York’s hidden bars - Hotel Indigo York

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.

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