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500+ 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.

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

Cool Bar Names

  • The Velvet Martini – A sophisticated cocktail lounge with a plush decor.
  • Liquor Lighthouse – A coastal bar with an expansive selection of spirits.
  • Vino Veritas – A wine bar that offers truths through a wide range of global wines.
  • Rum Runner’s Hideaway – A pirate-themed bar with a special emphasis on rum.
  • Elixir Emporium – A mystical, apothecary-style bar with creative mixology.
  • Cosmic Cocktails – A space-themed bar with futuristic drinks.
  • The Buzzed Bison – A rustic, wilderness-themed bar serving hearty drinks.
  • Spirited Serenade – A bar with live music and a vast selection of spirits.
  • Gin and Jester – A quirky, comedy club bar focusing on gin cocktails.
  • Absinthe Asylum – A gothic, atmospheric bar centered on absinthe-based concoctions.
  • The Bourbon Barrel – A bar with a strong focus on different types of bourbon.
  • The Prosecco Parlor – A sparkling wine bar with a luxurious, vintage vibe.
  • Suds Symphony – A beer garden with live orchestra performances.
  • Champagne Constellation – A rooftop bar offering various champagne under the stars.
  • Ale of Avalon – A medieval-themed bar with a wide range of ales.
  • Whiskey Wanderlust – A bar that curates whiskies from around the world.
  • Sangria Sunrise – A beachfront bar specializing in fruity sangria mixes.
  • Tequila Twilight – A Mexican-themed bar with an emphasis on tequila cocktails.
  • Boozy Bibliophile – A cozy, library-themed bar for book and drink lovers.
patron in a brewery bar

Brewery Bar Name Ideas

  • Hops in Harmony – For a bar that focuses on offering a variety of craft beers.
  • Hopscotch Haven – Emphasizing the journey through different craft beers.
  • Brewer’s Palette – Reflecting the variety and artistry in craft beer creation.
  • Alechemy Lab – A playful blend of ‘ale’ and ‘alchemy’, representing the magic of beer brewing.
  • The Pint Pioneer – For a bar breaking new ground with unique brews.
  • Barley & Hops Hideout – Paying homage to the main ingredients in beer.
  • Crafty Keg Kingdom – An inviting place where craft beers reign supreme.
  • Stout Sanctuary – A haven for those who love the darker side of the craft beer spectrum.
  • Lager Labyrinth – Representing the vast journey through craft lagers.
  • Brewmaster’s Bounty – Emphasizing the abundance of craft beers to explore.
  • Yeasty Yard – A nod to the fermentation process that gives beer its character.

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bartender in cocktail lounge

Cocktail Lounge Names

  • Velvet Vesper – Implying luxury and sophistication with a nod to a classic cocktail.
  • Sapphire Sipper – Denoting a high-end, polished atmosphere.
  • The Lavish Libation – Suggesting a luxurious experience with plentiful cocktails.
  • Silk and Spirits – Emphasizing both the plush decor and the drinks served.
  • Chic Chalice – Conveying a trendy, upmarket ambiance.
  • Gilded Goblet – Reflecting the lavishness of both the decor and the drinkware.
  • Deco Daiquiri – A nod to the opulence of Art Deco design, fitting for a plush cocktail lounge.
  • Posh Potion – Suggesting an upscale experience with creative mixology.
  • The Martini Manor – A nod to a traditional cocktail, suggesting an elegant and refined setting.
  • Twilight Tuxedo – Referencing a classic cocktail and implying a stylish, evening atmosphere.

Wine Bar Name Ideas

  • Vino Veracity – Using the Latin word for wine and suggesting truth in each bottle.
  • The Grapevine Gospel – A playful way to convey wine “truths” and global communication.
  • Bottled Wisdom – Suggesting that each bottle of wine holds its own truth.
  • The Cork Oracle – A mix of the mystical and the practical, with corks revealing wine’s secrets.
  • Worldly Wines – Directly referencing the global range of wines on offer.
  • Vineyard Vistas – Suggesting a view into the truth of each vineyard through their wines.
  • The Pouring Truth – Emphasizing the action of pouring wine as a revelation.
  • Wine Whisperer – Conveying a quiet, intimate unveiling of wine’s truths.
  • Sommelier’s Secret – Suggesting the insight and wisdom offered by a knowledgeable wine steward.
  • Terroir Transcripts – Alluding to the truth revealed by the wine’s origin or terroir.
bartender in apothecary bar

Apothecary Bar Names

  • Elixir Enigma – Implying a mysterious mix of drinks and the element of the unknown.
  • Alchemy & Ales – Connecting the science of mixology to its mystical roots.
  • Potion Parlor – Evoking images of an old-world apothecary crafting unique drinks.
  • Mystic Muddler – A nod to a bartender’s tool and the mystical aspect of creating cocktails.
  • The Bewitching Brew – Suggesting the enchanting process of making creative drinks.
  • Spirit Spell – Conveying the mystical allure of expertly mixed spirits.
  • Sorcerer’s Sip – Painting a picture of a magical place where drinks are more than they seem.
  • Phantom Pharmacia – A play on the old-world term for pharmacy, adding a spectral twist.
  • The Curious Cocktail – Suggesting an intriguing and otherworldly drink experience.
  • Vial and Vine – Evoking imagery of an apothecary’s vials filled with delightful mixtures.
bartender in rustic bar

Rustic Wilderness Bar Names

  • The Rustic Ranger – Invoking images of the outdoors and wilderness exploration.
  • Campfire Cask – Combining the allure of a roaring fire with the aged goodness of cask drinks.
  • The Forest Flask – A nod to the wilderness and the container for your favorite tipple.
  • Wildwood Watering Hole – Conveying the natural, woodland setting and a place to get a drink.
  • Timber Tavern – Using alliteration to evoke images of a rugged, wood-built bar.
  • Pioneer Pint – Suggesting a place where explorers might gather for a hearty brew.
  • Moose and Malt – A nod to wildlife with a reference to the type of drink served.
  • Backwoods Brewery – Emphasizing a rustic, off-the-beaten-path feel with craft beers.
  • Bear’s Brewski Barn – Combining a wildlife theme with a colloquial term for beer.
  • The Wilderness Whisper – Capturing the sense of the outdoors and the hushed stories shared over drinks.

Live Music Bar Name Ideas

  • Rhythm and Rye – Blending the worlds of music and whiskey.
  • Sonic Spirits – Alluding to both the audio experience and the vast selection of drinks.
  • The Melodic Malt – Combining music with a focus on malt beverages.
  • Harmony & Hops – Suggesting a balance of good music and good beer.
  • Vodka Virtuoso – For a bar with a wide selection of vodkas and live performances.
  • Syncopation Saloon – Referencing a musical term, perfect for a bar with live music.
  • Liquor & Lyrics – Tying together the concepts of singing and sipping.
  • Ballads and Bourbon – For a place where stories are told both through music and drinks.
  • Tune & Tipple Tavern – Combining old terms for songs and drinks, for a vintage vibe.
  • Cadence & Cocktails – Blending the rhythmic aspect of music with creative drink mixology.
Bartender in Absinthe Bar

Gothic Absinthe Bar Names

  • Absinthe Atrium – Capturing the gothic architectural element along with the focus on absinthe.
  • The Green Fairy Grotto – Referencing the nickname for absinthe in a mysteriously atmospheric setting.
  • Spectral Spirits – Suggesting an otherworldly, gothic theme and a selection of spirits.
  • Nocturne Nectar – Alluding to the night (common in gothic themes) and sweet, potent drinks.
  • Raven’s Respite – Incorporating gothic symbolism with a place to rest and enjoy absinthe.
  • Gothic Goblet – Directly referring to the gothic theme and the vessel for drinks.
  • Memento Mori Mixology – Incorporating a classical motif of mortality in a creative way.
  • Crypt & Cocktail – Combining elements of gothic architecture and mixed drinks.
  • Absinthe & Alabaster – Pairing the drink focus with a material often found in gothic decor.
  • The Haunting Hourglass – Suggesting the passage of time and an atmospheric, gothic setting.
bartender in Mexican bar

Mexican Bar Name Ideas

  • Tequila Sunrise Saloon – Drawing from the famous cocktail and setting the scene.
  • Agave Azul – Referencing the blue agave plant, the base of tequila.
  • Margarita Mesa – Highlighting a popular tequila cocktail and the Mexican landscape.
  • Cactus & Cantaritos – A nod to a Mexican mixed drink and desert scenery.
  • The Fiesta Flask – Suggesting a party atmosphere and the serving of spirits.
  • Siesta Serenade – Evoking a relaxing vibe and the musical culture of Mexico.
  • Pueblo Paloma – Referring to a traditional tequila cocktail and a small Mexican village.
  • The Jalisco Julep – Jalisco being the state in Mexico where tequila originates.
  • Coyote’s Cantina – A playful name with alliteration, conjuring up an image of the wild Mexican landscape.
  • Chuparosa Chasers – Using the Spanish word for hummingbird, a symbol of enjoyment and indulgence in Mexican folklore.

Sunny Beachside Bar Names

  • Seashore Sangrias – Directly referencing the beach location and the specialty drink.
  • The Sunset Sipper – Suggesting an idyllic scene of enjoying a drink while watching the sunset.
  • Wave & Wine – Combining the setting of waves and the key ingredient of sangria.
  • Citrus Surf – Alluding to the fruity flavors of sangria and the surf of the beach.
  • Barefoot Bliss – Implying the relaxed atmosphere of a beachfront bar.
  • Sandy Sangria Saloon – Using alliteration to tie together the beach theme and the drink specialty.
  • Fruity Breeze Bar – Referring to the fruit-filled sangrias and the refreshing beach air.
  • Palm & Pitcher – Suggesting tropical palm trees and a pitcher filled with sangria.
  • Seabreeze Sangria – Directly tying in the sea setting with the bar’s main offering.
  • Tropical Tide Tavern – Integrating a beach scene with the relaxed ambiance of a tavern.
bartender in a biker bar

Classic Dive Biker Bar Names

  • Leather & Lager – Merging the typical biker attire with a popular type of beer.
  • The Saddle Sip – A nod to the motorcycle saddle and the act of sipping a drink.
  • Throttle Thirst – Combining the act of revving a bike with quenching a thirst.
  • Helmet & Hops – Linking essential biker gear with the key ingredient of beer.
  • The Chopper Chug – Referencing a type of motorcycle and the act of downing a drink.
  • Rev & Refresh – Suggesting the sound of a motorcycle engine and the purpose of a bar.
  • Handlebar Haven – Alluding to a part of a bike and a safe, welcoming place.
  • Two Wheels Tavern – A direct reference to the primary mode of transportation for patrons.
  • Piston Pint Pub – Incorporating the engine component with serving sizes of beer.
  • Biker’s Brews & Barbecue – Hinting at a place that provides hearty food along with the drinks.
  • The Rusted Sprocket – A nod to a motorcycle part with a hint of vintage charm.
  • Gravel & Grit – Implying the toughness of bikers and the no-frills nature of a dive bar.
  • The Leaky Piston – Referencing an engine component with a hint of the well-worn ambiance.
  • Throttle Thirst Tavern – A play on a motorcycle function and the desire for a cold beer.
  • Chainlink Chug – Referring to a motorcycle chain and the act of downing a drink.
  • Knobby Tread Tap – Nodding to the distinctive tire of a dirt bike and the tap of a keg.
  • The Kickstart Keg – Combining a motorcycle starting method and a beer container.
  • Handlebar Hangout – Directly referencing a part of a bike and the casual nature of a dive bar.
  • Rebel’s Roost – Suggesting a place where rebellious spirits gather.
  • Muffler’s Mug – Combining a part of a motorcycle’s exhaust system with a common type of beer glass.

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Good Bar Name Ideas

  • 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

More 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

More 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 bar 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.


We hope this article will help you to come up with a clever name for your style of 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.

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You might also be interested in our article on 250+ Cool Craft Brewery Names – some of which also could work for bars.

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