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Whitby Cocktail Bars, where to get the best Cocktails in Whitby

Whether you’re a local looking for a new spot to enjoy a drink, or a visitor looking for a memorable night out, Whitby has plenty of options for cocktails. Welcome to our guide to the best cocktail bars in Whitby.

From classic favourites to creative concoctions, this town has something for everyone. And with its picturesque setting overlooking the North Sea or harbour, there’s no better place to enjoy a well-crafted drink than Whitby. In this blog, we’ll take you through some of our top picks for the best cocktail bars in town, each offering a unique atmosphere and an impressive selection of cocktails. So, whether you prefer a sleek, modern ambience or a cosy, intimate setting, read on to discover the best spots for sipping cocktails in Whitby.


A Cocktail from Macy Browns in Whitby
Enjoy the coolest cocktails at Macy Browns @macybrownswhitby

Macy Browns

Macy Browns is your newest cocktail bar at Whitby’s Harbourside. They serve delicious classic and quirky cocktails worthy of your Instagram grid. One of our favourites is the Screwball on their signature cocktails list: made from vodka, raspberry puree, cranberry juice, bubble gum and blueberry syrup. They also have an extensive classic cocktail list and mocktail list, so you’re sure to find your favourite drink here. They also serve breakfast, brunch and tapas and feature a balcony for food and drinks with a view. Reviews commend the staff and service for being so friendly and attentive.

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Life is Peachy and Mango Crush cocktails from Harry’s Bar

Harry’s Bar

Another harbourside spot. Harry’s Bar is popular with locals and tourists and has a lovely atmosphere. Here you can indulge in an exquisite array of handcrafted cocktails, premium champagnes, carefully curated wines, artisanal beers, and spirits from all corners of the globe, all meticulously concocted by skilled and knowledgeable bartenders. They often feature themed cocktails, which are fun to try. This Valentine’s Day, they showcased the Ultimate Passion: made from mango vodka, pineapple juice, mango puree, fresh lime and sugar syrup, which was delicious! If you get peckish, they do an incredible array of small plates and tapas to enjoy with your drinks. There is also a full menu offering fantastic seafood dishes.


Cocktails from the Fisherman's Shack in Whitby
The Fisherman’s Shack is situated directly below the popular Fisherman’s Wife restaurant, with spectacular sea views and outdoor seating, perfect for those summer days and warm evenings.

The Fisherman’s Shack

Nestled beneath the Fisherman’s Wife on Battery Parade, you’ll discover The Fisherman’s Shack – a charming bar and grill boasting breathtaking coastline views. Indulge in the freshest grilled seafood that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight. The succulent lobster and flavourful Piri Piri chicken are mouth-watering options.

Ben and his team here are lovely. They have such enthusiasm for both the business and the drinks served. The cocktail menu at this establishment boasts classic favourites, including the ever-popular Pornstar Martini and refreshing Gin Bramble. With such a diverse range of options, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Additionally, the bar offers an excellent selection of beers and gins, making it an ideal destination for those seeking an extensive drinks menu.

We were lucky enough to experience a one-on-one cocktail masterclass with Ben and ask him a few questions about booking one for yourself; they are a fantastic way to enjoy a group event or hen party.


Strawberry and elderflower spritz and the Lemon Drop cocktail from the Moon & Sixpence in Whitby.
Strawberry and elderflower spritz and the Lemon Drop cocktail from the Moon & Sixpence in Whitby | Image credit: @moonandsixpencewhitby

Moon & Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence restaurant on Marine Parade boasts a prime location on the Whitby harbourside. With stunning views over the harbour, it’s a top pick for those seeking delicious cocktails and a picturesque setting. They often feature themed cocktail menus. Recently they had one based on celebrities, and one of the drinks was the Madonna material girl: made from vodka, black tea, pomegranate, lime, cranberry, blackberry and gomme.

The restaurant is renowned for its laid-back vibe. It serves up delectable dishes featuring locally sourced fish and seafood, such as beer-batter prawns and oyster platters, as well as hearty options like burgers and barbecue ribs. So, whether you’re looking for a sit-down meal or a casual evening drink by the water, the Moon and Sixpence promise a warm and welcoming experience that captures the essence of Whitby.


From the trendy settings of Harry’s Bar to the cosy and intimate atmosphere of Moon & Sixpence, each cocktail bar offers distinct vibes and flavours. So, whether you’re a cocktail connoisseur or just looking to unwind with a delicious drink, check out some of Whitby’s top cocktail bars during your next visit to this charming seaside town.

Header image credit: The Fisherman’s Shack, via their Facebook page.

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