Where to go in Norwich for Great Cocktails


I just love cocktails, tropical, creamy, coconut flavoured, long and icy or any will do after all variety is the spice of life.

Here is a list of over 20 cocktail ‘shakers’ in Norwich. So, if youre after an old fashioned – Sex on the Beach, a Black Russian or simply an Orgasm – theres a cocktail bar in Norwich for you.


Alchemista Potions – 4 St Greggory’s Alley

A top-notch coffee house with a few cakes & sarnies, with an exciting menu of fresh coffee cocktails.

Price – All coffee Cocktails £6 including their take on an Espresso Martini the‘Hex’



Bar 11 – 9 – 11 Upper Kings Street

Three floors of club space limited seats but plenty of space for a party.

Price – to be confirmed



Birdcage – 23 Pottergate

Arty boozer with cocktails, tea and cupcakes. Events and chill with fish & chips from the Grosvenor opposite.

Price – £4.50 for a Runaway to £6.50 for a Belgradia



Bonds – 28 Tombland

Relax in this more mature bar and late opening club, with sofas and large outdoor patio, along with a casual menu.

Prices – £7.50 – £9 for a Pornstar Martini

Downstairs you’ll find Whiskey & Rum www.bondnorwich.co.uk


Copacabana – 3 Upper Kings Street

Massive cocktails menu in this funky city bar. I love the Choco Loco served in a coconut shell, enjoy as a dessert!

Price – All around £8

Happy Hour 5 – 8pm 2 for £10



East 26 – 26 Exchange Street

The sister of Iron House, more of a modern British tapas restaurant, but you can also chill at the bar & be entertained by the open plan kitchen.

Prices – £5 – £8 for a Sidecar



Franks Bar – 19 Bedford Street

A day & night café, with tasty trendy foods. More of a restaurant than a pub but you can always get snacks and cocktails.

£5.20 Apple Crumble & Custard – £8



Gonzos – 68 London Street

Award winning slightly nutty bar & lounge. The best burgers in Norwich, quirky entertainment & wings.

Prices – £7.50 for a Blood Orange Collins to £9, they’ll even make a what-ever you fancy cocktail!



Gin Palace at Mash Ton – 16 Charing Cross

Upstairs at the Mash ton is a 1920s decadent speakeasy, think chandeliers, armchairs and bling.

Price – to be confirmed



Gringos Tequila Bar – 25 Prince of Wales Road

They really know their tequila and mix the best authentic blends, using interesting tequilas, fresh lime and agave syrups. They serve other drinks too!

Price – to be confirmed

Price – £5.95 – £7.95 for a Coconut Margarita



Haggle – 13 St Benedict’s Street

A lively downstairs bar, with 2 further floors of Turkish food all in an amazingly stunning high end designer restaurant.

Price – £9 – £11 for a Fig & Honey Daiquiri



Maids Head – Tombland

A Jacobean styled pub, more like Grannys living room, its even got a TV! But its quiet & you can get bar snacks.

Price – to be confirmed



Hawthorn (upstairs) – St Benedict’s Street

& Lust & Liquor (downstairs)owned by same people

Enjoy just cocktails upstairs in the dark atmospheric bar.

Bar and Food downstairs, tables or stools great place to people watch and watch the world go by.

www.barhawthorn.com /

Prices – Hawthorn all £8 Try the Banana Del Ray

Lust all £6.95


Platform 12 – 12 St Benedict’s Street

Relaxed piano bar with coffee and cakes along with bar drinks.

Price – to be confirmed



Rooftop Gardens – Union Building, 51-59 Rose Lane

Great views of the city, cool bar & restaurant plus an outside terrace, heaters, blankets and plenty of tables.

Prices – £8 for a Strawberry Collins – £12.50



St Giles Hotel – 41 – 45 St Giles Street

Glorious Art deco decedent hotel and bar with an outdoor terrace, comfy seating throughout along with bar snacks.

Prices – to be confirmed



The Alley Ole – 20 Bridewell Alley

Open rustic eatery selling pintxos from 5pm & succulent chicken & bravos all day.

Prices – All £8 including the Mojito

Happy Hour 5 – 7pm  – 241 –



The Dog House – St Georges Street

Classic busy popular pub with a full drinks menu & a good selection of traditional cocktails.

Prices – All £8 including the Long Island Iced Tea

Happy Hour 4 – 8pm not inc. December



The Bicycle Shop – 17 St Benedict’s Street

Small rustic but cosy restaurant with plenty of charm.

Price – to be confirmed



The Library – 4A Guildhall Hill

Set in the Grand old Victorian Library next to the restaurant is their sofa clad, comfy bar where you can chill for a bit.

Price – All £7.95 including An Espresso Martini

Happy Hour 5.30-7.30pm except Sundays



The Lawyer – 12 – 14 Wensum Street

A well-established spit and sawdust style pub (in a good way).

Price – All £5.25 including the Espresso Martini

Happy Hour 4 – 7pm all cocktails £4



Woolf and Bird

Not just a fried chicken shop, a one of a kind fried chicken joint, also specialising in cocktails.

Price – £7 – £8 for a Fool’s Gold



10 Bells – 74 – 78 St Benedict’s Street

Lovely well decorated pub with rustic charm and a gin distillery. Great care and attention to cocktail making.

Price – to be confirmed



42 Kings Street – yes, 42 Kings Street!

Small tasty tapas style restaurant with a massive cocktail list.

Prices – £5 for a Martini to £7


Missed one? – let me know – xZx

By Zena Leech-Calton ©