs in Smokin Aces is different from one night to the next. One night might be a calm ambient experience, another night might be live music with people dancing on the bars and tables. No two nights are the same, so you’ll never get bored coming back over and over again.

If you head downstairs you’ll be in ‘The Rogues Gallery‘. A more relaxed bar with relaxing music and a more experimental cocktail and Irish whisky feel. The Rogues Gallery has a cocktail menu and whisky list, something you won’t find upstairs. This is where you’ll get to sample unique cocktails and Whiskys you won’t find anywhere else.

Find out more on Smokin Aces Cocktail bar at their website.

2. Peachy Queen Cocktail Bar

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Peachy Queens Cocktail Bar Bournemouth

Looking for an Instagram worthy cocktail bar? Then you’ve come to the right place. Peachy Queen Cocktail Bar has that, and then some.

Inspired by the Victorian ‘It girl’ Lilly Langtry. Peachy Queen is a relaxed, riviera style haunt.

Lilly Langtry was the Kim Kardashian of her day. She is well known in Bournemouth as it was once her home. The Langtry Hotel in Bournemouth is her old residence.

She was good friends with Oscar Wilde and they attended society parties here in Bournemouth together. She dressed decidedly different from the stuffy dress code of her day. Always in the society gossip columns, she had many fans following her escapades.

Lilly was so well known that she became the ‘face’ of Pears Soap. This made her the first woman ever to commercially model for, and endorse a product. She was the first-ever beauty influencer.

The cocktails here at Peachy Queens are simply divine. They cover all the favourites and throw in some more unique cocktails to boot. And to top it off, they also sell the yummiest cakes.

Find out more on Peachy Queen Cocktail Bar at their website.

3. Be At One Cocktail Bar

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Be At One Cocktail Bar Bournemouth

On Richmond Hill, central Bournemouth is Be At One Cocktail Bar. One of a chain of cocktail bars that can be found throughout the UK. Their menu covers a huge range of cocktails including 150 drinks to suit every occasion. They also have a 2 for 1 cocktail happy hour.

You’ll love the selection of sweet, dry and mixed cocktail drinks and they even offer cocktail making masterclasses.

The dress code is smart/elegant and no trainers or T-Shirts are allowed.

Find out more on 2 for 1 Cocktails at the Be At One Cocktail Bar website.

4. Aruba

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Aruba Bar Bournemouth

Aruba is a beach club cocktail bar overlooking Bournemouth Pier. You can find Aruba on Bournemouth Pier approach up a flight of stairs.

With its balcony overlooking the pier and beach, it’s a lovely place to sit in the evening and sample a cocktail or two.

With an open plan central bar area, this place gets quite busy in the day, and at night is known for its party atmosphere.

Aruba is a mix between a nightclub, cabaret and bar. So there is always something different going on each night.

Find out more on Aruba at their website.

5. Level 8 Sky Bar Hilton Hotel

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Level 8 Sky Bar Hilton Hotel Bournemouth

Level 8 Sky Bar called locally ‘The Sky Bar’ can be found in the Hilton Hotel in Bournemouth town centre. On the 8th floor of the Hilton Hotel, this bar really has some fantastic views.

Dubbed the highest bar in the South West, you can see right over Bournemouth and down to the sea from the glass balcony.

With a large selection of cocktails and the quality, you can expect from the Hilton Hotel this bar is a great addition to a luxury night out.

Find out more on the Level 8 Sky Bar at their website.

To find out more about the Hilton Hotel, go to our Best Hotels in Bournemouth page.

2 for 1 Cocktails Bournemouth

If you’re looking for 2 for 1 cocktails, you won’t be disappointed. There are plenty of bars offering them in Bournemouth and Happy hours too.

1. Key West Bournemouth Pier

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Key West Restaurant and Bar Bournemouth

Key West Restaurant and Bar on the end of Bournemouth Pier offers a Happy Hour every day! 2 for 1 Cocktails are the norm here.

The Happy Hour and 2 for 1 Cocktails start at 3 pm every day and go on till closing. The offer is for any cocktail on their menu.

There’s nothing like the experience of sitting outside at the end of Bournemouth Pier with a cocktail in your hand looking out to unobstructed sea views. Even better at sunset.

Find out more on the 2 for 1 Cocktails at Key West Restaurant and Bar.

To find out more on Bournemouth Pier go to our Bournemouth Pier page.

2. Turtle Bay

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Turtle Bay Bournemouth

Turtle Bay is a Jamaican restaurant in the former Wintergardens on Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth.

They have an excellent Rum and Cocktail bar. Each night is 2 for 1 cocktail night, starting at 9:30 pm in the week and 10 pm at weekends.

Every night is DJ night and it’s party time till the early hours.

For more information on Turtle Bay go to their website.

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