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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...


Cocktail Bars Guildhall Tavern

Guildhall Tavern

About: Guildhall Tavern have a great reputation for serving high quality cuisine using only the finest locally sourced ingredients accompanied by a wide choice of wines in their elegant award winning restaurant.

One of Poole’s best kept secrets is Guildhall Tavern's exclusive cocktail lounge where they will delight with mouthwatering signature and classic cocktails.

Take advantage of their happy hour half price cocktails Wednesday and Thursday 5pm-7pm, Friday and Saturday 4pm-7pm and 12pm-4pm on Sundays. 

View cocktail menu, here.

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

Telephone: 01202 671717

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la mia's

La Mia's

About: La Mia's has a large cocktail menu, also including a selection of mocktails to serve all customers! 

Enjoy half-price cocktails every day during their Happy Hours period of 15:00-19:00. 

La Mia's cocktails range from a classic Bucks Fizz, to a refreshing Bloody Mary, a classy peach Bellini to the salty and tart Gin Paloma. View their menu here

Address: Quayside, Hennings Wharf, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1GZ

Telephone: 01202 072831

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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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Ashley Cross

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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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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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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St Tropez Lounge

St Tropez Lounge

About: Embark on a journey of indulgence at St Tropez Lounge, located in the heart of Poole Quay, Dorset, where the art of cocktail crafting reaches new heights. Step into an oasis of sophistication and charm, where every sip is a symphony of flavours.

Whether you're seeking a classic cocktail reimagined or a signature creation inspired by the coastal setting, St Tropez Lounge offers a libation for every palate. 

Menu: Click here

Address: 1 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1AB

Telephone: 01202 670769

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


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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