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How many of the UK’s best bars have you been to?

How many of the UK’s best bars have you been to?
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So you think you think you’re a man about the town and has surely frequented all of the UK’s best bars? See for yourself…

1) London: Bounce

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This bar in Holborn has a unique twist: ping-pong tables! London is full of over-priced and overly-sophisticated venues, but not Bounce. Allegedly, this bar is the very spot in which the game was invited. If you’re looking for some competitive entertainment as well as a classic alcoholic beverage, Bounce will be right up your street.

2) London: Queen of Hoxton

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The Queen of Hoxton is one of Shoreditch’s quirkiest bars and clubs. You will have probably seen black and white edgy pictures from their popular photo-booth! The most impressive part by far is their huge rooftop, overlooking London’s city district. In summer, this rooftop transforms into a sunny terrace with deckchairs, BBQ’s and cocktails. In winter, a giant wigwam is installed where they serve up mulled wine and festive feasts. Equally, keep an eye out for their regular outdoor film screenings!

3) Manchester: Alberts Schloss

If it’s Barvarian-style beer you’re looking for, searching no further. Just beneath the Albert Hall sits a bar with all the comforts of a proper German beer hall such as open fireplaces and impressive wood furniture. This isn’t your ordinary BierKeller style venue. Alberts Schloss combines a traditional German spirit with an element of class. Look out for their famous “Après-ski” nights and try their mouth watering pizza if you can.

4) Leeds: Belgrave Music Hall

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Another venue that houses an impressive rooftop is the Belgrave Music Hall tucked away in the city centre. The Belgrave hosts some great bands and has some top-notch food outlets inside. It gains its hipster vibe from the events it holds such as the Morning Gloryville Rave which is a sober morning rave with yoga and massages!

 5) Newcastle upon Tyne: Pleased to Meet You

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This gordie bar is specialists in gin, craft beer and cocktails. It has a rustic décor and a chilled out atmosphere that will make you want to drink G and T’s all evening.

6) Liverpool: Heebie Jeebies

This joint is always lively, packed with Liverpudlian spirit and a whole lot of drunkards. If you go earlier on in the evening you can grab a more chilled drink, but be warned, the atmosphere quickly turns into a mad one.

7) Bristol: Hyde &Co

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Prohibition style cocktail bars are all the range nowadays and this one in Bristol does not disappoint. It has a candle-lit gentleman’s club or speakeasy atmosphere. The Hyde & Co is the older sister of Bristol’s new addition to the Prohibition scene, The Milk Thistle, which is also worth checking out.

8) Nottingham: Coco Tang

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Coco Tang is easily missile from street view, with just a single dingy door opening and one doorman. Inside, however, you walk into an Asian themed cocktail bar which is booming with lively students.

9) Birmingham: Jekyll & Hyde

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More than 80 types of gin are served at this venue, what more can be said? It has a dark and warming décor that is so dangerously comfortable that you can easily loose track of time.

10) Sheffield: The Great Gatsby 

The Great Gatsby is home to the most swinging parties in Sheffield. It’s immense liquor range will keep you partying in its out door beer-garden all evening. An added bonus, they cook up some incredible Mexican food!

11) York: Pivní

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Slightly quainter than the bars listed above, Pivní is a 2-storey craft beer house in a 16th century townhouse. Set in the heart of historic York, it’s a must for anyone visiting the city and looking to get pissed in a more cultured atmosphere.

12) Brighton – The Tempest Inn

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This seafront bar has a great atmosphere with a quirky cavern interior. Surprisingly, drinks are very reasonably priced and they host all sorts of evenings from open mic nights to cider festivals.

13) Oxford: The Varisty Club

At The Varity Club you can sip back an ice cold cocktail whilst marvelling over some of the best views of the historic city. This comes at a price, as drinks are fairly expensive, but it’s definitely a place where you can impress your friends.

14) Cardiff: Lab 22

There is no surprise why this venue is Cardiff is so popular: it offers chilled vibes, great cocktails which extremely plush interiors.

15) Edinburgh: The Devil’s Advocate

It’s worth getting lost in Edinburgh’s cobbled and narrow streets to find this medieval Scottish bar. With a whisky selection vast enough to provide for the entirety of Scotland, don’t try and nip out for “just one drink” at this venue.

 

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Nina Harris Freelance writer studying History and Politics at the University of Leeds

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