A select review
A select review York Reviews
Jun 15, 2007
Generally, a night out in York is quite expensive, although it depends where you go and how much you are used to paying. A pint of larger is generally around £2.50 - £3.00, cocktails range from £3.00 - £6.00, bottles of wine £6.00 - £15.00.
South of the river, from Bridge St to Micklegate Bar lies Micklegate. The 'Micklegate Mile' (which is far shorter than an actual mile), is where you will most likely encounter hen nights, stag dos and raucous birthday parties. Popular for its busy atmosphere are cheap (by York standards) drinks. It is advisable to start at the Bar, which is at the top of the hill and work your way down to the clubs and into the city centre. Places of note are: Monty's (cocktails, live music), Brigantes (smoke free and a large selection of ales and ciders), Nag's Head (busy and young crowds, triples for singles on selected spirits 24/7), Ziggi's (a club trying to enhance its shocking reputation, strippers on top floor, apparently).
Micklegate is probably only your scene if youre a young, same-sex group looking to get blitzed and pull. Although Brigantes is a really nice pub because its less busy, clean and had good beers (and also serves food).
At the bottom of Micklegate you will fine Relfex, an 80's disco with revolving dance floor and cheesy tunes. Again, best if youre in a group but Ive seen many couples in there. The best chance you'll get to relive the 80's in York. Just down the road (George Hudson St) are Nexus, BPM and Flares, three clubs not renowned for their class, but a good time can be had if you try.
Across the river is the city centre, with too many bars to mention, but here are the HIGHLIGHTS: City Screen (cinema with nice bar, good chips); Vodka Revolution (next door to City Screen, expensive but nice cocktails, lively atmosphere place to sit ourside); Dusk (student atmosphere, 2 for 1 cocktails monday - thursday); Varsity (part of a chain, big place, full of students, cheap-ish drinks); Evil Eye (a contender for my favorite, three floors, quirky atmosphere, knowledgeable bar staff, Turkish-style beds for laying on); Bobo Lobo (Latino bar, boasts York's award winning barman, nice music, chilled out atmosphere, salsa classes); The Lowther (its the last stop before The Gallery nightclub, so usually gets busy around 10-11:30, drinks are cheap, busy atmosphere, young crowd). And the LOWLIGHTS: HaHa Bar (popular with many, but not my thing, rude staff and RnB music); Some place behind VJ's (will update the name later), (really nice building, mediocre food, very expensive prices, unhelpful, rude staff, slow service).
To be continued...
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