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The Best Cocktail Bars in Preston & the Delicious Drinks They Make

If you are looking for cocktail bars in Preston that serve your favourite classic or something with a twist, check out this long list of worthy establishments all promising to deliver what it is you need.

There’s much more to Preston than the first KFC and gorgeous architecture you know.

ReView

Where: Preston Guild Hall Lancaster Road

With everything from cocktail masterclasses to VIP booths and the proud proprietor claiming Preston’s only 360-degree bar, ReView is well worth a visit when in Preston.

 

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Inside ReView, people will find a welcoming party atmosphere and a bar that just begs for performances from the gifted mixologists who are ready and waiting to put on a show just for you.

The extensive cocktail list boasts all the classics plus some clever creations to including the Long Island Iced Teapot that is guaranteed to pack a punch or, the showstopping Zombie that will certainly put a spark into your night out.

Kuckoo

Where: 16-17 Fox Street

It’s a well-known fact that #Kuckoorocks and now we know why.

 

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This chic Preston cocktail bar has all the ingredients to spice up your night on the town. From the ravishing red décor to an extensive cocktail menu that includes drinks we’ve never even heard of before, but would definitely like to taste.

The aptly named Tinkerbell’s Tutu is the sweetest thing we’ve ever seen served in a glass whereas the Renegade Marmalade looks like a formidable cocktail creation.

Instead of sticking to the usual suspects, in Kuckoo they’ve taken those classic cocktails and given them a funky fluffed up makeover, making them better versions of their super tasty selves.

Lofty’s Cocktail Emporium

Where: 16 Glovers Court

Quirky, quaint and quite frankly a little creepy, Lofty’s Cocktail Emporium brings the weird, whacky and wonderful to life.


The décor is as imaginative as the drinks menu with gilded birdcages, hot air balloons and a horse-drawn carriage (minus the horses) all suspended from the ceiling.

Every Signature Cocktail at Lofty’s tells its own unique and wonderful story, each one made to be completely Instagrammable #nofilterneeded.

Forum Bar & Kitchen

Where: 16-17 Winckley Street

Part of Preston’s party scene for nearly fifteen years, Forum is a Preston cocktail bar with flare.

Alongside the eclectic menu of lip-licking cocktails such as the white chocolate Snow Queen and creamy deliciousness of P.S I Love You, the classics shine as well. We recommend the Smoky Old Fashioned.

Each and every drink is given the correct due care and attention making Forum one of the best cocktail bars in Preston to pick up a creative cocktail.

Baluga Bar

Where: Miller Arcade

From the ever-popular Pornstar Martini to the sourest of Brambles, Baluga Bar knows how to whip up the good stuff when it comes to making great cocktails in Preston.

 

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The bar itself is a hive of activity, nestled in the busy shopping district of Miller Arcade, making it perfect for midday drinks. Then as night falls Baluga Bar transforms into one of the chicest cocktail bars Preston has ever seen.

Small but perfectly formed, the cocktail list at Baluga Bar has all the classics plus many more creative options, mixed to perfection for Preston’s party people to enjoy.

Rift Bar Smokeshack

Where: 1 Main Sprit Weind

 

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The unbeaten UK’s largest Pornstar Martini, right here at Rift 🍸 Includes a bottle of Prosecco because why not? 😉

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Sharing Pornstar Martinis . . . that is all!

1842 of The Rabbit Hole

Where: The Corn Exchange, Lune Street

Whether you are downstairs in the restaurant and bar or have followed your friends upstairs to the Rabbit Hole, you are guaranteed to find a cocktail you’ll love in this chic Preston cocktail bar.

From the biggest cocktail menu in Preston, you can choose from up to 27 different drinks, made from unusual flavour pairings that are so wrong on paper but so very right in the mouth.

The Superfreak Menu has all things tropical, sweet and fruity including the Honey and Mint Julep or a Flower Power complete with a gingery kick and edible botanicals.

With drinks as pretty as the venue, bar 1842 and The Rabbit Hole are two of the best cocktail bars Preston city centre boasts, with a cool beer garden to sit in during warmer days. Both venues are waiting to knock your socks off with their clever cocktail offerings.

Stratos

Where: 7 Avenham Street

The perfect chic venue for drinks with friends and a little live music to brighten up your evening, Stratos boasts everything you need for a memorable night out in Preston under one elegant roof.

The mixologists at Stratos certainly know their stuff and can shake up anything from fine and fizzy to the bold and daring.

They’re happy to mix off-menu requests and boast a customer favourite pictured above, we think you’ll agree Stratos’ creations are nothing less than works of art.

Glovers Bar

Where: 43 Glover’s Ct, Preston

Famous for their Ice Lolly fishbowls, that are fab between two but even better for one, Glover’s Bar is a hidden gem among Preston cocktail bars.

 

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Have you tried our famous Ice Lolly Fishbowl?! Perfect for sharing or you can have one each 😂 #icelollyfishbowl #glovers #cocktails

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Every weekend Glovers Bar put on exceptional drinks promotions including two for £9.95 cocktails, plus regular club nights hosted in the subterranean bar space the cellar.

Great drinks and live DJs make sure a night at Glovers Bar in Preston is fun from start to finish.

Hogarths

When: 140 Church St, Preston

Found inside a stunning historic building, in the spire shadow of St John’s the Evangelist church, Hogarths is known around Preston as a Gin Palace.

 

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They also do some pretty fabulous cocktails as well as fun event nights including Karaoke, Bingo and screen every major sporting event.

It’s cocktail o’clock at Hogarths each and every night of the week.

Staying at The Shankly Preston

We simply cannot wait until the doors to The Shankly Hotel in Preston open and we can begin to welcome guests to enjoy the wonderful nightlife and culture of Preston.

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With so many amazing cocktail bars, Preston visitors need a guide like ours to help navigate their way around all the top locations. No matter where your cocktail tastes run, be it the fun and tropical, classic or contemporary, there are plenty of cocktail bars in Preston to choose from.

Try one or try them all, and when The Shankly Hotel opens its doors you won’t have fair to get back to your luxury hotel room located in the very heart of the vibrant city.