7 cocktail bars worth checking out – with sparkling candy, flaming skulls and dramatic smoke


Do you love your gin served with a million sparkling candies and a temporary tattoo, or ignited with dramatic smoke?

Whether you are looking for a crazy, cool or chic place for your next night out, this list of awesome cocktail bars is sure to have you covered.

From popular hotspots in Bristol to wild activities in London and secret underground bars in Manchester, there is something for every drinker.

Each bar has been tried, tasted and recommended by users of our partner site 2Chill.

So you can pretty much guarantee that the cocktails will taste as awesome as they look.

Arriba, Cheshire

Mexico meets the Caribbean at Arriba in Congleton, Cheshire


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One tequila, two tequilas, three tequilas… upstairs!

Visit the tequila town of Arriba, Congleton, Cheshire. This Mexican slammer bar offers more than 20 tequila cocktails on the menu and a surprise cocktail every month. Topped with chili peppers and watermelon, and served in skulls with a dramatic smoke, this is the place to be for thirsty amigos.

Bethan, a 2Chill user, left a five star recommendation for Arriba and said, “Sugar skulls, tequila slammers and cocktails on fire – Mexican bar Arriba has become one of Congleton’s hidden gems.

“Happy Hour offers cocktails for two for £ 10, which is great value when a ‘How Tequila Zombie’ costs £ 9.25. The bar has a selection of 45 tequilas and seven mezcals, and you can even order a plate of nachos at the Mexican themed bar.

“The best margarita in Cheshire, and their Andele Andele is great too!”

Do you feel competitive? TO Arriba, Congleton , you can even rent beer pong tables with your friends.

1a West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JN

Junkyard Golf, London

Swing a golf club and sip your cocktail in style at Junkyard Golf in London


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It’s crazy golf with a twist! At Junkyard Golf in Hackney, London, you can practice your swing, sing your heart out to your favorite tunes, and sip bright candy cocktails all at the same time.

With an impressive bar menu, upbeat music, and gram-worthy backgrounds, your group of friends are sure to love a night out here.

There are many Junkyard Golf courses across the UK, with locations in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford, Leeds and Newcastle.

A 5 star recommendation 2Chill for their London bar reads: “Junkyard Golf is so much fun for a night out with friends or for a date! The bar serves cool cocktails to drink while you play.

“Our 9 hole course was clown themed and it was the best mini golf course I have ever visited. Reasonable price too! ”

Golf at the scrapyard is all fun and games – until the loser buys drinks! Putt for your life!

88 Worship Street, Hackney, London, EC2A 2BE

Curiosities of Doctor Ink, Exeter

If you’re feeling curious, head to Doctor Ink’s Curiosities in Exeter


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Is absinthe hallucinating? Is the port giving you a hangover? Does the best whiskey come from Scotland?

Each month, Doctor Ink’s Curiosities dispels a new myth in the best possible way – with a specially crafted cocktail.

This quirky and unique bar serves alcohol in Chinese cats, Vimto cans and tea cups, while answering curious questions.

2Chill user Faith left a five star recommendation and said: “One of Exeter’s most incredible bars, Doctor Ink’s Curiosities is an experience from the moment you walk in the door.

“The bar is located in a historic building on Exeter Quay and is based on the fictional troublemaker Doctor Ink; the space is strewn with finds from his “travels” around the world and has plenty of red velvet seats and comfy corners.

“The drinks are exceptional as the bar team uses all the tricks in the book to create artisanal, steaming and slightly weird drinks.”

Still feeling curious? Pay a visit to The curiosities of Doctor Ink .

Customs House, 43 The Quay, Exeter EX2 4AN, UK

Gin & Juice, Bristol

There are over 450 gins on the menu at Gin & Juice in Bristol


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The gin trend has come and stayed in this quirky and cool cocktail bar.

Gin & Juice serves healthy fruit juices by day and gin cocktails by night. So you can spend the evening sipping G&T with your friends and come back for a group hangover cure the next morning.

There are locations in Bristol, Cardiff and Cheltenham, and each bar has an ever-growing gin menu. Whether you prefer a tropical, sweet, sour or strong spirit, you are sure to find your new favorite bottle at Gin & Juice.

2Chill user Tilly left a five star recommendation for their Bristol bar and said: “The coolest place to have a drink in Bristol. I went for a breakfast juice and a G&T night and loved both.

“You can’t book in advance and it’s usually very crowded, but it’s definitely worth a visit. Good luck choosing a gin because there are over 400 on the menu!

Take a trip to the funfair with colorful cocktails from cotton candy to Gin & Juice .

47 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5NR

The famous dead, Newquay

Watch the cocktails ignite at The Dead Famous in Newquay


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Head to The Dead Famous for a deadly yet delicious cocktail that promises to brighten up your night.

At this Newquay bar, you can expect fire eaters, waders and gigantic cocktails to share – because bigger is always better.

A five star recommendation for The Dead Famous reads: “The Dead Famous late-night liquor lounge is an absolute gem in downtown Newquay. There’s a sweatshop vibe, with 1920s chandeliers hanging above dimly-lit booths.

“Attractive red lighting provides a bright backdrop for a night on the town. The rock-inspired bar would fit perfectly into LA’s Sunset Strip, with stairs covered in old NME blankets and lyrical murals adorning the walls.

“The cocktails are all named after iconic songs like Bohemian Rhapsody and Should I Stay or Should I Go. The price list is for standard cocktails, ranging from £ 7 to £ 9.

The famous dead Also serves delicious gourmet burgers that will satisfy your hungry tummy while you drink.

8-10 Beach Road, Newquay, TR7 1ES

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Tonight Josephine, London

Grammar-worthy goals to Tonight Josephine in London


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Josephine’s iconic neon “Well-Bred Women Don’t Make History” tonight is by far the most popular London bar setting on Instagram.

With locations in Waterloo, Shoreditch, Birmingham and Clapham, Tonight Josephine is a hot spot for a girls’ cocktail party.

A 2Chill four star recommendation for their Shoreditch bar reads: “Tonight Josephine is an Instagram-worthy bar in London. Everything is pink and pretty – amazing for the pictures!

“They have a fun photo booth and the drinks are standard London prices. Would recommend it for a quick stop if you are going out for a drink! ”

On the This evening Josephine drinks menu, you can find shots of bowling infused vodka, pornstar martinis with glittery pink lips, and cocktails served with popcorn.

39A Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NN

Science and Industry, Manchester

Cocktail magic at Science and Industry in Manchester


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It’s a match made in alcoholics’ paradise in this secret underground bar. Head to the red lights for weird and wonderful cocktail bliss – well, that’s if you can find it!

Science and industry in Manchester is one of the North Quarter’s best kept secrets.

Susan, a 2Chill user, left a four star recommendation and said, “To reach this den you will need to search for the hidden door on the ground floor of Cane and Grain, then head to the first floor.”

“While you can order beer, wine and spirits here, this bar is known for its experimental cocktails, so it would be a shame not to try some of the more unusual concoctions, such as 10,000 points on Tetris and Girder. Swizzle. “

Science and Industry have an ever-changing cocktail menu with new additions of whiskey and rum.

49, 51 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA, United Kingdom

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