88-96 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL, United Kingdom

Tel: 01904 231 333


Fax: 01904 231 334

Email: info@inyoryk.co.uk



York's hidden bars

Psst...come closer, we want to let you into a secret! Some of the best bars in York aren’t well known, they’re actually...hidden! So, if they’re hidden, where do you find them?! Well, our boutique hotel in York is about to reveal it all, so read on as we explore York’s hidden bars!


House of Trembling Madness

If you fancy trying somewhere a little quirky for your next pint, then head to House of Trembling Madness  – just 10-minutes from our York hotel.  Starting life in 1180AD as part of a Norman house, this bar really has stood the test of time! With an array of beers to choose from, you won’t be stuck for choice. There is a real unusual vibe here, with medieval decor, rustic interiors, and not to mention the walls, which are filled with taxidermy! We highly recommend a visit here, even if it’s just for a quick pitstop.

House of Trembling madness(Photo Credit: House of Trembling Madness, Facebook)


The Habit

Easily mistaken for another quirky York coffee shop, The Habit is just a casual 10-minute stroll from our hotel in York. What was once a home for stone makers, apprentices and priests, it’s now a buzzy city bar serving up unique beers, with a side of live music! Plus, the cherry on the cake has to be the outdoor terrace, with unbelievable views of York Minster.  Head here on a Wednesday for open mic night, or pop along to one of the other music nights; they have a list of regular artists who play.

The Habit York(Photo Credit: The Habit, Facebook)


Evil Eye Lounge

If you’re a gin lover then you can’t afford to miss Evil Eye Lounge – just a short walk from our boutique hotel in York.  Hidden within their gin shop, their unique cocktail bar provides the ultimate place to meet friends for some delicious after-work or weekend drinks. With cocktails made in front of you using fresh ingredients, and a number of beers and ciders, there’s sure to be something you will love!  Evil Eye lounge pride themselves on selling the bizarre, the weird and the wonderful, and they’re certainly not wrong! This place has over 1,000 gins in stock; which are available to buy! Make sure this is on your list of places to visit next time you come to York.

Evil Eye Lounge(Photo Credit: Evil Eye Lounge, Facebook)


No.88 Walmgate

Not exactly hidden, but we couldn’t create a list of our favourite bars in York, and not include our own! No.88 Walmgate isn’t just exclusively for guests, so if you’ve always fancied trying us for a drink or two, then come on down! We’d love to see you. Our bar is fully stocked with a range of wines, beers and spirits, plus we also do some fantastic cocktails! Whatever you fancy, we have something for everyone!

No.88 Walmgate

Hotel Indigo York is a 103-room boutique hotel in York, conveniently located a 10-minute drive away from York Racecourse as well as many other top attractions. For more information, call the York hotel on 01904 231 334 or email info@inyoryk.co.uk.

Beautiful clean rooms, very nice, helpful staff. The breakfasts were amazing with lots of choices. I would definitely stay again and would recommend Indigo York to anyone!

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Hotel Indigo York Reviews



A lovely hotel within walking distance to the centre of York. Very friendly, helpful staff on reception, bar area and dining room. The rooms were immaculately clean and well presented. The bed was absolutely huge and was extremely comfortable. The hotel has a modern, funky feel to it and was very welcoming. The breakfast was superb . Would definitely stay here again.



<p>Conveniently positioned within easy walking distance of the city and Minster. This was our third visit so obviously we’re fans. That said although the previous visits were excellent this time the stay was even better. On check in we were given a complimentary upgrade to a superior room as IHG elite members. The room was spacious, clean and well furnished. Large TV. Massive comfortable bed with high quality bedding. Complimentary snacks with fresh milk and the bonus of a Nespresso coffee machine complete with six “pods”. Decent sized bathroom which was clean and well stocked with quality toiletries. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent. Wide choice of hot and cold items. Plenty of quality juices and smoothies. Service excellent even when busy nothing seems rushed. Very highly recommended.</p>



Excellent hotel. Rooms very nice and extremely clean and quiet. Friendly staff both at reception and restaurant. Breakfast had fantastic choice. Location was really good lots of nice bars and restaurants just minutes away. Short walk to the Shambles and they offered parking just 2 minutes away for a small daily charge. Would definitely stay again. 5 Stars.


Perth, Australia

We have found that it’s the little things that make a huge difference when you’re travelling. They’ve nailed the little things here! You’re always warmly greeted when you pass reception. Comfortable bed, soft towels, immaculate room and free chocolate in the fridge! Breakfast is delicious and finally a coffee I enjoyed. Location is fabulous and parking was easy. Well done to the Team at Hotel Indigo.



We stayed at the Indigo for my birthday recently. It was very modern with quirky room features. The breakfast was world class - such a great variety of treats, including a good selection of gluten and dairy free food. The staff were very helpful and attentive.


Milton Keynes

Stayed for 2 nights, very good quality modern hotel with good sized rooms and breakfast. Cold buffet and hot food freshly cooked to order . Great location within a 5/10 minute walk of York center. Would highly recommend.



<p>My partner, daughter and I stayed for 3 nights on a city break in April 2018. The room was great, Fresh milk in the complimentary mini fridge, fantastic big bed, really really clean, excellent room service and thick black out curtains. The service was excellent from all the staff at all times - reception staff were helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was also fantastic, so much choice on offer and again, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is really well located for the city. It was excellent value for money and we would definitely stay there again. Absolutely 10/10 all round.</p>


South Ayrshire

This is a nice hotel in a quiet area of York, but still within easy walking distance of the city centre / shambles walls etc. Lovely continental breakfast and a quiet bar area. Ideal if you want a bit of peace in a busy city.



Stayed one night in this hotel ,was very impressed. A warm welcome on arrival from the receptionist and the room was ready ahead of check in time. The room was lovely, very luxurious with lots of nice touche. Biscuits, chocolate and drinks in fridge. Very close to main town and York Minster. Had a lovely evening meal in the hotel restaurant, very reasonable priced and a nice breakfast in the morning before leaving. Would definitely stay here again.



Lovely hotel close to York centre and near all the main sites. Within 5 minutes walk to the Shambles. Excellent staff and facilities. On arrival complimentary mini treats in room due to it being my Birthday. Complimentary water and chocolate and biscuits in room together with tea making facilities. Made the 2 night stay in York most enjoyable. Would definitely stay there again and recommend.


Greater Manchester

We had a very pleasant stay on a Saturday night when visiting York. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the Shambles and central York area. The staff were all good and friendly with good check in service and also in the bar. The breakfast choice and service was also very good. The room and the hotel was decorated very well. We stay here again if staying in York.

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