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!
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.
Whether you're a fan of bourbon or not, 51% Bourbon Lounge is one bar you simply must visit. Its rustic interiors, replete with exposed brick walls, old-fashioned furniture, dim-lighting and barrels for tables; creates a rather laid-back atmosphere which sets the tone for an enjoyable round of drinks. Boasting an impressive collection of around 80 American and international bourbons, there's plenty to sample at this bar. While bourbon might be the focus, its not all that's available here. If the smoky spirit does not excite you, you could opt fro one of their signature cocktails or bottled brews.
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.
With its dark wood interior and brown leather sofas lining the windows, All Bar One attracts a mature crowd consisting mostly of business people. Subtle lighting and an ample seating area provide the perfect location for long lunches and informal chats, although the lack of music makes it a noisy place to be if the bar is busy. The menu is excellent and offers an extensive choice of tasty, moderately priced food. This is a smart bar for smart people.
A classy bar and eatery, the Slug and Lettuce is head and shoulders above its nearby rivals. With bright pictures adorning the walls, the interior is light and airy, providing an inviting place to relax, chill out and retreat from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. While offering a wide range of spirits and beers it also has an eclectic wine list with choices from Europe, Australia, South Africa and the New World. The menu is one of mixed influences of Italian, Mexican and Thai to name but a few and a good selection of coffee and teas is also available at reasonable prices.