The Best Cocktail Bars in Portsmouth

July 27, 2021

Get ready to explore Portsmouth

After the past few months, it’s safe to say we’re all in need of a cocktail, are we right? Whether you’re a Southsea local or simply visiting for a night or two, there are plenty of places to visit and enjoy a delicious cocktail.

While it might be tempting to just head to what you know for your favourite Pina Colada, there are most certainly some (even better!) hidden gems to visit.

We take a look at some of the best cocktail bars in Portsmouth, so you’ll know exactly what you’re letting yourself in for!

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Eden Portsmouth

Delve into their botanical-themed cocktails, worldly gin menu and extensive craft beer selection! Eden offers all the classics, including a margarita, cosmopolitan and pornstar martini. But if you’re looking for something a little more… Unique, there’s plenty to choose from. Their “Forbidden Fruit” cocktail sounds utterly delish! 

Don’t worry, if you’ve got people in your group who aren’t quite so cocktail keen there are plenty of wines, gins and other spirits to choose from.

Find Eden at Gunwharf Quays or book via their website.

Gin & Olive

Gin & Olive is an independent bar and restaurant situated on Southsea’s thriving Albert Road. With hundreds of different gins available, there is more than enough to choose from to create the perfect evening cocktail. 

Gin & Olive are passionate about using locally sourced and sustainable produce. Cute and cosy inside, it’s the perfect spot for a date night or cocktails with the gang! Simply think: Fairlights, leather bench seats and chairs, plus rustic wooden decor.


Situated just a stone’s throw away from the sea in Southsea’s independent high street Castle Road, Monty’s has some wonderful cocktails on offer, alongside a mouthwatering menu and plenty of desserts for those with a sweet tooth.

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Sant Yago

The freshest cocktail and tapas bar in Portsmouth, Sant Yago accommodates for every occasion.

Get ready to work your way through their incredible cocktail menu, with incredible spins on classic cocktails, plus much, much more.


MAYA is a Latin American restaurant and bar based in the heart of Southsea, Portsmouth.

This intimate, laid-back venue is perfect for date night, while you test your tastebuds with their incredible selection of American cocktails.

The Alchemist

Situated in Gunwharf Quays, if you’re looking for cocktail bars in Portsmouth, The Alchemist should be high on your list.

With mixologists creating every cocktail with an obsessive eye for detail, they are presented in vessels orchestrated to add a devilish dash of theatre to your cocktail experience.

Restaurant Forty-6

No. 46 on Osborne Road is back with a new and improved modernised space, making it the perfect spot for evening cocktails in Portsmouth. Their menu contains locally sourced ingredients, so whether you’re dropping by for lunch with the family or cocktails with friends, there’s something for everyone.

Broken and Repaired

An exclusive Hideaway and Members Bar, if you’re looking for cocktail bars in Portsmouth, this needs to be on your hit list.

With moody, atmospheric lighting, Broken and Repaired offer lock-in brunches with bottomless prosecco. What more could you ask for?

Bonita's Southsea

Cocktails and a secret garden? Yes please! Bonita’s classic&twist cocktails will most certainly keep you coming back for more. Don’t forget to check out their Taco Tuesday during your stay in Portsmouth.

Looking for something to do on a Friday? Head down to their Flamingo Friday between 5-7pm.

We can guarantee you’ll be back!

Mr Miyagi’s

If you’re in the mood for something a little… Different, you have to try a Noodle Box Cocktail from Mr Miyagi’s! Yep, it really is exactly as it sounds. They’re served in noodle boxes! 

Their incredible cocktails include “Same Same But Different”, “Happy Happy Juice” and “Woo Woo Tong”. 

Paired with pool and beer pong, it may not be the place for a quiet couple of drinks, but you’ll definitely have a time to remember.

Looking for a place to stay in Portsmouth?

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