Speakeasy-style cocktail bars in Jersey
Mix things up - get shaken not stirred with these cocktail hot spots
After dark, experience Jersey’s drinking scene with this collection of St. Helier’s cocktail bars and speakeasy-style retreats. Unusual, unique and quirky, these bars are as varied as the cocktails on their menu, and whether you’re looking for innovative mixology or a unique gin haunt to discover, these hidden away gems are worth finding. Just bring a taste for new experiences.
Come to this decadent drinking den for glamorous cocktails in an opulent setting. This popular bar and club takes the flamboyance of Paris as its inspiration, and at weekends, you’ll find a varied crowd hanging out at the velvet bars, drinking their way through a wide range of cocktails and enjoying a few DJ nights. Don’t miss the local favourite: the Lemonberry with homemade lemon vodka and vanilla sugar, shaken and served in a blender glass by the mixologists.
You reach Project 52 from an unmarked door on a dark cobbled lane, but climb the gold-edged staircase and you’ll find red brick walls, ornate decor and a gleaming collection of exclusive spirits - the perfect setting for this sexy speakeasy-style bar. Apron-wearing bartenders serve up cocktails and banter at the granite bar, or there’s a snug hidden away around the corner for more intimacy….
Recently opened and right on the Weighbridge, The Square has created a brand new meeting place where retro and industrial touches sit side by side with a friendly mix of locals. A sizeable range of beers, ales and cocktails are served at the copper bar, or take a seat inside or outside and tuck into a well-executed food menu that focuses on reassuring comfort food classics. Always worth a stop in our book.
THE BLIND PIG
Finding this stylish speakeasy is the difficult bit, once you’re through the wardrobe at the back of Chambers, you’ll be rewarded with a unique late night drinking den. Baroque-inspired mirrors, velvet curtains and a 200-year old French oak bar set the scene for decadent nights out where imaginative cocktails are served apothecary-style in anything from metal goblets to tiny plant pots complete with chocolate ‘soil’ - order the Holy Grail or a Bill & Ben if you want to taste something different…
With the best spots outside on the terrace - heated of course - you can people watch through the evening at this buzzy hotel bar and brasserie that draws a diverse mix of Jersey’s party crowd along with plenty of the hotel’s own residents. Swish cocktails and a menu of tasty fusion bar food, sharing platters and sushi make Zephyr a popular stop. Try the chilli squid, oysters or the Zephyr club sandwich to fuel your night out on the tiles.
THE CHAMPAGNE LOUNGE
Every now and again, you’ll want some good old-fashioned glamour with your cocktails. That’s when you need to head to one of Jersey’s top hotel bars where smart staff and stylish clientele set the scene for some showstopping cocktails. So sink into the Champagne Lounge’s plush velvet banquettes, sip a classic champagne number and soak up the sea view.