From chic cocktails bars to all-day ale drinking destinations, Gloucestershire is brimming with boozy boltholes to raise a toast and enjoy a drink.
So, whether you’re after somewhere new to try or want to know the best place for a boozy beverage, check out SoGlos’s selection of 12 of the coolest places to go for a drink across the county.
With plant clad walls and a botanical theme throughout, The Botanist’s cocktail menu features theatrical delights, smoking tea pots and punchy ice teas that will go down a treat.
Seriously chic, Teatro in Cirencester boasts art deco-inspired interiors, a vibrant courtyard and a drinks menu to match. With live piano music on Fridays and Saturdays, take your pick from the selection of champagnes and impressive gin collection.
Bottled-lined walls and a renowned collection of whiskeys, John Gordons is the perfect spot for watching the world go by with a stiff drink in hand. Tuck into to a sensational charcuterie board and sip on one of the 150 gins available.
Arguably one of the trendiest watering holes in Stroud, Malthouse Bar & Kitchen has earned its name for delicious cocktails and an impressive gin list. Lovingly restored and reopened in 2016, the bar and restaurant has stylish exposed brick walls and industrial-chic interiors, making it the perfect spot for sinking a few drinks.
Effortlessly stylish on Cheltenham’s Promenade, Gin & Juice bar promises to be a dreamy spot for enjoying a boozy beverage or two. An inviting space for a good old knees up, Gin & Juice offers over 300 gins – the only tough part is choosing which one to have.
As the name suggests, The Fire Station was once fully working, but now is a trendy Cheltenham bar and restaurant with a whole wall dedicated to drinkable delights. Pick from the extensive menu of cocktails, whiskeys and wines and soak up the stylish setting.
Wine lovers will be in their element at The Lygon Arms in Broadway where the menu features exceptional wine from around Europe. Contemporary décor and delicious nibbles and snacks make it the ultimate choice for enjoying a glass of vino.
Dance the night away and raise a toast with a cocktail or glass of bubbly at Seventeen Black in Cirencester. Having recently refurbished the stylish space, guests can expect super chic interiors and delicious cocktails to match.
Whilst it’s not a conventional bar in any sense, The Wine Library at Tivoli Wines deservedly earns its place in our hot list of the coolest places for a drink. With the library’s bespoke pre-payment card, guests can take their pick from the incredible selection of wines and sip the night away.
Nestled on the docks in Gloucester, Dr Foster’s Liquor Co. boasts a drinking spot complete with a gorgeous conservatory, waterfront views and trendy interior – providing the perfect place to enjoy a drop of liquor.
Always super chic, Malmaison Cheltenham serves up killer cocktails in its contemporary and cool bar area. What’s more, there’s even a glorious alfresco space and incredible cocktails.
Mixing two of the best things – gin and tea, Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar opened in 2018 and has been serving Anglo-Indian cocktails, gins and teas ever since. Sip on a good glass of gin and opt for some savoury snacks including fresh samosas, Indian street food or a traditional curry.