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.
The Belgrave is an eclectic addition to Leeds’ bar scene. Sample award-winning bartending with cocktail specialties, or get behind the counter and make your own drink. With great deals on offer through the week, this place is always abuzz with patrons. Leather booths, vibrant interiors and a pop-art-inspired wall contributes to a retro ambiance. It also hosts live music and the beer garden is one of the most popular in the city.
Bar Santiago is a premier live music bar in Leeds. Tucked away in the Grand Arcade, Santiago serves spirits in shot glasses and stages top quality gigs. Bar Santiago is a delight for music lovers and people looking for a iively atmosphere!
Recipient of the 'Best Nightclub' and 'Best Live Music Venue' awards, the HiFi Club is undoubtedly the best musical haunt in the city. The club serves eclectic music to all its patrons, its also features the best local and renowned bands and DJ's. Also on offer are a host of comic events and special nights to make you want to come back for more! You can also host your private events or parties at this venue. If you seek a destination that will present you with quality drinks and music, then it has to be this.
With its traditional interior, welcoming staff and range of quality wines and beers, the Victoria Hotel is what a proper pub should be. Ornately decorated, its host of special offers attracts a lively mix of friendly regulars and thirsty passers-by. Choices are very traditional yet inexpensive too. Beef and ale pie, and a wide selection of steaks are available.
Want to have fun in Leeds? Head to Tiger-Tiger. This club-bar-grill has something for everybody. So, if you have had a bad day at the office, don't just go home and sulk, come here: drive away all your blues with a drink at the front bar, chill out at the lounge and then simply let your hair down on the dance floor, or let the music take control with some karaoke. By the end of the day (or night), you are sure to be ready to face the world again. Now, if you had so much fun on a working day, just imagine what its going to be like on a party night!
Explore the nightlife while in the city by visiting Pryzm. It is one of the most popular club scenes in the city among the locals and youth. The interiors are designed with psychedelic lights adding a lively touch to the ambiance. The crowd is always grooving to the beats spun by notable DJ's. You can prebook your table in advance by calling ahead.