From cool cocktail bars, late night dancing dens and some seriously good English pubs, there’s plenty of variety to Woking’s nightlife.
Nightlife in Woking
If wine is your thing, the Cellar Magneval Wine Bar just off the High Street next to the train station is your place. An expansive wine shop by day, it’s a lively café bar by night, with fine wines from around the world by the glass or bottle and even a cheese trolley to perfectly accompany that glass of red. With big leather sofas, soft lighting and exposed brickwork, it’s a stylish place to while away the day or night, whether that’s with a coffee or glass of wine in your hand.
Nearby on Commercial Street is Las Iguanas, the popular South American-themed chain bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of tapas and sharing dishes, while their two-for-one cocktail deal runs all day, every day. As well as cocktail deals, they have a wide range of sharing cocktails, South American wines and even beer by the jug if you’re feeling thirsty.
Another lively bar and restaurant is Bacaro, a popular Italian tapas restaurant best-known for their excellent street food, cocktails and an impressive range of imported Italian beers.
If you’re in the mood for dancing, Bank on Chertsey Road near Woking Shopping Centre is a fun cocktail bar during the evening before turning into a nightclub from Wednesday to Sunday, with a range of old-school classics, RnB jams and karaoke nights to choose from. Come for the two-for-one cocktails during the daily happy hour and stay on the dancefloor until 3am at the weekend.
Pubs in Woking
Traditional English pubs don’t come much better than The Sovereigns, an authentic pub replete with cosy fire, classic pub-grub menu and a wide range of cask ales. A short stroll from our Woking Town Centre hotel, they have a weekly quiz and screen all the major matches on big screens and a large outdoor terrace. It’s the perfect place for a pie and a pint.
For a gastropub experience, The Red Lion is one of the best in the region. A little out of the town centre towards Horsell, there’s a range of places to sup a quiet pint or tuck into a juicy burger, with a beer garden and terrace, heated outdoor barn and the main pub with deep sofas, a real fire and large armchairs. Factor in a wide range of wine, cask ales, cocktails, teas and coffees, it’s one of Woking’s best pubs.
Heading further out of Woking a short distance from the Red Lion is The Cricketers, a traditional country pub with a very untraditional soundtrack of live jazz. A family-friendly pub with an excellent food menu, they host live jazz music every Monday, have their weekly quiz the following day and welcome guest bands at the weekends.
A more conventional English pub is The Royal Oak on the western edge of Woking, a short drive from our Woking West hotel. They have a quality pub grub menu, a wide range of drink options including real ales, fine wines and cocktails and a large pub garden perfect for the summer months.
Last but most definitely not least, the Bird in Hand is one of our favourite Woking pubs. Renovated in 2015, the stylish Westfield pub has an excellent food menu spanning lunches, sharing platters, small plates and main courses and a wide range of real ales, craft beers, wine, cocktails and spirits.