Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Quite simply there is no better place in Nottingham (perhaps in the UK) for cocktails. Winning 'Best Cocktail Bar' at the Nottingham Restaurant and Bar Awards in 2007 and 2008, and voted 'Best UK Classic Bar' by Theme Magazine, the accolades speak for themselves. This place is one of Nottingham's leaders of the style-bar phenomenon; red leather sofas and stools make chic seating, and there's a slot for DJs each night. The upstairs bar - available for free private hire - leads outside to a heated decked terrace, perfect to enjoy cocktails alfresco.
The cocktail menu has to be seen to be believed. Not only is the quantity impressive, but also the quality. Brass Monkey has recently celebrated its tenth birthday, launching some new and exciting cocktails to mark the occasion. Every cocktail is well thought out and perfectly constructed, and, with over 15 vodkas, 17 whiskeys and 21 rums for starters, the choice is truly staggering. This is the perfect place to kick off your evening, with the added bonus of a daily 'happy hour' between 5pm and 9pm. Brass Monkey provides good music, a friendly and upbeat atmosphere and, once you get stuck into the cocktail menu, I guarantee you'll want to stay all evening.