West Port serves food and drinks on its sun-terrace, if it’s a lovely rare warm day. At night, it becomes one of the more relaxed cocktails bars in town – perfect to meet for a quiet evening drink or to start off a night out. Cocktails from £5.50, but queues at the bar can prove taxing on busy nights. Just that little bit further away than the convenience of The Oak Rooms but worth the five-minute walk.
West Port, South Street. Open until 11pm (Sunday to Thursday) and 1am (Friday and Saturday).
Price range… Reasonable, particularly for cocktails.
Perfect for… a laid-back weekday evening, when you want a drink but don’t want to get drunk.
Avoid if… loud raving music is more your thing.