409 Cool Bar Names (Pubs, Wine Bar, Sports Bar)

Are you looking for a list of great bar names to get started on the process of naming your bar? Then you have come to the right place.

We have grouped this list of the best bar name ideas by category, from cool to funny, as well as names for pubs, biker bars, cocktail lounges, and more.

We then end the article with 3 essential tips on how to name your bar.

Cool Bar Names

The beauty of a bar name is that the possibilities are endless. Check out the list below:

Cool Bar Names
Creative Bar Names
Classy Bar Names
Catchy Names for a Bar
Clever Bar Names
Funny Bar Names
Unique Names for a Bar
Retro Bar Names
Cocktail Lounge Names
Wine Bar Names
Biker Bar Names
Pub Names
Good Names for a Bar
Sports Bar Names

Cool Bar Names

  • Cool Cat Lily
  • Burning Desire
  • Obsidian Bar
  • Dark Mirror
  • Rising Star
  • Stingray Bar
  • The Black Cat
  • Swipe Liquors
  • Black Rock Liquors
  • Liquors Mob
  • Cool Crush
  • Atomic Bar
  • Squeeze Therapy
  • Happy Gaia
  • Drink Defender
  • Barzilla
  • Hot Spot
  • Astro Lounge
  • Busters Spot
  • Loungepad
  • Ace of Clubs
  • Dead Man’s Drink
  • The Gates of Hell
  • The Hangman’s Noose
  • The King’s Head
  • World’s End Tavern
  • Old Red Lion
  • Flying Scotsman
  • Bloody Rhino
  • Apex Bar
  • The Resistance
  • Caledonia
  • Drum & Monkey
  • The Distillery
Bar quote by Nick Cave

Creative Bar Names

  • Bar Heaven
  • Night Captain
  • Slow Lounge
  • Lazy Jewel Bar
  • Wise Fox Lounge
  • Buzzed Tiger Bar
  • Moonlit Wolf Outpost
  • Martian Martini Club
  • Safe Harbor Bar
  • The People’s Parlor
  • Zombie Bites Bar
  • Psycho Raven
  • The Trophy Tavern
  • Lumberjack Saloon
  • The Bull Room
  • Gravity’s Rainbow
  • Midnight Rainbow
  • Revolution Drink
  • Muse Spot
  • Bazaar Lounge
  • Golden Pheasant
  • The Maidenhead
  • Bull & Gate
  • Echo Bar
  • The Thirst
  • The Tunnel
  • Cabaret Voltaire
  • Cap & Collar
  • Delacroix
  • Fat Buddha
Bar quote by Lord Byron

Classy Bar Names

  • Glorious Peaks
  • Silver House Bar
  • Crescent
  • Ruby Paradise
  • Saffron Citadel
  • Sapphire Sanctum
  • Elite Lion
  • Ivory Lodge
  • Universe Bar
  • The Queen’s Hive
  • Indigo
  • The Oak Bar
  • Aladdin Lounge
  • Utopia Corner
  • Presto Bar
  • Gin Palace
  • Virtue Bar
  • City Spirits
  • Lion Lounge
  • Jet Mixers
  • The Swan
  • Esplanade
  • Emporium
  • Bellavista
  • Carlton Lounge
  • Pegasus
  • Excelsior
  • Dazzling
  • Belgravia
  • Belle Epoque
  • Cardinal Kingston
  • Embassy
  • Emperor
  • Grand Junction
  • Golden Rule
Bar quote by Anton Chekov

Catchy Names for a Bar

  • The Brick
  • Dog And Duck
  • The Grasshopper
  • Bar Fusion
  • Paddy’s Pub
  • The Gun
  • The Rocket
  • Barricade Bar
  • Red Dawg
  • Bellrock
  • The Groove
  • The Thunder Bar
  • Jazzy Peon
  • Bees Knees
  • Eureka
  • Bam Buddha
  • Bull & Dragon
  • Cask & Pottle
  • Dirty Duck
  • Emperors Head
  • Enigma
  • Four Thieves
  • House of Hugo
  • Fat Bull
  • Glass House
  • Griffins Head
  • Greedy Goose
  • Hook & Parrot
Bar quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Clever Bar Names

  • Tall Tales
  • Happy Junction
  • Bar Cave
  • Fortune Liquors
  • Chase Liquors
  • Kickass Liquors
  • Royal Lion Club
  • Anchor Saloon
  • Elixir Club
  • Rooster Roadhouse
  • Tin Vibes Bar
  • Wily Horse Saloon
  • Rogue Street Parlor
  • Hot Bird Country Club
  • Double Wide Inn
  • Cheap Shots Spot
  • The After Spot
  • Kitchen Bar
  • Candy’s Purple Bar
  • Rum Revolution
  • The Black Swan
  • Blue Hell
  • El Rancho
  • The Plumbers’ Arms
  • Sleeping Giant Inn
  • The Punch
  • The Rising Sun
  • The Hop Poles
  • Leather Bottle
  • Five Swans
  • Candy Bar
  • Fabulous Vampire
  • Bad Apple
  • Busy Bee
  • The Cocked Hat
  • Doctors Tonic
  • Early Bird
Bar quote by Homer Simpson

Funny Bar Names

  • The Tipsy Polar Bear
  • Texas Double Wide
  • Drink HQ
  • Bar Blaster
  • Yes Bar
  • Happy Barrel Bar
  • Mighty Lizard Lounge
  • Dizzy Vibes Spot
  • Twirling Stone
  • Charming Baron Bar
  • Whistling Farmer
  • Blackout Bar
  • Sweatshop
  • The Double Blush
  • No Fun Club
    The Bang Bang Bar
  • Basement Dive
  • The Broken Stool
  • The Butchers Arms
  • The Crazy Cock
  • The Nag’s Head
  • The Rat in the Pot
  • The Slaughtered Lamb
  • Owl & Pussycat
  • Salmon & Ball
  • Butcher & Beast
  • Jealous Knife
  • Gentle Beavers
  • Bread & Roses
  • Dead Dolls House
  • Flying Aubergine
  • Gazzy Jacks
Bar quote by Frank Sinatra

Unique Names for a Bar

  • Shooters
  • The Two-Headed Dog
  • Breezy Bar
  • Assembly House
  • Great Mogul
  • Soft Chick
  • Bald Buzzard
  • Gonzo
  • Boogaloo
  • Frizzle
  • Cul De Sac
  • Bottle House
  • Cornucopia
  • Hawk & Dove
  • Golden Nugget
  • Eager Poet
  • Hi-Tide
  • Friendly Spirit
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Froth & Elbow
  • Golden Ball
  • Gryphon
  • Ginger Dog
  • Hermits Cave
  • High Flyer
Bar quote by John  Fletcher

Retro Bar Names

  • The Old Phoenix
  • Butlers Bell
  • The Slaughtered Prince
  • Brix
  • Green Man
  • Ba Rumba
  • Spread Eagle
  • Great Expectations
  • The Harp
  • The Old Queens Head
  • Hemingway
  • Broken Drum
  • Spotted Dog
  • Great Gatsby
  • B52s
  • Buzz
  • Golden Fleece
  • Hop House
  • Gary Cooper
  • Golden Bowler
  • Goldfinger
  • Havana
  • Helter Skelter
Bar quote by James Bond

Cocktail Lounge Names

  • Mega Mixers
  • Mercy Mixers
  • Minuteman Martini
  • Loop Lounge
  • Cocoon Cocktail
  • Cleopatra Club
  • Madonna Martini
  • Booster Bar
  • Liberty Lounge
  • Celestial Cocktail
  • Copacabana
  • The Elephant
  • The Feathers
  • Red Pony
  • The Pineapple
  • The Dolphin
  • Beehive
  • The Harp
  • The Punch Bowl
  • Bird In Hand
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Boot and Slipper
  • Honeycomb
Wine quote by Goethe

Wine Bar Names

  • Century Cellar
  • Red Rewards
  • Royal Red
  • Village Vineyard
  • Velvet Wine Bar
  • Explorer Winery
  • Mirage Wine Bar
  • Arcade Vineyard
  • Origin Red
  • Soul Grapes
  • Vintage Valley
  • Four Shields Tavern
  • The Rusty Anchor
  • Silver Club
  • The Old Horns
  • The Grapes
  • Bunch of Grapes
  • The Mist
  • Bacchus
  • Cork and Bottle
  • Grape Vaults
  • Honeywell
Bar quote by Robert Louis Stevenson

Biker Bar Names

  • Merciful Mushroom Bar
  • Hurricane Bar
  • Drunk Crab Bar
  • Old Shark Bar
  • Hatchet Lounge
  • Mellow Skunk
  • Octopus Bar
  • Stately Goat
  • Diesel Library
  • Asylum Bar
  • Wanderlust
  • Hungry Baboon
  • Greasy Hand Bar
  • Far Away Kitten
  • Jagged Coin
  • Hot Hound
    The Alibi Room
  • Attica Bar
  • The Back Lane Bar
  • The Black Bull
  • The Dripping Dagger
  • Underworld Tavern
  • Walhalla
  • Old Jail
  • Full Throttle
  • Bald Rock
  • Fast Angels
  • Massive Badger
  • Alcazar
  • Bootlegger
  • Dirty Blonde
Bar quote by William James

Pub Names

  • Prince’s Court
  • Late Lavender
  • Tricky Bee Pub
  • Snapdragon Pub
  • Pinnacle Pub
  • Twin Goat Pub
  • Queen’s Veil
  • Obsidian Summit
  • Noble Courtyard
  • King’s Wolf
  • Clever Bagpipe Bar
  • Rebel Raven
  • Cruel Nightingale 
  • Old Knight
    The Anchor
  • The Black Lion
  • Brave Old Oak
  • The Boar’s Head
  • The Cat & Fiddle
  • The Clansman
  • The Count’s Arms
  • The Drunken Huntsman
  • The Hog’s Head
  • The Greyhound
  • Purple Hammer
  • Blind Pig
  • Black Diamond
  • Brewers Pride
  • English Gentleman
Bar quote by James Death

Good Names for a Bar

  • The Crazy Horse
  • Barracuda
  • The Crow’s Nest
  • The Flying Horse
  • Hope & Ruin
  • Istanblue
  • The Hip Joint
  • Mad Dog Saloon
  • invincible
  • House Martin
  • Head of Steam
  • The Boot
  • Bardello
  • Tipsy Lobster
  • Barcode
  • Hourglass
  • Chimneys
  • Irish Harp
  • Dry Dock
  • Fat Cat
  • Halfway House
  • Happy Return
  • Inferno
  • Imperial Standard
Bar quote by Humphrey Bogart

Sports Bar Names

  • Stinger Sports
  • Gladiator Game
  • Triumph Team Bar
  • Godmother Sports Bar
  • Bishop Balls
  • Barbell Balls
  • Shake Sports Bar
  • Blaster Bar
  • Bomber Balls
  • Battleborn Bar
  • Butterfly Bar
  • The Bull
  • Dugout Inn
  • The Iron Horse
  • Ball Room
  • Rising Sun
  • Big Bulls Head
  • Rugby Street
  • Ball House
  • Seven Balls
  • Jets Sports
  • Bat and Ball
  • Badminton
  • Black & Blue
  • Boys Home
  • Chap & Barrels
  • Coliseum
  • Colosseum
  • Dumb Bell
  • Derby Pool
  • Double Five
  • Fox & Hounds
  • Hercules

3 things to consider when trying to find a cool bar name

Now let’s continue; here are three more options when trying to name your bar:

1. Start With Considering your Offering and your Customers:

  • What kind of beverages will your bar be serving? beer, whiskey, cocktails, etc
  • What is the style of your bar interior design like? Classy, biker, on the corner, etc.
  • Which neighborhood or district is your cafe located in? Soho, Times Square, New York City, etc.
  • What type of customers do you have? singles, couples, office workers, etc.

2. What are Your Values and Background:

Consider your bar’s values first. What story do you tell your customers with your name?

Effective marketing is based on articulating and extending a harmonious concept from the inside out. Communicating what defines your business is the way to engage potential customers because it puts your story and bar brand in context.

3. The best bar names often have a good story behind their name

See if you can find some interesting story or fact about the history of your building or the neighborhood and name your bar after that. 

Here is a great article that shows how effective this method can be: The 31 Greatest Bar Names in America.

Conclusion

We hope this article will help you to come up with a clever name for your bar or pub. It might seem like a daunting task to come up with a short, catchy name for your bar, but it can be a lot easier than you think.

Check out the following article for more bar inspiration: Best Bar Website Examples: Design Inspiration & Ideas.

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