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Cocktail Bars in Dorset

Fancy a relaxing cocktail or two after a day exploring the town? Or looking for some places to visit on a bar crawl? There are plenty of cocktail bars in Dorset, where you'll find everything from the classics to unusual concoctions dreamt up by local mixologists. 

We've rounded up our favourite bars with happy hour details, and our cocktail recommendations! No matter what the occasion, here's our selection of Dorset's worthiest drinking spots...

Kingston Country Courtyard

Kingston Country Courtyard

About: Kingston Country Courtyard is renowned for not only its picturesque countryside setting but also its exceptional cocktail offerings. At this idyllic retreat, guests can indulge in a delightful array of handcrafted cocktails that tantalise the taste buds and enhance the overall dining experience.

The skilled mixologists at Kingston Country Courtyard take pride in using the finest ingredients and innovative recipes to create an exquisite cocktail menu.

Menu: Click here

Address: Kingston Country Courtyard, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5LR

Telephone: 01929 481066

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Jenkins & Sons

Jenkins & Sons

About: Jenkins' buzzing bar is the perfect place to unwind, spend time with friends or get mixing your favourite tipple. Their bar is chock-full of beers, wines and spirits. Since they opened they have had over 120 different craft beers on tap and they stock over 20 different gins.

So if you're looking for some epic cocktails in Poole then Jenkins & Sons is the ideal spot to stop off at on your night out! 

Happy Hour: They offer 2-4-1 cocktails every Thursday. Check this deal out here.

Address: Bank Chambers, 7-8 Penn Hill Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9NB

Telephone: 01202 746604

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Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant

Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant

About: Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant provides a spectacular selection of signature cocktails to captivate and thrill our senses. From a Drgnfly Sour, Obako Kincho, to a Drgnfly Royale and a Bloody Samurai, Drgnfly should certainly be at the top of where to visit on your next night out. View their cocktail menu here.

Address: Ashley Cross, 1 Bournemouth Rd, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0EF

Telephone: 01202 252133

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Le Bateau

Le Bateau

About: This vibrant Australian dive bar has quirky décor, fun and friendly staff and chilled vibes. They serve top quality products and exceptionally friendly customer service.

They offer a large selection of drinks including white, red and rose wines and classic cocktails.

Their impressive cocktail list features classics such as: Bloody Mary, Mojito Classic, Cosmopolitan and so many more. View their drinks menu here.

Happy Hour: 4pm - 7pm

  • Classic Cocktails: 2 for £15
  • House Prosecco: £15 bottle

Address: 141-143 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JD

Telephone: 01202 730263

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Need a way to get home?

Need a way to get home?

Looking for a way to get back home? Had a few too many and can't drive back? Fear not, download the United Taxis app to get discounted set fares and a safe and trustworthy ride back. Alternatively call 01202 556677 to also book your taxi. 

United Taxis provide clean vehicles, prompt, reliable service and friendly and professional drivers. They're available 24/7. You can find out more HERE!


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Guildhall Tavern

Guildhall Tavern

About: Heading out to a cocktail bar with mates, grabbing a drink with some work colleagues or meeting up with family, whatever it may be you certainly need to try the Guildhall Tavern as they're experts in serving the ultimate beverage.

From the best selection of the finest wines and beverages, traditional well-kept real ales, chilled lagers and if you're the designated driver then they also have a divine choice of non-alcoholic beverages. 

Address: 15 Market Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NB

Telephone: 01202 671717

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Isabel's Brasserie

Isabel's Brasserie


Isabel’s Brasserie is a delicious restaurant that is perfect for family gatherings, catching up with friends or celebrating a special occasion. They offer a great Cocktail Masterclass where you will learn the tricks of the trade for making fabulous cocktails! Sample different styles of cocktail making and drink what you make.


127-129 Penn Hill Avenue Poole Dorset BH14 9LY


01202 747885

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Slug & Lettuce Cocktails Poole

Slug & Lettuce

About: We couldn't make a cocktail guide without including Slug & Lettuce! All about their heavenly cocktails and getting together for boozy brunches, ladies lunches and wilder weekends with friends; it's the perfect destination to indulge in a cockail or two. Cocktails or mocktails, they cater for everyones tastes with a huge wide selection of drinks.

Happy Hour: 2-4-1, check with S&L for timings

TGt Recommends: Cheeky Tiki

Address: 35–37 High St, Poole BH15 1AB

Telephone: 01202 670520

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The Coconut Tree

The Coconut Tree

About: The Coconut Tree combines some of the finest ingredients to create a delectable menu of island Cocotails, inspired by the vivid flavours of Sri Lanka.

There’s something for everyone: premium spirits, iconic sharing party pieces to low sugar, low and no alcohol. Check out their menu here.

Happy Hour: 

  • £8 or 2 for £14
  • £10 or 2 for £18 on the TCT Faves

Address: 185-187 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 1JU

Telephone: 01202 292343

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The Thirsty Bird Wimborne

The Thirsty Bird

About: The Thirsty Bird is not just any ordinary cafe, it is an absolute paradise for those who love to indulge in exotic cocktails and fine wine. The ambiance of this place is so inviting and cosy that you will feel like staying here forever. 

They offer a variety of refreshing cocktails and carefully curated wines that will help you relax and unwind.

Whether you're looking for a classic margarita or something a little more adventurous, the bartenders will create the perfect drink just for you.

Address: 3 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1DS

Telephone: 01202 887722

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Temple Bar

Temple Bar

About: Temple Bar is a vibrant lounge bar located in Ashley Cross. Their expertly crafted cocktails and diverse food menu are sure to delight your senses and elevate your night out. View their menu here.

Whether you're seeking a classic cocktail or a glass of bubbly, Temple Bar caters to all tastes and preferences.

Its blend of modern and traditional elements creates an ambiance that is both inviting and engaging, making a visit to Temple Bar an essential part of any Ashley Cross experience.

Happy Hour: Every Friday for 2-4-1 on everything between 8pm-10pm

Address: 18 Bournemouth Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0ES

Telephone: 07925 836323

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Sixty Million Postcards

Sixty Million Postcards

Address: 19-21 Exeter Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AF

About: Sixty Million postcards is a great spot in Bournemouth to grab yourself a cocktail from their menu of classics or there Seasonal Spritzes & Highballs. They also have a lovely beer garden to enjoy your cocktails outside this summer, with brightly covered chairs and dine-in heated, beach huts is the place to be!

Lots of live music and DJs and live sports to keep you entertained too. 

Telephone Number: 01202 292697

Dog friendly: Yes

Sea view: No

Terrace: Yes

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