A capacious venue, Leeds' Po Na Na attracts twenty-somethings that love to dance. Wooden floors, Moorish decor, palm trees, a balcony and a wide range of cocktails associate the club with a more affluent clientele than other clubs in Leeds. Although it's popular, Po Na Na's midweek events sometimes lack the customers needed to get a good atmosphere. Thursday's revolving schedule includes mostly hip hop events whilst Friday's The Northern Line is a busy funk and hip hop night. On Saturdays guest DJs play funk, hip hop and soul.
The Blues Cafe Bar is the place for live music in Harrogate, although don't be fooled by the name; the bands here play more than just the blues. It's a place to relax, have a drink and then rock out with some of the best regional names in live music. There's a resident act every Wednesday and guests each Tuesday, but the music's actually there every single night, meaning there's no excuse not to go out and party a little (Monday nights are jam nights, for aspiring musicians). Or, simply stop in for lunch or dinner. The blues bar is an Egyptian restaurant in the evenings. -Chris Nickson
Above the impressively-stocked bottle shop of the same name sits erstwhile medieval hall turned ale pub and foodie haven House of the Trembling Madness. Inside, parked on solid oak benches beneath old ship beams and mounted taxidermy, patrons pair beers, wines, ales, and ciders from across the globe with locally-sourced cheese and charcuterie platters. The iconic Yorkshire pub has no kitchen, but it offers some of the best food in town, available to guests during all operating hours. Beyond its wide selection of drinks and snacks, House of the Trembling Madness is a must-see for its quirky charm and time-warping ambiance.
In a Grade II listed building, the Snickleway Inn has been documented as an inn since at least 1769, with parts of the building going back to the late 15th Century. Its real claim to fame, however, is that it’s supposedly the most haunted pub in York. It is the home to several different ghosts and phenomena, including the ghost of a young girl, an angry old man in the clear, and the unaccountable smell of lavender on the top floor. That aside, the Snickleway Inn is a friendly place with good beer and good, if basic, food; try the sandwiches, which are huge.
Tucked away off the main street, full of character and charm and reputedly haunted, this is the city's oldest licensed pub. It's in an ideal location within easy reach of the York Minster and most of the major city-center attractions. The large beer garden contains an all-weather section, making outside drinking a more realistic option in Yorkshire.
Club Salvation is one of the most hip and busiest nightclubs in York and has been known to create waves of excitement among party-goers since its opening. The club consists of two rooms where you can find mostly all genres of music being played by the popular DJs in town. Their laser and pyrotechnic along with advanced sound systems heighten the clubbing experience. But if this annoys you, head to their rooftop terrace to relax with a drink in hand. Apart from this, everyday is eventful here with the wide number of private celebrations, hen parties and other theme nights held here. A regular haunt of celebrities, you will certainly rub shoulders with your favorite star!
Back to Basics is a hot night spot in Leeds and is mostly popular with the urban, stylish brigade. The friendly crowd here are always well up for the funky house music they play. There is even a garden area where you can chill out in the summer and take a breather after all that dancing. DJs spin the latest tracks to make you groove till the wee hours. This club is usually crowded on weekends, and also hosts a number of events and themed nights from time to time.