Bars in Bath: Sip, Savor, and Socialize in Style!

When you’re not looking for a full sit-down meal but a pub is perhaps too casual a venue for the drinks and chat you’re looking for, a bar is the ideal place to visit for a few hours, evening, or night out.

Bath has now firmly established itself as a destination for tourists and visitors as its beautiful architecture attracts crowds and the city’s burgeoning scene of places to eat, drink and be merry truly offers something for everyone.

Bars in Bath include cocktail clubs, craft beer specialists, gin distilleries and wine bars.

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Choosing between the Bath Bars

The rich history of Bath does mean that several of the city’s venues have considerable heritage behind them, so don’t be surprised if the walls of these venues are adorned with photos depicting days gone by on the same site or of customers from yesteryear enjoying drinks at the same bar you’re visiting.

Many venues are included in walking tours and mentioned in history guides, making it convenient for tourists to discover bar recommendations while exploring.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy some snacks and a couple of glasses of vino or something more specialist for a full night out, our guide to the best bars in Bath will offer up some inspiration for you to plan ahead.

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Most Popular Bars in Bath

Certainly, being a major UK city, many of the bars in Bath are popular chain brand names.

These well-established companies provide consistent customer experiences across all their locations.

The following, though considered more mainstream, bars are a reliable choice for those seeking to have a few drinks in this beautiful city.

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Be At One

Be At One, is a fantastic cocktail bar, Bath’s only site of this chain. With over 100 cocktails on their ever-changing seasonal menu and a different Happy Hour discount offer every day.

Be At One’s team of specialist mixologists can get the party started any day of the week and create something bespoke to your preferred drink tastes.

Their bars are made for dancing on and there’s almost no time of the day you won’t catch the staff here singing and boogying, so prepare for a great time, any time.

For this chain cocktail bar, Bath is the perfect place for celebration – book ahead for a free bar tab and drinks package deals.

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All Bar One

All Bar One in Bath is a trendy, stylish bar nestled in the heart of this historic city. Known for its vibrant atmosphere, this bar offers an extensive selection of wines, cocktails, and craft beers.

This venue is a popular gathering spot, boasting a menu which has something to offer everyone.

Delicious brunches, tapas-style dishes, and even those seeking a wellness boost will find options catered to them. The menu includes a variety of plant-based choices, nutritious salad bowls, and smoothies.

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Slug & Lettuce

The Slug & Lettuce is one of the most popular Bars in Bath, with offers on each week including, 2 - for - 1 Cocktails, lunch time deals, sharing plates and much more.

Popular among both locals and tourists, it's an ideal location for relaxed dining, socializing, and experiencing the vibrant nightlife of Bath.

Its late night opening hours and extensive drinks menu make it bar worth visiting.

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Revolution Bath

Revolution Bath, affectionately known as ‘Vodka Revs’ is a specialist vodka bar offering shots, cocktails and varied long drinks.

This bar in Bath is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere, featuring excellent cocktails, including 2-for-1 specials during designated hours, delectable food, quiz nights, skilled DJs, and a variety of other entertainment options.

It stays open until 3:00 am and spans two floors, making it the ultimate destination for late-night dining, drinking, and partying.

Open till 3.00am and spread over two floors, it is definitely the place to eat, drink and party late in to the night.

The Bath site of this chain does adhere to a fairly strict dress code compared to other bars of this brand and so it’s worth checking ahead with the venue before you leave if you’re unsure if your outfit makes the grade.

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Boom Battle Bar Bath

Boom Battle Bar in Bath is a bar with a twist – it’s an activity centre too! Choose from just a few quiet drinks and snacks or try your hand at axe throwing, American pool, augmented reality darts, beer pong, indoor golf, ping pong or shuffleboard as part of your night out.

For most activities, it's advisable to make reservations in advance, as there are age and ability restrictions for certain activities.

Boom Battle Bar Bath provides a range of party and drinks packages, and there is no specific dress code in place.

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Brewdog Bath

Located just a 1 minute walk away from Bath Spa Train Station, this could be the perfect bar to start your night in Bath.

The renowned Scottish craft beer company, Brewdog, offers a selection of 28 taps featuring fresh craft beers and cider, including both Brewdog's own brews and selections from guest brewers.

They also provide an extensive menu of burgers, wings, and side dishes, along with various other beverage options for visitors to enjoy.

Brewdog does get fairly booked up so it’s always best to call ahead if you’re attending with a group, but there’s no dress code and guests of all ages are welcome up until 8 pm.

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Some Different Bath Bars

For more specialist drinks, for example if you’re looking for a wine bar or gin bar, Bath also has you covered.

The following venues, many of which are entirely independent, provide a unique and distinctive experience for your outing.

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The Distillery Gin Bar

The Distillery Gin Bar Bath is a street-level bar to showcase locally distilled Bath gins at their most fresh.

The mixologists at this place are genuine gin enthusiasts and can guide visitors through the tasting notes of each blend while also crafting some incredible gin cocktails.

You can even enjoy sharing portions of gins from teapots with friends and family!

You’ll find over 250 gins available at the bar at any one time (!!) and things do get busy – but the bar doesn’t accept bookings and works on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis only.

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The Botanist Bar

The Botanist Bar Bath, offers a beautifully decorated unique drinking and dinning space, for all to enjoy. Choose from all manner of botanical drinks, served in endless creative ways, along with a great selection of beers & wines.

The food menu offers a great selection of foods including their famous hanging kebabs & renown Sunday Roast.

The Botanist serves great food and drinks and has live music every weekend.

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The Hideout Bath

The Hideout Bath is a whisky bar concealed within the historic lanes of the city.

Stonewalled and wood-laden with walls lined with just about every whisky you could imagine.

The Hideout was historically known as a “hoard for thieves, highwaymen, scoundrels and opportunists alike” but today can be considered a more civilised venue for those looking to kick back and meet to tell stories, sip on world whiskies and enjoy time together.

Whether you’re a whisky connoisseur, a casual drinker or a cocktail lover, you’ll find a beverage to enjoy at the Hideout.

The bar staff are hugely knowledgeable and extremely well trained; as quick to make spirit recommendations as they are to chat you through the history of the building.

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Circo Cellar

Circo Cellar Bar is somewhat of a hidden gem, tucked away in a Georgian cellar.

The destination for decadent art deco style interior décor and amazing cocktails created by bright and bold mixologists, this Bath cocktail bar features an open-plan lounge space and cellar vaults converted into booths for groups.

The bar suits both quiet drinks and lively cocktail nights, and you can book rooms for private parties.

Fridays and Saturdays see DJs take over for ‘Circo After Dark’ nights with one of the lounges transforming into a dancefloor after 9pm.

Circo Cellar Bath regularly wins awards for the ‘best bar in Bath’ and is a favourite amongst tourists and locals alike!

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Cosy Club Bath

Burgeoning chain Cosy Club has a beautiful Bath site situated in Southgate Place shopping cente.

A bijou feel bar and restaurant, this first-floor venue has a Coliseum-style balcony and outdoor terrace seating for visitors to enjoy the extensive food menu branching breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The restaurant is child friendly and repeat visitors can benefit from a loyalty card that offers a free hot drink or free brunch dish after a set amount of purchases.

Cosy Club maintains a real 1920s glamour aesthetic and can cater for groups of all sizes with prior booking.

Enjoy chilled soft drinks and burgers or cocktails and steaks – there’s something for every occasion!

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The Art Bar

he Art Bar, inside Abbey Hotel, is open to everyone, not just hotel guests.

The bar features a rotating selection of art from both local and renowned international artists.

Plus, it actively backs multiple cultural charities.

The food and drinks menu is broad and feature just about everything from pints of beer to customised cocktails, with the friendly bar staff as quick to whip up an artisan coffee as they are to recommend a craft beer.

The hotel provides a selection of distinctive house-blend gins that are crafted on-site, but it gets busy on weekends, so booking ahead is a good idea.

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The Fidel Rum Bar

The Fidel Rum Bar is a must-visit for rum enthusiasts with a selection of rums from all over the world; including several distilled quite close to home.

Classic rum cocktails are prepared by passionate bartenders and there’s even some innovative additions to menu created by the staff themselves.

Those who aren’t so keen on rums can enjoy a selection of other spirits, softs, beer, cider, wine and fizz.

The Fidel Rum Bar spans two floors, including a bar area and lounge, allowing visitors to relax in the space that suits them best.

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Bar + Block Steakhouse

The Bar and Block Restaurant in Bath, offers a unique dining experience. With breakfast, lunch and evening menus, anytime of day is a good time to visit this great bar.

Renowned for its sumptuous steaks and contemporary ambiance, it attracts a diverse clientele.

With an open kitchen design, guests can witness the culinary artistry first hand. Its menu features a range of succulent meats, fresh salads, and innovative side dishes, all made with locally sourced ingredients.

The restaurant's decor combines modern elegance with a cozy and inviting atmosphere, making it suitable for both casual and special occasions.

The attentive staff and exceptional service complete the delightful dining experience at Bar and Block.

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Vino Vino Wine Bar

If you’re looking for a wine bar, Bath’s Vino Vino makes the grade brilliantly with an informal and convivial atmosphere that has cemented the venue as a favourite amongst locals since 2014.

The bar offers a wonderful selection of wines by the glass, cocktails, and soft drinks. These beverages are accompanied by tasting menus that include cheese and charcuterie boards, as well as tapas options.

Additionally, you can savor champagne or prosecco by the glass, which remains fresh thanks to the innovative Le Verre de Vin preservation system used by the bar.

Vino Vino adopts a ‘smart casual’ dress code and does not permit hen or stag parties. Children are welcome in the venue until 6 pm every day.

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