Curious Tavern/Lost Caves

Address : George Street, Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 3BP This isn’t a typical NottsNight venue, and yes, you may find drinks in test tubes served by hipsters wearing unicorn hide aprons. But bear with, because there are signs of redemption. Well, a few. The Curious Tavern is part of a small group of venues in Nottingham whose…

Hockley Trail

Hockley is the beating heart of Nottingham’s weekend party scene, and as such you’ll see dozens of bars vying for custom. So it’s nice to be able to step away from the gimmicks and enjoy some of the area’s more traditional watering holes. You can still find great ale here, and a growing craft beer…

Fox and Grapes

Address : 21 Southwell Road, Nottingham, NG1 1DL. Back in the day, traders from Sneinton Market would pop in here for a pint at eight in the morning, the pub having special dispensation to open up early to serve the workers. And there’s a much more gruesome bit of local history here – in 1963,…

The King Billy

Address : Eyre Street, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG2 4RG. Show a stranger Sneinton Market from the main road by the Bunkers Hill, and ask if they’d stride across it for a decent pint. I can guarantee that many wouldn’t dare, pointing and hiding their mobile phones and wallets. But to be honest, the King Billy’s all the…

Annie’s Burger Shack

Address : 5 Broadway, Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1PR What’s this? A restaurant in a beer blog? Well, yep. Because this is no ordinary restaurant. When Annie Spaziano took tye bold step to move from America she established the original Burger Shack as a kitchen add on to what is now the Angel Microbrewery. From there the shack travelled…

Six Barrel Drafthouse

Address : 14-16 Carlton Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NN. Amidst the array of cocktail salons – where drinks are dispensed from unicorn horns – and the General chavalanche of chains around this part of Hockley, comes the rather nice Six Barrel. Run by the same folk who have the Bunkers Hill, this completes (or starts) a…

The Bunkers Hill

36-38 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FP Where Hockley and hockey meet, the Bunkers is a firm favourite with Nottingham Panthers fans – hardly surprising, as they play at the huge National Ice Centre just next door. The Bunkers has fluctuated in quality and service over the years. These days the emphasis is on craft rather than…

The Lord Roberts

Address : 21 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AN It’s a couple of years now since The Flipside Brewery opened its city centre tap bar. And despite an exceptionally busy launch, the big crowds seems to have vanished now, which is a bit of a shame. Behind the bar you’ll usually find a wide selection of the…

The Angel Microbrewery 

Address : 7 Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LG. As the Old Angel Inn, this bar was the centre of Nottingham’s alternative scene. Rockers, punks and many forms of life would hang out here, oblivious to the outside world as the loudest music emanated from the DJ booth or the gig room. Now, the Angel Microbrewery…