Devon not only serves some of the best cocktails in the UK but the bars themselves are pretty awesome too.

From a quirky Victorian-inspired cocktail bar to a swanky top-floor roof-top terrace, Devon has the perfect place for you to enjoy a tipple or two.

What they all have in common is they serve mixed drinks that will blow your mind – but not your budget.

Some places stick to the classics while others create the most wildly original cocktails going. Or perhaps you’d prefer a two-pint jug?

To help you choose, here’s our expert guide to some of the best and coolest cocktail bars in Devon.

The Terrace Rooftop, Exeter

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The rooftop terrace of this city centre bar and restaurant offers stunning views, as well as a wide range of fresh botanical cocktails with various two-for-one deals.

Cocktail lovers adore: The great cocktails, perfect location and good food.

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Twenty1, Torquay

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Offering some of the best views in the bay, this bar, lounge and eatery is known for its tapas but also serves a wide selection of classic cocktails.

Cocktail lovers adore: The fantastic cocktails, friendly service and great location.

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Doctor Ink’s Curiosities, Exeter

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This award-winning Victorian-inspired quayside cocktail bar serves a wide range of exotic creations inspired by Victorian poetry and showcasing some of the region’s best local produce.

Cocktail lovers adore: The wonderful cocktails, quirky decor and eccentric atmosphere.

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Liberty Tea Parlour & Cocktail Bar, Brixham

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Brixham’s first and original cocktail bar, this trendy quayside venue offers quirky decor and an unpretentious range of premium cocktails, with two-for-one deals.

Cocktail lovers adore: The delicious cocktails, knowledgeable service and great atmosphere.

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Las Iguanas, Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth

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This Mexican-style chain offers sharing cocktails, including a Pornstar Martini for six served in a giant conch shell, and over 40 daily two-for-one cocktails and mocktails.

Cocktail lovers adore: The good cocktails, excellent service and reasonable prices.

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Absurd Bird, Exeter

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Famed for its southern-fried chicken, this funky eatery also offers enormous versions of classic cocktails, enlivened with its own authentic ‘Moonshine’.

Cocktail lovers adore: The amazing cocktails, great food and friendly service.

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Revolution, Torquay and Plymouth

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This popular cocktail bar and restaurant chain serves a wide range of classic cocktails, mocktails, botanicals and frozen cocktails, with various two-for-one deals.

Cocktail lovers adore: The great cocktails, excellent service and relaxed atmosphere.

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Zita’s, Exeter

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Located in an old malthouse, this bar and smokehouse offers South American barbecue as well as a large cocktail menu which boasts an array of fruity drinks to sup on the terrace.

Cocktail lovers adore: The great cocktails, lovely atmosphere and good food.

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Turtle Bay, Exeter and Plymouth

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This popular chain offers food, drink and a cocktail menu full of Caribbean inspiration, like the Rum Runner, Reggae Rum Punch and Side Chick Martini.

Cocktail lovers adore: The great cocktails, friendly service and good atmosphere.

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Bronx Bar & ‘Cue, Teignmouth

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This bar and barbecue smokehouse serves freshly-prepared modern American cuisine as well as a good range of reasonably-priced cocktails, with two-for-one deals.

Cocktail lovers adore: The excellent cocktails, amazing food and great service.

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The Lion’s Monocle, Paignton

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Paignton’s original cocktail bar and coffee house, this relaxed and quirky venue offers mixology at its finest, with a selection of carefully-crafted premium cocktails.

Cocktail lovers adore: The superb cocktails, wonderful atmosphere and great service.

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The Oddfellows, Exeter

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The oldest cocktail joint in Exeter, this award-winning gastropub takes its cocktails seriously, using local ingredients, freshly-squeezed citrus and premium spirits.

Cocktail lovers adore: The excellent cocktails, friendly service and speakeasy-style bar.

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Slug & Lettuce, Plymouth

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Boasting a large outdoor seating area and plenty of space inside, this popular chain serves classic cocktails, mocktails and sharing cocktails, with two-for-one deals available.

Cocktail lovers adore: The amazing cocktails, friendly service and great deals.

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Forn Bar & Restaurant, Exeter

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Boasting a city centre garden and classy decor, this Mediterranean cocktail bar and tapas restaurant offers classic cocktails as well as specials and various two-for-one deals.

Cocktail lovers adore: The sumptuous cocktails, gorgeous food and friendly service.

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Rock Garden Cafe Bar, Torquay

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Known for its freshly-made pizzas and large beer garden, this bar and cafe also offers a variety of ‘rocktails’, containing at least a double measure of alcohol and made using fresh fruit.

Cocktail lovers adore: The amazing cocktails, lovely garden and reasonable prices.

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Coal Grill & Bar, Exeter

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Enjoy views of Exeter Cathedral from the large outside seating area while taking advantage of double-up deals all day, every day on a selection of delicious cocktails.

Cocktail lovers adore: The delicious cocktails, great location and brilliant service.

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Bonne Sante, Plymouth

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This health-focused restaurant in Plymouth’s historic custom house building serves everything from coffee and brunch to cocktails and dinner.

Cocktail lovers adore: The unique cocktails, lovely atmosphere and superb location.

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Artigiano Espresso & Wine Bar, Exeter

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An acclaimed speciality coffee shop by day and vibrant wine bar by night, this venue’s resident mixologists have created a range of cocktails using the finest spirits and mixers available.

Cocktail lovers adore: The fantastic cocktails, good food and great atmosphere.

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Lloyd’s Lounge, Exeter

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This unpretentious venue has been specially designed to transition effortlessly from a laid-back eatery and artisan coffee lounge by day to an atmospheric cocktail bar by night.

Cocktail lovers adore: The great cocktails, good value and friendly service.

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Spoken, Exmouth

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Voted the UK’s best spirit bar in 2017, the staff at this independent kitchen, bar, coffee shop and restaurant mix up the sort of cocktails you’d find in a high-end London bar.

Cocktail lovers adore: The fantastic cocktails, great atmosphere and brilliant interior.

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Upper Deck Bar & Restaurant, Sidmouth

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With unbroken views over Lyme Bay, this casual all-day seafood bar and grill serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, as well as a great selection of cocktails.

Cocktail lovers adore: The superb cocktails, wonderful views and excellent service.

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