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 2019 Edition

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…

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 the 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 (Hockley)

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 Kilpin Beer Cafe

Address : 10 Bridlesmith Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HB Herbert Kilpin. An unassuming name, perhaps. But this son of a butcher from Mansfield Road left Nottingham and went on to found AC Milan. And we rather like that. The pub itself sits alongside its hipster cousin, The Junkyard, but we’ll leave that for other websites to…

The Kean’s Head

Address: 46 St Mary’s Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1QA “Bleddy hell – were you born in a barn?!”… might well be a catchphrase for the Kean’s. Not because it’s a bad pub – but it’s somewhat sticky front door can create an icy blast, even in the summer. A good thing, then, that you’ll usually get…

The Cock and Hoop

Address : 25 High Pavement, Nottingham, .NG1 1HE. For those of us old enough to remember, this section of High Pavement used to house a true Nottingham classic. But the County Tavern has long gone, and in its place is the Cock and Hoop. Part of the Lace Market Hotel complex, the bar has had…

The Lord Roberts

Address : 24 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AN After a few years of uncertainty, the Lord Roberts has now firmly established itself as a warm and welcoming city centre bar. The interior has undergone a much needed makeover, making a brighter environment peppered with wonderful art deco features (as well as a neat neon sign on…

The Angel Microbrewery 

Address : 7 Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LG. As the Old Angel Inn, this bar was infamous for sticky carpets, questionable beer and a collection of what could best be described as “characters”. Now the Angel Microbrewery has transformed the building, with stripped back floorboards and an air of respectability. The bar has also been…

The Cross Keys

Address : 15 Byard Lane, Nottingham, NG1 2GJ On the cusp of the Lace Market with its trendy attractions, the Cross Keys keeps things simple and traditional. The split level bar contains a good selection of the owner’s own Navigation Ales (and a growing number of their craft beers) and there are screens showing sport…