Going out with friends for some cocktails can be a fun night out, and in Southampton there are a few choices to pick from.
If you were a bit stuck on choosing which place you wanted to visit then we've provided some potential options below.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best cocktail bars in Southampton according to Tripadvisor reviews.
All the venues have a minimum rating of 4/5 in the city.
5 of the best cocktail bars to go to in Southampton
Bring & Mix
Address: 36 Upper Bannister Street, Southampton, SO15 2DG
Tripadvisor rating: 5/5 (from 386 reviews)
Bring & Mix provides a slightly different experience to your usual cocktail bar as it is one where you have to bring the spirit.
On their website, it says: "A bespoke cocktail experience caught in the swinging 20’s where prohibition has taken hold of the city and the only way to satisfy your drinking urges is in our hidden cocktail den."
From there their talented team of mixologists will "create unique cocktail concoctions" based on what you bring and the venue's own selection of syrups, spices and more.
One reviewer said: "Great evening with friends - such a fab experience - lovely cocktails, great staff - really knowledgable and they made our evening out one we will remember."
Address: 194 Above Bar St, Southampton, SO14 7DW
Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5 (from 132 reviews)
Describing itself as "Southampton's most luxurious and exclusive bar" you can enjoy a whole range of cocktails from 1932, including their signature caramel espresso martini.
One reviewer said: "One of my favourite bars in Southampton. Cocktails are delicious. Top quality service and elegant atmosphere. Highly recommended."
The Orange Rooms
Address: 1-2 Vernon Walk, Southampton, SO15 2EJ
Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5 (from 203 reviews)
On its Tripadvisor profile, it says: "Cosily tucked away between the hustle and bustle of Bedford Place and London Road, you’ll find Vernon Walk, home to Orange Rooms.
"Come rain or shine, mid-week blues or weekend highs, Orange Rooms beckons, tending to your every need."
One reviewer said: "great experience. Lovely friendly staff made us all feel welcome and delicious cocktails! We will definitely come back".
Address: 50 Oxford Street, Southampton, SO14 3DP
Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5 (from 97 reviews)
Also doubling up as a Mediterranean grill, Medbar Southampton offers lots of bottomless cocktails and appears to have garnered a decent reputation.
Rita's Bar & Kitchen
Address: 48-49 Oxford Street, Southampton, SO14 3DP
Tripadvisor rating: 4/5 (from 17 reviews)
One reviewer said: "Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff, super food. Booked in advance and on the day had to move the time, absolutely no problem for the restaurant couldn’t have been more helpful.
"Cocktails were great and the food was excellent, good size portions full of taste and piping hot."