Where to find the Best Bars in York – Whether you are looking for a cool new bar or cosy, traditional pub, York has plenty of everything to go around.  It is famously said that York has a different pub for every day of the year!  I can’t list them all here, but I can tell you some of my favourites and those of my local friends.  I’ve broken down the list into several other lists based on the sort of bar you are looking for!


Gin Bars in York

There are some fabulous bars where you can sample some more unusual gins in York.  Indeed York has one bar that is in the Guinness Book of Records for their Gin Shop!  Some of the bars run great gin tasting classes too, which are perfect for a group of friends or hen night.

See our post on Gin Bars in York.

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Wine Bars in York

There are some lovely upmarket wine bars in York, many of which do fab food too.  Or, make your evening extra special and try some wine tasting sessions or wine and cheese pairings.

See our post on Wine Bars in York,

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Wine and food tasting at Pairings on Castlegate.

Cocktail Bars in York

Are you celebrating a special occasion like a birthday or a hen night?  Perhaps you are just wanting to try come new cocktails with friends?  York has some decadent cocktail bars to visit!

See our post on Cocktail Bars in York.

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Bramble Cocktail at The Chapter House Bar in the Principal York.

Traditional Pubs in York

We have lots of traditional pubs in York, lovely cosy places with a roaring fire in the winter or a fab beer garden for warm summer nights.  Some pubs are great for evening drinks and some have a good reputation for food. Lots of our pubs date back to the seventeenth century.

See our post on pubs with great food in York.

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The 17th Century Royal Oak Pub on Goodramgate

Country Pubs near York

We love a good pub lunch in a nice country pub.  There are some lovely village pubs within half an hour’s drive from York.  With beer gardens, large car parks and some lovely pub grub too!  Oftentimes a country pub is more family-friendly too with a play area for the children or a nice outdoor space for the to run around.

See our post on country pubs near York.

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