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Guide to Stirling’s Best Cocktail Bars

Are you looking for the best cocktail bars in Stirling? Well, look no further because we have listed all of the best Stirling’s bars, pubs & restaurants serving only the coolest, flavour-bursting cocktails in the City Centre. We also point you to some sweet offers, so make sure you read carefully.


Cocktails and fondue, what’s not to love. Meraki is without a doubt one of the most popular cocktail bars in Stirling. It’s quirky intimate interior and a great selection of cocktails will make you wish you had found this cocktail bar sooner. They often come up with new original cocktails so you never get bored. You can also order small nibbles along with their cocktails but their fondue is the most popular.

Meraki also sometimes has special deals on such as Fondue Friday – chocolate fondue for £5 until 8pm or Mojito Mondays – Mojitos for £5. So make sure you check their social media to never miss a good deal. And if you’re going with a large group of friends, you can look forward to their sharing cocktail sizes.

On beautiful warm summer evenings you can also grab a table outside, although space is limited. 

The cocktail bar can get quite busy on the weekends and Friday evening so if you want to make sure you get a table, call 01786 561091 or message them via social media.


Don’t forget to check Meraki’s Facebook and Meraki’s Instagram for the latest updates.

Oscar's Wine & Cocktail Bar

Oscar’s is a beautiful wine & cocktail bar located in the Stirling Arcade. Their cocktail menu includes a fantastic selection of signature, classic and seasonal (en vogue) cocktails – our favourite is Mango Paloma. If you’re going with friends, then you’ll be pleased to hear that you can order a cocktail tree or Oscar’s sharing punch. Don’t forget to ask about the cocktail of the week.

For non-drinkers there are also mocktails available. If you prefer wine, beer or coffee they do all that too. Furhtermore, they have a perefectly curated food menu to suit every ocassion from nibbles and sharing platters to regular meals.

If you need more reasons to visit this fantastic venue, how about we tell you that from Tuesday to Thursday they run a 555 deal, which means that at 5pm you can choose 5 of their listed cocktails for £5 each. On Fridays you can enjoy deals on fizz.

Still not convinced? Well, we have one more ace up our sleeve. One word, events. That’s right, Oscar’s Stirling hosts many different events from boozical brunches to wine tastings, themed parties and live music. Just check Oscar’s what’s on page or their Facebook.

Curious about what other Stirling venues have events on? Check our blog post about Fun Things to Do in Stirling in the Evening – Live Music, Pub Quizzes and More

With everything going on at Oscar’s you’re likely to need a reservation, especially during the weekends and definitely when they have events on. If you’re planning to pay them a visit in the early afternoon during the week, they should have tables available but it’s always better to book and it only takes a few seconds. Hop on Oscar’s webisite now to book your table now.

Oscar’s address is 22 – 28 Stirling Arcade FK8 1AX Stirling.

Don’t forget to check Oscar’s Facebook and Oscar’s Instagram for latest updates and event annoucements.

We’ve also written a story about Oscar’s Bar so if you want to know more about the people who own the bar and it came to be, then check it out.

The Allan Park

The Allan Park is one of our favourite restaurants to go when we have family over. Their friendly staff, relaxing covered outdoor terrace and fabulous food & drinks menu with options to please everyone makes it a perfect venue to impress.

This blog post is about cocktails, though, so let’s have a better look at their offer. There are about 11 classic and signature cocktails on their menu, plus they would usually have a cocktail of the month. When we last visited, they had a refreshing cocktail called summer rose that we couldn’t get enough of. If you’re feeling like something a little different though, then just ask, their bartender will be sure to create something just for you.

You can view The Allan Park’s drinks & cocktails menu on their website.

The Allan Parks’ address is 20 Allan Park FK8 2QG Stirling – they have free parking available, who’s your designated driver? Weekends and evening can get busy at The Allan Park so book a table.

Don’t forget to check The Allan Park on Facebook and The Allan Park Stirling on Instagram for latest updates.


Fletcher’s is another fantastic venue to meet over cocktails with the gals or if you want to treat your mom or girflfriend. Plus it’s one of our Top 10 Breakfast and Brunch Places in Stirling.

If you’re looking for a venue that serves delicious food and cocktails, then Fletcher’s Stirling should make the shortlist. Their cocktail trees look stunning and taste even better and we dare to say that Fletcher’s were the first ones in Stirling to serve them. 

If you’re lucky and the weather is nice, you’ll be pleased to hear that Fletcher’s also has a covered beer garden.

Find Fletcher’s at 78 Upper Craigs FK8 2DT Stirling – they have parking available, just make sure you validate your car reg and have a designated driver. We recommend that you make a reservation at Fletcher’s because they can get really busy. 

Don’t forget to check Fletcher’s on Facebook and Fletcher’s on Instagram for latest updates.

Hotel Colessio

You don’t have to be a hotel guest to enjoy Colessio’s bar & restaurant area. If you prefer a quieter place to enjoy your drink, then we can only recommend it. Colessio’s cocktail menu is different every time we come in which is exciting but if you don’t like anything that’s on their current cocktail list, then just ask and the team will surely create a classic to please your tastebuds.

You can start your evening with drinks at the bar and then decide to stay for dinner and either eat it in the bar area or move over to their beautiful restaurant – just make sure they will have tables available as you come in.

A very few people know that Hotel Colessio has two terraces at the back with tables and chairs and one of them is especially relaxing during hot sunny days. And one more thing, the hotel staff are especially hospitable and if they aren’t too busy, they will be happy to talk to you and keep you company.

Find Colessio at 33 Spittal Street FK8 1DU Stirling – they have free parking available – just make sure you save your car registration as you come in (also, you really shouldn’t drink and drive).

Don’t forget to check Colessio on Facebook and Colessio on Instagram for latest updates. Sometimes you can also find deals on Itison.

TJ's Stirling Restaurant and Bar

TJ’s Stirling is an American themed restaurant and bar. We visit when we feel like good comfort food and a pick-me-up. Their cocktails are like a hug in a glass and full of flavour, just perfect for brightening your day or for a lazy Sunday afternoon drinks. They also have cocktail & gin trees available.

Find TJ’s Stirling at 1-7 Dumbarton Road, Stirling, United Kingdom (it used to be Filling Station). No bookings necessary but if you want to book that visit TJ’s website to make a reservation.

Don’t forget to check Tj’s Stirling on Facebook and TJ’s on Instagram for latest updates. If you’d like to read TJ’s story, we have one our our blog. 


Kilted Kangaroo

Kilted Kangaroo’s motto is ‘Good times’ and they stay true to it. The Kilted Kangaroo is an Australian bar serving delicious (comfort) food and banging cocktails.

The Kilted Kangaroo has a large covered beer garden and a private uncovered terrace on the first floor. Speaking of beer gardens, check this blog post where we’ve listed all of the Stirling City Centre ones.

The Kilted Kangaroo also hosts a lot of regular weekly events if you need a reason to sneak out.

Find the Kilted Kangaroo at 9 Upper Craigs FK8 2DG Stirling.

Don’t forget to check Kilted’s Facebook and Kilted’s Instagram for latest updates. If you want to book a table, head over to Kilted Kangaroo’s booking page.

Monterey Jack's

Burgers and cocktails, now that’s a great combo. Monterey Jack’s cocktail menu has over 35 options and you can even upgrade your cocktail to a barrel.

They often have special offers on seasonal cocktails or run competitions for great prizes, just check their social meida.

Find Monterey Jack’s at 1 Corn Exchange Road Stirling ​FK8 2HXNo. NO bookings required for under 6 people.

Don’t forget to check Monterey Jack’s on Facebook and MJ on Instagram for latest updates.

Mint Leaf

Mint Leaf is a fantastic Nepalese and Indian restaurant serving beautifully presented dishes that taste simply wonderful. Apart from a selection of lassis (we would usually go for a mango lassi with our meal), they have a long cocktail list. So if unlike us, you enjoy a cocktail with your curry, there’s no room to be disappointed when you visit Mint Leaf.

Mint Leaf Stirling nepalese restaurant menu Cocktail menu

Find Mint Leaf at 16-18 Barnton Street, Stirling, United Kingdom. You don’t need a reservation but the restaurant can get busy in the evenings so it’s better if you do book a table at Mint Leaf.

Don’t forget to check Mint Leaf on Facebook.

Find all of the Stirling Independent businesses serving cocktails on our interactive map/directory of independent businesses serving cocktails.

Want more great recommendations? Why not check our blog section with guides to Stirling independent business scene.

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