According to industry data, there’s more than 62,000 registered bars in the United States. While that figure has likely decline over the past year, businesses like this could boom when folks feel comfortable gathering together once again. With people being stuck inside for so long, bars could see strong demand later in the year.

If you’re thinking about opening up a bar, nightclub or cocktail lounge, you’ll need a catchy name for it to attract clientele. Here are more than 500 unforgettable bar name ideas you can draw inspiration from organized by category.

Bar Name Ideas

I love this bar.

  • Sip
  • Bottle Grounds
  • Bravo
  • The Rustic Place
  • The Boardroom
  • The Secret Place
  • Magnifica
  • Zion
  • Amber Pour House
  • Cheers!
  • Raging Bulls Pub
  • The Beer Studio
  • Beer Shenanigans
  • Wicked Beers
  • The Grand Beer Hideout
  • Proud Tap Bar
  • Chill Brews
  • Bangin’ Beers
  • Beer Jesters
  • Original Pour House
  • Curious Tap Bar
  • Buzzed Pub
  • Amber Tavern
  • Tangerine Tap Room
  • Beer Craze
  • Velvet Pub
  • Beer Garden
  • Office Tension
  • Creamy Tap Room
  • Curfew
  • Beer Stuff
  • The Beer Club
  • Drinker’s Lodge
  • Bucket Hours
  • Little Beer Corner
  • 4 PM
  • Double Down
  • Weekend Revenge Club
  • Carbonated
  • Roasted
  • The Beer Experience
  • Ice Bar
  • Beer Company
  • The Beer Hive
  • Magic Tap Room
  • Mood Makers
  • Great Beers
  • Beer Mates Pub
  • Tipsy Bar
  • Starlight Tavern
  • Cassiopeia
  • Dreamland
  • Beer Politics
  • The Conference Room
  • Beer Passion
  • Bottoms Up!
  • Champions
  • New Age Pour House
  • Beer Entertainment
  • B+
  • Beer Etiquette
  • Bad Beers
  • Ice Ice

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Cocktail Bar Name Ideas

Cocktails are also known as mixed alcoholic drinks which tend to be on the sweet side.

  • Sugar Rush
  • Twisted
  • Pink Blossoms Pour House
  • The Mixers Club
  • Sunrise Glasses
  • Unicorn Island
  • Pink Paradise
  • Quenched
  • Neon Drinks
  • Saturn
  • Angel’s Bar
  • Magic Crafters
  • Trailblazers
  • Magic Drinks
  • Hot Pink
  • Aurora
  • Kitten’s Lounge
  • Tasteful Days
  • Cocktail Hotspot
  • Proper Drinks
  • Classic Tails
  • Spiked
  • Emerald Wonders
  • The Weekend Habit
  • Heaven’s Pub
  • At The Grove
  • Cocktail Revolution
  • The Cocktail Project
  • Liquid Ignition
  • Poise
  • High Heat
  • Super Drinks
  • Cocktail Monsters
  • Black Out Pub
  • Cocktail Sisters Pour House
  • Amber
  • Pink Bubba
  • Fizzy Peach
  • White Rabbit
  • Network Lovin’
  • Squeeze Bar
  • The Cocktail Herd
  • Fizzy Goblet
  • Queen’s Throne Room
  • Insanity
  • Elegant Dream House
  • Off Cam
  • Cocktail City
  • Dancing Palate
  • Tongue Ticklers
  • Cocktail Bae
  • Iced Out
  • Wicked Drinks
  • The Berry House
  • Honey Pub
  • Freaky Berries
  • Butter Kisses Pub
  • Cocktail Corner
  • Cosmos
  • Cocktail Afficionado
  • Sweet Devil
  • Moon Dreams Bar
  • Dragon’s Breath

Gin Bar Name Ideas

A classic martini with olive is a drink made with gin.

  • The Plum House
  • Terraza
  • The Gin Stop
  • Fox’s Den
  • Gentleman’s Lodge
  • Gin Concoctions
  • The Gin Solution
  • Tilted Drinks
  • The Gin Conference
  • After Party
  • Dizzy Donkey
  • Nomad’s Place
  • Crystal Clear
  • Gin Class
  • Polished
  • Gin Tavern
  • Starting Game
  • Top Notch
  • Supreme Gins
  • Stellar Gin House
  • Luxe Gins
  • ImaGINative
  • Olive
  • Rendezvous
  • Bottled Desires
  • Love Talk
  • Burned
  • Citrus
  • The Subtle Alcohol
  • Drunken Aromatics
  • Versatile Liquor House
  • Martini Haven
  • The Box Lounge
  • Spartacus
  • Gin Nights
  • Lemon
  • Elements
  • Sweet Spirits
  • Flourished Fizz
  • Vagabond’s Hangout
  • Gin Royale
  • Sloe Mo
  • Zesty Pour House
  • Drunken Sailor
  • Heritage House
  • Chill Bar
  • The Gin Guys
  • Midnight Luxuries
  • The Alley
  • Hot Tropics
  • Gin Chillers
  • Venus Gins
  • Basics
  • Overdrive
  • Neon Pour House
  • Curbside Relievers
  • Gin Exploits
  • Clear Jade Pub
  • Gin Games
  • Skylark
  • Gin Dynasty
  • The Gin Shack
  • Jaded Lounge

Wine Bar Name Ideas

Red wine has a high level of antioxidants.

  • The Venetian
  • Amelie
  • Lush Grapes
  • Fine Harvest
  • Red Palate
  • The Bold Cellar
  • Heavy Barrel
  • The Sommelier’s Place
  • Swirl
  • The Barn
  • Wine Corner
  • The Grape
  • Taste
  • And Grape
  • Sexy Deli
  • Jupiter
  • Dr. Red
  • The Grape Game
  • The Wine Escapade
  • The Gentleman’s Guide
  • Light Conversation
  • Bene Wines
  • Quaint
  • Local Tavern
  • Mesmerized
  • Crimson Bar
  • Backyard Secrets
  • Ablaze
  • Wine Paradise
  • Bizarre Wines
  • Underground Indulgence
  • A Glass Of
  • The Grape Hideout
  • Clever Wines
  • The Empress
  • The Red Lounge
  • Cloud Tower
  • Lilac Lounge
  • Bordeaux
  • Liquid Jewels
  • Mystic Wines
  • The Oak Room
  • Intensity Lounge
  • Red Remedy
  • Authentic Wines
  • Wild Wines
  • Rebel Wines
  • House of Bottled Reds
  • The Noble Red Pub
  • Vino Spot
  • The Red Complex
  • Lucky Vines
  • Night Owls
  • Notes
  • Wine Central
  • Nocturne Outpost
  • The Grandmaster
  • The Proud Lounge
  • After Hours
  • The Bodega
  • Ambrosia
  • City Escape
  • Modern Delights

Funny Bar Name Ideas

Amuse customers with funny bar names.

Check out this list of bar name ideas that are filled with punworthy name ideas that will make customers laugh out loud.

  • Drama Club
  • Liquid Dreams
  • At the Office
  • Close Encounters
  • Sip Sip Hooray
  • The Beer Boss
  • Free Spirits
  • Working Overtime Bar
  • The Friendly Drunk
  • Open Sesame
  • Pour Decisions
  • Questionable Habit
  • Through The Grapevine
  • Pitcher Perfect
  • The Good Place
  • Five To Nine
  • Sip Me Baby
  • Whiskey Daddy
  • Rum Away
  • Beer Pressure
  • The Only ExBEERience
  • The Pharmacy
  • The Mini-Bar
  • Buzzed
  • Absinthe-minded
  • Cocktail Heaven
  • Tipsy Season
  • Let’s Be Gin
  • Happy Hour
  • Gindependent House
  • Whiskey Business
  • Everything But Water
  • The Bartender’s Place
  • Craft Pub
  • Squeeze Bar
  • Wine Time
  • Ale Away
  • Straight Up Shooters
  • Ginned
  • Margaritaville
  • The Brandy House
  • Sangria Momma
  • Toast
  • The Meeting Room
  • Bottled Bliss
  • Evening Hangout
  • The Happiness Pub
  • Drunk Corner
  • Neon Nights
  • Lucid Dream House
  • Bubbly Spot
  • Ultimate Hangover
  • Smashed
  • The Liquid Gold Bank
  • Nightcap
  • Beer Currency
  • Sloshed
  • Beer Bungalow
  • Cocktail Continental
  • Deep End
  • Full Circle
  • The Cougar Bar
  • The Hideout
  • Here Nor There
  • Midnight Bar
  • Party Hours
  • Acid Trip
  • The Beer Parlor

Rude Bar Name Ideas

Need a badass bar name? Check out the list.

For whatever reason, there’s a subset of customers that enjoy a side of attitude with their adult beverage. If you’re looking for a name that doesn’t hold back, check out these suggestions.

  • Ivory
  • Astro
  • The Drunk B
  • Crescent Moon
  • A-Hole Bartender
  • The Grumpy Bartender
  • Eternal Night
  • Loose Lips Tavern
  • Urban Hits
  • Vertigo
  • Bad Attitude Bar and Grill
  • Metronome
  • Mirage
  • Drunken Safari
  • Crossroads
  • Upside Down
  • Epic
  • District Nowhere
  • Potter’s Lounge
  • Nox
  • Twisted Drinks
  • Grape House
  • Tempest
  • Pour Up
  • Insomnia
  • Go Loco
  • Red Carpet Brewery
  • Good Vibes
  • Barrel House
  • Social Life
  • Hot Mess
  • Penthouse
  • Golden Lounge
  • Bad Girls Tavern
  • Lotus Cove
  • Weekend Bar
  • Party People
  • Tipsy Corner
  • Glow Pour House
  • Golden Tavern
  • Wolf’s Den
  • Beer Revolution
  • The Vault
  • Elixir House
  • The Hideout
  • Twilight Zone
  • High Altitude
  • Odd Hours
  • Liquor Lounge
  • Renegade Tavern
  • Sharp Shooters
  • Office Pantry
  • Lost Bar
  • Break Time
  • Midnight Pour House
  • Wise Men Tavern
  • Freestyle
  • Full Moon
  • The Playing Field
  • Rush Hour
  • Dawn
  • The Red Pub
  • Front & Center
  • Free Thinkers
  • Beer Utopia
  • Seventh Heaven
  • Deal Breaker
  • Wonderland
  • Pop’s
  • Moon Lounge

Beach Bar Name Ideas

Beach bars usually have a laidback vibe.

Bars by the beach are extremely popular. It’s the perfect setting to unwind with friends while enjoying the water. Of course, one of these watering holes works well alongside a pool too. If you’re putting up a bar that’s all sand, sea, booze, and fun, then these ideas are for you.

  • The Sand Dollar
  • Coral Brews
  • Sea Escape
  • No Shirt, No Problem Beach Bar.
  • Purple Skies
  • Sun Kissed Bar
  • Tipsy Martini
  • Babe’s Beach Bar
  • Fizzy Flamingo
  • Love and Kisses
  • Drunk Burnt
  • The Palm Tree
  • Sunset Vibes
  • Swim Club
  • Sundown

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  • Footprints
  • Ocean Breeze
  • The Night Watch
  • Chill House
  • The Surf Club
  • The Black Manta
  • On The Rocks
  • The Coconut Bar
  • Fisherman’s Place
  • Diver’s Paradise
  • Blue Agave
  • Panorama
  • Turquoise
  • By the Shoreline
  • Starfish Bar
  • Pelican Club
  • Starry Nights
  • Beer Stop
  • Beach Bums
  • Shipwreck
  • Scuba Nights
  • The Party Shack
  • Rhum
  • Atlantis
  • Socials Night
  • Pink
  • Glass House
  • Hook’s Bar
  • Sparkling Blue
  • Sandy
  • The Empire Beach Club
  • New Wave
  • Trinity Cove
  • The Beachside Manor
  • Premier Brews
  • Oasis
  • Above Sea Level
  • The Plunge
  • Margarita Nights
  • Aloha
  • Aquarius
  • Bermuda Secrets
  • The Blue Dot
  • Crystal Bar
  • Lifeguard’s Spot
  • Moonrise
  • The Shade
  • Shooting Stars
  • Coastline Bar
  • Sapphire Blue

World’s Coolest Bar Names

Check out the coolest bar names from existing businesses.

An important component of opening a bar is conducting competitive research to understand what’s working. Here’s a list of globally renowned bars that you can study and learn from.

  • Olive or Twist (Pittsburgh)
  • The Red, White, and Brew (Louisiana)
  • Brews Brothers (Texas)
  • Atomic Liquors (Las Vegas)
  • Bar of the Gods (Oregon)
  • Nomad Bar (New York)
  • Employees Only (New York)
  • Attaboy (New York)
  • Dante (New York)
  • Cloud (United Arab Emirates)
  • Botanist (Canada)
  • Smoke Bar (Australia)
  • The Old Man (Hong Kong)
  • Milky Way (Canada)
  • Drink Kong (Italy)
  • Bar Rouge (China)
  • The Spirits Library (Philippines)
  • Tree House (United Arab Emirates)
  • Two Schmucks (Spain)
  • The Bamboo Bar (Thailand)
  • Clementine (Canada)
  • The Clumsies (Greece)
  • Proof (Canada)
  • Dry Martini (Spain)
  • Atlas (Singapore)
  • Korea Beer Exchange (Seoul)
  • Sober Company (China)
  • The Little Red Door (France)
  • Skyloft by Glow (Vietnam)
  • The Flying Elephant (India)
  • Presidente (Argentina)
  • The Penthouse (United Arab Emirates)
  • Baba au Rum (Greece)
  • Grandma’s Bar (Sydney)
  • Paradiso (Spain)
  • Clockwork (Canada)
  • Native (Singapore)
  • Carnaval (Peru)
  • The Scene (United Arab Emirates)
  • Jamboree (Spain)
  • Gift Shop (Canada)
  • Ode (Sydney)
  • Velveteen Rabbit (Las Vegas)
  • High Five (Japan)
  • Dr. Wine (Philippines)
  • Tropic City (Thailand)
  • The Stranger’s Club (Central America)
  • Iris (United Arab Emirates)
  • The Front Yard (Las Vegas)
  • Once In a Blue Moon (Seoul)
  • Isabel (Sydney)
  • Nevermind (Spain)
  • The Sand Dollar Lounge (Las Vegas)
  • Skye (Indonesia)
  • The Rabbit Hole (Jerusalem)
  • The Curator (Philippines)
  • Zero Gravity (United Arab Emirates)
  • Bar Azul (Macau)
  • Diamond Sky Bar (Vietnam)
  • Someplace Else (India)
  • Ruby (Turkey)
  • Maybe Sammy (Sydney)
  • The Iron Fairies (Malaysia)
  • The Laundry Room (Las Vegas)
  • The City Discotheque (Cancun)

Are you ready to open up a bar or nightclub? Keep in mind that every successful business calls for a well-conceptualized business plan. Putting together a well-thought out business plan not only improves your odds of success, but will help you secure funding as well. Plus, this document costs nothing more than your time to organize.

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