Whether you are heading out as a couple or in a group of friends, if you want to sample a refreshing cocktail or mocktail here in Middlesbrough, you are spoilt for choice.
If you’re unsure where to venture, we’ve rounded-up some of the coolest cocktail spots in town:
Alchemy & Co
Located on Linthorpe Road, this prohibition-era speakeasy bar will transport you back to the roaring 1920s.
Alchemy & Co aim to deliver a selection of the finest cocktails within a relaxed atmosphere. Using quality products, their drinks will transport your taste buds back to a bygone era.
For foodies, the bar also serves up a delicious range of burgers to accompany your drinks, and you can expect to hear live music performances from local talented acts.
Since Middlesbrough’s Bedford Street was redeveloped, The Nuthatch has become a destination for cocktails and mocktails.
Catering from small groups or couples on date night, the intimate venue has also embraced a zero waste ethos.
On site, they create their own ingredients such as liqueurs and syrups to reduce any unnecessary waste. They distil their own brand of gin, which is used in their cocktails and sold separately to customers in bottles.
Their drinks menu features an unique range of signature cocktails, however there are classic options to try such as flavoured mojitos.
The Nuthatch is an intimate cocktail bar based on Bedford Street.
Offering crowd-pleasing cocktails, great music, and dancing, Macy Browns is a cocktail bar nestled close to Teesside University and is open 7 days a week.
The venue is a night-out favourite, as it’s jukebox features thumping house, smooth R&B and chart classics.
Whilst dancing the night away, you can enjoy a wide range of traditional cocktails such as espresso martini or a pina colada. Or dive into their mocktail menu which offers a wide range of non-alcoholic tipples such as a strawberry daiquiri.
Umi Japanese Restaurant
There is no need to travel outside of Middlesbrough to enjoy some authentic Asian cuisine such sushi or ramen, as centrally located, Umi Japanese restaurant have you covered.
Open six days a week for lunch and dinner, the popular restaurant is also a hot spot to sample an unique cocktail.
They source all ingredients for their drinks from the far east, such as fine Japanese bitters and spirits.
The restaurant also takes pride in presenting their cocktails in an unique manner, where you can often expect your drink to be severed in a miniature bathtub.
Keep an eye out on the restaurant’s social media channels over the next couple of weeks, as they plan to launch a brand new cocktail menu just in time for summer.
Umi Japanese restaurant offers a signature collection of cocktails.
For further inspiration, visit our Food & Drink guide.