Fancy a catch up with the girls? Need to impress friends from out of town? Your turn to plan after-work drinks with colleagues? With lots of great places to choose from for the perfect place to chill out with a fine drink in hand, Exeter has got you covered!

Circa 1924

Head upstairs in the stylish Circa 1924 to find a wide selection of different house infusions, from intriguing dill and fennel gin to charred pineapple rum. Treat yourself to a delicious cocktail before dancing the night away to live music from some of the best local artists around.


The newly relocated Hubbox is famous for its indulgent American-inspired burgers made using local suppliers, but their cocktails are also not to be missed. Perk up with a Cornish Coffee or drift away with a Windswept Angel – sit back, sip away and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere.


You’ll find the unassuming Crocketts bar on Upper Paul Street. With an extensive collection of artisan gins, many of which have been distilled right here in the South West, Crocketts provides a chilled and chic destination. The knowledgeable and talented bartenders can whip up whatever you fancy, using the finest spirits and freshest ingredients.


A popular haunt for enjoying those classic cocktails is Coal Grill & Bar in Princesshay. With a considerable menu, a relaxed setting and many drinks on offer all day every day at two for £8, you can’t go far wrong with a Singapore Sling or a Cosmopolitan from Coal.

The Terrace

As one of the only rooftop bars in Exeter, The Terrace offers that exclusive and indulgent atmosphere. Stylish yet chilled, The Terrace is the ideal place to celebrate a special occasion with friends or simply enjoy a post-work drink with colleagues.

Oddfellows SpeakEasy Bar

Above the hustle and bustle of the busy restaurant you’ll discover a whole new quirky world inside The Oddfellows SpeakEasy cocktail bar. With a claim to be the oldest cocktail joint in Exeter, they take their cocktail-making seriously, and so only the most premium spirits, local ingredients and freshly squeezed citrus are used here.

The Monkey Suit

A bustling bar on Sidwell Street, The Monkey Suit is famous for its friendly atmosphere, great live music and, of course, its huge range of cocktails. This large venue serves up a mix of classic and modern drinks with something for everyone. Get stuck in and get dancing!

And the list doesn’t end there – for even more places to enjoy an evening out, check out our Eat & Drink InExeter guide.

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