DarkBear

115 East St, Bridport DT6 3LB
$$$ English

DarkBear is an award winning rum cocktail bar in Bridport. You will find us underneath The Bridge House Hotel at the bottom of East Street. We have a separate entrance to the left of the hotels main door.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Open Wed to Sat from 5pm, if you’d like to book outside of these times please email [email protected]. Please note we will hold a table for 15 mins only. If you are running late or need to cancel please phone.

Business Info

  • Address: 115 East St, Bridport DT6 3LB
  • Cross Street: Near the River Asker
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff: David Smith | Owner
    Victoria Brown | Reservations Manager
  • Phone: 01308423371
  • Features: Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Lounge / Bar,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Cocktail Bar 17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
Cocktail Bar 17:00 - 23:00
Friday
Cocktail Bar 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
Cocktail Bar 17:00 - 23:00
Sunday
Closed

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes!
Unfortunately no. All spaces are reserved for hotel guests only. Nearest car park is at 54 East Street car park.
We always recommend it especially Friday & Saturday. We are not very big & can get very busy. We do hold some tables back for walk-ins but if you are a group please book. Any bookings over 7 have to contact us directly as we can not always accommodate larger groups.
We stop serving at 23.00 & kick out is midnight.
We sometimes serve food if we are having an event so please check our social media @darkbearbar for information. We have a small selection of bar snacks normally.
Afraid not. We don't have any draught but have a small but good selection of canned or bottled beer. We are a rum forward cocktail bar. We recommend our friends at Pursuit of Hoppiness & The Woodman if you love cask ale!
No. Although we have a rum list of over 200 bottles we have many more spirits as well. At DarkBear rum is our speciality and we love to show off how diverse the spirit is. If you think sweet when you think rum we can definitely change your mind. However we stock many gins, whiskies, tequilas, mezcals, bitters & liqueurs. Want a great martini then no problem.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.94 out of 5 stars based on 107 votes

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Oct 24, 2023
Alex D.
Fantastic venue, great staff and the drinks were amazing. Highly recommend

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Oct 09, 2023
Jon P.
What a great place loved it

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Oct 09, 2023
Donna B.
Fabulous, superb drinks and service, can't fault a thing. Thank you for a lovely evening

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 07, 2023
Sarah S.
Such a unique bar with comfortable seating and a great atmosphere. Fantastic table service from attentive, friendly, knowledgeable staff creating wonderful tasting cocktails. We stayed for hours!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 01, 2023
Caroline W.
Fabulous cocktail bar, great value on 2for1 on Wednesdays! Lovely atmosphere, very chilled. Great selection of cocktails which taste amazing. Great staff, will definitely be a regular visitor.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2023
Gill F.
Absolutely fantastic evening, very knowledgeable mixologists, excellent service and delicious cocktails! Can’t wait to come back!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 24, 2022
Jonathan A.
Great as usual! The Christmas cocktails were excellent and the lad's relaxed and friendly service was spot on.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2022
Jan E.
Brilliant bar with inventive cocktails

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Nov 05, 2022
Donna B.
Perfect ambiance, faultless service, excellent drinks, just love this place

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 28, 2022
Jan w.
Excellent cocktails with knowledgable and friendly service as always

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Oct 24, 2022
Selena H.
Love the ambience. My margarita on the rocks was fabulous.

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Sep 25, 2022
Bob P.
Fantastic cocktail bar, highly recommend.

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Aug 08, 2022
Kate S.
Warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and efficient service. Lovely atmosphere and stylish surroundings. Couldn't be more perfect.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2022
Helen L.
Great service, amazing cocktails

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Jun 07, 2022
Colin C.
We loved it, had a great time and the guys there were really attentive and made the evening even better

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 03, 2022
Gwen H.
Excellent evening. Couldn't fault it.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 24, 2023
Kevin M.
We didn't have any food but unfortunately there's no 'n/a' option in the questionnaire. Ambience would have been better had we not been the only guests. Surprisingly empty for a Friday evening. But otherwise, excellent.