There’s lots going on at Fossgate Social. In the morning sourdough breakfasts and flat whites fly out of the kitchen; come afternoon, the booze starts flowing. We particularly like the setting: neon-lit walls adorned with work by local artists. The Social is easily one of the hipper bars in York’s ‘foodie quarter’, and its sister venue on Micklegate is also worth exploring – above all for the wacky array of live events its puts on in the basement.
This being the quintessential English cathedral city, York is more famed for its old-world pubs than its new-fangled cocktail bars. Have a quick mooch, however, and you’ll find mixologists shaking up dazzling concoctions at buzzing bars all over the city centre. From underground speakeasy-style lairs to thronging music bars to drinking dens with world record-holding gin selections, you should certainly prepare for the unexpected when it comes to the best bars in York. There’s even a venue dedicated just to the Stone Roses – and it’s gold, not fool’s. Looking for some top-notch grub to soak up the booze? Check out our pick of the best restaurants in York.
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